definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle brakes problems

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 262005

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles


I have a 2001 new Beetle. I took ownership in July 2000. My complait is that I had my brake light and ABS light come on and diabled my stopping ability of my vehicle. I had my car repaired replacing the electronic contol unit of my ABS system. This cost me $1300 to repair. After researching online I found that this was a recall for my make and model car under the same manufaturer dates of Sept 1999 through January 2001. The NHTSA campaign id number is #02V031000. My vehicles VIN number was not included in the sequence of recalled vehicles. I am appauled that my car having the same exact problem with the same manufature date is not covered on the recall. I would like to have this investigated and demand an explanation as to why it is ok for me to risk my family's lives with something that was already identified as a major problem. Not to mention a big expense that should be covered by the manufacturer.

- Gold Canyon, AZ, USA

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