Beetle News Archive

  1. 2019

    1. March

      • VW replaced reliable brake pad wear indicators with a software solution for the 2019 Beetle. The system is supposed to display a warning message when the brake pads are dangerously thin and need...

    2. January

      • There’s an important deadline coming up for VW owners who previously paid for repairs to their timing chain system or damage to their engine from a timing chain failure, and want the automaker t...

  2. 2018

    1. October

    2. September

    3. May

    4. January

  3. 2017

    1. June

    2. January

      • There’s been a lot of talk about diesel buyouts and fixes lately. But one group that’s been left out was what VW calls “Generation 3” diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year. But after 16 month...

  4. 2016

    1. December

      • Our neighbors to the north tend to be a patient bunch, but you have to imagine Canadian VW diesel owners were starting to wonder when their settlement offer would come. Well, good news.


    2. October

      • It’s been well over a month since Volkswagen’s historic $14.7 billon dollar diesel settlement which includes the option for owners to sell their cheatin’ cars back to VW. So how are things going...

    3. August

    4. June

    5. May

  5. 2015

    1. October

    2. September

    3. February

      • Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls. But whenever there’s reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt...

  6. 2014

    1. April

      • Turns out VW had a good reason for issuing a stop sale on some 2014 models last week: they were catching on fire. The manufacturer recognized a potential safety defect, stopped selling cars, fou...