Volkswagen Beetle Owners: Problems & Solutions

May 28, 2006 Full story: Edmunds.com 430

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.

( via Edmunds.com  ) Full Story
srhoag

Fort Atkinson, WI

#204 Sep 8, 2010
I had a 73 beetle with the same problem. Moisture was getting in to the distributor cap. Replaced the cap, sprayed the outside with WD-40, and no more problem when it rained.

So far, my 75 had not had that problem (knocking on wood). ;-)
Mark wrote:
I have a 74 superbeetle that i can not get started after it rains. it usually takes a day and a half before it starts again. i try to keep it covered but other than that what can i shake or shimmy to get it to start after it rains?
ray z

Madison, OH

#205 Sep 22, 2010
Thanya M wrote:
Does anyone know the location of the fuel filter on a 99 Beetle? My dad is trying to change mine because the car acts like it is getting no gas and won't accelerate. He's worked on a VW and can't find it.
It's in the rear by the fuel tank
shirley R

Jeffersonville, IN

#206 Nov 11, 2010
I have a 2001 Beetle, Car starts out running ok then the check engine light stats flashing and the car will run rough. If I turn car off and restart sometimes it will correct itself.
shirley R

Jeffersonville, IN

#207 Nov 11, 2010
billybones wrote:
I am still having a problem with water coming into the car during a rain. I think it is coming in around the firewall, it only shows up on the passenger side floor board. Please send me any info you might have to; skmach1@aol.com
Thanks,
Bill
I had this problem. There are run off drains. Look under the hood around the Dash. I don't know how you take that off. Mine was full of pine needles and when it rained the water would run off the top of the car into the drains my were clogged up and I had leaking on driver side. It ended up frying my Computer Brain (sorry Termanology)
ginger

Pawleys Island, SC

#208 Nov 11, 2010
fernando wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi there Carl, I have the same problem in my 2000 beetle, If I step on the gas pedal the engine hesitates, lurches and sputters and it almost dies, it seems to be a common problem, I replaced the fuel filter to no avail, the manual calls for a pressure check on the fuel line supplying the injectors to eliminate the pressure regulator, so that is my next thing to do, I also get a misfiring engine code. I would like to keep in touch I am sure we can solve the problem in time, I have software and cable to connect to the obd2 on the car for diagnostics.
HI CARL, PLEASE IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION TO CAR PROBLEMS, LET ME KNOW. MY CAR IS DOING THE SAME THING IV
SPENT 300 THUS FAR AND DIDNT FIX IT.
mars

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#209 Nov 25, 2010
I got a 2005 vw beatle and i change a burnt out fuse that went to my charger for the cell phone and now the car will not start. I don't know what to now. please advise me on what to do?
carl

Australia

#210 Dec 2, 2010
ginger wrote:
<quoted text>
HI CARL, PLEASE IF YOU HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION TO CAR PROBLEMS, LET ME KNOW. MY CAR IS DOING THE SAME THING IV
SPENT 300 THUS FAR AND DIDNT FIX IT.
Hi
I have 2000 Beetle. Mine did the same. We replaced the air filter, plugs and leads. Cost around $250. Repco let me have leads at trade price knocking $100 off price. This seems to have fixed that problem. Hope this helps.
Dave

Bullock, NC

#211 Dec 7, 2010
i have an 07 beetle convertable girlfriend drives it and says the coolant light comes on and the heat stops blowing when she stops, i drove the car the other day to work to check it out did same thing coolant is fine and heat blows good only while driving, the fan works on all settings so its in the blower just trying to figure out if this is normal or not.
Colleen

Mount Pleasant, MI

#212 Dec 7, 2010
frustrated new owner wrote:
my engine bogs when I try to excelerate from a complete stop. Only does it in the low RPM's and only after the engine warms up. The shop says they cant find a single thing wrong.
Mine does the same thing. My dad's suggestion is that there are some bad wires. My beetle is 12 years old, and we haven't changed any wires. Does your car run especially bad after it rains? I've had so many problems with my car I'm definitely never owning another volkswagen again.

My check engine light is always on, and my overheat light has been on for 4 months... its funny to see it come on when it's 20 degrees outside.

My muffler clamp broke off, and I had to drive 2 hours home with no muffler. My antenna rotted off, so I have no radio stations. My radio fried, so I had to buy another one.

Also, my timing belt jumped time one day and my car wouldn't run, my dad fixed all that crap. But now my timing belt is making a weird noise, almost like it's rubbing against something it should be. I need to make a 2.5 hour drive home from college next week and I'm hoping the cold weather is just making my car sound a tid bit crappier than normal.
Kelly

Newport News, VA

#213 Dec 9, 2010
John Valencia wrote:
Please HELP!!! I just bought a 99 Beetle 1.8T with 60k miles as a gift for my wife. It ran great for the 1st week, but now it runs and won't accelerate AT ALL. I repalced the throttle body and the accelerator pedal, but nothing changed. I forgot to metion that in the dash a light that says EPC is on. PLEASE HELP ME..
****I had the same issue with my 03 beetle and it was the crank position sensor. I found one online for $31.74.
JsS

Philadelphia, PA

#215 Feb 14, 2011
New Beetle issues wrote:
I have a convertible new beetle '03. The service techs at the dealer have thrown up their hands at my problem. The only way to describe it, is that my car lurches into gear when accelorating between 1st and 2nd and decelorating between 2nd and 1st. Not 100% of the time, but more frequently in stop and go traffic. Some times to the point that it feels that the bottom is going to fall out of the car. The dealer has done a diagnostic test that shows positive results, so they say nothing is wrong. I'm not losing my mind and there is something definately wrong. I feel that the car will leave me stranded somewhere about 2 miles after my warranty is up. Anyone else have this problem, that can help???
.

2003 ncb 65000 mi sounds similar to my beautiful piece of crap!!!! Car runs very smooth for 15-20 mins. After that all hell break loose. Jerking Banging. Grinding. Dealer charged me $97. To tell me the trans is falling apart from the inside. NEW TRANS.$7000. I talked to VWUSA they said we have complete confidence in our dealers and did not offer any assistance at that time the car had only 62000 mi. STUCK WITH A PIECE OF CRAP at 65000 mi.
glen

River John, Canada

#216 Feb 22, 2011
hi i have a 2000 vw beetle and it will not go in reverse can you help
bob skow

Rensselaer, NY

#217 Feb 22, 2011
Lori wrote:
I have a 1998 VW Beetle. I just put $700 dollars in it and no one can get the check engine light off. In NY you have to have the check engine light off in order to pass inspection. The O2 sensor was replaced, and now the machine is saying it needs a O2 sensor. Anyone have any suggestions?
Go to any garage have them turn the check engine light off, drive it another 25-30miles, bring it in to get inspwcted. It will pass NY, as long as the light is not on, and then you have a year and then do the same thing.
Mwhe

United States

#218 Mar 2, 2011
I have a 2000 VW Beetle. When I slow down or come to a stop my car just dies. I spent 1000 on fuel injectors and the next day it died again. They car will start up fine if you you start it and they give it gas. Any ideas?
Anonymous

Belleville, IL

#219 Mar 26, 2011
Mwhe wrote:
I have a 2000 VW Beetle. When I slow down or come to a stop my car just dies. I spent 1000 on fuel injectors and the next day it died again. They car will start up fine if you you start it and they give it gas. Any ideas?
Check the crank & cam sensors
moomingmoon

Maldon, UK

#220 Apr 12, 2011
i have a 2ooo beetle and i am having problems with the my windows keeps misting up, keep having to stop and clear the mist.any ideas!!
Howard Shute

Pittsburgh, PA

#221 Apr 12, 2011
Dave wrote:
i have an 07 beetle convertable girlfriend drives it and says the coolant light comes on and the heat stops blowing when she stops, i drove the car the other day to work to check it out did same thing coolant is fine and heat blows good only while driving, the fan works on all settings so its in the blower just trying to figure out if this is normal or not.
Had the same problem, it is a leak in the cooling system. Need the correct tools to locate. The cooling register will freeze up as the leak gets worst.
Howard Shute

Pittsburgh, PA

#222 Apr 12, 2011
It is a cooling system leak, need a good repair shop to find leak. Check to see if the cooling register is freezing up.
Anonymous

Belleville, IL

#223 Apr 18, 2011
Dave wrote:
i have an 07 beetle convertable girlfriend drives it and says the coolant light comes on and the heat stops blowing when she stops, i drove the car the other day to work to check it out did same thing coolant is fine and heat blows good only while driving, the fan works on all settings so its in the blower just trying to figure out if this is normal or not.
Change the coolant bottle
gary

Cocoa, FL

#224 May 3, 2011
2001 vw beetle has auto transmission which has intermittant problem with the shift lever being locked in park or other gear position. light which indicates when brake is pressed seems to work fine. any ideas

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Volkswagen Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Ask the Auto Doctor (Mar '06) Nov 19 ben goolsby 1,514
What Car Should You Drive Based on Your College? Nov 7 Dave Johnson 2
VW will halt production in Russia as sanctions ... Nov 3 Putler 1
Should they buy a minivan for their huge dog? (Apr '13) Oct 31 whatsbuggingyou 3
Class Action lawsuit against VW - timing belts ... (Jun '09) Oct '14 Jamiec 235
Why the Porsche Macan Is a Very Profitable SUV Sep '14 shykora paul arts 1
Volkswagen Phaeton To MSRP For $70K - How Many ... Sep '14 shykora paul arts 1

Volkswagen People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE