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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

May 082008


  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen New beetle. While the contact was driving 70 mph for approximately one hour, the tire pressure sensor light flashed on the instrument panel. The failure occurred while the vehicle was traveling at high speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they informed that one of the tire sensors failed. The dealer was unable to determine which tire sensor failed because the warning light was no longer illuminating on the instrument panel. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but would not offer to replace the tire pressure monitoring system. The contact expressed concern about the safety of driving the vehicle without an operable tire pressure monitoring system. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Sagamore Hills , OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011


  • 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

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