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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE - 2002 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Problems & Complaints

 
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by VOLKSWAGEN

There are 162 complaints filed for the 2002 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2002 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. These 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. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2002 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Equipment (2) Latches Locks Linkages (4) Service Brakes Air (1)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

8/22/2002 - ELLICOTT CITY, MD
VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. DURING ONE SITUATION VEHICLE SHUT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WITH NO WARNING. OTHER PROBLEMS WERE IMMOBILIZER FAILED AGAIN, AFFECTING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. ALSO, FRONT LIGHT COVERS WERE RETAINING WATER, CAUSING A SHORT. PLEASE DESCRIBE DETAILS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/22/2002 - ELLICOTT CITY, MD
VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR VARIOUS ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. DURING ONE SITUATION VEHICLE SHUT DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WITH NO WARNING. OTHER PROBLEMS WERE IMMOBILIZER FAILED AGAIN, AFFECTING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. ALSO, FRONT LIGHT COVERS WERE RETAINING WATER, CAUSING A SHORT. PLEASE DESCRIBE DETAILS.

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SEATS

7/19/2002 - BENSON, AZ
DURING A REAR IMPACT, MY SON STATES HIS SEAT LUMBAR SECTION TILTED TOWARDS THE BACK SEATING AREA AND THE PASSENGER SEAT (EMPTY) TILTED FORWARD, TOWARDS THE WINDSHEILD. MY SON LITTERALLY HAD TO USE THE STEERING WILL TO HELP PULL HIMSELF BACK UP FORWARD.

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VISIBILITY: POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

5/20/2002 - RIVERSIDE, CA
WINDOW REGULATOR KEEPS BREAKING, CAUSING POWER WINDOWS TO MALFUNCTION. HAD PART REPLACED 3 TIMES. PROBLEM STILL OCCURRING.

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AIR BAGS: SIDE/WINDOW

5/7/2002 - BERGER, MO
PASSENGER'S SIDE AIRBAG DEPLOYED WITHOUT HITTING ANYTHING, CAUSING CONSUMER TO HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE. DRIVER'S SIDE AIRBAG DID MNOT DEPLOY AFTER HITTING VEHICLE. PLEASE ADD VIN.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

4/29/2002 - KINGSPORT, TN
WHENEVER THE SUN ROOF IS OPEN 1 1/2 TO 2" WIDE, EXHAUST FUMES WOULD COME INTO VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING. DEALER NOTIFIED. DEALER STATED TO CONSUMER, THEY WERE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, BUT THERE IS NO FIX AT THIS TIME.

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VISIBILITY: SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

4/29/2002 - KINGSPORT, TN
WHENEVER THE SUN ROOF IS OPEN 1 1/2 TO 2" WIDE, EXHAUST FUMES WOULD COME INTO VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING. DEALER NOTIFIED. DEALER STATED TO CONSUMER, THEY WERE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, BUT THERE IS NO FIX AT THIS TIME.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: ANTILOCK

3/26/2002 - ORLANDO, FL
WHILE APPLYING THE BRAKES, THE ABS SYSTEM SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY, THE ABS SYSTEM MODULE WAS REPLACED, THIS WAS THE 2ND TIME IT HAD HAPPENED. NLM

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AIR BAGS: SIDE/WINDOW

3/26/2002 - ORLANDO, FL
WAS DRIVING 10 MPH WHEN ANOTHER VEHICLE RAN RED LIGHT, THE OTHER VEHICLE HIT THE CONSUMERS VEHICLE ON THE DRIVERS SIDE, THE DRIVERS SIDE AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY RESULTING IN INKURY TO THE DRIVER. NLM

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STRUCTURE: BODY

1/11/2002 - SCOTTSDALE, AZ
CONSUMER STATED HE HAS LEARNED THAT THE REAR SPOILER WILL DEPLOY WHEN DRIVING 45-50 MPH, CONSUMER STATED ON THE 2001 MODEL IN ORDER FOR THE REAR SPOILER TO DEPLOY, THE VEHICLE MUST BE DRIVEN AT A RATE OF 80 MPH, CONSUMER FEELS THAT THIS FEATURE WAS MISREPRESENTED AND WANTS TO RETURN THE VEHICLE OR HAVE THIS FEATURE DISENGAGED SINCE THE SPOILER IS DESIGNED TO DEPLOY AT SUCH A LOW SPEED.

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