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Volkswagen Beetle repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (11%)

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Volkswagen Beetle brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (63%)

Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

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

62591 mi

C $1048
brake reconditioning of calipers and parking brake 

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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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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

190000 mi

US $100
Replaced one emergency brake cable that had frozen 

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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle 2dr Hatch

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

192800 mi

C $500
replaced pads, rotors, calipers 
287000 mi

US $52
wheel sensor failed 
323800 mi

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

US $40
left front ABS sensor bad 
381000 mi

US $34
repaired rear caliper slide, replaced warrantied life time pads and bought 2 rotors 
402000 mi Replace sticking right rear caliper under Auto Zone warranty. Also the pads were warranty. 

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Volkswagen Beetle Brake Problems

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