Jack the front of the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle up and place a jack stand under the frame rail on each side of the Beetle. Make sure that the jack stands are directly behind both front tires. Lower the Beetle onto the jack stands. Pull the jack out from under the Beetle.
The transmission fluid checking process on the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle is different than most Volkswagen Beetle models. The transmission fluid lubricates and protects the moving gears and parts from heat friction. The transmission fluid also keeps the seals and o-rings soft and lubricated. Volkswagen recommends changing the transmission fluid between 50,000 and 75,000 miles. Once the transmission fluid breaks down, the fluid cannot protect the moving parts as it should.
Official recalls have been issued for the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.