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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,438 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle accessories - exterior problems

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 082016


  • 4,777 miles


Windshield cracked spontaneously overnight. Was fine the night before, noticed a long crack that started horizontally on the edge of the passenger side of the windshield and then curved up vertically the next morning when I pulled the car out of the garage. I drive this car a couple of times a week, gently, and although it is a 2014, it had only 4777 miles when this happened. I have not gotten hit by any stones, have not driven any bumpy roads or hit any potholes, and I have not had any accidents with the car. Brought this to the attention of my dealer and VW customer care, but they have been slow to make a determination.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 222014


  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle continued to slide. The contact indicated that the failure had occurred multiple times. Also, the contact indicated that while operating the windshield wipers the wiper blades would not clear rain from the windshield. In addition a chemical type odor was present inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 100.

- Madison, NC, USA

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