hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,806 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle lights problems

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 142009

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 69,890 miles


Throttle body goes out (02-03-2009) cv axel goes out (03-31-2009 brake lights go out (02-18-2010) cv axel goes out again (4-31-2010) alternator goes out (06-21-2010) ignition coils fail (09-13-2010) ignition coils fail again(01-21-2011) brake switch replaced again (01-21-2011) air flow sensor fails (01-21-2011) air flow sensor fails again (07-26-2011) timing belt replaced (06-15-2011) thermostat replaced (06-15-2011) water pump replaced (06-15-2011) now having problems with throttle body/ throttle body sensor/ electrical issue. Dealer is not sure what the problems is and wants to throw money at it to see what the problems is. This car is just one problem after another after another.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 262005

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles
Having the same problem for the recall. Epc light came on and off, came on again. Currently, the brake lights were off. Tried turning off the vehicle, just turning the key have way, but they still will not come on. It came on once before about 4 or 5 months, but it went back off. Contacted dealer, they had checked with the manufacturer. This vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 222004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,527 miles
Brake lamps on 2001 New beetle come on and stay on even though the vehicle is shut off and parked. This is similar to NHTSA campaign # 03V265000 (7-25-03). I checked VW and they told me the recall was VIN specific and my 2001 New beetle was not included. It seems there may be more units affected than originally thought.

- Quincy, MA, USA

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