The water level light is on if that's not it what could it be there is no check engine light on
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Could low coolant levels make my 1998 beetle shut off
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4191 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG March 15, 2014, 13:30Master
Not all issues turn the light on. I don't think the low coolant light itself will cause it to shut off, But a combination of that and the temp sensor reading wrong could cause it. Get it scanned anyway just to see if something is there, you might have to use a professional scanner to read history and other modules as well. It would be a NO Code drivability condition.