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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 (116 Complaints)
Date reported Jun 25, 2012
Location TUCSON, AZ
Manufacturer VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Vehicle 2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
All Complaints
Complaint - Power Train

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. THE CONTACT WAS NOT THE DRIVER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER WAS DRIVING 45 MPH AND ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE TO AVOID A DEER ON THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE DID NOT RESPOND AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. THERE WAS A REPID INCREASE IN THE ENGINE RPMS, BUT THE VEHICLE DID NOT ACCELERATE. AS A RESULT, THE DRIVER CRASHED INTO THE DEER. THE DRIVER DID NOT SUSTAIN ANY INJURIES. THE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED AND A REPORT WAS AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE DEALER, WHERE THEY STATED THAT THEY WERE UNABLE TO DUPLICATE FAILURE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE FAILURE RELATED TO THE MEGATRONIC UNIT IN THE TRANSMISSION. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN APPROXIMATELY THIRTY MILES. THE FAILURE HAD SINCE BECOME MORE SEVERE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

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