Volkswagen Beetle Fault Codes
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Common Beetle Fault Codes
These are the most common Beetle fault codes that people are searching for.
Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow DetectedLearn More Fixes
System Too Lean (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High InputLearn More
System Gross Leak Evaporative EmissionLearn More Fixes
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Cylinder 4 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Knock Sensor 1 Circuit low Input (Bank 2 or Single Sensor)Learn More
Torque Converter Clutch Circuit MalfunctionLearn More
Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low InputLearn More
Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)Learn More
Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/Performance ProblemLearn More Fixes
Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
Intake Air Temperature Circuit High InputLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emission Control System Incorrect Purge flowLearn More Fixes
Evaporative Emissions System Small Leak DetectedLearn More Fixes
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Engine Coolant Temperature Circuit Low InputLearn More
Intake Air System LeakLearn More
Long Term Fuel Trim B1 System Too LeanLearn More
Engine Coolant Flow Low/PerformanceLearn More
Pressure Control Solenoid B Performance or Stuck offLearn More Fixes
TCM Communication Circuit Range/PerformanceLearn More
Transmission Fluid Pressure LowLearn More
Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 3Learn More
Multi-faults - Bank 2 - With Low Side ShortsLearn More
Idle Speed Control Throttle Position Lower Limit Not ObtainedLearn More
Contr. Module LockedLearn More
Injector High Sides Shorted TogetherLearn More
Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Signal Too LowLearn More
Cooling System PerformanceLearn More
Rear O2S CorrectionLearn More
Lack Of HO2S21 Switch - Sensor Indicates LeanLearn More
Injector Control CircuitLearn More
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for OdometerLearn More
System Too Lean at Idle DTCLearn More Fixes
Injector Circuit Open Cylinder 2Learn More
Idle Control System RPM higher Than ExpectedLearn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor ALearn More Fixes
MAP / MAF - Throttle Position CorrelationLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 1 Glow Plug CircuitLearn More Fixes
Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient DetectedLearn More Fixes
Turbo / Super Charger UnderboostLearn More Fixes
Intake Manifold Runner Position Sensor/Switch Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Signal Stuck RichLearn More Fixes
Engine Overboost ConditionLearn More Fixes
Ignition/Distributor Engine Speed Input Circuit No SignalLearn More Fixes
Fuel Rail/System Pressure - Too LowLearn More Fixes
Cylinder 2 Misfire DetectedLearn More Fixes
Lost Communication With Gear Shift ModuleLearn More Fixes
High Speed CAN Communication BusLearn More Fixes
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Primary IdLearn More
Variable Intake Air System Control Solenoid Valve CircuitLearn More
Charge Pressure Negative DeviationLearn More
Pre-Catalyst Fuel Trim Too Rich Bank 2Learn More
Controller area network (CAN) data bus- communication malfunctionLearn More
Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Intake Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Retarded (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit / Open (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Exhaust Camshaft Position Timing - Over-Advanced (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor BLearn More Fixes
Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Heater Control Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2Learn More Fixes
Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Voltage InputLearn More Fixes
Coolant Thermostat (Coolant Temp Below Thermostat Regulating Temperature)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit Low Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
O2 Sensor Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1 Sensor 2)Learn More Fixes
System Too Rich (Bank 1)Learn More Fixes
- Manufacturer: Volkswagen
About the Beetle
The iconic Beetle was first released by Volkswagen almost 90 years ago and has remained one of the best-selling VW models ever since. Since its release, there have been eight generations in total.
There have essentially been three versions of the Beetle. The first ran until 2003. The second, called the New Beetle, was introduced in 1997 and remained until 2010. The final version debuted in 2011 and remained until 2019. At this point, the model was finally retired due to declining sales.
Competition has typically come from the DS 3, Mini Hatch, and Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
One of the most common issues with the Beetle is P0411. This code indicates that incorrect flow has been detected from the secondary air injection system.
It is very likely that there are issues within the secondary air system itself. This can include faulty components that are allowing for leaks, allowing for flow when there is no flow condition set.
Fault code P0171 is another problem that owners have had to face. This code indicates that the engine is running too lean.
It can be very difficult to pinpoint the cause of this issue as there are so many potential causes. It is critical to identify any other fault codes that can allude to what is causing this issue. Always address other fault codes before attempting to fix this code.
Another common issue is P0108. This code indicates that there is a high signal from the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor. This code is most common on the 2.5 L engine fitted to the Beetle.
According to a TSB for this issue, the pressure pipe and MAP sensor itself needs to be replaced.