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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152009


  • 75,000 miles


2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible turbo...2.0 liter engine...the transmission jerks when shifting down or up....feels like someone has rearened it in the back....have taken it to dealership and couple of other transmission places...they said they couldn't find any thing wrong while it was still under that it has 94000 miles and is out of warranty they decide it needs a new transmission.....we have had it serviced just like we doesn't matter...we don't have $6000 to get it fixed...something should be done...I've talked with many, many Volkswagen owners experiencing the same many does it take before you guys do a recall?

- Chickamauga, GA, USA

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