Volkswagen Beetle Owners: Problems & Solutions

May 28, 2006 Full story: Edmunds.com 439

What is this discussion about? Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback # 591 of 600 1999 VW Beetle Antenna Replacement by brain420 May 03, 2006 I am trying to figure out if anyone on here can help me.

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Christina

Toney, AL

#306 Nov 9, 2012
Mitch wrote:
1999 Beetle - loud screeching sound on start up. Ceases immediately after start. Sounds like typical belt squeel but none of the following has solved the problem - replaced belt, replaced belt tensioner, replaced starter.
Mine to! I was told it was my a/c compressor starting to die, and the belt skipping on the stalled a/c tensioner...
mary Jane arnegger

United States

#307 Dec 5, 2012
I have a 2005 VW bug that is having transmission problems.
The issue has been documented by numerous owners and VW will not stand by the product.
The car only has 77,000 miles on it and will cost me $1600 to fix and then I will need a new transmission soon.
VW says that they will give me $750 towards a new car.
I am unable to drive the car now as the hesistation in the shifting is really dangerousa and the car slips into neutral and just whines.
Any suggestions?
mja5@optonline.net
mjarnegger@carcogroup.com
Anonymous

Belleville, IL

#308 Dec 6, 2012
mary Jane arnegger wrote:
I have a 2005 VW bug that is having transmission problems.
The issue has been documented by numerous owners and VW will not stand by the product.
The car only has 77,000 miles on it and will cost me $1600 to fix and then I will need a new transmission soon.
VW says that they will give me $750 towards a new car.
I am unable to drive the car now as the hesistation in the shifting is really dangerousa and the car slips into neutral and just whines.
Any suggestions?
mja5@optonline.net
mjarnegger@carcogroup.com
the car is out of warranty.how long should a manufacture warranty a product?
mary Jane arnegger

United States

#309 Dec 7, 2012
Cocopebbles wrote:
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the car is out of warranty.how long should a manufacture warranty a product?
VW knew and continues to know about this issue.
They extended the warranty which is now over.
My car has only 77,000 miles on it and I feel that VW should fix an issue that they have known about for years. This should have been a recall.
If you follow the blogs there are numerous people in the same boat.
mary Jane arnegger

United States

#310 Dec 10, 2012
mary Jane arnegger wrote:
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VW knew and continues to know about this issue.
They extended the warranty which is now over.
My car has only 77,000 miles on it and I feel that VW should fix an issue that they have known about for years. This should have been a recall.
If you follow the blogs there are numerous people in the same boat.
I would be OK with the repair if this was NOT a major issue with VW and numerous cars in that time period.
Phil in UK

Chorley, UK

#311 Dec 11, 2012
Dear All,
I have a problem with a 2000 Beetle.
Main beam headlights work but when I switch to dip "NOTHING" all fuses OK and power is there too, is this a relay or a dipswitch poblem?
And were is the relay on a UK car?

Many thanks

Since: Dec 12

Concord, CA

#312 Dec 15, 2012
Brad wrote:
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Julie my 2000 VW is doing the same thing. I replaced the thermostat, today and it did not fix it so I am afraid it is the water pump.
i just got a 2001 VW Beetle GLX and im having some problems like that... it over heats (i have a scanner plugged and it said that my coolant temp went up to 290 f... so my temp sender isn't working right) and after im low on coolant (and thats like $25 from the dealer)... it also makes a sound like there is a electric motor just spinning when i open the hood... the thing is is there is no loss of power in my little turbo car. the dealer said it may be the temp sender, but if it was why is the coolant low all the time? if its something like that i can fix it... but what could it be other then the temp sender (im going to fix that already... thanks
Pam

Seattle, WA

#313 Dec 17, 2012
2003 beetle. Car won't turn over. Makes clicking sound. Replaced alternator. Didn't solve problem. Replaced starter. Didn't solve problem. Took it to dealer. The dealer replaced the Instrument Cluster. The car started fine for 4 days. Now it will turn over, but only if the gas pedal is depressed for at least 3 minutes.
Help!! No idea what's wrong with it! I've dumped almost $1200 into it so far....
watkins

Porter, TX

#314 Dec 18, 2012
My vw is surging up and down. A picture of what looks simular to a move camera appears. What can this be?
watkins

Porter, TX

#315 Dec 18, 2012
2006 vw beetle
Anonymous

Ashburn, VA

#316 Dec 18, 2012
watkins wrote:
2006 vw beetle
Sounds like the check engine light is on. Autozone can scan for free
jonty

Auckland, New Zealand

#317 Dec 25, 2012
Have a 60's gear box in my buggy. Every forward gear I select goes into reverse. Cant get it into reverse gear though. Have got neutral. Has a hurst aftermarket shifter. Bit puzzling to me. Any solutions or ideas ??
99 Lemon Albany GA

Decatur, GA

#318 Dec 29, 2012
Help!!Anyone, I have a 1999 Beetle 2.0 with check engine light on car bogging down, hesitancy, sounds like it is on its last leg, not sure what codes were however, multiple misfires and note dealership replaced plugs and wire 3-4 mths ago cost right at 400.00 and everything is falling apart I'm a single parent and need some advice please!! Note I also have oil leak it just drives terrible and 2 weeks ago I replaced cv joint that holds front tires on cause it felt like the tires were gonna fall off. I just need to have it working fast Ive already spent a lot and can not miss work someone please help
Steve

El Paso, TX

#319 Jan 12, 2013
Vanessa Credeur wrote:
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I'm having the same problem on my 2001 NB. Your problem is the fuse box on top of the battery. Don't get too excited, I have changed this part on my car 3x already. I feel ya on NEEDING the AC I'm LA. Good Luck!!
My '99 did the same thing. I was riding around in LA as well. Very hot. I tried the can of freon as well. It continued working while I was riding along but would blow warm air when stopped. I had the system drained then refilled with new freon and it has worked like a champ since. Have been through a Texas summer since having it serviced and have had no issues.
Craig Warren

Durham, NC

#320 Jan 16, 2013
Where is the HID module for the headlights located on 2004 VW Beetle. Dealer replaced unit for left headlamp to the tune of 800.00 and now the right is acting strange so ill be trying the next one my self.
Jennifer

Independence, MO

#321 Jan 18, 2013
I have a 99 VW Beetle & have had tons of issues all at once. It started to overheat & run out of antifreeze. Make a long story short....after 500.00 to a guy that was suppose to fix it...my car is doing the same thing. Antifreeze justs runs right out of it. On my way home today, my coolant light started flashing & thick, white smoke was pouring out of my tail pipe & under my hood. Does anyone know what could maybe be wrong?
Kayla

Morgantown, WV

#322 Jan 27, 2013
My 2000 volkswagen beetle 2.0 is having trouble starting when it's cold outside. When it's warm outside it starts fine. What could be the problem?
Pam

Blacksburg, VA

#323 Jan 29, 2013
Have the brake light switch replaced. Mine did the same thing...came on intermittently...then I noticed my brake lights weren't working! Local HONEST mechanic ordered a new brake light switch, replaced it, and now it works fine. No more EPC light. There was a recall on the brake light switch, but I bought my beetle used...so had to find out from research. Hope this helps.
Rusty

United States

#324 Feb 3, 2013
How long should cooing fans run on 99beetle
Vw Victom

Williamsport, PA

#325 Feb 6, 2013
My 99 beetle has aproblem the dash lights and gauges shut down but the car runs fine during this mishep.This problem comes and go's. I did notice that when I slow down to make a turn every thing comes back but when I speed up the problem repeat again. Also during this mishap the batttery icon comes on but the alternater check out ok.

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