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  1. 2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L wiper malfunction

    Questions, Issues or Problems with 2012+ Beetle
    Just started having a problem with my beetle. When i shift to reverse the front windshield wipers turn on. I verified the actuator next to the steering wheel was set to off. We tried resetting the system by disconnecting the battery leads, with no results. I was wondering if there is a setting...
  2. 2014 - Lunges into Gear

    Transmission Talk
    Hi There, I have a 2014 Turbo Beetle with 30,000 miles. I am the 2nd owner, just bought it used in December. I find that when I shift it into reverse it seems to lunge into gear. Is this an issue I should address to the dealership re: transmission? It also does this when going...
  3. LH Rear Window Operates In Reverse (opposite up/down) - HELP

    New Beetle Convertible
    So I just acquired an 03 NBC... Among the laundry list of issues listed in my introduction in the new member forum is the fact that my drivers side rear window operates in reverse. Hit the button down, it goes up- pull button up, it goes down. Very annoying, especially when it does this with...
  4. 98 Beetle (diesel / manual) won't shift

    Transmission Talk
    I have a manual beetle. It is a 98 diesel. I have noticed the shifting going down to 1st and 2nd a little sticky. Yesterday it stopped downshifting all together. It would shift up and go into neutral but not down. It will shift between the gears when the engine is turned off. Also, when stopped...
  5. Help me!!!

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I am having many different problems with my beetle!! 1) MY ABS and ASR lights are on in my dash. 2) When my car sits either overnight in my garage or during my work shift, and then I try and reverse the car, the brakes don't compress all the way and I pretty much have to stand on my brake...
  6. VW Beetle 98' 50k miles on clock

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I'm having an issue with my reverse gear on an automatic transmission, when the car is placed in reverse it take like 1 minute before it engauges, if i rev the car a few times it engages with a jerk. Please help me as it was running so great recently. Thank you
  7. Cannot reverse after changing rear brake pads and caliper

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    I just changed my rear brake pads and my right rear caliper, but now I'm having problems reversing. It's strange, it will reverse in the morning when I first start the car but then after even when pressing on gas pedal, the brakes will not release...not letting me reverse. Ahh!:confused: lol...
  8. 2001 Red Temp Light/Shakey Reverse

    1.8 Liter Turbo
    Two things. Two days ago when starting the car up (cold start, from over night in garage) the temperature light (red) blinked and sounded off for about 3 minutes. This doesn't happen with every start up and not even so much after the car has been running for awhile. Has anyone had this problem...