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Recall List for the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Volkswagen service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Volkswagen customer service.

  1. RECALL: Water Pump May Cause Failure Of Timing Belt

    A failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 07, 2014
    Vehicles Affected
    50
  2. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps

    Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    APR 07, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    16,270
  3. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Headlamps/Missing Amber Side Reflectors

    Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 11, 2008
    Vehicles Affected
    1,921
  4. RECALL: Malfunctioning Brake Light Switches

    The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning. Read more »

    Date Announced
    FEB 20, 2007
    Vehicles Affected
    1,002,000
  5. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflectors

    Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash Read more »

    Date Announced
    JUN 29, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    87,745
  6. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors

    Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 24, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    27,176
  7. RECALL: Brake Light Switch Malfunction

    The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. Failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 24, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    646,246
  8. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors

    Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 23, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    61,944
  9. RECALL: Vw/Brake Lamp Switch

    If this happens, the brake lamps could become inoperative; or the lamps could come on and stay on, even though the vehicle is parked. Read more »

    Date Announced
    JUL 25, 2003
    Vehicles Affected
    295,136
  10. RECALL: Vw/FMVSS 225/Child Restraint Anchorages

    These vehicles were not marked or described as required by the standard. Read more »

    Date Announced
    SEP 12, 2002
    Vehicles Affected
    332,950
  11. RECALL: Vw/ABS ECU

    This can result in a fire. Read more »

    Date Announced
    JAN 31, 2002
    Vehicles Affected
    55,000

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