TSB List for the 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Cabrio are official communications between Volkswagen & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
  • STRUCTURE
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • ENGINE (PWS)

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #V171701 2012855

      Date Announced:
      JUL 05, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133344

      17 17 01 July 5, 2017 2012855 Supersedes Technical Bulletin 17-16-02 (V171602) dated April 29, 2016 due to updated oil standards lists to current specifications. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #2015831

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026848

      VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #9705309704A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53615

      CONDITIONS WITH TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT IN/OUT OF REVERSE. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #9705309704A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53615

      CONDITIONS WITH TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND IS DIFFICULT TO SHIFT IN/OUT OF REVERSE. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TT 91 19 01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159014

      Alternative method for radio code retrieval. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122956

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    • TSB #9918

      Date Announced:
      OCT 29, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610170

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1580 (17988) AND P0103 (16487) STORED IN DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE MEMORY. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #TT 271002

      Date Announced:
      SEP 14, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157828

      Updated to include model year 2014 thru 2018 applicability. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #9708209701A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 20, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53636

      CONCERNS WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, SOUND OUTPUT LOW OR DISTORTED, TAPES MAY BE DESTROYED. *YC Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #V941901-2011521

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10158533

      Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. TB updated to include model year 2019 applicability. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122956

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122956

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      JAN 24, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122240

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

    • TSB #69 9703

      Date Announced:
      MAY 22, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53614

      A NEW FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG UNIT HAS BEEN INSTALLED. *AK Read More »

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #9801

      Date Announced:
      MAY 26, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601520

      INFORMATION ON INSTALLING A CARGO NET. *YC Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #2015831

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026848

      VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SM 33-2019

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159010

      The part number listed in the document is to be returned if it meets the criteria provided. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 91 19 01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159014

      Alternative method for radio code retrieval. Read More »

    • TSB #SM 44-2017 EN

      Date Announced:
      JUN 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155644

      This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward. Read More »

    • TSB #VHW-17-11

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157383

      VAS 6154 Replacement Part Setup Guide Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-22-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128104

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #9708209701A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 20, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53636

      CONCERNS WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, SOUND OUTPUT LOW OR DISTORTED, TAPES MAY BE DESTROYED. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TT 271002

      Date Announced:
      SEP 14, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157302

      Updated to include model year 2014 thru 2018 applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #1-2017 Update

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128055

      This communication is to update our ProFi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound ProFi requests. Read More »

    • TSB #V691601 2010479

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126785

      Update model year applicability to include 2017. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 97-12-02

      Date Announced:
      SEP 23, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127969

      Data Link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. Update model year applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-29-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128105

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions. Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-22-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128104

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #9802

      Date Announced:
      FEB 16, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600825

      DISCONNECTING THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG UNIT. *YC Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #9805

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601876

      INFORMATION ON MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. *YC Read More »

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