Report: Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common
Volkswagen Beetle Problem
Average Mileage: 69,246 mi (500 mi - 139,975 mi)
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle, 100,000 mi
Seems like constantly replacing headlight bulbs
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Beetle, 78,000 mi
passenger lowbeam quit working, replaced bulb, still not working
Had to replace whole light unit.
Visitor, 2008 Volkswagen Beetle, 66,000 mi
2008 beetle has had 2 passenger and 2 driver side headlight failures AND HAS TO BE FIXED AT THE DEALER. ~$100 EACH EXCEPT FIR THE ONE UNDER WARRANTY. Ridiculous!! I will not buy another VW ever...Spent $300 for headlight bulbs. CALL VW AMERICA AND COMPLAIN
VW NEEDS TO COME CLEAN ON THEIR POOR DESIGN OR POOR QUALITY PARTS
Visitor, 2010 Volkswagen Beetle, 12,258 mi
My left rear turn signal light failed to work a month ago. The indicator is that the turn signal was clicking fast. They fixed the socket. Next the right turn signal was not working. Friday they said it was a loose wire. That evening it stopped working. Today on Wednesday, they replaced the socket.
Visitor, 2009 Volkswagen Beetle
both low beam headlights not working
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen Beetle, 64,000 mi
headlight bulbs keep burning out Cheaply made plastic housings break at retainers and clips
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, 48,000 mi
headlight balb went out.
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen Beetle, 110,000 mi
1st one goes replace, then the other, replace. gone through 4 bulbs in last 2 years.
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle
all lights on passenger side are out ,bulb are good.