pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012013

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


This convertible only has 6,000 miles and we get this cel code (check engine light) of P0456 (evaporative emission system leak detected (very small leak). Took it to VW in March 2013 when it was under warranty and they did something with the valve and reset the cel. The same code came back in late May 2013. Our 3-year 50,000 miles warranty expired by then. The VW dealer wanted to charge us $140 for just diagnostic before fixing the same problem again. I bought a new gas cap and reset the cel and it still came back. Some thing in this car needs a recall.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 022012

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Car was serviced at Audi of huntsville on 7/11/11. New injec pump, tooth belt, tensioner, water pump, coolant ad, additive, 3 rollers, ribbedbelt and fuelfilter installed. Removed timing covers. Removed intake piping an the tensioner, water pump and belt. Reinstalled removed componet and retested. Set pump timing. Car was given a clean bill of health. Yesterday 2/1/12 car slips out of gear and will either not switch gears or switch gears and unexpectedly jerk the car. Unable to drive car due to safety reasons. Researched online to find that owners of this vehicle have the same issues. Please help us resolve this issue.

- Somerville, AL, USA

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