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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle cooling system problems

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

May 272006

Beetle 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


A/C compressor or fan motor howls very loudly. Taken to dealer and dealer stated at first that they could not duplicate problem. Insisted they listen again since service writer could hear noise when we drove in. Then stated that car had too much freon in unit and that problem was fixed. Drove out of lot and howling was as loud as ever. Afraid compressor or fan will blow out of hood of car. The longer the car is driven the louder the howl becomes.

- Denison, TX, USA

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