2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,936 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - interior problems

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072014

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 65,000 miles

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

The front passenger seat caught fire while I was driving. It started smoking then a flame came from the top of the seat. I put the fire out with my bottled water.

- Greenville , OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 242014

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 30,873 miles
The airbag sensor light came on while driving at 65mph. I took to the dealership where I purchased and they sent the car over to the VW dealership. VW dealership contacted me and said that the driver side seatbelt, airbag igniter was defective and needed a driver side airbag unit to the tune of $881.79. I have an extended warranty however nothing related to the airbag or safety is covered. Since this is a safety concern I wonder why VW doesn't stand by their products and warranty.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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