Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Volkswagen Cabrio
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.
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.
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.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Recalls (Recent)
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.Learn more »
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions and Answers
This car has failed emissions in VA - altho it passed all the actual emissions TESTS, to Check Engine light does not go on (burned out). Can just the light be replaced, or is it the whole cluster?...
How do I remove the driver's door panel? I have removed the visible screws, but it seems stuck at the door handle and I cannot see how to get into that.
Why is it so sluggish starting out?
when i bought this car it needed front tires. The front end was very shaky. I got new tires for the front but it still pulled to the left. i took it to pep boys for an alignment and they said they ...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews
2001 VW Cabrio...... will start when cold. from time to time
it will not start when warm. engine cranks fine but nothing.
I have had the car for almost a year. I had it checked out before I bought it and had to replace a few belts including the timing belt because the mechanic suggested it would be time soon enough. I LOVE the car but have to look past a few issues with it. My brake light comes on out of the blue even though the previous owner had them replaced a few months before I bought it (I saw the receipt). The drivers side window leaks and soaks the seat. Power locks no longer work which makes opening passenger side door annoying. Drivers side power window has to be rolled up twice to get it to stay up. Im guessing water leaking in that window might have caused this. Annnnd NOW the temperature light keeps coming on even though the car isn't running hot and I have filled the coolant to appropriate levels. So shop bound it is. It being winter and not being able to have the top down for a few more months makes me change my previous statement to I LIKE this car. OH one more thing...Im constantly having some sort of foam insulation stuff blown at me when using the AC/Heat. I honestly dont know how such a little car could hold that much foam!
It seemed so "cute" too bad it spends more time (and money) in the shop than on the road.
Bought this car used with 53,000 miles. I have had one problem after another. Just put $1,300 into car in last 30 days. Please if considering buying a Cabrio, Do not. Parts are expensive and car is unreliable.