Volkswagen Beetle Repair and Maintenance
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Volkswagen Beetle ProblemsOdor 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.
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.
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
Volkswagen Beetle Questionsno power-no start-no nothing (1 answer)
replaced starter, new battery, new speed sensor. After sitting 2 days, car has to be jump started. Maybe needs alternator or coil or a relay?
disconnected the ground on the battery to clear the code. drove approximately 15 miles and thats when the low oil warning light came on ! the check eng light never came back on. it has oil in it but not running right. Please tell me, if I just need to drain the oil, change the filter. Or anythin...
I have AM radio station here in our town, even when I am right by the station it has a lot of static
Volkswagen Beetle RecallsBrake 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.
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.
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.