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: 90,693 (11,300–190,000)
14 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle 85,000 mi,
My blinkers stay on and dont blink just solid green light.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle 139,000 mi,
turn on the blinker and it blinks once then nothing like you turned it off
2008 Volkswagen Beetle 39,000 mi,
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.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle 72,000 mi,
Turn signals worked intermittently,now don't work at all. Flashers still work
2004 Volkswagen Beetle 91,000 mi,
flashes fast on the right side, fine to the left. Haven't gotten it fixed yet.
2008 Volkswagen Beetle 79,903 mi,
Blinker keeps ticking after using the turn signal.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle 114,000 mi,
Blinkers not working
2000 Volkswagen Beetle 156,000 mi,
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.
2000 Volkswagen Beetle 132,900 mi,
My blinkers stay on, don't blink inside or out.
2007 Volkswagen Beetle 40,000 mi,
Turn signals just quit working - I turned the car off and back on, then they started working again...
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.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle 140,000 mi,
solid turn signal illumination.
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 80,000 mi,
Blinker clicks erratically, sometimes for an hour straight or just a few times. Clicks twice as fast as it should, and it has not been fixed!
2008 Volkswagen Beetle 127,000 mi,
Blinkers work fine but I have a fast ticking from wherever the turn signal sound comes from, how do I fix it?
My right blinker continues to blink rapidly; which usually means the bulb is out. However, I have had the bulb replaced many times and it continues to blink at this rapid rate. The left one occasionally does it as well but not as often.
Indicator stops working on new off is this a problem of flasher or what could be cause
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.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle 138,000 mi,
when car is in reverse it will not turn off.when you push on brakes, both turn singles flash