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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,166 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 112011


  • 1,166 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph and noticed the catalytic converter warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician detected a fuel vapor leak in the evap control system and an unknown repair was performed. The similar failure recurred two times after the repair. The second occurrence the vehicle was taken back to the dealer for repair. The vehicle had not been repaired for the third occurrence. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 1,166.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

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