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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace lock (1 reports)
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 022012

Cabrio EX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles


This is the third door lock fix, which has been the most expensive and least annoying. The first issue occurred in 2007. The laser key was stuck in the lock completely and we needed to call a lock smith in a sh*tty grocery store parking lot at 10pm. The fix was cheap at least.

The second time, the lock was replaced for about 200.00. The third time the fix will again be 200.00 for a lock replacement. This time we'll be relegated to 2 keys: 1 for the door and one for the ignition, but the fix will take 1 day as opposed to 2 weeks. Whatever, we're done with this lemonswagen!

- , Granada Hills, CA, USA

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