I have a 2002 beetle 1.8 turbo. All of a sudden it just starts and dies. I started it up and drove it to work and had no problem. I got into it to go home and it will not stay running. it will only run for maybe 2-5 seconds, it doesn't matter if I press on the gas when I start it. When I do press on the gas, the rpms will increase then it just dies, does anyone have any suggestions. the nearest dealer is 4 hours away and they will not help over the phone.
I tried all 3 keys, It does the same thing, I talked to the vw dealer and have an appointment for it, they think it needs reprogrammed. what would cause it to happen all of a sudden? We had a bad lightning storm here the day it quit working, would that cause it?