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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,860 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle exhaust system problems

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 302004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,860 miles


Check engine light came on, no drivability problems though. Dealer said not under warrenty; 2001 VW beetle with 7,600 miles. Checked and charged $142 to diagnos problem, erplaced cts, coolant temperature sensor. It appears that it is hard to find any shops with equipment to access VW's engine controll system; only way is at VW or if a shop has a pc based system called morphus" was this defect under warranty since it is part of the overall engine management system, controlling emissions" thank you, joe.

- Ny, NY, USA

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