Volkswagen Beetle Problem Report
Volkswagen Beetle Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission
Reverse gear failures in the manual transmission models are common.
I had to rebuild entire transmission at 52, 00 miles!!! All gears went progressively, on a 2005 Bug with minimal use. 52 k miles at 2013. I was told that the valve body was defective... but I have not seen any recalls... cost me a fortune!!! Wouldn't buy another VW, after being VW owner since, 1976. - Visitor
Mine is almost 12 years old. It's a salvage that looked and felt brand new when I bought it. It did sit for 3 months between being fixed and me buying it. Besides the smell coming out of the vents I do have issues getting it into reverse, but only after I've been driving around for a while. Starting it first thing in the morning or after work there are no issues. I am going to have it looked at. - Visitor
wont back up - Visitor
Mine did that when I first got her in 2010. Took her to Autobahn in Memphis, TN. They fixed it, but I can't remember what the heck they did. No problems since, but VW manuals are "slippery." So WARNING: Do NOT let anybody who's not a VW person drive your VW manual!! - RedBug99
i took my car in because it was making the hard rattling noise while idling. the dealership told me it could be the timing belt tensioner was loose. he said that they could see the top of the timin...
need to change spark plugs where are they