Maintenance intervals, technical specs, recalls for a4 1998 -2003 new beetle tdi

  1. Fluid changes/maintenance intervals
  2. Technical Specs
  3. Featured equipment/safety ratings
  4. Recalls and Technical service bulletins

Did you just buy this car?  See 1000q: new owner of mk4 to see common issues and service areas.

Fluid changes/maintenance intervals

Light bulbs: refer to light bulb replacement reference table

Available colors and touch up paint: refer to OEM paint codes

Engine oil:


Brake fluid:

Clutch fluid:

Automatic transmission fluid

Power steering fluid

Manual transmission fluid

Fuel filter

Timing belt

Air intake filter

Cabin air filter

Brakes/rotors/rear wheel bearings

Other misc. maintenance: 


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A4 new beetle technical specs


Engine hp 90@4000 Engine torque (ft lbs) 149@1900
Engine spec I-4 Drive wheels front
Curb weight (lbs) 2712 Brakes disc
Fuel economy-auto 34/44 Fuel economy-manual 41/48
Fuel capacity (gal) 14.5 Est. highway range (mi) 493-638/638-696
Body style  2 door Misc. info




Length (in) 161 Wheel base (in) 99
Height (in) 59 Max seating 4
Front head room (in) 41 Rear head room (in) 37
Front leg room (in) 39 Rear leg room (in) 33
Luggage room (cu ft) 12



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Standard equipment/features

Colors: red, techno blue pearl metallic, cybergreen pearl metallic, silver arrow pearl metallic, yellow, cool white


Safety Features
Antilock Brakes: Optional Four Wheel Antilock Brakes: Optional
Depowered Airbag: Standard Passenger Airbag: Standard
Head Airbag: Not Available Side Airbag: Standard
Child Safety Seats: Not Available Traction Control: Not Available
Stability Control: Not Available
Crash Test Results
NHTSA Ratings  
Passenger: Good  
Driver: Good  
Side Impact Front: Excellent  
Side Impact Rear: Average  
Rollover Rating: Not Tested  
NHTSA: Excellent, Good, Average, Poor, Very Poor, Not Tested
IIHS Ratings  
Crash Offset: Good  
Bumper Bash: Good  
IIHS: Good, Acceptable, Marginal, Poor, Not Tested


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Recalls and TSBs

1998 New Beetle

1999 New Beetle

2000 New Beetle

2001 New Beetle

2002 New Beetle

2003 New Beetle



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