Last post on Nov 24, 2012 at 3:20 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Cabrio
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Volkswagen Cabrio, Convertible
#39 of 41 Re: Wife is beating the hell out of the auto gearshift [cabman2]
Mar 29, 2012 (7:09 am)
I also have a 2001 Cabrio and have had the exact same problem with not being able to depress the knob on the gearshift. They have tried to replicate the problem at the dealership and can't find an issue. I just took it in because when I turned my wheel left I heard a creaking noise. They determined that I needed a new gear box. They replaced the gear box and when I picked up the car I put the car into drive and this time the knob on the gearshift stayed stuck and I couldnt get it out nor could I get the key out. I went back in and had to leave it again. They just called my husband and said they were replacing the gearshift cable....I told my husband that I always felt it had something to do with the know on the gearshift and hoping that this solves my problem. Thank goodness that when we bought the car last year at CarMax we took out an extended warranty....no charge!!
Nov 24, 2012 (3:18 pm)
We purchased our 2000 Cabrio with about 60000 miles from the second owner, we had check engine lights problems and had to get the car repaired every two years so it would pass inspection for emissions, the cruise control stopped working and at 96000 the transmission started slipping and required replacement, it did not make sense to put any more money into the car which I loved to drive only on weekends. It is now at the junkyard. My mechanic says these problems are common in VWs.
I bought Japanese for reliability. So it goes. Cabrio. great car, big problems.
#41 of 41 Re: Help! [doonebuggy]
Nov 24, 2012 (3:20 pm)
I encountered this also . the fill location is on the bottom and requires special fluid which should be changed every 30000 miles, it is very expensive