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2001 Volkswagen Beetle repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (3%)

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (57%)

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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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

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

150000 mi

US $844
AC Compressor is bad and needs to be replaced. 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

23890 mi

US $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. 
143000 mi

US $60
Regulator for d/s power window failed. Known common problem for A4 platform Volkswagens. Replaced regulator. 
110700 mi Failed seat belt buckle switch which caused airbag warning light to stay lit. Replaced buckle assembly.  
122000 mi Air Conditioner suddenly stopped working. Main AC fuse under hood had corrosion on one contact blade. Cleaned and reused. 
68000 mi

US $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 mi The mechanic that we use for the car replaced the left-front headlight. 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

140740 mi

R 8000
Many problems with electrical and air conditionar compressor 
85000 mi

US $600
Door switch malfunction causing power drain and alarm system activation. 
58000 mi

US $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

96500 mi

US $200
Replacement of trunk latch motor 
89000 mi 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 mi Headlight 

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Electrical Problems

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