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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 131999


  • miles


No summary

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 131999


  • miles
Clutch inhibitor relay was faulty--car would not start and had it towed to dealership to fix, passenger seatbelt has been replaced 3 times already, ABS light came on 4 days before accident took car into chapman's to be fixed but when I went to stop at a light I pressed on breaks and it slowed a little bit, and it didn't seem to very much so I then pressed harder and the car did not stop resulting in hitting the vehicle in front of me, passenger side mirror defroster inop, lack of power when shifting into 1, 2, and 3rd gear, finally get power when going about 60mph, E-brake would stick and could not get it down, when put into reverse, it would pop out of gear,

- Fountain Hills, AR, USA

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