hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,944 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 292015


  • 60,000 miles


Reporting as of initial complaint number 10790654. Want to make sure that NHTSA realizes there are two gas tank leaks for the 2010 VW Beetle.

- Ellensburg, WA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102015


  • 55,000 miles
February 2015 my fuel tank began leaking from a pressed ridge area of the tank, not in a seam, not in a gasket. Tank replaced. Six months later second fuel tank leaking in same area. Appears to be a production and manufacturing defect related to a weak area of the metal. Fuel literally dripping from the tank onto the ground. Critical safety issue with the fuel and fumes. This happened randomly without any issue of damage to the tanks. Contacted VW who refused to help in any way. We have kept the first tank for observation. At this time vehicle is parked leaking fuel and unable to be driven. Can not afford to replace another tank, and end up with same problem. This is a critical safety issue.

- Ellensburg, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 102015


  • 100,831 miles
Fuel tank failure with metal casting of the tank causing the escape of explosive fuel vapors and vehicle stalling. Both VW of America and the servicing dealership hendrick VW of lewisville Texas would not accept responsibility for the manufacturing defect. The service problem first arose at 66K miles then finally diagnosed/corrected at 100K miles. The manufacturer and dealer would not waive the repair cost of $3165.43 we had to pay to correct this manufacturer casting defect as diagnosed by the service technician in the presence of the dealer manager. VW of America refused to accept responsibilty of their manufacture defect and the hendrick VW service manager told us they did not represent VW!

- Gainesville, TX, USA

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