1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

How do I add power steering to my cabrio 1999 (1 answer)

I reset my transmission by holding the gas pedal down as suggested. (1 answer)

Turned the engine on and the "check engine" light is on now. It's sometimes missing when i start from a stop. Do you suggest driving at a high speed to reset the engine light? Also how do you know if you need transmission fluid?

My car won't start with key. The only way to get car started is to jump start (1 answer)

When I turn key nothing doesn't even try to start. battery ok lights ok.

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

Got this car almost 2 months ago, after totalling my previous car ((Which was not a VW)) and desperatly needed a car to get to work and school. Days after buying it, I thoughrouly regretted ever spending money on this pos. I've have to re-align the car twice already, replace nearly all of the lights, the left dashlight doesn't work, so at night I can't see how fast I'm going. ((I got some bl...
Overall, I LOVE this car. My cigarette lighter and cruise control stopped working at the same time. My motor for the top doesn't work, so I open/close it manually. But, still one of the best cars I've owned

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