Question about 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
I have to go to forward then back to reverse for the transmission to engage. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On most cars of that year and newer you have to have the engine running and be pressing down on the brake pedal to shift out of park. If that does not work try having some one rock the car forward and back while you try to shift out of park. If the rocking trick works in the future while still in gear and holding the brakes set your parking break then shift to park. This will keep the weight of the car of the parking lock in the transmision and prevent the problem from reoccurring. Good Luck!!
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
This may or may not be helpful. You have to physically push the stick down into the floor in order to access reverse. Then you can move it left and up. Straight down into the rubber boot first. It will pop up when you shift into a forward gear. Good luck
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
Try tuning the transmission by changing the fluid, filter and pan gasket. You might have to do it twice but in a few cases with newer vw beetles I have noticed a pattern of bad transmissions
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
let me guess...it will go into 3rd and 4th...but it wont engage 1st 2nd and 5th....well the problem is in the linkage. its a $35 part that u could probably fixx...call the dealer and tell them whats going on...nd tell them u know its part of the linkage..to be specific its the end of the shift cable where it goes into the transmission..it should be no more than $35...ur welcome
Posted on May 19, 2010
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