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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Beetle steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 162010


  • 6,000 miles


The ignition key/tumbler and steering column will become locked if the steering wheel is not perfectly straight. Car must be aligned perfectly before parking to not have an issue. Car has been towed to the dealer for repairs but nothing has been fixed. Key and tumbler will actually spin in the column when turned while column is locked up. Dealer said to pull on key/tumbler while turning and it will "catch" its position again. Wife has been trapped in various locations because of steering column lock-up. This is an unsafe condition for anyone to be left stranded in any location.

- Mcallen, TX, USA

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