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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,510 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle miscellaneous problems

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 082016


  • 65,000 miles


Vehicle lost power while driving on highway. I pulled over and tried to restart it. After a minute it restarted. The VW dealer ran diagnostics and found no problems. Had I not been able to pull over on this busy highway, it might have caused a serious accident.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013


  • 20 miles
Trunk lo0ck intemittantly will not unlock. Taken to the dealer many times. They replaced the lock. The last time they replaced some module.I hope it is fixed. I dont want to have to remove things from the trunk by having to fold down the back seat again!!!

- Saucier, MS, USA

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