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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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The annual maintenance cost of a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is $609. 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.

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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reliability Rating
Below Average

The Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 18th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $609 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 8 related questions for 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked 1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 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...