Volkswagen Cabrio Problem Reports
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One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.
Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
The rear brakes tend to wear out quickly; rotors may need replacement by the first brake job. Our technicians recommend that the brakes be inspected for wear regularly.
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.
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.