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1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

1999 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, November 27, 2006

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, September 26, 2003


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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Questions and Answers

frankg314, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, Gasoline, Sanford, NC

I can run for a short time then the engine shuts off and will not start.
Could it be the alarm system failure?

rockingrozz, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Columbus, GA

need to remove the motor so I can replace it.

Sheila_1, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, Canton, MI

how do i figure out what is wrong with the car when the check engine light is on and there is no code.
took it to auto zone everything came up ok

dean_car, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, Gasoline, Menifee, CA

The ABS light comes on and goes off when I am driving also my emergency light comes on and goes off once in a while. My prking brake is very definately off. My brakes are good becuase I have them s...

4ali, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, Burtonsville, MD

how to remove interior door panel to access window track?

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1999 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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. Recalls galore, electrical issues beyond repair, things just stop working period no matter how many times you revive them. I do still have my car but its only because I just can't sell it. Think I'll plant it in the backyard with flowers growing from within or maybe take the engine out and put in a BBQ grill instead! More reliable anyway. My honest opinion, don't buy this year (1999) if you truly want a New Beetle for your ride. I'm sure newer years should have less issues, well hopefully anyway. Unless of course you have tons of money you like to spend on broken things, then in that case this is the perfect vehicle for you. Go for it. But don't cry when your in the broke house with a cute car sitting in the driveway not working, cause I warned you.

It's like dating the popular girl and finding out she's a skitzo freak. NOT WORTH IT!

I bought my '99 Beetle in '99.. Had 7 miles on it. Still have it, and still driving it with no problems, other than a 13 yr. old car would have..Biggest expense was catalytic converter went last year. Had it replaced and we're good to go!!!! LOVE my car, and it loves me!!!! You take care of it, it takes care of you.. I'm 66 yrs. old with my 5 speed Beetle and loving it!! So do my granddaughters!! Probably will outlast me!!

im 17. paying this car off at the moment. and i love it. the main problems were things that were neglected from the previous owner.

I am looking into buying a 1999 Beetle.. I am reading these reviews & now I'm torn!! My review is just what I think just going by a test drive.. Everything seems ok... but just worried about after..(If I decide to buy)

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