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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle is between $518 and $633 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$576
Annual Repair Cost
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Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The car starts when I add ether, but just for a few seconds after it just shuts off.
It just started and it was starting to over heat when i parked it
Runs on all 4 cylinders starts quick runs for about 15 seconds then dies.repeats itself every ti...
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND CRUISE CONTROLS...
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ELECTRICAL WIRING LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMEN...
Overall (11 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
November 02, 2012
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
I bought my 1998 Beetle with over 170,000 miles on it. I've driven to over 20,000 miles. The door lock broke...alarm sounded and now...the car won't start...something to do with the circuit...Ele...
August 20, 2012
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
There is only 2 problems we have had with our 1998 volkswagon beetle. The air condition quit working and the handle you close the door with came loose. would we get another beetle. Theyre cute but,...
June 26, 2012
1998 Volkswagen Beetle
6/25/2012 Was the scariest day of my life. Due to electrical problems in my Beetle, I almost died. My car over heated at the Mc Donald's here in my hometown. I pulled out of drive-thru and my car c...