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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,455 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 132011

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 41,000 miles

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

Purchased 2008 VW Beetle from mckinney Dodge, got it home and happen the next day noticed the drivers side door brake was broken off and had a jagged edge, took back to Dodge, they just removed old part did not bother to fix brake, I carried it back several days later and was told they would have to weld it, not thinking that was right I carried it to VW dealer, was told not to let them weld it, and only way to fix it is to install a new door, shouldn't this be under some warrany and the car has a 8900 mile warranty still left on

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 032011

Beetle

  • 15,000 miles
Rear suspension makes squeaking noise. Tire pressure indicator on after 2 hours of driving. Head lights too weak bulb for front or rear or reverse always needs replacement inside hand rest too weak design always break. VW service station too expensive and wants money only. 2)fix it yourself. Keep doing it till I cannot sell it. 3) fix it your self. Yes would like to have the manual so I can do it professional myself. 4)in little rock the North point service station is the worst VW station.they only want money even to fix or in inspect or find out what is at fault. Buying VW means do the repairing yourself. Parts too expensive.

- Carlisle, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 152010

Beetle

  • 47,364 miles
Sensor lights come on intermittently. Not consistent and go days between repeat issue. ABS/brake/esp: Comes on and when car is restart will not duplicate. Dealer replaced module and it came on again. Seat belt alarm: Will alarm even when seat belt is fastened. Airbag sensor: Came on then, when car was restart it would not duplicate. Happened 3 time in a week. Headlights replaced: Both replaced twice in one year. Locks: Will lock/unlock while driving when they already had been locked.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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