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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 90,371 (11,300–190,000)
14 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
86 people reported this problem
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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.
Turn signals worked intermittently,now don't work at all. Flashers still work
Blinker keeps ticking after using the turn signal.
flashes fast on the right side, fine to the left. Haven't gotten it fixed yet.
Blinkers not working
Erratic 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.
My blinkers stay on, don't blink inside or out.
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.
Blinkers work fine but I have a fast ticking from wherever the turn signal sound comes from, how do I fix it?
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!
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.
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.
Both my turn singles and hazards stopped working for now reason..
after using turn singnal clicking continues at a fast pace but lights don't light. Random clicking from turn signal relay when signal not used after just starting the car.