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8.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,250 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.

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2015 Volkswagen Beetle brakes problems

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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #4

May 292016

Beetle

  • 13,000 miles

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

Esp light will come on and critical error will flash when first starting vehicle. Vehicle will sutter and will not start. When vehicle is taken to have the error message read no record is found in the car's computer. This has happened several times. Most recently an error message flashed on the screen and the whole car went dead.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 082015

Beetle

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V705000 (engine and engine cooling, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 052015

Beetle

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V705000 (engine and engine cooling, services brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirm parts not available.

- Beverly Hill, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 282015

Beetle

  • miles
Safety recall 23R1 was received yet VW and local dealership will not make repairs stating that their needs to be an investigation and/or I need to wait until I have issues. The notice states that it can "lead to a crash without warning". however, they insist that I continue to drive my car they have determined to be unsafe. The dealer says they have no knowledge of the recall and VW refuses to send parts to my local shop to have it fixed stating again that I need to wait until I have an issue. We have spent hours on the phone trying to get this resolved and VW continues to brush us off and telling us they will resolve it tomorrow. I drive 200-500 miles a day for work around the state and do not feel safe driving my car that could unknowingly crash at any moment. If this was not a safety concern, VW would not have issued a safety recall. Per their documents sent to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: The camshaft lobe that can break off drives the brake vacuum pump, and if the problem occurs drivers would lose power assistance and suffer reduced engine performance.

- Perry, GA, USA

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