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2nd Generation Volkswagen Beetle Problems

The Beetle's 2nd generation runs from 2012 to 2017 and has generated 40 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 4.58 PainRank™ which ranks 41st in reliability out of 56 generations.

Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet .

Problem Areas Between the 2012 and 2017 Model Years

So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.

What's Breaking in This Beetle Generation?

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Worst Complaints for this Generation

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

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.