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Volkswagen Cabrio, Convertible
#10 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [nemesis5]
Aug 07, 2007 (12:54 pm)
i have a 2002 cabrio purchased brand new and for 3 out of the 5 years ive owned it the check engine light remained on. i took it to two different vw dealers and an after market mechanic, no one could fix the problem. last year, in ny, it became mandatory for a check engine light to be off to pass inspection so i was in big trouble. they kept telling me it was the gas cap. after changing the oxygen sensor (twice) they eventually changed a $10 hose connecting the sensor to the vehicle...no more check engine light, that was last year.
#11 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [jezebel1018]
Aug 09, 2007 (3:01 am)
thank you for your feedback . ..
I was just wondering, what hose it was that had been replaced to get rid of the 'check engine'. ? .
actually my 'check engine' light went off now, and the 'air bag' light came on; but i just want to know for future, in case it comes on again . .seems that it's just playing games. ...
#12 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [nemesis5]
Sep 03, 2007 (5:59 pm)
I have a 1998 cabrio that i bought used from the original owner. when i bought the car she told me that after it rains or if the car has been sitting for a while (a couple of days or more) the first few times that you press the brake, the car will make a screechy, grinding sound. And, yup, it's true. i've owned the car for 3 years, and it does make a scary sound after rain or sitting. i've been told that it's due to either a little bit of dust or rust on the brake pads. nothing to worry about. the brakes also squeak frequently, but that's b/c the rims get really dirty and the dust settles on the brake pad. if i am diligent about cleaning the rims, the sound disappears.
hope this helps.
#13 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [cabrio98]
Sep 07, 2007 (11:38 pm)
thank you for your feedback ... was just wondering because it sounded like a belt or something.. but the weird thing was that the car was running very well . .that's why it was suspicious. .
thank you again ...
#14 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [cabrio98]
Sep 07, 2007 (11:44 pm)
Also, I was wondering. .. how has the car been running since you bought it ? .. I mean did you have any major problems. ..
I bought this car over a month ago now.. (it's a 2001).. and it began making noises (as you have mentioned after rainy days usually).. the brakes were squeaky, the car engine light came on, and the airbag light came on.. then after reading some of the comments made by different people, i became worried that i might have got ripped off.. your feedback really helped me though. ..i feel better..
#15 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [jezebel1018]
Sep 18, 2007 (3:19 pm)
Does anyone know whether any of these things below are suppose to prompt the check engine light to go on?
Headlight blew out one bulb
The reading lights don't work
The radio needs to be activated (new battery de-activated it)
I hope it's gone on for one of these reasons nothing mechanical.
#16 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [01_vw_cabrio]
Sep 18, 2007 (11:42 pm)
If the radio is in safe mode than you need to go to a Volkswagon dealer so they can give you the code for it.. .
It's a safety option, so thieves can't steal it..I had to do it for mine. ..
My engine light and airbag light is also on.. the car has been running very well though..
hope this helps
#17 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [nemesis5]
Sep 21, 2007 (11:44 pm)
It certainly does, thank you very much.
The coolest thing happened yesterday, the check engine light WENT OFF! WooooHoooo!!
#18 of 70 Re: Volkswagon Cabrio 2001 [01_vw_cabrio]
Sep 26, 2007 (10:47 am)
My check engine light has been off for a while, but sometimes it comes back on again .. fortunately right now it's been off for a while...
the airbag light doesn't seem to wanna go off though. .
These lights just play games sometimes you know . .
Jan 05, 2008 (1:05 pm)
It turned on last night after driving it for about 2000 miles since i bought it. I have a 2001 Cabrio with 67,000 mile. I check this forum last night ang got some ideas. This morning before i started the car, I opened the gas tank and let the pressure go out. I started the car and the check engine light is gone. I hope this will work.