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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,061 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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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 10,500 miles


I had just finished fueling my veh at a gas station and started it up. I then drove onto the street and noted my speedo/ tachometer/gas gauge, [instrument cluster ?] were not working. Only the speedo trip odometer works, I can not tell how fast I am going or the engine rpms or how much fuel I have. I have checked all the fuse and connections I could and they all check good.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172007

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,683 miles
Gas gauge inop since 10-05-05 at 58,683 miles. Instrument cluster $602.75 plus tax per merced Volkswagen. Odometer and speedometer inop 08-17-07 at 80,951 miles. Claims denied by Volkswagen of america70274186 and auto BBB vma0751644.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 302006


  • miles
Since the purchase of my vehicle 2001 VW Beetle, I have had a continuous beeping and illumination of various crazy lights in my dashboard. I have continually taken my car to VW, at the rate of $350+ each time, I am at my wits end...these electrical issues cannot be found or fixed by a VW rep, and are a danger to myself, my passengers, and surrounding cars. I have contacted VW America, and have been treated like I was bothering them. I had one shop in springfield, mo fix the constant mind boggling beep that I've had to listen to for years now...this repair of the beep lasted the longest of all...(1year)...but the only way to fix it made the brake light illuminate continually, so that I never could tell if I had brake issues or not. Then when my vehicle needed to have a smog test for registration back in ca...the VW shop in ca said they would not smog the vehicle unless of course I paid another $350 to fix the brake light, and while they fixed it, they brought back the beep and the various other dashboard illuminations...I am sick of this company (VW America)...I am disappointed in their service, and lack of consumer welfare. I request that you have them replenish our drained savings accounts and return all monies spent on these types of flaws. We as consumers thought we were getting a good little gas saving's a nightmare!!! there are 110 complaints so far...on this many does it take for us all to get our money back, and the repair moneys as well. I'm willing to try a class action suit at this point...anyone with me can reach me at please let me know...please help us all, these electrical problems are a hazard to myself, my son, my passengers, and the people driving next to me. Please order Volkswagen to refund our moneys for repairs. I have read over 500 complaints in the last 24 hours...that should be enough for you to order it to stop.

- Clovis, CA, USA

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