Volkswagen Beetle owners have reported 4 problems related to tank filler pipe and cap (under the gasoline fuel system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volkswagen Beetle based on all problems reported for the Beetle.
Since I purchased my Beetle in 2001, it has been an ongoing money drain. In 6 yrs. I have replaced the manual transmission twice, had the brakes worked on a number of times, been unable to open the gas "door" on the car w/ the gas cap latch, had to replace the hood opening latch, had repeated electrical failures, problems w/ front & rear light wiring, had door locks/alarm fail & subsequently had my laptop stolen from the car, the radio has not worked for 1+ year, & it's cover panel is loose & falling back into the dash, the rear-view mirror switches have failed, the power window switches have had to be replaced, the drivers side door fell off (!) of its top hinge when the hinge broke while opening the door normally at a gas station, the air compressor has failed many times, the a/c is currently not working, the drivers side door lock fell out of the handle(!!!!), the catalytic converter has been replaced twice, & the list goes on. Currently I have not been driving the car for several wks b/c though only a week or two out of the shop, again it is having transmission problems. I am at my wits end with this car & having recently graduated from college, am not in the greatest position to have to buy a new car. Moreover, I am so displeased w/ the car that I would literally feel guilty about trading it in to be sold to some other unsuspecting person. Vw should be so ashamed of themselves, & should be reimbursing owners of the 1998 Beetle in full for all of the strife & trouble that they have caused. In fact, after writing this & realizing how many problems this car has had, I may try to take legal action - this is totally unacceptable! finally, our local vw dealer is terrible, keeping my car for wks. Longer than expected, one time leaving a candy bar stuck to my passenger side seat!!!, and acting like they could care less about the poor quality of their products & labor.
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I have a 2002 Volkswagen Beetle and was filling the gas tank with fuel at a texaco in beaufort, south carolina. The gas pump shut off when the tank filled up, and I pulled the pump from my tank. When I removed the pump gasoline burst out of the tank and covered me in gasoline. The gasoline went into my eyes and all over my body and clothes, and I became chemically blind for nearly two hours. I was rushed to the hospital and had to have my eyes flushed out with two bottles of solution per eye. The gas station replaced the nozzle of the pump, but still could not verify that the pump was to blame. The experience was extremely traumatic.
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Gas cap flap was inoperative, dealer replaced gas flap regulator and replaced fuel filler flap actuator.
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While driving at 35 mph vehicle began to stall, and shake, showed a sign of vehicle losing power. Engine check light illuminated on the dash panel, and vehicle shut off. Dealer has been contacted. Engine also hesitates when accelerating from the start. Vehicle has had complaints regarding trunk and fuel release actuator cable. Steering rods came loose and had to be resecured and mounting bolt. . Window motor failed.
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