Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation on Volkswagen Beetle

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 91,731 (11,300–190,000)
14 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
70 people reported this problem
26 people shared problem details
My blinkers stay on and dont blink just solid green light.
turn on the blinker and it blinks once then nothing like you turned it off
My turn signals work only sometimes. They work when I first use them, but the more I use them they stop working?
Left blinker goes 100x faster than the right. Bulb replaced twice and it still goes out.
flashes fast on the right side, fine to the left. Haven't gotten it fixed yet.
Blinkers not working
Erratic turn signal
Blinker keeps ticking after using the turn signal.
Turn signal does not work, this needs to be repaired by a VW dealership at no cost to the customer. The internet is full of people with the same problem with their VW product, its not just the beetle. I am very disappointed with my car, its very hard to maintain. Parts and service are priced out of my range.
Turn signals worked intermittently,now don't work at all. Flashers still work
Turn signals just quit working - I turned the car off and back on, then they started working again...
My blinkers stay on, don't blink inside or out.
solid turn signal illumination.
Turn signal knob is touchy - if you push even slightly up, the right turn signal comes on. When it is cold, the turn signal comes on all by itself - have come outside in the morning to find my turn signal has been on for god only knows how long. Also, it is very difficult to get the right turn signal to shut off, especially when it is cold.
when car is in reverse it will not turn off.when you push on brakes, both turn singles flash
Blinkers stopped working - rapid clicking only... also emergency flashers not working..
blinkers work when they feel like it... may go all day with no problem then they stop working... sometimes as im turning they may start working again or if i leave blinker on.
Had same problem, mechanic replaced relay.
Erratic blinkers. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I have had them fixed 3 times and then the same thing happens again.
bang on the lens
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