1999 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Problems

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

One or Both Head Lights May Not Work

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Ignition Component/Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Failure

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.

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Does my 99 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 manual have shocks, struts or both? (1 answer)

What parts EXACTLY for replacing my suspension? Does my Beetle need struts, or are they shocks, or strut shocks? What combo goes in the front and what goes in the rear? I need clarity on the exact parts/options for a suspension refresh.
Thank you!

Was messing with fuse box crank one time Steele wines over but won't crank (1 answer)

Please let me know if you can help me

The Beetle starts but does not continue to run...shuts off after a few seconds (2 answers)

it gets gas, people said it had a blown engine

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

Volkswagen 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.

Recall 03V265000

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

based on 20 customer reviews
I have a 99 diesel with 286000 on it and still going I have replaced clutch and rack and pinion brakes and glow plugs. Was ok till the other day and now it will not turn over its either the starter on the neutral switch have to get it towed in but other than that I would recommend to anyone.
Bought my Beetle used with 71000 miles on it in 2005. It now has 199500 miles on it and runs wonderful. No motor troubles or anything other than maintenance items you have to do to any car if you keep it that long but hey, people get things wrong with them as they age also. I love the car and love the way it drives and handles. It may blow up tomorrow but so far it has been great.
One awesome day back in 1999 I was surprised with the gift of a groovy little red new beetle! Drove that bad girl right out of the dealership and boy do I regret that day. This car is adorable yes indeed, but it's just a mask for it's many malfunctions within. I've had everything wrong and spent a fortune on the beast but yet every month no matter how pampered she is something else goes haywire...

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