2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen EuroVan

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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Problems

Aging plastic components in cooling system may fail unexpectedly

Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.

Inspect CV Boots and Joints at Each Service

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

Air Flow and/or Oxygen Sensor May Fail

Air flow and oxygen sensor failures are common and can cause drivability concerns.

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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Questions

Lower right yellow dashboard light with lightening has come on. What's it mean? (1 answer)

Below the tachometer

Recommend an experienced shop to replace the transmission in my 2003 Eurovan? (2 answers)

I'm pretty sure my sweet 03 Eurovan needs a new transmission and I think it's a tricky job to get right so I want a place with some experience with this vehicle to do the job. Can you recommend the best/most experienced shop in the west?
I'm in Marin County, and I have "warra...

What is the problem with locks on 2003 Eurovan and probable repair costs? (3 answers)

The driver side exterior door handle stopped opening the door from the outside. The inside still worked fine. Shortly after (few weeks) it stopped working on the inside and the locks all engaged. When I try to open the door with the remote key thing, I have to open the car door within seconds ...

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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan Reviews

My 6th vw, 2beetles, 2 vanogans and now my 2nd eurovan. 2003, 89000 miles, easy but around town miles. have the 4th transmission being installed as I write. windshield almost fell out while driving, the weather stripping started looking 'funny' then went down hill in about a month! went to buy new tires and was told size discontinued!(third set) brakes have been done three times. all services h...
Purchased 2003 Weekender new, this is our second Eurovan. The van has performed flawlessly! We had a temp sensor and a tie rod go out. Other than those two items, we have just done regular wear items. Needs brakes and tires every 3 to 4 years. We use it 3-4 times a year on major road trips, skiing etc. I also use full synthetic oil at specified intervals. The weak point from what I he...
I'm now driving my second Eurovan. The first one I bought as a 2003 leftover off the lot. I owned it three month before getting t-boned by a 16 year old. The impact pushed the pillar in one foot into the cabin and knocked the wheels off the passenger side. I went out and hunted down probably the last new one in the Northeast. AC went, but VW replaced it. Very reliable, but little annoyances ca...

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