VW New Beetle Rear Seat Area Rattling

The New Beetle is a refreshing take on the style of the original Volkswagen Beetle, which was popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s in the United States. Manufactured from 1998 until 2010, these vehicles capitalize on everything consumers love about the older style Bugs and combine those characteristics with new colors and features to make the New Beetle appealing to both the older and younger generations of consumers. The New Beetle has more leg room, with a larger cabin and trunk space in the rear. The anterior engine compartment allows for engine upgrades, to make the New Beetle faster and more efficient than its predecessor. All of these changes make for a more comfortable, enjoyable ride while offering the convenience of a premium sound system and cutting edge mobile technology offered on premium models.

A complaint reported by some Volkswagen New Beetle owners is described as a rattling noise emanating from the rear seat area. Most often this noise is found on the passenger side of the vehicle and is a frequently if not constant sound as the vehicle is driven down the road. The cause of the rattling or vibrating noise may be loose clips or bolts inside the door panel. These could become loose due to wear and tear, but some owners have complained of rear seat rattling from the day they drove off the car lot.

This is not a dangerous problem, but definitely one that can be quite annoying. We recommend a trip to your independent German auto specialist as the best way to discern the source of the problem. He or she will examine your vehicle and determine the best course of action to solve the issue.

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