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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012009

Beetle 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen New beetle. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he attempted to accelerate but the vehicle hesitated. The failure recurred intermittently while stopped or while driving. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 500. Updated 05/08/12 the consumer stated when he removed his foot from the brake, the vehicle would start to move at idle speed. The consumer also stated the vehicle hesitated several times. Updated 05/23/12

- West Columbia, SC, USA

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