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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Ratings

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2014 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL Recall Date: 01/22/2015
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 44658
  • Consequence: A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 30, 2014 to NOV 26, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24BL
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V028000
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 10/19/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014. The glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7062
  • Consequence: Vehicle occupants could be injured by falling glass. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60B9.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 12, 2013 to JUL 02, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 60B9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V658000
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES Recall Date: 04/14/2014
  • Summary: Volkswagen of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission. In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 26452
  • Consequence: The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 16, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 02, 2014 to APR 07, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 38B9/9V
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V182000

2014 Volkswagen Beetle Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 11/7/17

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