2004 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Volkswagen Beetle

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Problems

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.

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.

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Questions

chk eng light on, dipstick had little sludge on bottom. added oil. (1 answer)

disconnected the ground on the battery to clear the code. drove approximately 15 miles and thats when the low oil warning light came on ! the check eng light never came back on. it has oil in it but not running right. Please tell me, if I just need to drain the oil, change the filter. Or anythin...

I bought this vw beetle with less than 30,200 miles on it the check engine light came on and I was told it's the cat that needs replacing (1 answer)

Why would the cat need to be replaced with less than 30,200 miles on it?
Is this a recall item? Can I get it replaced by VW

can you tell me the drive cycle for my vw? (1 answer)

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

Recall 07V063000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.
High Pressure Diesel Pump May Leak

Some vehicles may have a high pressure diesel pump with an incorrect fastener, which may allow the fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the diesel pump. The recall began February 8, 2005. The Volkswagen recall number is VY.

Recall 03V508000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE TIRE INFORMATION LABEL IS INCORRECT IDENTIFYING THE VEHICLE AS A FIVE-PASSENGER VEHICLE, INSTEAD OF A FOUR-PASSENGER VEHICLE.

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

I bought my used 2004 Turbo S with 85,000 miles on it. I bought it because I also own a 2002 Turbo S that I love. Well the cars look almost identical but the second you get into the 2004 you can tell something is different. I looks nice, but it doesn't feel nearly as solid a car as the 2002. Actually feels downright cheap by comparison. My 2002 is a little monster in disguise on the road. It's ...
I had a 2004 New Beetle convertible with the turbo and automatic. The things I liked: very quiet on the hwy. for a small convertible, I'm 6' and I found the seats to be comfortable and plenty of leg room up front, good performance for what it is. What I did not like: power window regulator failure (rear quarter cost $750.00 to replace) - VW is known for window regulator problems, top mecha...

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