Safety Features by Model

GL Coupe $16,330 - $18,705

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters/front pretensioners/load limiters
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLS Coupe $18,520 - $21,355

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters/front pretensioners/load limiters
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Traction control w/electronic differential lock
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

Satellite Blue Coupe $19,865

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters/front pretensioners/load limiters
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

Satellite Blue $19,865

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters/front pretensioners/load limiters
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GL $20,900 - $22,075

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, load limiters
  • 3-point rear outboard seat belts
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Emergency trunk release handle w/location reflector
  • Collapsible steering column w/impact-deformable steering wheel
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rear automatic rollover supports
  • Dual-note horn

GLS $22,640 - $23,815

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, load limiters
  • 3-point rear outboard seat belts
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Emergency trunk release handle w/location reflector
  • Collapsible steering column w/impact-deformable steering wheel
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rear automatic rollover supports
  • Dual-note horn

Turbo S Coupe $23,850

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters/front pretensioners/load limiters
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Traction control w/Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

Turbo S $23,850

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front/rear seat belts w/height adjusters/front pretensioners/load limiters
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Traction control w/Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLS Turbo $24,820 - $25,995

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags w/dual stage deployment
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: pretensioners, load limiters
  • 3-point rear outboard seat belts
  • Active head restraints
  • Rear child seat tether anchorage points
  • Emergency trunk release handle w/location reflector
  • Traction control w/Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column w/impact-deformable steering wheel
  • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Rear automatic rollover supports
  • 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

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48 months / 50,000 miles

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

Air Bags Sep 29, 2003
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 29, 2003
NHTSA Campaign:
03V356000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE PASSENGER DETECTION FUNCTION OF THE PASSIVE OCCUPANT DETECTION SYSTEM (PODS) MAY BECOME DISABLED.
Consequence:
SHOULD THE PODS CONTROL UNIT MALFUNCTION, THE AIR BAG SYSTEM IN THE VEHICLE WILL NOT WORK AS DESIGNED AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT OCCUPANTS IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE PODS. OWNER NOTIFICATION ORIGINALLY BEGAN OCTOBER 3, 2003. VW HAS DETERMINED THAT ADDITIONAL VEHICLES NEED TO BE REPAIRED. THE RECALL FOR THE ADDITIONAL VEHICLES IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 17, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.
Equipment > Other > Labels Dec 2, 2003
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 2, 2003
NHTSA Campaign:
03V508000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE TIRE INFORMATION LABEL IS INCORRECT IDENTIFYING THE VEHICLE AS A FIVE-PASSENGER VEHICLE, INSTEAD OF A FOUR-PASSENGER VEHICLE.
Consequence:
EXCEEDING THE CORRECT SEATING CAPACITY IN A VEHICLE PUTS OCCUPANTS AT RISK FOR INJURY IN A CRASH, AND CAN RESULT IN VEHICLE OVERLOADING, WHICH CAN AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING AND PUT YOU AT RISK FOR A CRASH.
Remedy:
OWNERS WILL BE SENT A NEW LABEL AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 9, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VWOA AT 1-800-822-8987.
Fuel System, Diesel Dec 13, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 13, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V586000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HIGH PRESSURE DIESEL PUMPS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPER FASTENER, WHICH COULD ALLOW DIESEL FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE PUMP.
Consequence:
DIESEL FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL PUMP. THE RECALLBEGAN ON FEBRUARY 8, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-2834.