Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Problems
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THE CENTER OF THE WATER SEPARATOR PANEL LOCATED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT BETWEEN ENGINE AND FIREWALL COULD BEND IN THE EVENT SOMEONE LEANS ON IT DURING ENGINE MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS OR CHECKING OF FLUID LEVELS. A BENT PANEL COULD INTERFERE WITH THE FREE MOVEMENT OF THE ACCELERATOR LINKAGE.Learn more »
Summary: THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.Learn more »
Summary: THE TRACK CONTROL ARMS USED TO SUPPORT THE FRONT WHEELS WERE IMPROPERLY WELDED IN THE AREA OF THE FLEXIBLE BUSHING MOUNTING HOLE. THIS CAUSES A GRADUAL OPENING OF THE MOUNTING HOLE AND LOOSENING OF THE BUSHING.Learn more »
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions and Answers
I can pull my steering wheel up 1" what part broke or was replaced wrong. I'm the 4th owner on a 1991.(prior owner repair?)
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had or is having this issue, the water flange on my 91 VW cabriolet keeps breaking. I've taking it to the machanic and he tells me there is nothing wrong with...
Well I have had this car for almost a year, im the 2nd owner. The car just died on me lastnite and wont start, theres no spark and the battery is fine, is there a way i can test the ignition module...
I have an early 1991 Cabriolet (110K Miles) with a fuel tank leak, about 10 years ago I stopped driving due to leak. I live in Hawaii & and moving back to Ohio & plan on driving this car, w...
I have a 1991 VW Golf Cabriolet and my radiator fan is not switching off. It's drained the battery. I have replaced the relay but still not switching off. I left it a couple of days, jump star...
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews
'90 VW Etienne Aigner Cabriolet, sweet car. Although the constant oil and coolant leaks are killing the magic. Other than that its gorgeous. (At the moment it has no air; something wrong with the air-compressor, it was reworked so idk if its a native problem.)
I have a 1991 VW Golf Cabriolet love her to bits, but she's doing some strange things lately. My dream is to gradually do her up.