Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,375 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


We have a 2005 VW new Beetle. It has 2 broken rear window regulators. VW quotes hundreds each to fix, with the same faulty parts it was built with. No assurance it will not break again at any time. Also, the 2 front windows have a "drop down" feature when opening to allow glass to enter seal. This does not work either. VW is well aware of these problems & refuses to fix.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 252011

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 63,750 miles
My 2005 Volkswagen Beetle convertible driver side window was stuck in the down position, and the "regulator" had to be replaced at a cost of $331.55. The same situation occurred with both rear windows in Feb. Of 2008, but VW had a recall on those windows, and fixed them "free". there has been no recall for front windows, even though internet forums show many other Beetle owners have this problem with front windows. Also, my previously owned 2001 Beetle had a stuck passenger side window, and cost about $300 to repair.

- Hartwell, GA, USA

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