Safety Features by Model

GLS $1,845 - $3,108

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger front-impact airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters, front pretensioners, emergency locking retractors
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLX $2,663 - $3,888

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger front-impact airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters, front pretensioners, emergency locking retractors
  • Traction control
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GL $2,385 - $3,556

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger front-impact airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters, front pretensioners, emergency locking retractors
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

Sport $2,580 - $3,865

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger front-impact airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters, front pretensioners, emergency locking retractors
  • Traction control
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 2-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

24 months / 24,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

120 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24 months / Unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

Basic Warranty Terms

Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles
model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles
TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

Powertrain Warranty

5 years/60,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

100-plus point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

No

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Dealer decision

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V244
Summary:
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Child seat anchorages installed in the vehicle's rear seats must be identified by markings, and their location and use described in the owner's manual. The anchorages in these vehicles were not marked or described as required by the standard.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Owners will be provided with a supplement for the Owner's Manual and also a set of four guidance fixtures intended for use in conjunction with child seats equipped with rigid or semi-rigid lower anchorage attachments. Also enclosed will be four decals, together with installation instructions and a template for attaching the decals to the lower seat backs. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 15, 2002. Owners should contact VWoA at 1-800-822-8987.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V031
Summary:
On these passenger vehicles, short circuits within the Electronic Control Unit of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) can result in a fire.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will replace the ABS control unit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-February 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.