One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Problems
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.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.
2005 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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 TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS. IF THIS OCCURS, THE AIR BAG INDICATOR LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE FALLBACK ALGORITHM WILL ENSURE THAT THE FRONT AIR BAGS ALWAYS DEPLOY IN A FRONTAL CRASH IN WHICH THE VEHICLE'S DECELERATION IS HIGH ENOUGH TO ACTIVATE THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.Learn more »
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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.
2005 Volkswagen Beetle Questions and Answers
We own a convertible, and the small rear power window appears to have come loose from the power window gears. How do you get to it?
I just purchased a 2005 Convertible Beetle and noticed that the rear wheels slant slightly outward where the tire meets the ground is this normal?
I am a woman and I don't know how I can check all fluids levels. I can see a few of different caps but I haven't clue for what fluid. Can I get some picture anywhere with description all ...
My 2005 VW new beetle convertible - passenger rear window won't come up - made a lot of noise and only came half way up - I got it to go back down, but won't come up- I can hear motor run...
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 come apart.