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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,667 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle body / paint problems

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012016


  • miles


Sunroof crack after 2 times change, very unsafe condition. When rain front light the get full of water and they stop working, very unsafe driving at night time

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

May 012015


  • 6,000 miles
Exterior door locks failed to open when pulling on the exterior door handle. Using just the proximity rf keyfob, passenger doors, trunk, and gas filler door were disabled. Then pressed the buttons on the keyfob, nothing. After 5 minutes of pulling, pressing, panic button, finally the trunk released. After that, everything was back to normal. This occurs weekly, but usually doesn't last so long.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 052014

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • 2,000 miles
The vehicle is equipped with manual transmission and keyless ignition. This is an unsafe combination should the car be stalled. When the start button is pushed and I have failed to get the clutch pedal all the way to the bottom the car won't start. Now the button must be pushed once to turn the ignition off, once more to turn the ignition on and yet a third time to engage the starter and hopefully the clutch pedal is fully engaged. All of this happening while in panic mode as you observe autos coming at you. A manual transmission vehicle should have a starter button separate from the ignition switch. For background I am 60 years old and have driven standard shift cars my entire life and have never encountered such a problem. I believe the clutch lockout feature should be disabled in a vehicle with this combination or a separate starter button be provided. I am convinced I will die in this car either as a result of a crash or heart attack.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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