hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,543 miles

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problem #1

Jun 222011

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 68,543 miles
02M transmission 6 speed; shift fork in 1st and 2nd gear fail, a small rivet is used to secure this fork (brass fork and steel shaft) together. My 1st and 2nd gear were hard to get into and progressively got worse over time; until the shift fork failed and 1st, 2nd gear are nonexistent; all other gears work fine. This is a known issue and widely reported problem on websites such as vwvortex. This particular car; 2002 new Beetle turbo S; only has about 70K which is low for a catastrophic failure such as this.

- New Mexico, NM, USA