What are the problems with the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle?

What are the problems with the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle?

Worst 2001 Volkswagen Beetle Problems #1: Engine Light On 2001 Beetle Average Cost to Fix: $2,000. Average Mileage: 71,000 mi #2: Loss Of Power 2001 Beetle Average Cost to Fix: $2,000. Average Mileage: 97,000 mi #3: Overheats 2001 Beetle Average Cost to Fix: $400. Average Mileage: 61,000 mi

How does the VW New Beetle Turbo’s work?

While the appearance is improved, a subdued version of the RSi’s two-wing setup would make it look that much meaner. Instead, VW installed a speed-activated wing (the action of which is quite noisy) at the top of the rear window that rises at 45 mph and retracts at 10.

Where is the speed activated wing on a VW Beetle?

Instead, VW installed a speed-activated wing (the action of which is quite noisy) at the top of the rear window that rises at 45 mph and retracts at 10. This is where it gets confusing for VW.

What kind of wheels does the New Beetle have?

The front sports a more aggressive air dam and new, stand-alone turn signals, while the rear has a new bumper and undertray with a chrome, twin-outlet exhaust poking through. Blocky 5-spoke 17-in. wheels (with P225/45R-17 Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 tires) and a Turbo S badge complete the exterior upgrades.

Which is the worst year for a Volkswagen Beetle?

Although the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2004 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage.

When did the transmission on my Volkswagen Beetle go into neutral?

On November 15, 2010 while driving in traffic at about 15mph, the transmission stopped grabbing and went into neutral. I was able to shift it to the tiptronic system to drive the vehicle safely out of the way.

Is it normal for a VW Beetle to shift hard?

For the last 6 months my 2003 automatic vw Beetle convertible with 56k miles has been shifting hard (lurch feeling) intermittently going up or down hills. When the mechanic inspected it the transmission readout said it was fine and this was normal wear and tear.

What does p0411 mean on a Volkswagen Beetle?

P0411 is a general OBDII trouble code, which means that it has the same meaning for the Volkswagen Beetle as it would any other car or truck. By definition, the code is letting you know that the ECM has detected incorrect flow in the secondary air injection system.

Why does my VW Beetle engine not work?

That EXACTLY describes what my 2000 New Beetle was doing. I couldn’t get anyone to believe that it was doing that–it never did it with a mechanic driving it so they said it was ME! >I’m a woman, so of course I don’t know anything< Finally I said to my mechanic (NOT a VW place–been raped enough there–)’I think it feels like a clogged fuel line.’

What happens when you open the door on a VW Beetle?

The car will start for a couple seconds (about 2) then die, prssing accelerator when startign starts to rev it when it starts then dies. I hear the pump spin up when I open the door, it sounds like it primes the line then stops (normal behavior).

What kind of engine does the New Beetle have?

The Volkswagen New Beetle 1.6 has a Inline 4, Petrol engine with 1595 cm3 / 97.3 cu-in capacity. How many horsepower (hp) does a 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.6 have?

What’s the top speed of a VW New Beetle?

With a fuel consumption of 7.5 litres/100km – 38 mpg UK – 31 mpg US (Average), 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 11.6 seconds, a maximum top speed of 111 mph (179 km/h), a curb weight of 2650 lbs (1202 kgs), the New Beetle 1.6 has a naturally-aspirated Inline 4 cylinder engine, Petrol motor.

Why does my VW Beetle engine not start?

When starting the engine, the ducts from the radiator’s entrance are fulled with pure vapor and the hose that leads to the water deposit is not blocked, but still water does not leave when accelerating. The fans do not start working either when the car overheats. The fuel pump has already been replaced but without positive results.

How to check the condition of a VW Beetle engine?

Place engine to top dead centre make sure all valves are closed. Remove spark plug or glow plug and insert gauge. Pressurise the head. Check for bubbling in the coolant check for compressed air leaving via the exhaust. This will determine the condition of not only your engine but the head and inlet and exhaust valve. Great bit of kit.

Are there any recalls on the Volkswagen Beetle?

Like any car line there are known issues with this car and engine. The biggest ones have been covered under recalls. Coils have had issues, and the car has had recalls to replace them. The brake light switch is also another issue that is covered under a recall.

Is the VW New Beetle a reliable car?

This car is not for anyone who can’t handle a few (well okay, a lot) of quirks. Having driven this daily for three years and put 100K miles on it in that time I would describe this as a reliable car. Word to the wise all VW’s have a timing belt, if it blows, chances are so will your engine : ( I loved this car.

What kind of gas mileage does New Beetle get?

Not a single bug (no pun intended) with it in all these miles. Fuel economy is outstanding at 45 mpg overall (as low as 39mpg in NYC traffic, 52mpg highway). I can fit adults in the back seat for short trips (like taking client to lunch last week). Great fun to drive, and definitely does NOT fit the profile of the traditional diesel.

Why is my Check Engine light on on my 2001 New Beetle?

The checkered flag vabeach va dealership actually told me my check engine light was on because of a malfunction of an airbag fuse. If this is true, the airbag light does not work on 2001 New Beetles. I suggest you follow up on this dealership for faulty information and consumer negligence . All they did was reset the code in the computer. T.

Is the air bag light on on a 2003 VW Beetle?

2003 vw beetle air bag light came on and stays on, will not go off. Vehicle has never been involved in an accident. Nhtsa campaign id number 08v178000, investigation pe08-012, NHTSA action number pe08012 lists model yeas 2003-2005 however, 2003 model with this VIN number not listed.

Is there a recall on the New Beetle?

Below is the actual recall description and remedy: “Volkswagen is recalling 76,900 my 2004-2005 New Beetle and my 2003-2005 New Beetle convertibles equipped with an advanced (dual-stage) air bag system.

What kind of engine does New Beetle 1.8T have?

The 1.8T comes with a 150-horsepower turbocharged 1.8-liter engine. The 1.8T is available in two trim lines: the GLS 1.8T and the fully loaded GLX. NHTSA rates crash-tested vehicles by assigning them one to five stars, with five stars indicating the most injury protection and one star indicating the least protection.

What can I expect from a Volkswagen Beetle?

I’m thinking of buying a 2001 1.8L turbo engine Volkswagen Beetle that appears to have been maintained extremely well. Everything looks good on it, but it has 125,000 miles on it. What can I expect from this engine? If I were to buy it, what kind of maintanence should I expect to do to keep the car in tip top shape?

What kind of car is the New Beetle?

This review is for an ’01 1.8T New Beetle (Auto), GLS trim with 17″ rims, sports suspension, leather (heated) seating, steering wheel & shifter, and sunroof. At 50k miles, the ECU was chipped to 1 BAR. Now at 168k miles I must say my NB’s been an excellent vehicle.

Why is my VW starter not working properly?

It tells you power is getting to the solenoid. At that point the decision tree branches. Either the contact bar in the solenoid is worn or corroded or otherwise damaged so that it is not capable of doing its job (which is to connect the battery to the starter) or the solenoid isn’t getting enough power to press the contact bar closed.

How do you change the starter on a VW?

Detach the starter-switch lead from the solenoid and replace it with the female spade-lug on the jumper. To complete the circuit, TOUCH (do NOT clip) the alligator clip to the battery cable connector. Do NOT touch the copper stud nor the nut.

What to do if your car starter won’t start?

A click from the solenoid when you’re trying to start. Slow cranking. Won’t start when hot. A rriiiip sound as the starter spins. No click, no start. Loose mounting bolt (s). First and foremost, make sure both of the mounting bolts are tight. The upper one is also the top right engine mounting bolt.