2012 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle ProblemsPower Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Questionscar starts up and dies (1 answer)
idles fine just dies after 3 seconds or so
Help! I'm reading all different things on-line. What is going on??
2012 Volkswagen Beetle RecallsBroken Rear Trailing Arm
If a rear suspension trailing arm becomes bent, its durability may be compromised and it could break unexpectedly. If this were to occur vehicle control would be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. When parts become available, dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on each of the rear axle trailing arms to prevent sudden loss of vehicle control should a rear trailing arm suddenly break.
On 2012 and 2013 VW Beetles equipped with leather sport seats, if the right front seat were to get wet, the airbag system my not properly detect the presence of a child safety seat installed on that seat. In the event of a crash, this could cause the passenger airbag to deploy with a safety seat installed, which it should not do. This would result in an increased risk of injury to a child secured in the child seat. Volkswagen with replace the control module to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 69i9/W6.
Volkswagen is recalling forty-six Beetle models because some may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal vehicle safety standards. Improper tires may lead to tire overloading and/or under-inflation, increasing the risk of tire failure and a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the non-compliant tires to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 44K8/W4.