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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Volkswagen Beetle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 302010


  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the key became very hard to turn. The contact had to twist the steering wheel several times extremely hard in order to turn the key in the ignition. The failure recurred intermittently. The dealer could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- New Port News, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 042011


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen new Beetle. The contact stated the vehicle would not start, the ignition switch failed and the brakes do not respond immediately when they were applied. The trunk would not open, the drivers window would not open or close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times regarding the failure. The window and trunk was repaired. The dealer stated the ignition had to be replaced, but the part was on back order. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 10,000. Updated 10/03/11 updated 3/27/12

- Brielle, NJ, USA

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