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What's Wrong with the Beetle?

There are 268 complaints over 23 Beetle model years. These can be broken down into 2 generations with their collective PainRank™. The higher the score, the faster you should run away.

Common Volkswagen Problems

We're still collecting information on the Beetle. In the meantime, checkout this list of common Volkswagen problems which might affect the Beetle soon.

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Worst Overall Complaints

Let's take a look at the wost overall Beetle complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their relative PainRank™ – a score created by combining data about when the problem started, how much it costs to fix, and the overall pain rating submitted by owners.

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Recent Beetle News

The last few stories about the Beetle. You can dive deeper by seeing news specifically about recalls, investigations, or lawsuits.

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