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4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - exterior problems

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 102014

Beetle

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated while driving the windshield wipers failed and the gear selector displayed the incorrect gear. The contact also mentioned that the engine and air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was not available. The current mileage was 30,000.

- Sunny Isles Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 132013

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 46,000 miles
Instrument panel/dash lights 'flicker' when windshield wiper system is turned on. Flicker begins when wiper blade starts to move upwards across the windshield and stops when wiper blade reaches the end of its' downward stroke. Then it begins all over again when the next upward cycle starts. This is an operation hazard as it is very distracting for the driver especially at night and especially when operating the vehicle in the inclement weather that calls for the wipers to be activated in the first place! there has been a VW technical bulletin issued (TB-90-08-06) but the dealer will not perform the repair under any sort of warranty or goodwill program and it is not a covered issue under my extended warranty plan.

- Tequesta, FL, USA

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