Volkswagen Beetle TDI Repair and Maintenance

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

Volkswagen Beetle TDI Problems

Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

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.

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.

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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Questions

I had a mouse get into the engine of my 2013 VW Beetle and it chewed a hose with the number AEM 03L-131-051-B-522-91. Do you know what this is? (1 answer)

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.

What are the issues to look for if a 2002 vw tdi beetle is ran without oil? (1 answer)

Car was taken to a repair shop for an oil change. the drain plug was not properly installed and the oil leaked out. Car was driven for 10 miles before engine shut off. Engine still runs but extreme lack of power.

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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Reviews

I bought this car used. It is so much fun to drive. Gets great fuel mileage. Plenty of leg and head room. The only complaint that I have is that its sits very close to the ground and you really have to be careful on slopes. I love it. Yeah, I'm a chick and they say it's a chick car. Oh well.
I purchased my 1999 New Beetle used in 05. It has been a wonderful and faithful vehicle. It has approximately 300,000 km on it and still runs and rides well. There has been regular maintenance issues but nothing that has been costly to fix. I find that small issues with the beetle are the most frustrating. I have been having troubles with my turn signals for the past 3-4 years and no one s...
170k miles, car now has rebuilt trans, all components are in good service, with routine maintenece

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