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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Volkswagen Beetle brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022015

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 5,700 miles


Stopped at red light lose brake pressure on '14 Beetle tdi. Brake pedal popping to top and can not depress, car starts rolling. Happened 3 times called for service. Will see what outcome brings.

- Land O Lakes, FL, 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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