definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,763 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle miscellaneous problems

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • 38,450 miles


I have a 2008 VW Beetle that has less than 40,000 miles on it. It will not pass smog; something about codes needing to be reset. I have taken the car to a highly rated repair shop and he spent hours talking to VW and bar. I picked up the car and called a VW dealership and spoke to a service rep. He told me just to driven the car and it will reset itself. Not true.

- Oakhurst, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 122015


  • 85,000 miles
Front door latch fail. Door will not lock or acknowledge door is shut. May open while driving.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Dec 122014


  • 38,000 miles
The passenger side window fell down and the dealer put a new regulator in it costing us $500, then the rear window on the passenger side fell down and that cost us $185 at the dealer, now the driver's window has fallen down and we are wondering if there is a recall on this problem. The 1st & 3rd time was stationary, the 2nd time we were in motion.

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Nov 152010


  • 47,364 miles
Sensor lights come on intermittently. Not consistent and go days between repeat issue. ABS/brake/esp: Comes on and when car is restart will not duplicate. Dealer replaced module and it came on again. Seat belt alarm: Will alarm even when seat belt is fastened. Airbag sensor: Came on then, when car was restart it would not duplicate. Happened 3 time in a week. Headlights replaced: Both replaced twice in one year. Locks: Will lock/unlock while driving when they already had been locked.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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