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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,609 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022016

Beetle

  • 9,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Beetle. While driving approximately 3 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front end of the contact's vehicle. The driver side air bag deployed. The contact sustained lacerations to the forehead and a fractured sternum that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 152014

Beetle

  • 1,569 miles
Clockspring broke for the second time causing failure of ABS, airbag, ESC and tire pressure monitoring system. Second failure of the same part in 3 weeks. Volkswagen is unresponsive.

- Temple Terrace, FL, USA

problem #1

May 272014

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 259 miles
Clockspring in steering broke causing failure of ABS, airbag, ESC and tire pressure monitoring system.car was brand new with 259 miles.

- Temple Terrace, FL, USA

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