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Volkswagen Fox Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Volkswagen Fox

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Volkswagen Fox is between $370 and $453 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Volkswagen Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1992 Volkswagen Fox Service Detail: Front, Both Sides
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$422 - $497
1990 Volkswagen Fox Location: Upper
Radiator Hose Replacement
$136 - $183
1990 Volkswagen Fox
Axle/Half Shaft Replacement - Front
$361 - $572
1990 Volkswagen Fox Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement, Resurface Rotors
$222 - $387
1991 Volkswagen Fox Location: Front
Brake Rotor Replacement
$280 - $858

Volkswagen Fox Problems

Ignition wires may break down and cause misfires

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

Transmission damage due to faild transmission oil cooler
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

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Volkswagen Fox Questions

Hi my car is a 1990 vw fox and the changing system is failing me (1 answer)

I suspected the alternator but I'm told that the alternator brushes are still in tact so what's wrong?

The red light,on the temperature gauge,came on,and the fan stopped working. (1 answer)

I was told that it is a faulty sensor.What should it cost to replace,and is it an accurate diagnosis?

why is my car cutting out whilst travelling? (2 answers)

my car vw fox GY engine can travel well going 120km/h or even 140km/h but then sometimes it cuts out like there is not enough petrol it just start jerking whislt driving. i have checked fuel supply its fine, but it still sometimes does this. at times u can travell the whole day with no problem. p...

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Volkswagen Fox Recalls

Recall 95V105000
IN THE EVENT OF A COOLING SYSTEM COMPONENT FAILURE WHILE THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN, THE COOLANT CAN OVERHEAT CAUSING THE COOLING SYSTEM PRESSURE TO RISE TO A LEVEL WHERE A LEAK IN THE HEAT EXCHANGER CAN OCCUR.
Recall 92V058000
THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.
Recall 91V087000
METAL FUEL LINES WITH AN INCORRECT CONTOUR WERE INSTALLED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE INCORRECT CONTOUR CAN CAUSE THE METAL FUEL LINE TO RUB AGAINST THE INTAKE MANIFOLD.

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Volkswagen Fox Reviews

I bough this car 5 year ago and has never let me down.
The VW Fox has a nice engine and transmission, they were trouble free for the few years I drove this car. The interior was pretty cheap and it handled terribly. The suspension was non responsive and it kind of floated as you drove it, much like an old Buick.

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