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VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE Problems with Electrical System

 
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2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (40 Complaints)
Date reported Jan 04, 2002
Location AMESBURY, MA
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Vehicle 2000 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Electrical System

ON 12/27/01 WHILE DRIVING MY 2000 VW BEETLE TO WORK ALL THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS STARTED TO FLASH AND MAKE A CLICKING SOUND. I THEN SMELLED WIRES BURNING. I GOT OUT OF MY CAR , CALLED MY HUSBAND AS I WAS NOT EXPECTING THE CAR TO CATCH ON FIRE. WITHIN MINUTES I NOTICED SMOKE AND THEN FLAMES COMING FROM BENEATH THE DRIVERS SIDE DASH. I THEN CALLED 911 BUT THE CAR WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES BY THE TIME THE F.D. GOT THERE. THE FIRE STATION IS APROX. 1 MILE FROM THE INCIDENT. VW HAS BEEN DEAF TO MY COMPLAINT.

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