really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,800 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 292013

Beetle 4-cyl Diesel

  • 600 miles


The brake pedal is so close to the gas pedal that my wife and I have had our right shoes while on the gas pedal get stuck under the brake pedal. My shoe sole has repeatedly got caught under the right edge of the brake pedal and it is scary trying to get the shoe loose to brake the car. I sent an email to VW of America and they state they have never heard this before. I have a friend at church who just bought an identical Beetle to ours and he said he has also had the same issues.

- Iron Station, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 252013

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
After exiting the freeway and completing a curve to the right I was on a straight section of the off ramp going approx. 35 mph. I applied the brakes and a moderate vibration was felt in the front end/brakes. The car spun out and hit a sign then a wall with the rear of the vehicle.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

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