Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail on Volkswagen Beetle

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 98,720 (11,000–206,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: Gasoline
14 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013
71 people reported this problem
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Still not completely fixed. Bought a MAF sensor from EBAY and still had the same problem. My uncle and cousin work for a VW dealer in GA. They told me VW was very particular about their parts so I really needed to get the part from the dealer. I'm awaiting the new sensor now. I'll let you know how it goes....
check engine light came on. Intermittent issues with pressing gas and car not going.
The mass air flow sensor failed causing the check engine light to come on. This has happened on two different sensors. I now clean it regularly.
Check engine light is on again - mass air flow sensor is bad - $213.00 for the part and $90.00 for the labor, Replacing mass air flow sensor.
Mass air flow
yes, i think that my car has everything listed here and then some. I also have something wrong with my odometer. it is fine until i get up to about 60mph then i have no clue how fast im going. i didnt know this at the time i bought the car cuz i only drove it in town. but the first time i took it out of town over by seattle it said i was doing 60mph but the police officer did not agree and wrote me a ticket for doing 75mph. that was a wonderful day. with all the other repairs i have been making on this thing i havent been able to get this fixed due to the money situation and i have all together got 3 speeding tickets in two years with this car. I am 44yrs old and i have my class b cdl with passenger endorsement and have not had a ticket in 20years til this car. its done wonders with my insurance rate... thank you volkswagon.
Took forever to figure out what was wrong because I couldn't ever get a code to print even though there was a lot of issue with the acceleration and the check engine light was on. I suggest checking on this if you have a mysterious check engine light!
Currently looking for best part and labor price. It will NOT be done at dealership bc they are so expensive. Local shop mechanic said $20 for labor and needs to get part quote. MAF code 007
My Mass flow air sensor has been replaced and still the code comes up
Check engine light came on. Seems like a faulty issue to have after 11k miles. Cost est is $600 to repair at VW dealership
My beetle would stop after it started and had a hard time starting my vw. The idle was rough. I replaced the are flow mass sencer and it ok fot now
P0171 and p0420 trouble codes after check engine light came on. Unknown how long light has been on just purchased the car for a knock around to save money on diesel
Engine light is on idle control system code p0507 and mass air flow sensor po101
Need new air flow tube and O2 sensors. About a $1,000 fix at VW dealership
My car was diagnosed with a pvc pipe and now needed a MAF sensor. itll be 262 bucks after just paying 478 dollars to fix other check engine problems!!! It still isn't fixed and I don't know if I should report a lemon law. especially since I bought an extended warrenty and everything wrong with it is NOT covered under the warrenty
Replace sensor 2 on my car