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Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Safety Reports and Reviews



Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Reviews



Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Structure Frame And Members

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Structure Frame And Members Review #10008065

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 20, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS . after about 500 miles driven the car developed numerous rattles and buzzing of the interior pieces. the workmanship involved in the manufacture of this vehicle leaves a lot to be desired.*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWFE21C43M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CARROLLTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BOARDWALK VOLKSWAGEN . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 214-453-5000 . DEALER'S CITY: RICHARDSON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75080 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10020869

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 20, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . transmission - intermittently will not shift from reverse to drive. occurred beginning the third week after purchase of this brand new car. took to dealership - they adjusted transmission but said they cannot replicate the problem so i will have to wait until it gets worse or leave it until they experience the problem. now the transmission (as of 1 week ago) occasionally "slams" into first and second gear. i am scheduling another service with the dealer. i advised them the failure to shift from reverse to drive is a safety hazard (i have been almost rear ended 3 times in a parking garage). they are not the least bit concerned. i asked for a new replacemenet car since it had 500 miles on it at that point - they would not even discuss this. i am not optimistic as they will likley give me the "we cannot replicate the problem - you will have to wait until it gets worse" routine. this is a safety hazard. i want a new car or a new transmission.*ak.Mileage was 489 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21C93M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL EUROCAR . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 850 574-3777 . DEALER'S CITY: TALLAHASSEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 32304 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Tires

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Tires Review #10026633

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 23, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with TIRES . while driving front left side wall tire blew out it caused the tire to become flat. it caused the wheel to go left and glance off the concrete divider this caused damage to wheel and wheel alignment. dealer notified. *ak *cb. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 4160 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21C43M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 07, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BARON VOLKSWAGEN . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 913-722-9500 . DEALER'S CITY: MERRIAM . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 66202 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10030564

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . car will not shift from park to reverse. this has happened 4 times, and i have only had the car for a week!*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 260 miles. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in NORTH SYRACUSE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 23, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BURDICK VOLKSWAGEN . DEALER'S CITY: CICERO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 13212 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Review #10033823

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on .VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH . when attempting to move the gear shift out of park, the vehicle failed to respond. the vehicle had to be towed to the dealership. the driver indicated the epc light came on while driving previously. please describe details. vehicle was repaired and it failed again on the same day as the repair. the failure occurred three times as a result of a faulty brake light switch. *ph.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21C33M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in SAN CLEMENTE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: CAPISTRANO VOLKSWAGEN . DEALER'S CITY: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92675 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Steering Hydraulic Power Assist Power Steering Fluid

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Steering Hydraulic Power Assist Power Steering Fluid Review #10037118

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 03, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:POWER STEERING FLUID . power steering pump contiuously runs out of fuel and there is no evedence of leakage.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C43M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in WOODBRIDGE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 12, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: KAREN RADLEY .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Review #10041013

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 30, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE . the throttle failed to respond in my new 2003 volkswagen beetle. it didn┐t respond when accelerator pedal was depressed. this is sporadic and unpredictable in nature. vehicle remains at idle even when accelerator pedal is depressed all the way. sometimes it responds by revving up the engine too high and causes the vehicle to accelerate rapidly. i had it repaired three times and as of this date the problem remains. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWBK21C23M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in MUSKEGON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 29, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MY IMPORT CENTER . DEALER'S CITY: MUSKEGON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Review #10049507

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 10, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER . since purchasing our 2003 vw beetle turbo s with heated front seats, the seat warmers get extremely hot on the highest setting (#5). if set at a lower setting, the seats do not get warm at all. we are noticing there is a change in the leather material on the seats used. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWFE21C33M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in BRENTWOOD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 02, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: DIRITO BROTHERS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 925-934-8224 . DEALER'S CITY: WALNUT CREEK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 94596 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields Review #10054528

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS . 2003 olkswagon new beetle-the rear bumper had been removed to repair damage to the left drivers side fender.once removed it was noticed that the right rear passangers side, foam underbumper guard was cracked in 2 places, the crackes were filled with a black strip of sticky glue. this is the 5mph impact guard, it was cracked which caused its interigity to be gone. during manufacturing the piece should have been replaced with a new non-broken piece of foam.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWBK21C23M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in OAKLEY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 23, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LITHIA VW OF CONCORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 925 686-6666 . DEALER'S CITY: CONCORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 94520 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Latches/locks/linkages

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Review #10058396

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES . we have a 2002 and a 2003 vw beetle. the 2002 has door locks that only lock part of the time. the first seven times the dealer attempted to repair it they said it was an internal malfunction or they could not reproduce the problem. on the eighth repair attempt they finally decided that our power locks are not supposed to lock all the time becaues we have crank windows!!! the first fourteen months (until they replaced the instrument cluster for another problem) the locks worked perfectly all the time. they said that the locks meet vw specs but refused to give me a copy of the specs they are referring to. vw said our owner's manual is our vw specs and it says to push the button and the doors will lock. that only happens part of the time. this is a real safety issue. our teenaged daughter drives this car and needs to be able to lock her doors when she gets in and know that they will lock. the locks have done multiple other strange things also but the inconsistant locking is the most common problem. our 2003 beetle has a safety issue with the rear defogger. it takes anywhere from 9 - 20 minutes to begin to clear the rear window. the dealer says that it clears in 7 minutes and that meets "vw specs" but the 2002 vw we have and the loaner beetles we have driven all clear the window in 1-3 minutes. the fact that the window doesn't begin to clear, at times, for 20 minutes is a real safety hazard. the 2003 also has lock problems. it locked itself while in our garage and would not unlock for two days. if that had been a dark parking lot it could have been a disaster.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21CX3M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, TN. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: HARPER'S VW . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 865-691-0393 . DEALER'S CITY: KNOXVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 37922 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Rear Window Review #10058396

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW . we have a 2002 and a 2003 vw beetle. the 2002 has door locks that only lock part of the time. the first seven times the dealer attempted to repair it they said it was an internal malfunction or they could not reproduce the problem. on the eighth repair attempt they finally decided that our power locks are not supposed to lock all the time becaues we have crank windows!!! the first fourteen months (until they replaced the instrument cluster for another problem) the locks worked perfectly all the time. they said that the locks meet vw specs but refused to give me a copy of the specs they are referring to. vw said our owner's manual is our vw specs and it says to push the button and the doors will lock. that only happens part of the time. this is a real safety issue. our teenaged daughter drives this car and needs to be able to lock her doors when she gets in and know that they will lock. the locks have done multiple other strange things also but the inconsistant locking is the most common problem. our 2003 beetle has a safety issue with the rear defogger. it takes anywhere from 9 - 20 minutes to begin to clear the rear window. the dealer says that it clears in 7 minutes and that meets "vw specs" but the 2002 vw we have and the loaner beetles we have driven all clear the window in 1-3 minutes. the fact that the window doesn't begin to clear, at times, for 20 minutes is a real safety hazard. the 2003 also has lock problems. it locked itself while in our garage and would not unlock for two days. if that had been a dark parking lot it could have been a disaster.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21CX3M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, TN. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: HARPER'S VW . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 865-691-0393 . DEALER'S CITY: KNOXVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 37922 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly Review #10058587

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 10, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY . the clutch on my 2003 volkswagen new beetle failed at 2000 miles, approximately two months after purchase. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21Y94M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PHIL WINSLOW MOTORS .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10060830

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 27, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . hard shifting between second and third gears of automatic transmission of 2003 volkswagen new beetle.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWSK21C53M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in NAPERVILLE, IL. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: AUTOBARN OF COUNTRYSIDE . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 708-354-6600 . DEALER'S CITY: COUNTRYSIDE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Seat Belts Front Buckle Assembly

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Seat Belts Front Buckle Assembly Review #10071490

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 22, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY . while driving at 20 mph consumer's vehicle crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. consumer was wearing a seat belt that did not lock up. also, passenger's side airbag deployed, but driver's side air bag did not. consumer sustained minor bruises to the chest and head.*ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 26000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWBK21C93M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in MIDWAY PARK, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Air Bags Side/window

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Air Bags Side/window Review #10071490

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 22, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW . while driving at 20 mph consumer's vehicle crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. consumer was wearing a seat belt that did not lock up. also, passenger's side airbag deployed, but driver's side air bag did not. consumer sustained minor bruises to the chest and head.*ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 26000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWBK21C93M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in MIDWAY PARK, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Motor

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Motor Review #10074539

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 26, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR . refer to # 10051120 my windshield wipers would operate normally and then just stop in mid-swipe, right in front of my face, while i was driving. then after clicking the switch back and forth, i could finally get them to work. the dealer indicated that it could be the intermittent wiper relay, but it would have to be ordered. i should drive the car until then, unless it became a problem well, duh! when would it not be a problem to drive in the rain/snow with non-operable wipers? took my car back in, got a loaner and the intermittent wiper relay was replaced.*ak .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21CX3M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in LAKE STEVENS, WA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 20, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Review #10074544

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 03, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS . from sept 03 through april 04, i had 5 right rear brake lights replaced and 2 left headlights replaced on my 2003 vw new beetle. no reason was ever given as to why they kept failing. the dealership just kept replacing them. my son was stopped by the state patrol once because a rear light was out - i had total strangers tell me that the lights were out and my neighbors and i are keeping track of how many vw new beetles have at least one light out i count at least 4 each week. i want all vw new beetle owners to know that this is a malfunction of their car and it is a safety issue and the dealer must repair it for free vw is not consistent with recording their recalls on the internet, so i did not know that this was a problem. i finally got sick and tired of this problem and took my car back to the dealer i purchased it from. the dealer finally acknowledged the problem by giving me a new car; however i am now having problems with the driver window going back down on its own. refer to #odi 10074541 and #10074539. (i recorded the last incident as the incident date) .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21CX3M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in LAKE STEVENS, WA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 20, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Exterior Lighting Headlights

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Exterior Lighting Headlights Review #10074544

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 03, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS . from sept 03 through april 04, i had 5 right rear brake lights replaced and 2 left headlights replaced on my 2003 vw new beetle. no reason was ever given as to why they kept failing. the dealership just kept replacing them. my son was stopped by the state patrol once because a rear light was out - i had total strangers tell me that the lights were out and my neighbors and i are keeping track of how many vw new beetles have at least one light out i count at least 4 each week. i want all vw new beetle owners to know that this is a malfunction of their car and it is a safety issue and the dealer must repair it for free vw is not consistent with recording their recalls on the internet, so i did not know that this was a problem. i finally got sick and tired of this problem and took my car back to the dealer i purchased it from. the dealer finally acknowledged the problem by giving me a new car; however i am now having problems with the driver window going back down on its own. refer to #odi 10074541 and #10074539. (i recorded the last incident as the incident date) .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21CX3M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in LAKE STEVENS, WA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 20, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Air Bags

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Air Bags Review #10075424

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with AIR BAGS . powertrain problems-- vehicle has tiptronic. intermittent failure shifting from automatic to tiptronic manual functionality. in addition, passenger frontal airbag failed within the first week of purchase of the vehicle. multiple service related complaints.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21Y73M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHEVY CHASE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SPRINGFIELD VOLKSWAGEN . DEALER'S CITY: SPRINGFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10075424

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . powertrain problems-- vehicle has tiptronic. intermittent failure shifting from automatic to tiptronic manual functionality. in addition, passenger frontal airbag failed within the first week of purchase of the vehicle. multiple service related complaints.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21Y73M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHEVY CHASE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SPRINGFIELD VOLKSWAGEN . DEALER'S CITY: SPRINGFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Review #10040661

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . texas lemon law/ texas deceptive trade practices act/ breach of warranty.*mr *cb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C53M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in TYLER, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10040661

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . texas lemon law/ texas deceptive trade practices act/ breach of warranty.*mr *cb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C53M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in TYLER, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Review #10093287

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE . while driving at night the epc light came on. i wanted to pull over since the car is fairly new and had never seen that light on while driving. i pulled the car off the road to check the manual and see what the light meant. the car was in park. i could not get the car to shift out of park. after calling road side assistance...i had the car towed to the dealership. thing is, road side assistance had heard about this before. they had me do a "procedure" to get the car to shift out of park and be able to drive home. once home the car got stuck into neutral. i then had it towed. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C63M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHESHIRE, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROWLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860-410-2000 . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06062 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Ignition Switch

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Ignition Switch Review #10093287

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH . while driving at night the epc light came on. i wanted to pull over since the car is fairly new and had never seen that light on while driving. i pulled the car off the road to check the manual and see what the light meant. the car was in park. i could not get the car to shift out of park. after calling road side assistance...i had the car towed to the dealership. thing is, road side assistance had heard about this before. they had me do a "procedure" to get the car to shift out of park and be able to drive home. once home the car got stuck into neutral. i then had it towed. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C63M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHESHIRE, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROWLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860-410-2000 . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06062 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Alternator/generator/regulator

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Alternator/generator/regulator Review #10093287

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR . while driving at night the epc light came on. i wanted to pull over since the car is fairly new and had never seen that light on while driving. i pulled the car off the road to check the manual and see what the light meant. the car was in park. i could not get the car to shift out of park. after calling road side assistance...i had the car towed to the dealership. thing is, road side assistance had heard about this before. they had me do a "procedure" to get the car to shift out of park and be able to drive home. once home the car got stuck into neutral. i then had it towed. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C63M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHESHIRE, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROWLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860-410-2000 . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06062 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Ignition Anti-theft Controller

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Electrical System Ignition Anti-theft Controller Review #10093287

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER . while driving at night the epc light came on. i wanted to pull over since the car is fairly new and had never seen that light on while driving. i pulled the car off the road to check the manual and see what the light meant. the car was in park. i could not get the car to shift out of park. after calling road side assistance...i had the car towed to the dealership. thing is, road side assistance had heard about this before. they had me do a "procedure" to get the car to shift out of park and be able to drive home. once home the car got stuck into neutral. i then had it towed. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C63M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHESHIRE, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROWLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860-410-2000 . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06062 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Lever And Linkage Floor Shift

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Lever And Linkage Floor Shift Review #10093287

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT . while driving at night the epc light came on. i wanted to pull over since the car is fairly new and had never seen that light on while driving. i pulled the car off the road to check the manual and see what the light meant. the car was in park. i could not get the car to shift out of park. after calling road side assistance...i had the car towed to the dealership. thing is, road side assistance had heard about this before. they had me do a "procedure" to get the car to shift out of park and be able to drive home. once home the car got stuck into neutral. i then had it towed. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCD21C63M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in CHESHIRE, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROWLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860-410-2000 . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06062 .

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Review #10100334

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 22, 2003.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER . windshield wiper failed to come on. on twelve different occasions, under varying but rainy weather conditions, while the vehicle was being operated by myself or my wife, the wipers failed to come on when switched on. on four of these occasions the rain began to fall quickly while the vehicle was at highway speed which caused a very dangerous situation. on all occasions, we had to pull to the side of the roadway, and only after a few minutes of repeatedly turning the wiper switch on and off and/or doing nothing but waiting, the wipers would suddenly come on by themselves. we have return the vehicle to the dealer on two occasions (the third being next week) with this complaint. the dealer replaced a relay, but this has not corrected the problem. this is a very dangerous problem as sudden rain at 70 mph leaves you completely blind. the incident date is today's date as today is the most recent occurrence. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3VWCK21Y93M. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in ANDERSON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 18, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STEVE WHITE VW . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 864-288-8300 . DEALER'S CITY: GREENVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10100512

VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2004.VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE 2003, manufactured by VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . the car slams into gear when starting from a cold start. it was in the shop over a month, and it was given back to me with "we can find nothing mechanically wrong with it, it may buck a bit, but there are no safety hazards." live with it basically. vw themselves have been of no help whatsoever in resolving this issue. *nm.Mileage was 12500 miles. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 25, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL EUROCARS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 850-574-3777 . DEALER'S CITY: TALLAHASSEE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.


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