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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 272009

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


The problem is with all VW Beetles in this time frame. The HVAC doors have a foam around them that breaks down and falling into the duct work of the vehicle. When you are driving the vehicle with defrost or ac on these little pieces fly out of ducts into your eyes. If you have glasses it is a little better till the pieces hit you because you turned your head. I have pictures if needed. Of course VW states there is know product they heard about.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 252011

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Rear window regulators went out.

- Madisonville, KY, USA

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