hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,769 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 112016


  • 101,633 miles


Purchased vehicle from used car dealer 5/2014. Within 6 weeks a noticeable odor of gas both in the passenger compartment and outside the car.when standing within 5 feet of it. Regular maintenance was performed but licensed repair shops were unable/unwilling to find a cause. The car was driven approximately 8 miles within the city of tucson, AZ on public roadways todavis-monthan afb for service again. The technician immediately evacuated my car's driver away from it as he saw fuel had spilled into the trunk space, traveled through the access panel, spilled into the backseat passenger compartment under the back seat, saturated the carpet and floor mats, and had begun reaching beneath the front seats. The fuel was hosed until it could safely be driven off the military base then towed to a VW dealership. Per the dealership's service manager, the fuel pump had cracked and caused several gallons of gas into the car. Neither VW of America or it's authorized dealer are able to give me a detailed description of what had been addressed in 2011, prior to my ownership, regarding the fuel system recall reference NHTSA #10V621000, and VW will not fund the repair of the fuel system. VW of America reports to NHTSA that no recall repairs remain to be done. All repairs to the fuel system; gasoline delivery hoses, lines/piping, and fittings have been completed on 2006-2010 certain models jetta, new. Beetle, Beetle convertibles, jetta sportwagon, and rabbit vehicles. Without VW providing me a recall repair record and accepting no responsibility to provide me such, I am screwed!! as a single, hard working mother, I can neither afford 1K to fix it or a monthly payment on a car that can't be driven. VW once again reveals it's reprehensible practice of deceiving american consumers.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Feb 102016


  • 101,875 miles
It is accelerating on it own when stopped or in gear or not. Really scary

- St.Augustine, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 072014

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 26,800 miles
This car has a fuel leak in the engine compartment of the fuel supply rail for the fuel injector system. There is a gasoline smell inside the passenger compartment and very noticeable outside. This appears to be a serious safty. Defect. It has taken volkswagon more than a week to locate parts for the expensive repair which may indicate this is a common safty problem with this model car. I am being charged over $1,000 for the repair but feel this may be a serious defect in the car. Please investigate and advise.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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