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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,597 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 242016

Beetle

  • 78,000 miles

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

While slowly approaching a parking space in a shopping center my 2009 VW Beetle suddenly accelerated, jumping over the curb and sidewalk, and crashing into the side of the building. It then rebounded about 6-8 feet. The passenger side airbag deployed but the driver side airbag didn't.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 242016

Beetle

  • 28,792 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the air bag light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the passeger side air bag sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,792.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032014

Beetle

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated the air bag sensors needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Naples, FL, USA

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