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Volkswagen Cabrio Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Volkswagen Cabrio

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Volkswagen Cabrio is between $458 and $560 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Volkswagen Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Location: Front
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$102 - $165
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio
Radiator Hose Replacement
$125 - $313
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio
Axle/Half Shaft Replacement - Front
$298 - $905
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Quantity: Both
Wheel Bearing Replacement - Front
$545 - $937
1996 Volkswagen Cabrio Quantity: Both
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$243 - $417

Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission

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

High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Difficult to Diagnose Electrical Issues Are Typically Due to Ground Issues

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 at the engine.

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Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST FOR ACCELERATION PROBLEMS? (2 answers)

Buying a car from owner and he said the only thing wrong is acceleration problems. I need to know a price somewhat around a certain amount so I don't pay to much to buy it and then have to waist money fixing it.

Engine turns over, no spark can the computor go bad? (1 answer)

No spark, everything else works

how i can know if tghe crankshaft sensor is in good condition (1 answer)

because i put new fuelpump and new relay and it wount go on. it does like to start but it wount. what else i can check

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Volkswagen Cabrio Recalls

Recall 02V244000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." CHILD SEAT ANCHORAGES INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE'S REAR SEATS MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY MARKINGS, AND THEIR LOCATION AND USE BE DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MA...
Volkswagen Recalls 1997-2003 Models Due to Possible Fuel Leakage

Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998 Cabrio, 1997-1999 Jetta, and 1998-2003 Passat models because the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. This may lead to fuel leakage, which can result in a fire. Depending on the model, there are different solutions to the problem. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.

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Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! LET ME SAY THIS AGAIN, DO NOT BUY THIS CAR. I honestly believe VW made this car to keep their auto shops busy. Things in the car just go wrong or break with little or no use, bought the after having it looked at and it has not been drivable most of the time. Every fix is an expensive fix...poor buying decision!
I bought my car new in 2000 . I have had very few problems. The check engine light did stay on until burned out. The back passenger side brake light has a short sometimes works sometimes not. I did have to change the vacuum pump for door lock. 13 years and 150000 miles later I still l9ve my car.
Leaks transmission fluid from the front. What do I do? Do I need the transmission rebuilt, as some say.....

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