Last post on Mar 05, 2012 at 9:41 AM
You are in the Volkswagen Beetle
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Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback
#752 of 760 Re: Hard Decision [brit7college]
May 16, 2010 (3:21 am)
If you review problems with the New Beetles, most were the first few model years for the sedan (mechanical). Convertibles started in 2003. They had two problems early on. The rear window was glued in (not unique to VW - apparently many convertibles had this), and after a few years the glue let loose, and the window would come loose. Some owners had them reglued (local car upholstery shop) or had to have a new top (very expensive). The second problem was the little winged, hinged covers that would open and close to cover up some of the gears on the top. These were on the left and right side of the car, by the back seat windows. These tended to break, and so VW eliminated them. I am not sure of the 2006 model. Put the top up and down and see if these hinged wings are on this car. I have a 2008 VW Beetle Convertible and that does not have the "wings". Also - VW fixed the rear window issue, as I don't see complaints on the more recent models (from about 2005 and newer).
Get the convertible. We have owned ours for just about two years and it is loads of fun!
Bel Air Car Guy
May 16, 2010 (6:40 am)
2002 tdi bug turns over but then dies immediately, put in new battery, still happens occasionally...why?
#754 of 760 Re: car manual [vwfreak80]
May 16, 2010 (6:44 am)
I had one also, I just got under it and pushed up and it popped up, it is a pain, i so understand why you want it off.
#755 of 760 Re: won't start [larntsen]
May 17, 2010 (4:00 pm)
Are you saying that the engine *starts* then it immedeately quits?
If so, this is often the "immoblizer" kicking in. Try all 3 of the keys and see if this happens with all of them.
If this *does* happen with all 3 keys, then consider changing the fuel-filter and pay close attention to the O-rings below the mickey-mouse clip. The 2 O-rings are *DIFFERENT* sizes and need to be installed approprately so the fuel-pump does not suck air into the system.
#756 of 760 Bizarre key alarm 99 new gls
Dec 29, 2010 (5:48 pm)
Key wont turn off alarm. Lights blink on the knob. Turn key in ignition, the alarm goes off! Battery is dead each time. bought new batteries for the key. Installed correctly. First, why wont the key turnoff the alarm. Second, is the alarm light draining the battery. third, What to do???!!
#757 of 760 Re: Parking or Gear Indicator on 06 New Beetle [megaloskilo]
Oct 08, 2011 (10:08 am)
I have the same problem...did you find out what was wrong? Thanks.
#758 of 760 Re: Parking or Gear Indicator on 06 New Beetle [megaloskilo]
Nov 16, 2011 (12:38 pm)
Id love to find out what happened with this. Im having the same problem.
#759 of 760 2012 Beetle
Nov 20, 2011 (3:57 am)
The 2012 Beetles are now starting to arrive at dealers is reasonable numbers so we should see more on the road. Is it possible to start a thread on the newly designed 2012?
Mar 05, 2012 (9:41 am)
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