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Newest reported 2003 Volkswagen Beetle TDI problems

 

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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.

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Reverse gear failures in the manual transmission models are common.

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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.

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Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

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To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

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Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

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Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

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One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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