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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232016


  • 46,000 miles


Brake failure resulted in crash and total loss of vehicle. Traveling on flat straight four lane road with raised median approximately 45mph. Vehicles to the right and median to the left. Brakes did not slow the vehicle. Vehicle crashed into another stopped vehicle.

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 082014

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
Was driving and realized my brakes didn't feel right. Had new brakes and rotors put on.. had the brakes and the master cylinder bled.. still felt funny.. took it to a garage this am and he found that the booster vacuum is bad. Mechanic tried to call to order one and they are scarce. He believes the shortage may be because their is a recall on this. Also the glove compartment latch fell apart and it's impossible to find a used one anywhere because they are in demand by VW owners.

- Dagsboro, DE, USA

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