Seat Broken Problems of Volkswagen New Beetle
Volkswagen New Beetle owners have reported 1 problem linked to seat broken (under the seats category).
#1 - Seat Broken problem of the 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle
The vehicle involved was a 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle. The VIN of the problem New Beetle is 3VWBB61C3W_. While executing a right turn at low speed, the drivers's seat broke loose from the track at the front of the seat. The seat remained attached to the track at the rear of the seat. This caused the seat and me (the driver) to suddenly roll toward the back of the car, almost losing contact with the steering wheel. Only by grasping the steering wheel and pulling myself forward was I able to reach the clutch and brake pedals. I then guided the car to a safe stop. This defect could easily have resulted in my death and the death of other drivers. I have never attempted to perform any work on this seat. Regardless of the number of miles driven, and regardless of warranty status, the driver's seat should never break loose like that. This is a potentially fatal defect. This issue happened on Saturday, July 27, 2002.
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