2005 Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volkswagen Beetle

2005 Volkswagen Beetle Problems

Premature 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.

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.

Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail

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

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Somethings keeps draining the battery in my car (1 answer)

When i start my car and drive it for a awhile and turn it off at nite i have to jump it off before it'll start.

My vw won't start. (2 answers)

When I turn the key, it "sputters". The dash lights come on, the digital clock comes on, the headlights come on.
The alternator is indicating that it is putting out enough voltage, and the battery is as well.
Help?

I have a 2005 GLS turbo beetle with 37k miles. Should the timing belt be changed (1 answer)

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2005 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 08V178000
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 76,900 MY 2004-2005 NEW BEETLE AND MY 2003-2005 NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED (DUAL-STAGE) AIR BAG SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM MAY HAVE AIR BAG FRONTAL CRASH SENSORS THAT CONTAIN A SOLDER JOINT ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD THAT MAY CRACK UNDER CERTAIN HIGH TEMPERATUR...

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

I bought my Beetle 3 years ago used. Since I got it the back driver's side window won't work. (electical). The drivers side front window wouldn't work.(fixed). The drivers side door handle on the outside falls off. Now the door won't close. The trunk will not open. The ashtray in back fell out onto the floor. It is not neglect. It is poor workmanship. No other car I've ever owned has slowly com...

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