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Volkswagen Beetle repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (11%)

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Volkswagen Beetle brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (29%)

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 mi

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 mi

US $70
R/R caliper sticking, burned pad 
350000 mi

US $40
left front ABS sensor bad 
193400 mi

C $500
replaced pads, rotors, calipers 

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Volkswagen Beetle Brake Problems

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