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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2001 Volkswagen Beetle problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2001 Volkswagen Beetle repairs by problem area

49% of the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 57 repairs.

2001 Volkswagen Beetle electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 57% cost less than $100, 29% between $100 and $499, and 14% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Beetle in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2013 149000    
150000 844 AC Compressor is bad and needs to be replaced. 
157000  

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Beetle in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 23000    
24000 343 I replaced original alternator with new Bosch AL0189X Alternator. I think the Voltage Regulator died as it stopped charging the battery. Battery is charging now. 
24000  
Volkswagen Beetle in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 98000    
110700 0 Failed seat belt buckle switch which caused airbag warning light to stay lit. Replaced buckle assembly.  
122000 0 Air Conditioner suddenly stopped working. Main AC fuse under hood had corrosion on one contact blade. Cleaned and reused. 
156000  
Volkswagen Beetle in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 131000    
143000 60 Regulator for d/s power window failed. Known common problem for A4 platform Volkswagens. Replaced regulator. 
153000  
Volkswagen Beetle in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 67000    
68000 65 The 3rd center stoplight needed to be replaced...I did it myself for the cost of the bulb ($65.00)...Yikes, what happened to BULB replacement rather than nearly costing a car payment??? 
79000 0 The mechanic that we use for the car replaced the left-front headlight. 
101000  

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Beetle in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 55000    
58000 300 Brake lights not working Brake lights not working again 
 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Beetle in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 84000    
89000 0 Window switch broke. Friendly shop who has worked for us before had a junk car of the same model on the property. They removed a switch, replace ours with it and charged us nothing. 
90000 0 Headlight 
100000  

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