Recall List for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Official recalls have been issued for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Volkswagen service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Volkswagen customer service.

  1. RECALL: Driver Side Air Bag Inflator May Explode

    An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Read more »

    Date Announced
    DEC 16, 2020
    Vehicles Affected
    105,652
  2. RECALL: Modifications To Vehicles Made Them Noncompliant

    If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury. Read more »

    Date Announced
    SEP 25, 2019
    Vehicles Affected
    113
  3. RECALL: Key May Be Removed When Not In Park

    Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 22, 2019
    Vehicles Affected
    679,027
  4. RECALL: Rear Trailing Arm May Fracture

    The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    OCT 20, 2014
    Vehicles Affected
    442,066
  5. RECALL: Occupant Detection System May Fail When Wet

    If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury. ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    NOV 15, 2012
    Vehicles Affected
    2,471
  6. RECALL: Improper Tires/FMVSS 110 And 139

    Due to an error at the factory, the affected vehicles were produced with summer tires that are possibly not in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 110 "tire selection & rims" and 139 "new pneumatic tires for light vehicles." In addition, customers may be unaware that their vehicle is equipped with ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    JUL 16, 2012
    Vehicles Affected
    83

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