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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,498 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.

2006 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - interior problems

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032006


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle. She noticed red marks along the back of her legs and back. After seeing a doctor she was informed that the red marks were a rash from a heating burn caused by the heated car seats. She was also informed that the rash may never go away. The vehicle was never examined by a dealer. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 100,000.

- Oroville, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012007

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 996 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle. The driver's side heated seat worked intermittently. The contact stated that if one forced the switch on and off the heater would operate. The current and failure mileagewas 996. The contact has an appointment at a dealer for a diagnosis.

- Pineville, KY, USA

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