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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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$631
Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a Volkswagen Beetle TDI is $631. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI vehicles have 8 reported problems.The most commonly reported 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI problem is: Flasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
One or more power windows may fail. our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which w...

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The Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 26th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $631 which means it has poor ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the Beetle.

Most Common 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions

There are 4 related questions for 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
Car has 283,000 and runs strong. did the timing belt and new water pump about 7,000 miles ago. what could be causin...
I have a '98 vw beetle tdi manual that is making a loud knocking noise. the noise seems to get louder with accelerati...
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