2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Dirty/Failed Throttle Body

A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Odor from HVAC vents

A musty odor may be noted from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system after sitting for two hours or more due to condensation in the heater case. Our technicians tell us that a cleaner is available for the heater case and the drain system should be checked for debris.

Inspect Brakes at Every Service as Rear Brakes Wear Out Quickly

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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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions

Car will not start when cold outside, will jump ok- batt tests good (2 answers)

Past 2 mornings temp was upper 30's car would not crank enough to start - jump started ran the rest of the day ok, had to be jumped again the next day.

I am having trouble locating the engine oil drain plug (2 answers)

I do not want to remove the skid plate

How important is the plastic belly pan? (2 answers)

Some screws have pulled through, some are missing and pan has to be removed to drain oil so why not just leave the thing off?

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reviews

Person with signal light problem. With allot of cars if the bulb(s) are not working the flasher wil click once and then stay on, by the sounds of it, you have a bulb problem, or corrsion on wires. Take the bulbs out make sure there is no corrosion in the sockets, when replacing them put a little grease on the contacts
I had the 1999 Beetle and now I have the 2006 TDI Beetle. It is a fun car to drive. More pick up and go. It weights more which I think helps it to hold the road better. More interior room in the TDI. The AC is not the best, but it is workable. It has a good radio, just wish it had the touch screen and navigation system too. I plan to keep this car forever. I may get a second car to drive, but t...

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