The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Beetle Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller
Volkswagen Beetle Problem
Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 89,188 mi (26,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Beetle, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 100,000 mi
Mine is in the shop for the same problem. I will never own another volkswagon nothing but problems
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Beetle, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 91,000 mi
over heating but no coolant leaking changed the thermostat...mechanic say waterpump
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 76,000 mi
water pump cost me $800 to fix.
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 63,900 mi
Cehck engine light came on while driving to St. Louis. Car was overheating. Had thermostat, waterpump and radiator flushed.
over heats and all the anti runs out
Visitor, 2000 Volkswagen Beetle, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 90,000 mi
I have had issues with this 3 x . And had to have the water pump replaced. The repair shop finally used VW parts and this fixed the problem. I have noticed that the beetle likes all VW parts. Even the universal windshield wipers didn't work. So now I ask the shop to use all VW parts. It just saves $ in the long run!!
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 129,000 mi
Coolant leak due to above mentioned problem. I guess I'm lucky that it didn't happen sooner, considering the mileage on my car.
Visitor, 2005 Volkswagen Beetle, 2.0L 4 Cylinder
My car is in the shop right now for this same thing!
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 68,311 mi
Running fine for several years then just up and died on the side of the road. The light came on for the water temp and within seconds I lost power and was lucky to pull off of the busy highway.
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Beetle
when the car is running it gets hot and water boils