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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
58,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112010

Cabrio GLS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


This is only one of the many issues of this car. After 3 weeks of having this car (in '04) the check engine light has been on whenever its wanted. Went to CarMax with the issue since thats where I had bought it- no fix, just turned it off. Ever since then, I've gone to 3 different mechanics and there seems to be no fix; they turn it off and it inevitably comes back on a day later. This is not to even mention the fact that my car stalls out if I'm stopped too long...another issue no one seems to know how to fix. The Cabrio is so messed that even my regular mechanic (who specializes in european cars) has told me to get rid of it because its costing me too much money. Wow. NEVER would get a VW ever again.

- , Aurora, IL, USA

problem #1

May 012008

Cabrio GTI 2000

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

Intermittent Engine light on.

Despite several resets will rear its ugly head just as you think its fixed,

Heard its typical problem and can cost a lot to find the cause.

Living with it!!

Engine appears to run ok? But the light is on for a reason.

Will reset itself as well!!

- , Dubai, Barsha, United Arab Emirates

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