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Volkswagen Beetle Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAILRecall Date: 01/22/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44658
  • Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.
  • Dates of Manufacture MAR 30, 2014 to NOV 26, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24BL
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V028000
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLYRecall Date: 10/19/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014. The glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7062
  • Consequence: Vehicle occupants could be injured by falling glass. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60B9.
  • Dates of Manufacture JUN 12, 2013 to JUL 02, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 60B9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V658000

Reliability

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Predicted Reliability Score 2_0
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  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Warranty

The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle comes with a three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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