Six problems related to air bag light on have been reported for the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle based on all problems reported for the 2003 New Beetle.
After starting the car, air bag light continues to stay on. This is the second time in one year this has happened. This first time the air bag light came on the driver side sensor under the seat was replaced at dealer.
Vw New Beetles have a susceptibility to constant airbag light coming on due to poor quality wiring under the seat and in the seat belt harness. Volkswagen of american does not want to take responsibility for the poor quality workmanship. Parts are too expansive and only a dealer item. There are a lot of vw beetle owners out there that have the some problem with the air bag light.
Airbag light always on even after the 6 second rule that the manual explains.
Air bag light came on. I have done a lot of research on the internet and I have found alot of people have had the same problem with vw New Beetle. I feel that this could be a major problem due to the fact that while this light is on the air bags will not work in case of an accident. This is a major safety issue.
2003 vw beetle air bag light came on and stays on, will not go off. Vehicle has never been involved in an accident. Nhtsa campaign id number 08v178000, investigation pe08-012, NHTSA action number pe08012 lists model yeas 2003-2005 however, 2003 model with this VIN number not listed. Believe to be same problem.
2003 New Beetle convertible. The car is less than two years old and the airbag light has turned on for no reason three times. (it stays on. ) in sept '04 dealer replaced a crash sensor; in oct '04 dealer replaced the airbag; in may '05 dealer replaced crash sensor again. Srs. Pco.