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Volkswagen Beetle Check Engine Light Due to Ignition Component/Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Failure

 
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Exhaust & Emissions Affected: Gasoline

Average Mileage: 85,386 mi (20,300 mi - 240,000 mi)

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Due to an ignition component and/or engine coolant temperature sensor failure, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Replacement of the failed component will be necessary to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    My check engine light has been on for the last 3 years. I have taken it back several times to the dealership. The light goes off for several days then returns. Also I my air bag light is on. The dealership claimed it was the seat belt. They replaced that, got home the light came on again. I replaced the ignition coil for a cost of $800+ and again my bug is having all the same above problems Its a lemon!!!!!

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Temp.sensor needs changing according to readout...need to know how to find location of sensor

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  •  Rookie

    My check engine light comes back on within a day and usually on my way home from the mechanic. Farthest I've gone [after "fixing" the problem] was 73 miles. Last repair the check engine light came back on after only 23 miles. No codes, no emission problems - just a quirky car! The light first appeared around 40K miles and went on and off for the next 20K. I'm up to 114K miles and it's on all the time now.... I know there is nothing wrong with the car. My mechanic knows there is nothing wrong with the car. Now all we have to do is convince the Ohio E-Check savants........LOL

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  •  Rookie

    Blue Coolant light on, then Check engine light. OBD II code for faulty sensor.

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  • It cost 15 to replace myself but was a pain to get apart and locate

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  •  Rookie

    my check engine light and the airbag light have been on since i can remember. dont know why

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  • Visitor, , 132,000 mi

    chek engine light come on and it said it had a coolant failure. light is still on after 3 months. what do i do?

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  • Visitor, , 56,000 mi

    Check engine light is on, replaced by a VW mechanic.. light came back on...Can't pass emission because of the check engine light.

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  • Visitor, , 108,000 mi

    Mine continues to throw a code, reading about it on the internet seems to show that this a software problem that changing sensors does NOT fix. I've been driving mine now over 40,000 miles with code 2151 ( I believe) throwing every few days...

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    Temperature light.

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