One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Volkswagen Beetle
2008 Volkswagen Beetle
2008 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.
2008 Volkswagen Beetle Recalls (Recent)
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On certain vehicles, the incorrect adhesive may have been used to secure the roof spoiler to the rear glass. The spoiler could fall off without warning. This could cause injury to someone outside the vehicle or become an obstacle for other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the spoiler on affected vehicles. This recall is expected to begin on February 29, 2008. The Volkswagen recall number is 66D1.
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Volkswagen is recalling certain 2007–2009 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagon, Golf, and Rabbit, as well as 2006–2010 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles equipped with a 2.5L gasoline engine due to a possibly damaged fuel supply line. Under hood fasteners may chafe against the fuel supply line, resulting in a fuel leak. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire. Dealers will perform vehicle-appropriate inspections and repairs in order to protect the fuel supply line from chafing damage.
2008 Volkswagen Beetle Questions and Answers
my air bag light is what can be done,will do anything till get it fix?
while drivng as a passenger i felt a wobble in the rear of the car ...took it to the dealer they said you have a broken rear axel..and on the left rear the cv joint was leaking grease..needs to b...
The car is always garaged and I live in Fla so no freezing weather
this morning I let the top down and all the windows went down fine. When i got home and tried to let them up, all went up except the driver side front. No clicking noise. Nothing
VW suggests replacing the top for $2500. Some DIYers with other cars have had success with 3M VHB tape. Have any VW beetle owners tried it?
2008 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews
13 headlight replacements since 2008. Check eng.lite on airbag lite on fixed by dealer twice. Eng temp lite on ,dealer can't find problem? Windows go down when drivingby them selvs. Driver window won't go down at all, open at top about one inch wont go upor down.Dash makes clicking noise after using turn signals.
This 2008 VW Beetle S hatchback, with 5 cyl.-6 forward gears, 4-wheel ABS Disc brakes and has really great suspension plus airbags, I think its the same as the Passat, because I have a 2001 Passat GLX and dang that auto handles really good, just like my Black Trident. I mean gaaht dang German engineering. I get 30+mpg when I drive like a civialian which is rarely because das auto handles so good and really zips, I have run circles around street traffic and zoomed past beamers and benzes on the freeway, this car is so much fun to drive, I pray to God I never crash considering the maneuvers I've pulled with this baby!
I bought it with 12.7K miles on it from the dealer in September of 2008. I have 25K miles on it now and have needed no repairs, I purchased the 100K mile extended factory warranty, I use Castrol Edge 5w-30 and Fram oil and air filters.