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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Although it may be one of the most recognizable cars on the road, thanks to its unique design, perhaps you’ve never considered owning a Volkswagen Beetle before. There are a number of reasons...

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1978 Beetle advice
Hi there. That's a lot of questions, and we'll do our best to help you out. First off, the odometer on older VW's is only 5 digits as you suggested, so it is very possible that it might have 185,000,...
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Replaced fuel pump and now car won't start 2006 VW Beetle 2.5L
It's possible you have a weak battery. Consider that a strong possibility if your battery is 4 years old or older. Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm...
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How much is new struts for a beetles 2015?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to replace the front struts on a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle.
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Car is loosing coolant
Your car is obviously loosing coolant. It could be a leak in a hose or water pump or something like that, or it could be going into the engine through a head gasket. either way you need to get it...
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Diagnostic code P0721
Hi....the best thing to do is request a diagnostic based on the trouble code, P0721, that you have in hand. Resolve that first as the fault behind the trouble code may account for the shift difficulty you are having. The...
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Knocking front drivers side, slight lean.
Hi there. Check the suspension and see if it's loose or has a broken bushing. A control arm will move back and forth when the vehicle is accelerated if the parts are loose or missing any bushings. If you need...
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Starter not working and lighting issues
Be sure the battery is fully charged. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged at time of sale. Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. If there is...
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Will not start
If the last symptom is failure of the motor to turn, you just want to confirm that by removing the spark plugs and ensuring the manual transmission is not engaged. If you still cannot turn the motor by hand using...
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My car was clicking, then it stopped running and the battery and check engine lights came on.
Hi there. It sounds like it may be a timing belt concern, but there are definitely other possibilities that may not be as involved as the timing belt. There could be an alternator concern, drive belt failing concern, or an...
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2012 VW Beetle Turbo. Vehicle will not start.
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. Basically, if a fully charged...
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my beetle burning oil
The specifications for the engine oil on your vehicle should be on a sticker under the hood. Normally, it is located on the radiator cover, the front of the hood, or on an emission sticker near the firewall. The information...
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Oil sensor in car is turning on and off 2014 Volkswagon Beetle
Hi - this is not normal, and is most likely a loose connector at the temperature sensor. This sensor will be screwed into the lower oil pan, which can by nature be a fairly oily area, making good electrical connectivity...
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Why would my engine start knocking a few days after an oil change in my 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
Hi there. It sounds like you may have a serious issue starting with the engine. I would check the level of the oil first. If it is very low then that may be the cause of the noise. If the...
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Jerking while drive and knocking when stoping
What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent by vehicle...
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How costly is it to replace an airbag wiring harness ?
The airbag wiring harness has several sections. So it shouldn't be necessary to replace everything except in the most extreme conditions. There is a section in the column that has a spring like winding, and I think two other sub...
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My red coolant light starts flashing after driving for a while. Manual says it's electrical.
If the coolant red light is flashing, then that means that a sensor is not responding to the computer system at that time. Check the coolant temperature sensor, and the coolant level sensor and make sure that they are plugged...
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I have just bought a 2005 bgeetle convertible and when I unlatch the top and press the button the back windows go down halfway tha
Hello, thank you for writing in. The windows should be rolled down when the convertible top is put down. Some models do this automatically so that the top does not scrape down the windows when moving. However, Beetles in this...
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Car will not go into gear - any gear
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like possibly low transmission fluid, a bad speed sensor or potentially a faulty transmission control module, which also controls the speed sensors. The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed...
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can a transmission fluid service be done ona 2003 VW Beetle with sealed auto transmission
Yes, a transmission service can be done on the Beetle transmission as well. It is a specialized procedure. It requires a special tool that fills the transmission from the bottom. Also, a scan tool must be used to monitor the...
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Stalling
Hi there. What you are describing is quite similar to a fuel restriction or a problem with an fuel to air ratio sensor or component. Some common parts that can cause this problem include clogged or dirty fuel injectors or...

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