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About Volkswagen Cabriolet

As a variant of the famous Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Cabriolet was built by a famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, shorten to VW, between 1979 and 2002 and it has been rumored to be put into production again since 2011 till now as a compact and small family car. Originally introduced as the success of the Volkswagen Beetle, Cabriolet is generally referred to the convertible in Golf lineup. Competing against the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Pontiac Sunbird and Chevrolet Cavalier, Cabriolet had been manufactured for four generations before discontinuation.
Since the most familiar Volkswagen Cabriolet is the fourth-generation Cabriolet, we will focus on this one now. It was produced from 1998 to 2002 and lasted from 1999 to 2003 model years and was offered in only one body style, 4-door convertible. Cabriolet was built based on the Volkswagen Golf Mk3 chassis at the Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform. It mainly an upgraded Mk3 with facelifted front bumper, fenders, grille and hood. Cabriolet also got chromed in inner door handles, emergency brake button, door strikers, front seat belt anchors, key lock cylinders and shifter button. During its lifetime, Volkswagen Cabriolet was powered by many engines ranging from the 1.6 L inline 4-cylidner engine rated at 99 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque to 2.0 L inline 4-cylidner engine producing 114 hp and 122 pound-feet of torque. And all these engines sent power through 4-speed, 5-speed automatic and 5-speed, 6-speed manual transmissions to front wheels or four wheels.

Volkswagen Cabriolet Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Although having lots of fans, Volkswagen Cabriolet could not deny that even though the youngest one is at least fifteen years old now. And for an item made of steel, fifteen is not an optimistic figure. Thus, you should be alert about these common problems on your Cabriolet:
First, transmission failure is the most common problem on Volkswagen Cabriolet according to many experienced drivers. This issue could be bad enough to cause drivability issue so that the vehicle will lose ability to drive. To avoid this situation, you should learn about these typical symptoms of transmission failure as early as possible provided by professional Cabriolet owners. Generally speaking, it often starts with strange sounds such as clunking or grinding from underneath the vehicle, transmission fluids leaking on the ground, wrong gear reading; then it would evolve in vehicle starting in another gear or refusing to go into any gear; finally, you will find hard to shift gear and suffer from an unsmooth ride. All these symptoms could be attributed to the Cabriolet transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, clutch fork and shift cable.
Second, Check Engine Light coming on from time to time is already an obvious sign to warn Volkswagen Cabriolet drivers that the engine has something wrong. No driver will ignore the engine issue because it has close relation with the vehicle's lifespan. Some experienced Cabriolet drivers have concluded some recognizable and simple symptoms for your reference. Strange sounds including whining, squealing or rattling from the engine; engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling and even suffering from starting issues; vehicle losing power while accelerating and having poor gas mileage as well as illuminated Check Engine Light could be attributed to the Cabriolet throttle body, air filter, oil filter engine control module, engine mount, fuel pump and drive belt.
The overall excellent quality of your Volkswagen Cabriolet needs every part on it working properly to sustain. Some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could, so you should maintain the Cabriolet seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, fog light, headlight and cabin air filter routinely to create a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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