2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE VIN: 3VWFP7AT0DM603683

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 3VWFP7AT0DM603683 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Beetle

Model Year

2013

Plant City

PUEBLA

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

MEXICO

Body Class

Hatchback/Liftback/Notchback

Doors

2

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

6

Engine Number of Cylinders

5

Displacement (CC)

2480

Displacement (CI)

151.338885354

Displacement (L)

2.480000

Engine Power (kW)

126.7690

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170

Other Engine Info

50-St. BIN 3/PZEV emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: CVWXV02.5259

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt Advanced Front Air Bags.

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
10.5%

2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements No

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 3VWFP7AT0DM603683

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11234994
Consumer Location: DUNCANSVILLE, PA
VIN: 3VWFP7AT0DM****

Summary of Complaint

OVER TIME, THE IGNITION WILL NOT TURN WHENEVER THE KEY IS INSERTED. THIS OCCURS ESPECIALLY OFTEN IN WARMER WEATHER, WHICH CAN BECOME A DANGER AS THE DRIVER SITS AND WRESTLES WITH THE KEY TRYING TO GET IT TO TURN IN THE IGNITION IN AN INCREDIBLY HOT CAR. IT MOST OFTEN HAPPENS WHEN THE CAR IS STATIONARY AND ALREADY TURNED OFF, THOUGH IT HAS HAPPENED A FEW TIMES AFTER PARKING, AND BEING UNABLE TO TURN THE KEY BACK AND TURN THE CAR OFF.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 24, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11122200
Consumer Location: QUEEN CREEK, AZ
VIN: 3VWFP7AT0DM****

Summary of Complaint

MID 2014, WE PURCHASED OUR 2013 VW BUG FROM A PRIVATE PARTY. BY FALL OF THE SAME YEAR, THE BUG WAS BROUGHT TO THE DEALER FOR IGNITION KEY SWITCH EXHIBITING DIFFICULTY NOT ONLY ENGAGING TO THE "ON" POSITION, BUT ALSO REMOVING THE KEY FROM THE HOUSING SWITCH. THE DEALER SUGGESTING THAT THE KEYS MAY BE DEFECTIVE, AS THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED FROM A PRIVATE SALE (AS IF THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE). THEY SUGGESTED PURCHASING A NEW SET OF KEYS. COST: CLOSE TO $400. NOT SURE IF THEY DID ANYTHING ELSE WITH THE CAR WHILE THEY HAD IT, BUT THE "PROBLEM" ABATED FOR A WHILE, RETURNING WITH A VENGEANCE ABOUT A YEAR LATER- WE LITERALLY COULD NOT REMOVE THE KEY FROM THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE BUG WAS RETURNED TO THE DEALER- THIS TIME FOR A NEW KEY SWITCH CYLINDER, STEERING LOCK AND BOLT. COST APPROX. $625. IF YOUR KEEPING SCORE, THAT'S APPROX. $1000. SPENT. FAST FORWARD TO CURRENT DAY, END OF AUG. 2018. SAME IGNITION ISSUES. TWO WEEKS AGO, WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM VW OF AMERICA ACKNOWLEDGING THE "PROBLEM", WITH A SPECIFIC WARRANTEE EXTENSION OFFERED. SO, BACK TO THE DEALER IT GOES. THANKS TO THIS NHTSA WEBSITE, I SEE THAT WE ARE NOT ALONE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10906280
Consumer Location: SPRING, TX
VIN: 3VWFP7AT0DM****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL ON 8/13/16 WHILE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING, THE ENGINE SHUTS OFF. I WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 45 MPH ON A CITY STREET AND AS I ATTEMPT TO MOVE OVER THE ENGINE SHUT OFF AND I COULD NOT STEER THE VEHICLE. AFTER COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP I WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE DID THIS SEVERAL MORE TIMES BEFORE I WAS TO SEND IT BACK TO THE CAR LOT. I WAS TOLD THAT THE CRANK SHAFT WAS REPAIRED ON THE VEHICLE. ON 9/13/2016 (1MONTH LATER) WHILE TRAVELING SOUTH ON A BUSY CITY STREET AT APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, IN FRONT OF AN 18 WHEELER THIS CAR SHUT OF AND IMMEDIATELY RESTARTED ON ITS VERY OWN. I MOVED OVER TO A SLOWER LANE TO PREVENT ANY ACCIDENTS. I PROCEEDED TO MY DESTINATION AND WITHOUT ANY WARNING THE VEHICLE ENGINE SHUT OFF AGAIN, ONLY THIS TIME I HAD TO MANUALLY RESTART THE VEHICLE. I PARKED THE CAR AT AN AREA RESTAURANT FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS. I WENT OUT TO START THE CAR AND THERE WAS NO POWER AT ALL. I CALLED TRIPE AAA, THEY CHECKED THE BATTERY AND THE CAR STILL WOULD NOT START. FINALLY A TOW TRUCK WAS DISPATCHED AND ARRIVED ABOUT 15 MINS AFTER THE BATTERY CHECK AND ALL LIGHTS WERE OWN. IN ABOUT 10 MINS I ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLE AND IT STARTED WITHOUT ANY HESITATION. I HAVE NOT DRIVEN THE VEHICLE SINCE BECAUSE I ABSOLUTELY FEAR FOR MY SAFETY.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441606
Consumer Location: KANAB, UT
VIN: 3vwhp7at2dm****

Summary of Complaint

NHYSA: 20V785 Volkswagen RECALL 69BC - Driver Front Airbag

Components: ENGINE

November 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441099
Consumer Location: GILBERT, AZ
VIN: 3VW5P7AT9DM****

Summary of Complaint

Engine stalled and made jerking movements when coming to a stop and continued. Per mechanic, engine had metal contaminants and cannot be repaired. Needs new engine. Check engine light did not come on until after malfunction. Could have occurred on roadway which would have been hazard to driver and others. Second opinion from another mechanic obtained and confirmed. Not inspected by manufacturer. Oil was changed at VW dealership week before malfunction. No dealership available where malfunction occurred.

Components: TIRES

September 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11432429
Consumer Location: OAKLAND, CA
VIN: 3VWFP7ATXDM****

Summary of Complaint

Continental passenger rear tire (215/60 R 16) blew out while I was driving on the freeway. There was a swerve then a pound rumbling noise. It was very dangerous. I was put at severe risk because it blew out on the freeway. There were no warning lamp last prior to this incident.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431530
Consumer Location: WANTAGH, NY
VIN: 3vw5p7at2dm****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. The contact had initially received a recall notice for NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V785000 (Air Bags). The dealer was contacted, and the contact was informed that the parts remained unavailable despite having received a letter stating otherwise. The contact called back the same dealer three weeks later and was informed that they only received a limited supply of parts and could not service her vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428071
Consumer Location: WILSONVILLE, OR
VIN: 3VW5P7AT3DM****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 20V785000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The local dealer was contacted, and it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423704
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, PA
VIN: 3VWJP7AT6DM****

Summary of Complaint

I have been contacted by VW of America several times since the beginning of the year regarding the aircall recall on my vehicle. In March of 2021 I received the initial notice that I needed to "contact my dealer without delay" to schedule the recall repair. I was able to set up an appointment in late April, but upon arrival at the dealership, was told that they had no parts available and didn't know when they would get them, but they would contact me. I have checked back several times in the last 3 months and they still do not have parts. Last week I contacted another area dealership and they informed me that the parts are on national backorder and no one knows when they will be coming in. Early this week I spoke to a regional case manager with VW who reiterated that the parts are on national backorder and no one knows when they are coming in, but the dealer will call me to schedule service once the parts are available. My concern is that in their communications VW is saying that this is an "urgent safety recall" and I should "schedule a free service appointment right away", yet seems to be doing nothing to address the matter with any urgency. My car is 8 years old with 150K miles and spent its first 5 years in the heat and humidity of Florida, so I'm sure you understand my concerns when the recall notice says that "the driver's side airbag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling." My hands are tied - I have done my due diligence to get this recall fixed, to no avail, and I don't know how to move forward to resolve the issue. Is my vehicle even safe to drive? I can't sell it with a major recall, can I? Any guidance that you can provide would be appreciated.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423665
Consumer Location: ANCHORAGE, AK
VIN: 3VW7A7AT9DM****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 20V785000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The local dealer was contacted, and it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact was added to a waiting list for parts. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422777
Consumer Location: NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
VIN: 3vw5x7at2dm****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received a notification for NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V785000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The dealer had been notified about the recall and the contact was alerted that the parts that the dealer had received for the air bag were faulty, and that the recall repair could not be performed. The dealer further notified the contact that due to the latest updated information; the parts may never become available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422254
Consumer Location: PARKVILLE, MD
VIN: 3VWJP7AT6DM****

Summary of Complaint

Contacted Heritage VW 9215 Harford Rd Suite 2, Parkville, MD 21234, for a safety Recall 69BC of Driver Frontal Airbag and set up an online appointment for the recall for 6/5/2021. I received several confirmation emails and when I arrived at their service center at the appointment date, they informed me that the part for the recall was not in stock and that they would have to order it, which would result on another 2-3 weeks delay. 3 weeks later I still haven't received a notice. This constitutes an issue for me, since I am obliged to drive a car that is not safe due to the lack of organization and luck of professionalism from their side, since they were unable to verify that the required part is in stock before allowing for an online appointment.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422052
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 3VWJX7ATXDM****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received notification of NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V785000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact's husband contacted the dealer but the vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue but informed the contact that they did not have the part for the recall repair. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11421633
Consumer Location: BOSTWICK, GA
VIN: 3VWJX7AT6DM****

Summary of Complaint

Takata Recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number 20V785000(air bag) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The local dealer was contacted and stated that the part was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419203
Consumer Location: LEBANON, PA
VIN: 3VWjP7AT3DM****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received notification of NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V785000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact attempted to contact the manufacturer to make them aware of the issue but have not been able to speak with an actual agent. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418797
Consumer Location: INGLEWOOD, CA
VIN: 3VWHP7AT8DM****

Summary of Complaint

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 20V785000 (Air Bags) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was confirmed that the part was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417920
Consumer Location: MELBOURNE BEACH, FL
VIN: 3VW5P7AT5DM****

Summary of Complaint

I was notified by Volkswagen in February 2021 that the airbags in my vehicle were recalled and to expect the parts to be in by March. When I called the dealership I was told there was a delay in obtaining the parts and I was also instructed by the service department that my car was not safe to drive. I have been without a vehicle since February of 2021. I do not believe this is being taken care of in a timely manner

Components: AIR BAGS

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417498
Consumer Location: MORGANVILLE, NJ
VIN: 3VW5P7AT4DM****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V785000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT CALLED THE LOCAL DEALER AND IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415548
Consumer Location: FAIRFIELD, OH
VIN: 3VWV67AT6DM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V785000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT CALLED FAIRFIELD VOLKSWAGEN (6065 DIXIE HWY, FAIRFIELD, OH 45014, (513) 874-6980) WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

January 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408380
Consumer Location: BATON ROUGE, LA
VIN: 3VWJL7AT4DM****

Summary of Complaint

VW RECALL: 69BC, DRIVER FRONTAL AIRBAG, NHTSA: 20V785 4/16/21: TODAY I CALLED LOCAL VW DEALERSHIP, (SOUTHPOINT VOLKSWAGEN, 13940 AIRLINE HWY., BATON ROUGE, LA 70817, 855-498-0983) TO SCHEDULE REPAIR OF THIS RECALL. DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT INFORMED ME THAT THEY ARE ONLY SCHEDULING (1) RECALL REPAIR PER DAY AND THE SOONEST TIME I COULD SCHEDULE IS 6/01/21 (@45 DAYS). THIS SEEMS VERY UNREASONABLE GIVEN THE POTENTIAL DANGER/THREAT THAT THIS RECALL PRESENTS. BECAUSE THE RECALL INVOLVES THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIRBAG, THE ONLY (2) OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THE OWNER IS TO: 1). CONTINUE TO USE THE CAR, KNOWING THE POTENTIAL DANGER OF "SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH" IT PRESENTS TO SELF (& THEREFORE PASSENGERS AS WELL) OR 2) IN ORDER TO ENSURE MY PERSONAL SAFETY, I CAN "CHOOSE" NOT TO USE THE VEHICLE (AND DO WHAT? RENT A CAR?!) SECOND CONCERN: THE VEHICLE'S SPEEDOMETER (ANALOG) SPONTANEOUSLY STOPPED WORKING WHILE THE CAR WAS BEING DRIVEN @3MONTHS AGO (1/03/21) FOR NO APPARENT REASON (CAR WAS NOT INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT; NO POT-HOLE, ROAD HAZARD, UNUSUAL WEATHER, ETC. AT THE TIME THAT THE SPEEDOMETER STOPPED WORKING OR DURING RECENT USE; & VEHICLE HAS BEEN PROPERLY MAINTAINED. SINCE THE CAR CANNOT PASS LOUISIANA'S ANNUAL "SAFETY STICKER" INSPECTION WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING SPEEDOMETER, I WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS REPAIR OUT OF POCKET. THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH MANY VW CARS.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408226
Consumer Location: DELTONA, FL
VIN: 3VWJX7AT9DM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V785000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS NOT YET AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11405234
Consumer Location: PLANO, TX
VIN: 3VWJX7AT8DM****

Summary of Complaint

A RECALL HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR AN ISSUE ON THE FRONTAL AIRBAGS, WHICH MAY RESULT IN AN EXPLOSION SENDING METAL FRAGMENTS INTO THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS, RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH. WHILE THE REMEDY HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS A REPLACEMENT OF THE AIRBAGS, VOLKSWAGEN HAS YET TO OFFER A SOLUTION TO THE RECALL, AND A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF TIME HAS PASSED SINCE THE ISSUE WAS IDENTIFIED. THIS IS PROBLEMATIC AS IT IS ENDANGERING TO MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING MYSELF AS I LIVE IN A HOT CLIMATE, WHICH HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS POSING A HIGHER RISK FOR THIS AIRBAG ISSUE.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11402949
Consumer Location: DENHAM SPRINGS, LA
VIN: 3VWJP7AT9DM****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE COMMUNICATION ERRORS (P0864) CAUSED VEHICLE TO SHUT DOWN AT HIGH SPEED (55MPH) KILLING POWER STEERING AND ABS SYSTEM ON A CURVY COUNTRY ROAD.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400350
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
VIN: 3VWFP7AT3DM****

Summary of Complaint

2 RECALLS ARE ON MY BUG FIRST ONE SAYS THE AIR BAG INFLATOR MAY EXPLODE.CAUSING INJURY OR DEATH. I CALLED VW THEY SAID IT IS SAFE TO DRIVE. AND THAT THERE IS NO FIX FOR IT. I CALLED THEM AND I TOLD THEM I CAN'T SELL MY CAR LIKE THAT, AND THEY WON'T BUY IT BACK,OR PROVIDE A RENTAL UNTIL THEY COME UP WITH A FIX. IS THIS CAR SAFE TO DRIVE WITH MY GRAND KIDS OR NOT AND WHAT DO I DO..I HAVE LET THE CAR SIT UNTIL I HERE FROM SOMEONE

Components: AIR BAGS

February 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400413
Consumer Location: YUCCA VALLEY, CA
VIN: 3VW5P7ATXDM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V785000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO VOLKSWAGEN OF PALMS SPRINGS (67909 E. PALM CANYON DR, CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234, (706)760-1100) WHERE IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT THE PART WAS AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAD EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS AVAILABLE.*DT CONSUMER STATED RECALL HAS BEEN REPAIRED.*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

February 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396636
Consumer Location: EAST HAVEN, CT
VIN: 3VWHP7AT3DM****

Summary of Complaint

WE GOT A LETTER SAYING THE AIR BAGS COULD GO OFF AT ANY TIME AND IT IS A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION AND WE CAN'T GET IT FIXED FOR WEEKS. I CAN'T DRIVE MY CARE UNDER THIS KIND OF WARNING. WHAT IS THE AGENCY DOING ABOUT THIS? ARE THEY GIVING RENTALS OUT?

Components: SUSPENSION AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

June 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355722
Consumer Location: HIXSON, TN
VIN: 3VWVA7AT5DM****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT CAR ONE YEAR AND A HALF AGO. BUY CAR USED WITH 40,000 MILES ON IT. STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH THE POWER STEERING AND LEANING AT IDLE. CAR SKIDS VERY EASILY AND RAIN, CAN EASILY CAUSE CRASHES. CAR AIRBAGS WERE RECALLED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11354653
Consumer Location: WASSAIC, NY
VIN: 3VWJL7ATXDM****

Summary of Complaint

DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER FAILURE AFTER VW DIESEL FIX

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

July 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343520
Consumer Location: BROCKTON, MA
VIN: 3VWHP7AT7DM****

Summary of Complaint

THE TAIL LIGHT CONNECTOR ROTTED WHILE L WAS DRIVING ON THE STREET

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343522
Consumer Location: BROCKTON, MA
VIN: 3VWHP7AT7DM****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR STOP WORKING

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341158
Consumer Location: JACKSON, OH
VIN: 3VWJX7ATXDM****

Summary of Complaint

TRYING TO TURN OFF THE MOTOR BUT KEY WILL NOT TURN, IT WILL MOVE FORWARD AS IF YOU ARE STARTING IT BUT NOT TO REMOVE THE KEY.THE CAR WAS IN PARK AND I JIGGLES THE STEERING COLUMN AND GEAR LEVER AND EVEN THE KEY SWITCH BUT NOTHING WOULD RELEASE THE KEY AND TURN THE MOTOR OFF.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331259
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
VIN: 3VW5X7AT5DM****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DECELERATING ALL POWER SHUTS OFF. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON AN OFF RAMP (7-5-19), GOING TO START TO GO THOUGH A GREEN LIGHT (7-15-19), WHILE DRIVING IN MY SUBDIVISION (7-16-19)AND TODAY (6-27-20) ON A BUSY HIGHWAY AND NOW WILL NOT STAY OPERATIONAL IN THE DRIVEWAY. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11310001
Consumer Location: GILBERT, AZ
VIN: 3VW5P7AT9DM****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN GOING OVER SPEED BUMPS OR BUMPS IN ROADS, THE SUSPENSION IS SQUEAKY. IN MOTION ON CITY STREETS THE GAS CAP BECAME DEFECTIVE AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. SERVICE DEPARTMENT AT VW STATES THE GAS CAP NEEDS REPLACED. THERE IS NOW A NOISE ON THE BACK RIGHT PANEL BEHIND THE GAS CAP AFTER TURNING OFF CAR.

Components: STRUCTURE

December 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11279786
Consumer Location: OWINGS MILLS, MD
VIN: 3VWJP7ATXDM****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR DID NOT CLOSE TIGHTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HERITAGE IMPORTS (410-363-8300, LOCATED AT 9808 REISTERSTOWN RD, OWINGS MILLS, MD 21117) AND WAS INFORMED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A BODY SHOP. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A BODY SHOP. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 35,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253087
Consumer Location: SOLDOTNA, AK
VIN: 3VWJP7AT8DM****

Summary of Complaint

AROUND 7/8/19 MY KEY STARTED GETTING STUCK IN THE ON POSITION CAR RUNNING. I TO BE AFTER READING COMPLAINTS AND SEEN THERE WAS AN EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THE STEERING LOCK SO THEY FIXED THAT NO PROBLEM. WHEN I GOT THE CAR BACK THE KEY WAS ALREADY IN IGNITION. I WENT TO GAS STATION TOOK KEY OUT AND OPENED DOOR AND IT WAS CHIMING LIKE THE KEYS WERE STILL ON THE IGNITION I COULDN'T EVEN USE THE KEY FOB TO LOCK DOORS. I TOOK BACK TO BE ON 8/2/19 TOLD THEM I HAD NO PROBLEMS TIL THEY WORKED ON IT SO THEY DIDN'T CHARGE ME A DIAGNOSTIC FEE WHEN THEY CALLED TO SAY THAT THE TUMBLER WAS BAD AND THAT WASN'T COVERED BY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY. I SAID IT DIDN'T DO IT BEFORE YOU MESSED WITH IT BUT THEY REFUSE TO FIX WHAT THEY BROKE AND SAID THEY HAVE TO ORDER THE PART FROM MEXICO.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11244331
Consumer Location: PALM HARBOR, FL
VIN: 3VW5P7AT7DM****

Summary of Complaint

DOOR LOCK HAVE QUIT WORKING PROPERLY, WHAT MAKE ME THINK THIS MIGHT BE A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN THE 600$ I HAVE HAD TO PAY SEPARATELY FOR EACH DOOR IS AN EXPERIENCE I HAD LAST WEEK...UPON ENTERING THE VEHICLE AND CLOSING THE DOOR, MY BATTERY DIED, AND I WAS UNABLE TO EXIT THE VEHICLE, AS THE BEETLE REQUIRES THE WINDOW TO LOWER APPROX. 1 INCH FOR THE DOOR TO OPEN. I DO NOT KNOW IF THESE 2 PROBLEMS ARE CONNECTED, BUT HAVING ANYTHING WRONG WITH DOOR LOCKS SHOULD BE A SAFETY HAZARD THAT IS FIXED BY THE COMPANY. THE DOORS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOCK UPON ACCELERATION, WITH THE DOUBLE CLICKING I HAVE EXPERIENCED, I'M ACTUALLY NOT SURE IF THEY ARE. I HAVE A VIDEO THAT I COULD SEND, BUT IT IS NOT ATTACHABLE TO THIS FORM (.MOV)I HAVE ATTACHED THE CUSTOMER (DON'T) CARE MESSAGES FROM VW. I HAVE DECIDED TO FIE THIS COMPLAINT BECAUSE THE PASSENGER DOOR FIRST WENT OUT A YEAR OR SO AGO AND I PAID FOR THAT ONE AND NOW THE DRIVERS DOOR HAS FAILED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11240443
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK OIL WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO NAPLETON'S VOLKSWAGEN OF URBANA (1025 NAPLETON WAY, URBANA, IL 61802, 217-637-1222) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SOY-BASED WIRING WAS FAULTY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206312
Consumer Location: NORFOLK, MA
VIN: 3VW5X7AT5DM****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED AS A CPO VEHICLE IN SEPT '17. STARTED STALLING MONTH LATER. CAR STALLED GOING 50 MPH, STALLED IN A PARKING LOT AND STALLED ON HIGHWAY! VERY DANGEROUS! BROUGHT THE CAR IN TO VW 3 TIMES TO BE FIXED - FINALLY THEY REPLACED FUEL PUMP AND ISSUE SEEMED TO BE RESOLVED. FAST FORWARD 18 MONTHS AND IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN! FIRST IN A PARKING LOT THEN TRAVELLING 40 MPH AND WAS ALMOST RAMMED FROM BEHIND BY A TRUCK. BROUGHT TO VW AGAIN AND THEY CLAIM A SENSOR MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED? I ASKED IF THIS WAS DEFINITELY THE FIX FOR THIS AND THEY SAID THEY COULDN'T GUARANTEE IT. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY RECALLED JETTAS AND CC FOR STALLING ISSUES BUT NOT BEETLES. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY INVESTIGATED!

Components: AIR BAGS

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11202563
Consumer Location: CADDO MILLS, TX
VIN: 3VW5P7AT0DM****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON, AND THE DEALERSHIP WANTS $120 TO JUST DIAGNOSIS THE ISSUE. THIS SHOULD BE FREE AS ITS A POTENTIAL SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11174434
Consumer Location: FAYETTEVILLE, NC
VIN: 3VWJX7AT3DM****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2013 BEETLE WAS STATIONARY WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE KEY LOCKED IN THE IGNITION. I WAS UNABLE TO TURN THE KEY TO TURN OFF THE CAR. I DROVE TO THE VW DEALERSHIP AND THEY STATED THEY HAD TO PULL A FUSE IN ORDER TO STOP THE RUNNING ENGINE AND STILL COULD NOT REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY.

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Sold

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