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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 29, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL.

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions and Answers

vic2, 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio, Gasoline, Raleigh, NC

How much to replace both. I am not able to lump both repairs together and I know that much of the labor cost is the same

Jaypan, 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio, Gasoline, Bloomington, IN

My engine light comes on and off every few months. I was told by the dealer, car needs throttle body and air sensor. Air Sensor costs $18, replacement labor $40. And for Throttle body, part costs $...

dharmaquark, 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio, Los Angeles, CA

I am on my third water pump in three months. When my first pump failed,it was rapidly leaking coolant and my coolant was completely drained by the time I reached the shop. On the second pump (whi...

soapy, 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio, Austin, TX

Could I possibly get a tutorial (with pictures, if possible) on how to remove the drivers side door panel so I can take a look at it? I think this time the window has just fallen off the track or ...

jcombee, 2000 Volkswagen Cabrio, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tampa, FL

My car has a violent shaking when I turn hard to the right and accelerate,like when going around a cloverleaf to get on the interstate. It shakes other times but this is the worst and most repeata...

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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

I bought my car new in 2000 . I have had very few problems. The check engine light did stay on until burned out. The back passenger side brake light has a short sometimes works sometimes not. I did have to change the vacuum pump for door lock. 13 years and 150000 miles later I still l9ve my car.

Bought the car used with 50,000 miles on it. It now has 118,000 miles. It handles impressively in emergencies (2 in 70, 000 miles), I replaced the timing chain as scheduled and disabled the power top (big improvement). Good mileage (26 - 36 mpg).
Downsides: the heater couldn't quite keep up driving at night when it was 25 below zero. The wind noise is high over about 60 MPH. It drips a little over the left corner of the windshield in the rain. A little rust in the doors, but they salt the roads here. Reliable, fun, cheap, comfortable, my all time favorite car. If someone ran over it I would probably buy another one.

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 blue-light minis from walmart to replace the dashlights, those work amazing for any future references.))

A hole tore above the window in the back, so I had to plaster it closed with black silicone. ((Looks ugly now, but doesn't leak when it rains.)) Speaking of so; when it rains, the lip in my front window ((the drivers side)) doesn't catch the window, and it leaks terribly, soaking my seat.

The 'Brake' light is stuck on constantly, and thus I have to hit the steering wheel to make it go off, but it flashes back on every now and then, so I have to do that over and over again.

Last but not least, my latest problem. When I turn my steering wheel, the headlights, heat/air, and dashlights og off.
Fun fun.

So in all, unl;ess you're a Volkswagen junkie, steer clear of this pos.

I bought this car 4 years ago in 2005 with only 44,000 miles on it. I have had one problem after another.
First the brake pads went out at 50,000 miles, then the Seat rack needed complete replacement at 55,000 miles. Now, I was told I need to replace the throttle body and airflow sensor which will cost $1,000 and then the steering shift is loose so I will have to pay $500 to replace bushings. Car is great looking and runs good but very unreliable

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