2001 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

2001 Volkswagen Beetle Problems

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 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.

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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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Questions

I have a 2001 VW Beetle. For the last couple of years, the check engine light comes on, intermittently, and the EPC light,as well as the traction light. Codes always say misfiring of 2 cylinders and throttle body. I just had a throttle body put in 2 weeks ago. It ran fine for 2 weeks, and now...

Got my daughter this for 16th birthday but now concerned for her safety. She has lost power three times down. One time traveling on interstate at 70 mph and dropped to 40 mph before reengaging. Even with foot on gas. The next times was in town once turning into traffic had to make emergency stop ...

I remark on the dashboard the battery light I assume indicate the alternator is not light on even though the key is in ignition no light at all showing for the battery Try to jump start or put another battery it run great but as soon I disconnect one battery terminal it turn off I took the alt...

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

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.

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE BRAKE LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

I have a 2001 VW Beetle turbo 5 speed. I always wanted a beetle and finally got one. Has been nothing but problems unfortuantely. I love this car but its a money pit. Something always goes wrong even if its minor it costs a fortune to get it fixed. Now my beetle won't even start and were trying to figure out what the problem is. IT has a lot of electrical issues. I would NEVER suggest this car ...

I was so excited when my parents bought me this car for my high school graduation. I have been driving it for about 3 years now and it has done nothing but cost me money and problems. We have put over $7,000 in repairs to the car. I have had to replace the water pump, fuel pump, transmission, belts, batteries, breaks, for lights, the motors in the windows and more. The car is built for looks an...

The 2001 VW Beetle is the worst vehicle I have ever purchased. I would take much pleasure in burning it. Nothing wrong with this vehicle mechanically; simply plagued with electrical demons. Only get the dealership to repair and wait for the lies and ripping you a new one every time period.

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