Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Check Engine Light Due to Issues With Glow Plugs/Wiring Harness

Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.

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.

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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reviews

All of a sudden I am experiencing the car fogging up inside and the defrost and heater will neither one clear it up. I had a mechanic and a glass company look at it and neither found any glass or mechanical leaks. The glass co. said it might be some break in the body of the car letting moisture in otherwise he can't think of anything else. car in good condition except biggest problem I have ...
I just bought this 2002 Beetle GLS TDI (Black w/Tan Leather Int) from my niece. She has had for about a year and a half. The car has a 195000 miles and the A/C was not working(bad Compressor). She always changed the oil on time and kept it clean. She decided to trade it in for a 2008 Nissan Altima. Carmax said they would give her $1700.00 for her car. Thank God she didn't have her title. She wa...
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

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