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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 30, 2011
Location LAFARGEVILLE, NY
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Vehicle 2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Not Specified
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Complaint - Power Train

DSG 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SLIPS INTO NEUTRAL WHILE DRIVING. DASH PANEL DRIVE DISPLAY ILLUMINATES AS A SINGLE BAR. ESP INDICATOR FLASHES AND STAYS ON. MUST PULL OFF ROAD AND TURN ENGINE OFF, WAIT AND START ENGINE AGAIN. MAY OR MAY NOT ALLOW CAR TO SHIFT PROPERLY AFTERWARDS. USED ROADI RDT45 SCAN TOOL TO CHECK FOR FAULT CODE. TRANSMISSION FAULT CODE 18262/P1854 "DATA BUS POWER TRAIN HARDWARE DEFECTIVE" CAME UP REPEATEDLY. VW DEALERSHIP ACKNOWLEDGED SAME FAULT CODE, CLEARED FAULT AND TOLD CAR OWNER IF TRANSMISSION SLIPS INTO NEUTRAL AGAIN THE MECHATRONICS ASSEMBLY WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED AT A COST OF APPROXIMATELY $2,000. THE VW DEALERSHIP TOLD CAR OWNER THAT THERE IS NO EXTENDED WARRANTY NOR RECALL ON THIS MODEL YEAR AND TRANSMISSION. THE CAR OWNER MUST PAY THE REPAIR COST.

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