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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,752 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2015 Volkswagen Beetle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #4

May 292016


  • 13,000 miles


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

Apr 012015


  • 10 miles
The backup camera on the vehicle is so dark to be almost unusable. It is supposed to be a safety device, but you cannot identify what is in your path. It has been back to the dealer for this and they cannot find a fault or a way to adjust the image. They contacted Volkswagen tech support who offered no solution and do not seem to be interested. I have asked to contact Volkswagen directly, but they have no way for the consumer to do that. This car has the "premium 8" radio and no navigation. It appears to be an odd combination as I have not been able to locate one for comparison within a 50 mile radius. Again, this is a safety issue that should be addressed before someone backs over a child or something else.

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012015


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the "ignition key was not in range warning" appeared across the message board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition key battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022015


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact indicated that the vehicle experienced multiple electrical malfunctions that included the vehicle shutting completely off, occasionally not being able to start, along with doors and windows occasionally not operating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the cause of the failures were due to the computer not recognizing the key fob. No additional information was available. The contact indicated that the vehicle eventually suffered a catastrophic computer failure, which completely disabled the vehicle. The vehicle was replaced by the manufacturer with an identical vehicle. The contact continued to have the electrical failures with the second vehicle. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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