Volkswagen Beetle owners have reported 3 problems related to defogger (under the visibility category).
- the contact called regarding the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact turned on the heater and it would not turn on. The heater eventually turned on, the blower stopped ,and flames started coming from the heater vents. The failure mileage was 75,800. The fire was put out with a fire extinguisher. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The repair shop diagnosed the problem as a faulty heater/air conditioner control switch. The contact contacted the manufacturer and they will not do anything. The vehicle was being repaired at a non Volkswagen repair shop.
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Vent louver were breaking and were loose, dealer replaced vent.
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Consumer states the rear window can not be cleared of rain, dew, fog or moisture that accumulates on the window when the vehicle is not in motion, even after the vehicle is in operation under city driving conditions, the rear window vision remains obscured, consumer has discussed the problem with the dealer and they suggested that a chemical be applied to the rear window that will facilitate removal of moisture from the window, but that solution is effective only after the vehicle is in motion, consumer requested that a wiper be installed for the rear window at his expense, but dealer refused to do so.
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