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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,747 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle miscellaneous problems

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 222016

Beetle

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving on highway, about 70 mph, car bucked and seemed to begin to lose power. Tachometer dropped to 0 then swung back up to 2-3. epc light came on. I couldn't accelerate beyond 65 mph. During slowed traffic, car began idling extremely high. Had to control it with clutch. (it's a manual.) car is drivable, but continues to buck and epc continues on. Dealership suggested replace throttle board, but all my research suggests that most drivers who have done so say this did not solve the problem. There are huge discussions about this problem on multiple message boards, so it seems to be an ongoing, recognized, consistent problem, and probably a safety hazard, as a car stalling on the highway, or idling too high in traffic is not a good situation.

- Kingston, MA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012015

Beetle

  • 59,745 miles
Oil leaking and vacuum pump needed replaced with less than 60,000 miles on it. From online research this appears to be a common issue with 5 cyl Volkswagen. I contacted Volkswagen of America and was informed that there was not a recall on this part.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Mar 102009

Beetle

  • 31,495 miles
2006 VW Beetle loses power when driving. This has happened at least fifteen to twenty times. Car taken to VW dealership service six times for repair. Twice while under the new car manufactures warranty. They have tried to fix the problem, but have not as it still happens. We no longer drive the car. VW of America has been notified. Fortunately no one has been injured as we have been able to pull off on to the shoulder. Just hired a lawyer as VW's position is it's my problem.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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