2005 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

2005 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Dirty/Failed Throttle Body

A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Check Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.

Odor from HVAC vents

A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reviews

I bought this car used. It is so much fun to drive. Gets great fuel mileage. Plenty of leg and head room. The only complaint that I have is that its sits very close to the ground and you really have to be careful on slopes. I love it. Yeah, I'm a chick and they say it's a chick car. Oh well.

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