The second-generation of the born-again Beetle retains its distinctive iconic looks, while providing a roomier cabin and distinctive interior touches. The car also dispenses with the word "New" in its name -- probably a good idea since the modern Beetle had been around since 1998. This Beetle drives decently, but doesn't excel anywhere and shows penny-scrimping compromises. Handling is no more than ordinary.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

Learn more about car Reliability.

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Volkswagen Beetle owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"the gas cap developed a pin hole and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Back window does not stay closed when you put the top back up. Trunk leaks when you wash the car and when it rains. Blind spot back passenger side causes significant problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI)

"Water pump failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"convertible top not fitting properly. Started 2018, isn't resolved"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"Trunk lid rattles .... even though I brought it in to VW it continues to rattle.... Of course VW doesn't hear anything. It has been an ongoing issue since I purchased the car in April 2013"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Rattle in rear hatch, dealer unable to identify or fix"

T A., CO (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle in the right rear passenger area possibly associated with the convertible top mechanism"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"The Dashboard rattles and squeaks constantly at the gauge cluster on top and center of the dashboard"

Keith P., CA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"thunk in rear end"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Rattle by windows. Have brought car in at least 3-4 times for this issue"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Windows on passenger side rattled. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"an infrequent but on and off squeak rattle coming from the left or right side back seat area. It seems it might be inside the side panel under the rear window area were the rear car suspension is housed"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Air vent rattles inside"

Alfonso G., FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Window rattle on both doors."

Cristiano A., NJ (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"Sunroof whistles"

Alfonso G., FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Wind noise is caused by the windows failing to function properly in wet winter weather. They go down a bit to clear the gaskets. Then, they don't re-seat properly"

Richard F., MA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"engine light sticks on"

Wes M., OR (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"Driving light bracket broke when attempting to change the bulb. Driving light does not seat in its holder, tends to fall out."

Barry T., TX (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Horn

"1 of two horns stopped functioning and the replacement stopped working also. Third time worked"

Robert G., CO (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Found out that a low battery in the key fob causes lots of different problems that you might not expect"

Wes M., OR (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Automatic doorlock sensor malfx"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Stays on all the time"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"passenger door will no longer lock, upon acceleration, makes a clicking noise like it's trying to lock, every time car stops and then accelerates, this repeats, would cost over 600 dollars to fix, i feel it's a safety issue as locked car doors will deter a carjacker..."

Sheryl H., FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Key got stuck in ignition lock, whole stering colum had to be dismanteled"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The passenger side back seat latch needed to be replaced because after folding the seat down and then up again it would not re-latch to hold the seat back"

Linda A., NC (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sunroof

"High-pitched whistle at speeds over 25 MPH. It took the dealer several months to remedy the situation"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Windows

"Windows would not go up when top was closed"

Dan D., CA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"both the drivers side and passenger side windows squeak very loudly when rolling up and down. no matter the weather"

Linda A., NC (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Door trim comes loose and will not stay attached."

Barry T., TX (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This car was advertised by a White Plains, NY VW dealership as VW Certified Pre-Owned, but the driver side tweeter was loose. It was obvious in their website photos - and I had asked that this be fixed before I flew out to get the car. This repair was not done. They assured when I arrived that it was an easy fix and they would send me a new tweeter. Despite several follow-up requests, this did not arrive until 47 days later, and only after I got VW Corporate involved. Then, per my local VW dealership, it turns out that the tweeter couldn’t be reinstalled without replacing the door panel too, because it had several cracks in the clips below the tweeter that hold the door to the door frame. The White Plains, NY dealership refused to help with this matter despite me and VW Corporate contacting them about the damage and subsequent costs of over $1700 just to bring the door to CPO standards. There was no explanation from the NY dealership nor from VW Corporate on how or why such a car could have qualified as a CPO car. Also at this point, VW Corporate said there was nothing they could do to help. In my opinion, anyone who considers a VW Certified Pre-Own car needs to be very cautious about any pre-existing conditions as apparently they are not covered. This was my second VW CPO car and I was so impressed the first time that I decided it was a good decision again. Obviously not."

David Z., WI (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Many plastic pieces would come loose. Not the most glamorous interior"

Dan D., CA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"chip on fender with no paint found after bring new car home"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"sheet metal very thin.. any contact with a surface of any kind makes a door ding or a dent on the fender. Looks like it has been hammered."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"roof paint craking at edge of roof. Snow fell on roof? Not sure."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Volkswagen Beetle Unsure)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Emissions light went on; car failed state emissions test for renewing license. I took it to the dealer and they fixed it for my $50 deductible"

L V., MO (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Failed emissions during inspection."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light was on - had vehicle in dealer for repair 3 times before they found and corrected problem!"

Hyde G., OR (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

"Check Engine light keeps coming on, has to be reset at dealer"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

"Leak detention pump should not go out with only 11000 on car,, Plus Tacata air bags recall should happen now. Didn't happen"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle Unsure Unsure)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"Master cylinder failed , no brakes. In my experience with less than 40000 miles this is unusual"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pads were worn out at 35000 miles."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Rear brakes wore out prematurely."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Rotors

"rear brakes need replaced pads and probably rotors but thats fine because there is 122,000 miles on the original brakes!"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

"Pressure sensor needed to be replaced. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Engine harness

"EPC light would light; car would have no power and would not exceed 40MPH. Intermittent"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"key would not come out of ignition. Had to replace ignition cylinder and lock housing"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Dealer replaced intake manifold under warranty"

Willard S., FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Head gasket

"When in for scheduled service, the dealer notified me of a recall notice regarding a gasket or seal problem. They fixed it under factory warranty"

Robert O., OH (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"i do live in Florida, where cars DO work extra hard in summer, but the compressor turns on and off, which it never did until AFTER it was out of warranty...lol"

Sheryl H., FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-L 5 Cyl)
Condenser

"A/C stopped working, VW dealer indicated due to accident and would not cover under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"The stereo shuts off unexpectedly and won't come back on for several minutes. It seems to happen most on hot days. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem or fix it."

John R., CA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"This car was a VW Certified Pre-owned and after we got it, we found out it had had water damage that affected the electronics module underneath the passenger seat! This affected both the passenger airbag sensor AND the Bluetooth. Apparently, the dea"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Technician incorrectly installed o ring during oil change"

Willard S., FL (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Springs or torsion bars

"front stabilizer links need replaced and are causing a noise and vibration in steering wheel"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 2.0-L 4 Cyl diesel)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"Vehicle hesitated on accelerating from a stop. Found loose wiring and repaired. Problem occurred twice, and has been repaired twice"

Dane S., CA (2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L 2.5-L 5 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
Dec 16, 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Volkswagen Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles. The driver's side air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall began March 19, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69BC.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V785000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 105652
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 23, 2020
If there is a brake fluid leak, it can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Tenneco Automotive (Tenneco) is recalling certain Beck/Arnley Master Cylinders, part number 072-9831, sold as aftermarket or replacement parts for 2004-2018 Volkswagen Jetta, and 2012-2019 Volkswagen Beetle vehicles. The fluid seal crimp on the master cylinder may be insufficient, causing brake fluid to leak or the cylinder to come apart.
What should you do:
Beck/Arnley will notify the distributors that sold the master cylinders and will work with the distributors to notify the end users. Affected master cylinders will be exchanged for a new master cylinder (part number 072-9990), free of charge. The recall began October 30, 2020. Owners may contact Tenneco customer service at 1-800-625-9319.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Sep 25, 2019
If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2018 Tiguan LWB, 2007-2009 Jetta Sedan, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2019 Jetta, 2013 Jetta Hybrid, 2008-2009 Jetta Sportwagen, 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 2013 Golf, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2008-2010 Beetle, and Beetle Convertible vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners and repurchase the affected vehicles. The recall began November 6, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01D7. Note: This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 18V-329.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V679000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 113
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, STEERING
Aug 22, 2019
Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall began November 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V615000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 679027
VISIBILITY
Oct 20, 2014
Vehicle occupants could be injured by falling glass. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014. The glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60B9.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V658000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7062
SUSPENSION
Oct 20, 2014
The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013. The durability of the rear trailing arms may be reduced in vehicles whose rear trailing arms have been previously deformed, such as a result of a rear or side-rear impact crash.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms designed to prevent a sudden loss of control in the event of trailing arm sudden fracture, free of charge. The recall began April 7, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V656000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 442066
AIR BAGS
Nov 15, 2012
If the control module does not detect a child seat installed, the airbag will not turn off. If the airbag does not turn off, in the event of a crash necessitating front airbag deployment, a child secured in the child seat may be at an increased risk for serious injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles, manufactured from February 2012, through August 2012, and equipped with leather sport seats. If the right front passenger seat gets wet, the occupant control module may not properly detect the presence of a child restraint installed in the seat.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the control modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during January 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
For more information:
Volkswagen's campaign recall number is 69i9/W6.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V540000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2471
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