Automatic Transmission problems of the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle

Nine problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 10/04/2010

K I recently bought a 99 vw Beetle and now all of a sudden my car jerks when it hits like 3000rpm and it idles higher then it should.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 11/22/2009

Driving down NJ parkway,65 mph. Transmission went out,thumping,losing speed in heavy traffic. Nothing done to correct after reading blog about this problem. I can't afford to have it fixed based on this info. Car is now undrivable. Shifting erratically if at all. Jerking between gears.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 01/31/2008

I bought my 99 Beetle in October of 2007 and the day that I got the car the oil light came on and I took it back they had it for one month they replaced the motor and wire cluster. When I finally got it back about two weeks passed and I was driving on the interstate and my speedometer went from 0 to 120 and then the care lost power on the middle lane of the road. I took it back and they replaced the transmission I have tried numerous times to get them to take the car back and they wont. After I got it back that time the heater stopped working and the speedometer will not go above 40 when I told them this they said they would not fix it that it was my problem. Yesterday my mileage, speedometer, and gas gage stopped working my check engine light came on. And I don't know what to do if you know any one who could help me with these problems please let me know.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 03/20/2002

While driving the car I noticed the speedometer & odometer weren't working (mileage froze at 26,139). The gas gauge was not working either. Then the check engine light came on and the airbag light. Brought into dealership and was told there were 19 failures when it was tested on their computer. Dealership claims the transmission needs parts replaced. (will be covered under powertrain warranty possibly). Still waiting on parts. They said after they replace parts of transmission they will let me know what else needs to be done and how much it will cost me. The standard warranty ended March 2001. The vehicle has low mileage (26,139). The battery had to be replaced last year. Many times the car wouldn't start and had to be jumped. The check engine light came on the first year I had the car and the dealership claimed it was a sensor problem.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 09/04/2001

Vehicle will not go into reverse. Also, there is noise like a banging tapping. Dealership is aware of problem.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 06/12/2000

At 1 1/2 months of ownership the check engine light came on "with no fault found" took 1 1/2 years and 6 service visits to fix. The car often goes forward while in reveres and has shifting problems, have had the transmission "adjusted" 3 times still has problems. Oil light doesnt go on when oil is low. Battery light doesnt go on when the batter is dying. Wiring to headlight keeps "loosening" causing the headlights to fail. Had rear and front brakes replaced due to low ground clearance and snow getting lodged in them and freezing.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 7
Failure Date: 05/24/2000

Hatchback rattles while driving. Also when putting vehicle in drive , vehicle hesitates and stalls.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 8
Failure Date: 04/04/2000

Forward gear is 3rd only. When in drive, does not shift from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4th gears. This has happened 4 times since 2/99.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 9

When consumer puts vehicle in drive the vehicle rattles and hesitates while driving.

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