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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,834 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle wheels / hubs problems

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012015

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 9,100 miles


Hankook front tires wore out at 10,000 miles.

- Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 272014

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
I had two blowouts in back to back weeks in April 2014 and thought it was bad luck. The tires were Continental contipro and had less than 20K miles. I replaced 2 each time since the car is fwd. They came on my 2013 Beetle tdi. At the end of August in rush hour traffic the tire warning light came on and within minutes the tire blew at 65mph. I made it to the side of the road. The outside of the tire blew completely off fussing about a 2" section to the rim. The inside had 2 major sidewall failures. I got home and googled Continental contipro complaints and found hundreds of the same issues. I replaced the blown tire and parked the car. I ordered a set of michelins and had them installed this weekend. The continentals are in my basement until there is an admission or resolution that there is indeed a problem. I drive around 35K miles per year for the last 30 years and have never experienced multiple tire failures until these. Continental's response so far is they were made to specifications. And VW's response was we didn't make the tire.

- Rutledge, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 072012

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 1,402 miles
Contiprocontact tire 23540R19 blow out Dec 2012. Same tire replaced in 2014. Now for the last couple weeks (May 11,2014) losing air pressure in original tires. Fill the tires with correct amount of air and a few days later dashboard like come on saying air pressure problem in tires. Keeps doing the same thing. Only have 10,000 miles on the tires.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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