1998 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle ProblemsPremature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.
1998 Volkswagen Beetle QuestionsWhat is the plug in part of the mass airflow sensor called? (1 answer)
1998 Volkswagen Beetle RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1998-2002 Models Due to Malfunctioning Brake Light Switch
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1999-2002 Jetta and 1998-2002 Beetle models because a brake light switch may malfunction if incorrectly installed during a safety recall. This can cause the brake lights to become inoperative or remain on. Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge.