Brake Light Switch Problems of Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen New Beetle owners have reported 6 problems related to brake light switch (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volkswagen New Beetle based on all problems reported for the New Beetle.

car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle 1
Failure Date: 06/08/2006

: the contact stated the brake light remained illuminated. To disengage the brake light the fuse was removed. A NHTSA recall, #03v265000 was performed on the vehicle regarding the brake light switch however, the recall did not remedy the problem. The dealership would not offer a second repair without a charge. There is a second NHTSA recall, # 06v183000, regarding the brake light switch; however, this vehicle is not included in the recall due to the VIN.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle 2
Failure Date: 09/04/2004

Transmission replaced three times, still not working properly, lunges into forward and reverse, and will drop into and out of high and low gear when driving. Sunroof leaked because the drainage tubing was not connected at factory causing water damage to leather seats and now mold is growing inside of vehicle, making it difficult to be inside and have had one sinus infection already.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle 3
Failure Date: 04/16/2003

The vehicle's speed dropped dramatically, and then stalled. The vehicle experienced the following: the lights would come on, would not come out of park(repeatedly), lock up, sit for hours/frozen, start but not come out of park, abs and epc light problems which was fixed under warranty and was told the overload problems should have been fixed, while driven, the vehicle dropped down to 30 mph and down to 20 mph on another occasion, the motor sounded loud and the vehicle had shaken, the dealer found three fault code for throttle control and faulty throttle body(dealer assured consumer that the problem wouldn't happen again), and the consumer was told that there was a misfire on all cylinders and that the plug wires were replaced. On one occasion where vehicle did not come out of park, the dealer suggested that the problem had come from the brake switch and assured that the freeze up(s) were solved. The vehicle sat for five hours, then the vehicle finally started and the dealer stated that the problem was the wiring harness to the ecm(the part had to be ordered).

car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 4
Failure Date: 08/29/2002

Problems with the brake pedal switch. It malfunctioned leaving me stranded by not being able to shift out of park. Called Volkswagen roadside but no help due to stingy warranty period(2yrs&24k) for 2001 and older vw's. Finally repaired, but still problematic. The brake pedal will no longer retract 100%. The brakes actually overheated! I don't feel comfortable driving it now, so I have gotten accustomed to manually pulling it back with my left foot. I took it back to the dealer and they said that it was normal & that it was impossible for the brakes being applied in the retracted position. Upon further discovery on the internet, I found a guy whose brakes actually caught on fire from this problem!! what should I do?????.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle 5
Failure Date: 07/02/2002

I have had two brake relay switch problems with this car in three months. I think its a common defect. Dt.

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car image   Brake Light Switch problem of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle 6
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

Brake light switch failed. Nlm.


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