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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

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Most Common 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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 a...
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 ho...
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0 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Brakes Problems

1 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Drive Train Problem

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

2 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Electrical & Lights Problems

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 a...
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 replacin...

5 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Engine Problems

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 ho...
A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.

2 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Exhaust & Emissions Problems

A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.

0 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems & Complaints

A dirty or failed throttle body can cause various drivability issues and illumination of the Check Engine Light.
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 ho...
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate as a result of a oxygen sensor and coolant temperature sensor fail. Replacement if the failed part will be necessary to correct this issue.
Throttle body failure is not uncommon and can lead to shifting issues with the automatic transmission and other drivability concerns.
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
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 a...
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
A damaged water pump impeller may cause an engine overheating condition. 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 replacin...
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