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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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.

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012013

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


This convertible only has 6,000 miles and we get this cel code (check engine light) of P0456 (evaporative emission system leak detected (very small leak). Took it to VW in March 2013 when it was under warranty and they did something with the valve and reset the cel. The same code came back in late May 2013. Our 3-year 50,000 miles warranty expired by then. The VW dealer wanted to charge us $140 for just diagnostic before fixing the same problem again. I bought a new gas cap and reset the cel and it still came back. Some thing in this car needs a recall.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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