Volkswagen Cabriolet Repair and Maintenance

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

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694
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94
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885

Volkswagen Cabriolet Problems

Coolant and Oil Leaks

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

Transmission damage due to faild transmission oil cooler
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Ignition wires may break down and cause misfires

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions

Car misfiring.running on 3 cylinders.plugs,ignition leads,distributor cap &rotor (1 answer)

The components listed above have been replaced....

I replaced both transfer/main fuel pumps and main still whines (1 answer)

I originally put new main pump on which started whining after a week of driving and got hot and quit. I just replaced both transfer and main pump and after idling about 10 mins the main pump got hot and started whining. It will go away after a few seconds and pump will cool then start heating up ...

What would cause the headlights to go out and the car to die? (1 answer)

My daughter was driving the car and the headlights went out and then the car died. The headlights will not turn on, the car will not turn over and the windshield wipers will not turn on. I can get the headlights to turn on with the bright light switch. The battery is new and it will not even turn...

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Volkswagen Cabriolet Recalls

Recall 92V064000
THE TRACK CONTROL ARMS USED TO SUPPORT THE FRONT WHEELS WERE IMPROPERLY WELDED IN THE AREA OF THE FLEXIBLE BUSHING MOUNTING HOLE. THIS CAUSES A GRADUAL OPENING OF THE MOUNTING HOLE AND LOOSENING OF THE BUSHING.
Recall 91V215000
THE AIRBAG HARNESS WIRE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY ROUTED THROUGH AN OPENING IN THE DASHBOARD CROSSMEMBER AND COULD BE PINCHED AND CHAFED BETWEEN TWO PANELS EVENTUALLY RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO THE WIRE.
Recall 92V058000
THE FUEL HOSE ATTACHED TO THE FUEL DISTRIBUTION RAIL ON THE ENGINE MAY SHRINK BEYOND THE CLAMP FORCE OF THE FUEL HOSE CLAMPS, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

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Volkswagen Cabriolet Reviews

'90 VW Etienne Aigner Cabriolet, sweet car. Although the constant oil and coolant leaks are killing the magic. Other than that its gorgeous. (At the moment it has no air; something wrong with the air-compressor, it was reworked so idk if its a native problem.)
I have a 1991 VW Golf Cabriolet love her to bits, but she's doing some strange things lately. My dream is to gradually do her up.
WELL, I OWN A 1992 VOLKSWAGON CABRIOLET. I REPLCAED THE THERMOSTAT WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE WATER PUMP HOUSING. I REPLACED THE COOLANT TEMPREATURE SENSOR. DISCONNECTED THE OXYGEN SENSOR. BECAUSE IT WAS RUNNING RICH. THAT FIXED THAT PROBLEM. NOW IT SAYS ITS RUNNING HOT BUT NEVER SMOKE OR STALLS IN ANY WAY. I THINK THAT MY RESERVOUR TANK IS BAD. WITH A BAD LID. BUT OTHER THAN THAT THE CAR RUNS GRE...

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