Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

2013 Volkswagen Beetle airbags did not deploy in my accident

I was rear ended at a red light. I was sitting still and the person behind me came off the on ramp and did not try to stop. I was struck. This the second accident in two months where someone has hit me and no airbags deployed. I was side swiped the other time.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

The airbag technology uses many factors when deploying. If it doesn't see the need, they won't pop out at you possibly injuring you more than the small accident. When I was clipped on my rear corner and spun me around in the intersection, they didn't pop. But a head first hit popped them. The primary sensor is behind the front bumper

Posted on Dec 30, 2013


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 15 Answers

SOURCE: 2004 Volkswagon Jetta airbag deployment indicator

I had a similar problem on my 2003 VW Jetta. The airbag light lit and would not go off. If it's the same problem, you have to take it in for servicing and the tech has to turn it off.

I think it's a way for them to get you to come in for a "recommended" service if you ask me. They said it was dangerous, but it is your airbag...

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • 102 Answers

SOURCE: 2000 VW Beetle airbag light on

has to be done with vagcom or vcds software

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

  • 1111 Answers

SOURCE: VW Beetle 2003 rear window regulators stopped working

these days everything is made from plastic including the guides and rollers most likely this or perhaps rust ,dirt ,sand had entered the track causing this noise and problem remove door panel and inspect with a light and perhaps clean it then re-grease it

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

  • 3085 Answers

SOURCE: dash deployment light 2001 VW jetta

Only a VW technician has the software to reset air bag faults.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • 194 Answers

SOURCE: volkswagen beetle coolant light goes red, blinks

ck your coolant level when the car is cold. Fill the res. until right betwen the 'min' and 'max' lines

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Check airbag lite in on. shows a person with a bubble in front. is vehicle safe to drive or will it deploy while I am driving?

The check airbag light means that the vehicle's computer has detected a likelihood that the airbag will NOT deploy in an accident as designed.
This means there is virtually no chance it will inflate for no reason at all.

Sep 12, 2014 | 2005 Chevrolet Suburban 2500

1 Answer

How do you replace deployed airbag on 2004 beetle?

on most VWs there are spring loaded lugs (X2) inside holes at the back of the steering wheel . you need a hand held mirror to view this and a short screw driver to leaver them aside while pulling the airbag towards you . it is very fiddly to do.

Jul 14, 2014 | 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

1 Answer


The crash fuel shut-off system is integral with the airbag system. The airbag module turns off power to the primary side of the fuel pump relay in the event of an airbag deployment. There is no resettable "switch".

Aug 30, 2011 | 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

Do the airbags and seatbealt deploy in a accident if you dont apply brakes?

Yes, absolutely if the ignition key is turned in "ON" position!
No matter if you apply or not the car brakes, the airbags and seatbelts deploy in a accident if the ignition key is turned in "ON" position. The Airbag system is completely independent from the brake system.

Jun 05, 2011 | 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 Sedan

1 Answer

Airbag light on my 2002 vw

You need to have it scanned by your local shop.
normally these are from a ignighter that is out.
You need to know your airbag may not deploy if you get in an accident!!!

Jan 29, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

2003 VW Beetle GLS, indicator light, looks like a person sitting in a sit with a circle in front of them, no manual, what is this?

this is the air bag system fault indicator you will have to hook to a scanner and have fault codes read warning this light being illuminated means there is a fault detected in air bag circuit and it is now non-functional in a collision it will not deploy and could result in fatal injury so have checked soon not just for you say a family member is riding with you passenger side air bags will not deploy either not something you want to chance

Sep 03, 2010 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

Why did the airbag light go on vw beetle

There could be many reasons, the most common is a bad seatbelt buckle but the way to find out why is to have the airbag computer scanned, when scanning there are codes stored, this codes tell you the reason why, and what is not operating right,you would need a shop with a scan tool to diagnose, also when the airbag system sees something not working right it shuts down the system so no false airbags are deployed,so as long as the light is on you have no airbags that work, hope this is helpful.

Apr 19, 2010 | 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

1 Answer

My 2005 gmc envoy airbags did not deploy on impact or even when the firefighters tried to deploy them... what the hell is this? my kids could've been in the vehicle.

If the airbag light had been on so long that it bunrt out then the light wouldnt be on to tell you they wont work. If the SRS fuse was blown or removed the airbags and the light won't work. If the car had been repaired by a less than honest repairman and the airbags were replaced with dummies that trick the light to being out.. The SRS bags are expensive and the triggers and the wiring are all supposed to be replaced if the bags were deployed in an accident. A dual bag system that has been deployed can cost $4000 to replace correctly, never mind the other work thats required to make the car safe and roadworthy. A car facts report may find the person thats responsable for the less than complete repair. If any senser or air bag doesnt complete the circuit to the controller the warning light SRS or AIRBAG orange or yellow will be on and the bags with the light on will not work. I hope everything comes out OK as to find this out you had to be in a hard accident and the fireman has been trained to protect the wreaker and rescue peaple by causing the air bags to deploy if they didn't. So the bags cant hurt them as they work to remove the busted car from the crash site

Oct 14, 2009 | 2004 GMC Envoy

1 Answer

2000 VW Beetle airbag light on

has to be done with vagcom or vcds software

Mar 19, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

Air Bag light stays on after engine starts.

take a look at

They're working in Airbag-Simulators and Occupancy Sensor-Simulators.



Jan 28, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Volkswagen Beetle Logo

143 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides