definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,507 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle body / paint problems

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 182014

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 56,000 miles


I own a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. The rear window adhesive on the convertible top became separated this failure caused the glass to separate and the window to separate from the top and almost flew out in traffic and could caused a accident at this time the car is parked due to the safety concern. I am very concerned that the glass may fly out while driving. I have had conversation through email with Volkswagen and they are not concerned, the only response is it is out of warranty, . I have researched the issue on the internet and have found that there are many complaints about the same issue. Again if I would have not pulled over when I did the window would have flown out and caused a accident.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 012013


  • 14,520 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the rear window adhesive on the convertible top became separated. The failure caused the glass to separate and the roof fabric to hang. The contact was concerned that the glass may fracture while driving. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was not included NHTSA campaign number 08V036000 (structure). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 14,520 and the approximate current mileage was 14,600. Updated 03/31/14

- Palm Harbor , FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011


  • 15,000 miles
Rear suspension makes squeaking noise. Tire pressure indicator on after 2 hours of driving. Head lights too weak bulb for front or rear or reverse always needs replacement inside hand rest too weak design always break. VW service station too expensive and wants money only. 2)fix it yourself. Keep doing it till I cannot sell it. 3) fix it your self. Yes would like to have the manual so I can do it professional myself. 4)in little rock the North point service station is the worst VW station.they only want money even to fix or in inspect or find out what is at fault. Buying VW means do the repairing yourself. Parts too expensive.

- Carlisle, AR, USA

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