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Volkswagen New Beetle: 1998 and later 2002 beetle starts and dies


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brad02

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Registered: 08/29/07
2002 beetle starts and dies
Posted: Aug 29, 2007 6:46 PM
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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.
Jettaman2004

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Re: 2002 beetle starts and dies
Posted: Sep 2, 2007 7:18 PM   in response to: brad02 in response to: brad02
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For my 2 cents I would check to see if fuel pump is working.You should hear it run and plugs should be wet.
FKH161

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Re: 2002 beetle starts and dies
Posted: Sep 3, 2007 2:17 PM   in response to: Jettaman2004 in response to: Jettaman2004
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The immobilizer is preventing the vehicle from starting.

Try a different key.
brad02

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Re: 2002 beetle starts and dies
Posted: Sep 4, 2007 3:52 PM   in response to: FKH161 in response to: FKH161
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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?
jujuwv

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Registered: 10/08/07
Re: 2002 beetle starts and dies
Posted: Oct 8, 2007 8:00 PM   in response to: brad02 in response to: brad02
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I have 2002 beetle and it is doing something as brad02's volkswagen. my car is in a garage right now mechanics can't figure out what is wrong just wondering what was problem was diagnosed for brad 02
sad11648

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Registered: 03/25/17
Re: 2002 beetle starts and dies
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 1:50 PM   in response to: jujuwv in response to: jujuwv
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I have the same problem ( only one key so I cannot try another ). Battery was replaced but after reading about the immobilizer I think this is the problem.

2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo 6 speed

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