Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Beetle Check Engine Light Due to Dirty/Failed Throttle Body
Volkswagen Beetle Problem
Exhaust & Emissions Affected: Gasoline
Average Mileage: 80,285 mi (43,000 mi - 108,000 mi)
Starts, but doesn't want to accelerate.
THROTTLE BODY PROBLEMS CAR STARTS BUT DOES NOT ACCELERATE NON DRIVABLE . START TURNS OFF
Visitor, 2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Failed emissions due to Throttle body...replacing it tomorrow...found a new one for $186
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, 98,000 mi
Two mechanics have looked at the issue of a check engine + anti-slip + EPC lights on. Zero power and constant readings of misfire on different cylinders. Current mechanic found a used throttle body for $250 (new retail is $800). Throttle body has to be replaced before anything else can be addressed, if needed.
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle, 43,000 mi
ECP Light came on and vehicle goes into safe mode. VW Dealer says $1,600.00 throttle body
Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Beetle, 47,000 mi
Slow take off. Jerks in first and second gears. After that runs fine until you stop again.
Mine has had to be cleaned twice in one year.