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Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 22 Volkswagen Beetle recalls between 1998 and 2016. Learn if your Volkswagen Beetle is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 26, 2015

The power assist for the braking system may fail, causing difficulty and extra effort braking. This could result in an accident.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will send an initial notification of this recall to owners of affected vehicles starting by December 2015, with repairs expected to begin in March 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 23, 2015

A fuel leak may develop in the engine compartment.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in early February 2015. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 24BL. This recall supersedes and expands recall 24BI and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that recall.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 22, 2014

A fuel leak may develop in the engine compartment.

As of this writing Volkswagen has not released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 248I

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2014

A component of the rear suspension could break unexpectedly, resulting in loss of vehicle control.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning November 2014. A second notice will be sent when remedy parts become available. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your Volkswagen dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2014

The glass sunroof may break while driving.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning December 19, 2014. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 60B9.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2014

A transmission fluid leak could result in a vehicle fire. 

Volkswagen began notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning April 16, 2014. If you don't receive notification and believe you should have, please contact your Volkswagen dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 38B9/9V.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 15, 2012

Vehicles with leather sports seats are being recalled. If the right front seat gets wet, the airbag system may not detect the presence of a child safety seat placed on that seat and deploy inadvertently.  

As of this writing, Volkswagen has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. There may be no symptoms related to this recall, using child seat only in the rear seats would be advisable until this recall is completed. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 13, 2012

Forty-six Beetle vehicles are being recalled because they may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal safety standards.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles during September, 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 21, 2011

Twenty-seven 2010 Beetle vehicles do not meet barrier crash test standards. In the event of a crash, occupant safety may be compromised.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 14, 2010