Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Problem Reports
Most Reported 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Problem Reports
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.
A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
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.
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.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.