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Volkswagen Beetle Brake Problems

290 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Beetle. 8 of these members (2.8%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 9 brake repairs to Volkswagen Beetles--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volkswagen Beetle problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Chart based on 168 repairs.

Volkswagen Beetle brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

19000 mi   The wires for the traction control were frayed and needed to be replaced 

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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

149000 mi US $75 Outer front brake pads separated from the backing plates. Pads still had 5+MM of friction material. 

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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

70000 mi US $600 Replaced all pads and rotors 

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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

124500 mi US $700 Replaced brakes and air filters 
96000 US $465 Went to the Pep Boys for oil change and was told that the front breaks was worn off. Changed front breaks basic PS ceramic package and front prostop ceramic pads. 

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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

287000 mi US $52 wheel sensor failed 
324700   R/R caliper sticking, burned pad 
350000   left front ABS sensor bad 
193400 C $500 replaced pads, rotors, calipers 

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