Turn Signal Flasher Unit Problems of Volkswagen New Beetle

Volkswagen New Beetle owners have reported 3 problems related to turn signal flasher unit (under the exterior lighting 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   Turn Signal Flasher Unit problem of the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 1
Failure Date: 03/20/2007

Turn signals operate intermittently or cease working after a few flashes. The immediate failure mode"violates the fmvss, and subjects the driver to citations for failing to properly signal a turn and/or defective equipment. Safety hazard for surrounding traffic putting vehicle at greater risk.

See all problems of the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle icon-go-page.

car image   Turn Signal Flasher Unit problem of the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 2
Failure Date: 10/12/2006

Emergency light switch (hazard switch) there was a vw recall issued to replace this switch that not only controls the hazard flashers but also the turn signals, in the jetta, golf, & gti. My beetle uses the same switch I am wondering why it was not included in this recall (vw recall vx). My switch has the same intermittent problem as described in the March 2005 recall letter, I will be replacing the switch on my own accord, but this bulletin should include the vw New Beetle model in my opinion.

car image   Turn Signal Flasher Unit problem of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle 3
Failure Date: 11/08/2003

Seatbelt air bag sensor- air bag malfunction light came on 11/8/03 took the car to the dealership they ordered the part. Both headlights were not working by the time I got to the dealer, they replaced those, turn signals were going on and off along with the hazard lights, was told these needed to be ordered. Called in 2 weeks and was told the parts were on manufacture backorder and they would call me when they came in. I called every 2 weeks they part were not in. 3/3/04 smog test done to register my car- failed smog, took car to dealer cat converter out, they had to order part said they would reorder the sensor, 3/12/04 took car back in parts not in yet, called every day parts not in now my registration was late. Cat converter came in on 4/2/04 it was installed dealer was refusing to smog test for free the finally did but would not pay the fees for my registration being late. Called again every 2 weeks parts did not come in. 6/30/04 went in other parts on the car were braking off, emergency brake handle broken, display lights not working, cup holder broken, again they had to order parts, and they never came in. 8/18/04 air conditioning stoped blowing cold air, made appt online for 8/23/04 took car in, none of the parts ordered are in again. Service stated my air conditioning is not covered because of a hole in the condensor even though my warranty states it is covered they refused to fix it and tried to charge me $95. 00 for finding the hole, I refused to pay after all I have been waiting since November for several parts including a saftey issue, the dealer service has been the worst I dealt with in 25 years of driving. I have sent emails, phone calls and faxes to the dealer regarding all my complaints and have not received a response.

See all problems of the 2002 Volkswagen New Beetle icon-go-page.

Other Common Exterior Lighting related problems of Volkswagen New Beetle

Switch Make:
Switch Model:
Volkswagen New Beetle Service Bulletins icon-go-page
Volkswagen New Beetle Safety Recalls icon-go-page
Volkswagen Defect Investigations icon-go-page