Stalling in traffic on 2005 Volkswagen Beetle

Hi there-
I recently stalled while at a light- no problem. I started back up and the check engine light came on. Then I stalled again on the highway in stop and go traffic. I have 54,000 miles on my standard transmission 2005 beetle convertible, and while I'm scheduled to go to the Dealer this week, I was wondering if there is any insight to what this could be- possibly a standard VW issue. I'm always afraid that as a girl, I'm getting totally worked over for unnecessary work on this car. Thanks so much!

Asked by for the 2005 Volkswagen Beetle
The most common cause of intermittent stalling problems on newer vehicles would be a faulty crankshaft position sensor. That does not mean that is what is wrong with your 2005 Volkswagen Beetle. When the check engine light came on a fault code should have been stored in the engine control module. Reading and diagnosing the stored code should be the first step in diagnosing your stalling condition.