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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,348 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152013


  • miles


Cpsc:I1380279A. 2006 Volkswagen Beetle. Consumer stated the car is emitting strong fumes that smells like burning wax or crayons. Also stated it is making her sick. Updated 09/25/13

- Bixby, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 182010

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 48,695 miles
Gas tank leak. When inspected by a private mechanic, a crack in the tank was discovered. When the mechanic attempted to order a new tank, he discovered that the gas tank is on back order from the manufacturer. He then removed the tank and welded the crack. He stated to me that the tank seems to be extraordinarily thin and flawed in its design. It seems peculiar to me that there is such a demand for a gas tank unless there is in fact a design flaw. Obviously, the danger of a fire is great. Updated IVOQ/ 12/21/10.

- Romoland, CA, USA

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