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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Problems with Power Train

 
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2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2006 VOLKSWAGEN 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 2006 VOLKSWAGEN 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 (114 Complaints)
Date reported Apr 03, 2009
Location MELBOURNE BEACH, FL
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Vehicle 2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Power Train

MY WIFE WAS DRIVING HER 2006 VW NEW BEETLE ON HIGHWAY, WITHOUT WARNING THE CLUTCH HAD A SUDDEN FAILURE AND SHE WAS UNABLE TO SHIFT GEARS AND ALMOST RESULTED IN A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE EXPRESSWAY. VEHICLE HAD 30,000 MILES AND NO PREVIOUS TROUBLE NOTED ON THIS 1,9L TDI MANUAL TRANSMISSION. SAME ENGINE AND CLUTCH AS LISTED IN A VW SERVICE BULLETIN FOR 2005/2006 JETTA. BULLETIN STATES THAT CLUTCH FRICTION MATERIAL MAY HAVE A DEFECT CAUSING PREMATURE WEAR,BURNING,SHREDDING AND BREAKING AND WARRANTY WAS EXTENDED TO 4YR/50,000 MILES ON THE JETTA. DEALER WOULD NOT HONOR THE WARRANTY AND BLAMED THE SUDDEN FAILURE ON A WEAR AND TEAR ISSUE OR DRIVER ABUSE EVEN THOUGH THERE IS A BULLETIN OUT CONCERNING THE SACHS CLUTCH ASSEMBLY. REPAIR WAS OVER $2200. 6 MONTHS REMAINING ON ORIGINAL WARRANTY. THIS CLUTCH SHOULD BE RECALLED.

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