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I have a 2001 VW Bug, bought it 2 years ago this month. Everything's been great except for recently - when I put it in park and turn off the car. When I go to get in it again and try to go pull out, the gear shift sticks and it wont go out of park! I started setting the E-brake when I put it in park, and that seems to help, but sometimes it still sticks! I ...
my lights inside my 2000 vw beetle come on while I am driving and my alarm will sound for no reason. Do you know what it could be.
Dear Patty you rock keep up the good work it's great to know what women are thinking and are looking for when considering there next purchase. THANKS form Nick Diaz at Barber VolksWagen.. ventura ca.
Patty, thank you for all your great wisdom. I just got a jetta from Nathan Cushing @ Barber VW in ventura they really treated me with respect and listened to my needs. I am so happy. Thank you
I ran an ad to sell my 1967 Volkswagen Beetle convertible and no one replied. Do you have any ideas how to sell or where to find interested beetle people?
hi, my daughter has just bought a vw beetle 2001 and we want to prepare the radiator for winter by putting antifreeze in it, do you have a diagram or print out of the radiator so we know what to do, thanks.
Hi Patty. I'm seriously considering buying a 2000 VW Beetle and i'd like to know if you know what the average life i.e. how many miles they go and what defects they have. I've been told their expensive to keep up and that could be a problem. Help! Would this be a good purchase for me! The seller has had nothing but good things with it. Thanks!
where is the best place to sell a 1967 Volkswagen convertible? Tried an ad in our local paper and got zero response? Thank you!
My daughter is trying to buy a vw beetle. we have a dealer that quoted her a payment of 250 per month based on a price of 16,500. He then lowered the price to internet price of 12,495. but is asking the same payment. Is this normal.
Do you have any advice on maintaining a 2004 VW Beetle TDI?
I purchased our daughter a 1999 VW beetle For $5500 for her 16yr. birthday. We did not have it inspected - bad mistake - we were dumb. So, when we purchased the car we knew the AC did not work. Within 3 wks of the purchase, not only did we repair the A/C blower motor, blower motor resistor and climate control panel, we had to replace the battery, clutch kit ...
I have a 1999 VW Beetle. It overheated and the car stopped. The VW mechanic said that my coolant flange was broken. Which caused the starter not to work so the first thing he would do is put a starter in. After he did he said exhaust was coming up through the starter and the head gasket was blown. He is charging me 2000 for a flange, starter and head ...
Used 2000 VW Beetle for sale at local pizza place for $6200. Heard VW
The clutch burned out on my 18k miles, 11 month old, 2006 beetle. I have owned many standard trans, never a clutch issue, incl
I have a 2007 VW Passat. A friend recently told me the newer passats are having serious engine problems and I should trade my asap. What do you think?
My car oil light has been on for a number of weeks. I took the car in for repair and it was recommended that I change the oil (it was about 5,000 miles overdue). The repair shop went on to "sell" me on maintenance work at the car has over 100,000 miles, i.e. spark plug replacement and replacing all the fluids. When I picked the car up, the oil light came ...
did you get my email about my great dealing with mccoulough car dealer marlow heights maryland...i was just curious thanks maryann mazza
How much would it cost to replace the o ring on my 1999 VW Beetle by a mechanic and how long would it take to replace? Thanks!
Do you know what is the price on a used Jetta G3 1997?
Is a used Volkswagen Beetle a safe first car for my teenage daughter?
My 99 VW Diesel Beetle has become very difficult to start first thing in the morning even though the weather is still nice-60-70 degrees. It takes about 5 gggrerers before it lights off but starts fine the rest of the day.
Here is what I have already done....Replaced battery no change. Had starter motor checked-no problem there. Added fuel ...
I think my transmission is going out on my 2004 convertible beetle, where can i take it for a trustworthy quote on a new/ rebuilt transmission. It is no longer under warranty.
My beetle will not start. I turn the key and I hear the engine clicking but it will not work!!!
How important is it to get the fluids flushed in my vehicle like by car book tells me?
I really really want a 2009 convertible beetle for my first car! Is this car safe? Does it have good MPG? I'm 5'7 with long legs, would that matter and I need to carry my golf clubs with me daily. Would this be a good first car for a 16 year old girl?
I'm a 16 year old girl and I found a VW Beetle. to be the first car I've ever owned if I buy it. The odometer is broken, but they think it has 130,000 miles on it. The list price is $3,995. I was wondering if a bug is a good first car? Are they reliable? Do they do well in crashes? My Dad is really good at working on cars and could do minor repair work if ...
There is an exclamation point warning signal on my dash...what does that mean!?
yellow warning light that has exclamation mark in it. it looks like a bulb with the exclamation mark
When you hit the trip set on the side of the windshield wiper it changes the display on the instrument panel. What do all the different displays mean?
The indicator light for the coolant keeps flashing red. I added coolant to it and it stopped, but started again after I started driving. The manual told me to check the fuses, but there's not a a pic of the coolant indicator. What should I do?
my boyfriend changed my ground terminal because it was loose now my bug is sputtering and what I think is my emissions light is on
the coolant light keeps flashing red, but the car is not overheating
I hit a curb a few months back. I had the tire replaced but thought I would receive advise if any further repairs were needed by the tire company but didn't receive any so I thought all was well. For the past 2 months my steering wheel has been shaking and before I go in for the repair I would like to have an idea of what is wrong and what a reasonable fee ...
My 2002 Volkswagen Beetle is running hot. I have changed the thermostat. When I drive about 5 miles the car over heats and relay fans does not come on properly. Does not runs hot when sitting and running but after about 30 minutes it does it again relay fans does not come on and all the fluids back up too reservoir tank. Please help me. Samuel Mapp Athens, ...
What type of oil is best for oil changes for my 2010 Volkswagen Beetle?
Hi Patty, what does a yellow light with a lightning bolt trough it on the dashboard of my 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible mean? It came on and has not gone off. I'm afraid to drive it because I might get stuck somewhere!
When I start the my 2008 VW beetle in the morning, a red picture shows up on the dash board that looks like a small flag in water. What does it mean? Am I at risk to drive the car before I get the symbol checked out? Is it the oil or some other fluid indicator?
Had coolant leak... Car not over heating but on way then coolant started leaking... Took it in changed coolant, radiator fans, water pump, timing belt AND thermostat.... B4 coolant leak, the heater would work good for A day, 50% most the time or just not work. Took car in.. Had work done, heater worked great for the first day then went back to ...
I need power steering fluid. Nothing in my manual or on my door. When I google it is says a couple of different kinds. Don't want to purchase from VW dealership because of cost. O'Reilly's has but don't have one in my area. What type and where online would you recommend I purchase?
My 2006 Volkswagen Beetle dashboard is showing a small picture of the beetle with a screw/bolt in it what does that mean?
We replaced the radiator in our 1999 vw bug. Now I think there is air in the radiator.. How do I get the air out? Or could it be a bad water pump?
We had to replace the radiator in our '99 Volkswagen Beetle. It was running before this. Unplugged the cooling fan. Put radiator back in, plugged fan in. Now when we try to start car, alarm comes on and lights start flashing, but car will not start, nothing at all except alarm. No keyless remote with this car.
My daughter has a 2006 vw beetle convertible.
The car is not starting. No clicking, lights go on. A friend trying to fix and has done the following: changed the starter, wiring harness to starter (2 cable were burnt), checked immobilizer, checked computer system, & told there is a short going to the computer. Help! My daughter doesn't have much money & ...
I have a 99' vw Beetle. I ran the car on low oil for about a week. Immediately after that, I put oil in the car. When I drove it down the road it started to over heat, and then completely shut off at a red light. I made it to a safe destination. I got an oil change. But then my radiator hose broke. Causing the car to run on little to no water. I would ...
Heat gauge shows My Volkswagen Beetle is running hot. The mechanic said both fans need to be replaced. I'm not so sure. Could it be a sensor or relay. How can I tell?
My 2009 Volkswagen Beetle doesn't start! The radio and power go on but makes a clicking sound when I turn the key. What it could it be? Please help!
The car has 127,000 miles--Took it in for a tune up. They did spark plugs, fuel filter and rear brake pads and rotors. They even replaced a brake light (I took in the bulb) and charged me $570.00--WOW!! I was shocked They said parts were 155.70 Labor 412.80. I had trusted this place.
This only started today but when i drive my four way flashers keep flashing and my doors sound like theyre locking as if i were hitting the lock button on my car from my remote. Yesterday someone had slammed my passenger door relativly hard and i didnt know if that could have anything to do with it or not.
My indicator lamp light came on ..what does this mean is it serious
This morning when I was leaving work my car would not start. I had to have Security jump start my car. I replaced the battery last summer. A strange thing and I don't know if this has to do with it. My coolant light started to flash last night on my way to work. My coolant fluid is low.
What does the indicator that is a circle with a line through it mean?
I recently bought a bunk car at an auto dealership. I drove it the first day, and after that the vehicle wouldn't start. The dealership mechanic said it was a dead battery due to a drain by a crappy factory radio. My first question is, why would the factory installed radio do this now in all its 10 years of life?
Before buying the vehicle, I requested ...
I have a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. I need a driver's side door latch and actuator. I'm wondering if one from a 2004 beetle hatchback will work, or is it different?
I have a 2005 VW Beetle Convertible. It has an annoying 3-beep warning when I get to 20 mph. I've read about a "Speed Warning Alert" but can't find a way to reset it. Any suggestions?
Front left tyre pressure for air please. I need the answer now please!
Recently just changed water pump on my bug and cranks but won’t turn on at all
Hi! So I purchased a manual 99 vw beetle. Although I love it and am happy with the car, I am not happy about spending about 150$ a month on antifreeze and coolant. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the issue is. My car will overheat, and then leak all my coolant out from a tiny hole underneath the passenger's side on the left. It looks like ...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 manual transmission. The alarm will just activate for no reason while the car is parked and locked. Any ideas for a cheap and quick solution?
We changed the radiator fan fuse on my 2000 VW Beetle GLS and now the car cranks but won’t start. The fuel pump is not receiving power, but we are not 100% sure that is the problem. All we did was replace that fuse.
I bought a used vw beetle 2001 gls 2.0 and I really need coolant. I don’t know what type of coolant I have in my car and don’t want to mix them and blow up my engine. What should I do?
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