Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance

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

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396
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916
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432
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242
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551
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306
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646

Volkswagen Beetle Problems

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

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 replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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.

Engine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller

The engine may develop an overheating condition due to a damaged water pump impeller. Our technicians tell us the repair should include replacement of the water pump, thermostat, and flushing the cooling system.

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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Car Stalling - Fuel Pump Issue (1 answer)

My car w/49,000 miles on it stalled driving 60 mph on the highway -- towed to VW - there for a week couldn't figure out why it stalled. Happened a 2nd time with 70K miles on it - now they tell me I need a new fuel pump.. anyone else with this issue? VW dealership quoted over $900 to replace f...

ok when I hit the brakes the car is allover, but its not the brahes (3 answers)

ok when I hit the brakes, the is all over the place but its not the brake

Help? Engine turns over but wont start unless key is in the before start position. Dome Dashboard lights flash. Speedometer, Gas, etc wont move. (1 answer)

There were no signs before going out to find my car would not start. Can eventually get the engine to start if the key is held in the first position, listen for the clicks, before actually starting it. Then when driving it to repair, the dash was going bonkers. They did a diagnostic and nothing ...

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Volkswagen Beetle Recalls

Brake Power Assist Failure

The brake power assist function may fail due to failure of the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump. Dealers will repair affected vehicles free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) to resolve the concern.

Potential Fuel Leak

The fuel rail is a tube that carries fuel to the fuel injectors. A sealing cap on the fuel rail may leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel rail to correct this concern.

Potential Fuel Leak

A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel rail on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

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Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

My very first car: a 2006 VW Beetle. About 101,000 on it when I bought it. I got into a small fender bender back in early April that required me to change the headlight and replace the front bumper. No problems. Except this is November now.And I am still having issues. Replacing the headlight took several months (because the first headlight replacement fell out in traffic on the feeder) and I s...
Currently driving my #7 Beetle ! And proud of it at 70 ! All the Beetles I've purchased for myself and my children over the years have been WONDERFUL. I currently drive a 2002 Beetle hatchback. I've read the comments and complaints, may I suggest. .....Research and find a reliable repair shop. Do ALL THE maintance as scheduled, use the CORRECT gas, oil and such. Maintain and care for your car...
This year and model assembled in Mexico. The plastic dry rots in the interior and cracks. All plastic interior is falling apart. Every time I have work done on the engine it comes back with broken parts, mostly plastic pieces that hold components together. Even doing minor repairs such as changing a headlight requires delicate surgery to prevent plastic parts from cracking. The head needed repl...

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