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Applies to: MY 2003: Volkswagen New Beetle, Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Jetta Wagon, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Passat Wagon, Volkswagen Eurovan


Abstract: Factory recommended maintenance intervals for applicable MY 2003 Volkswagen vehicles.

Volkswagen - MY 2003 Maintenance Schedule

Miles (x1000)

5

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

60

65

70

75

80

85

90

95

100

105

Kilometers (x1000)

8

16

24

32

40

48

56

64

72

80

88

96

104

112

120

128

136

144

152

160

168

1.9L TDI Engine Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine Oil - Change

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Engine Filter - Change

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Water Separator - Drain

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Fuel Filter - Replace

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

V-Belt / Ribbed Belt - Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - Check Condition

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Timing Belt - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

1.8T and 2.0L Engines Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine Oil - Change

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Engine Filter - Change

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Spark Plugs - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

V - Belt / Ribbed Belt - Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

V-Belt - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - Check Condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - Replace (2.0L only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Timing Belt Tensioner - Replace (2.0L only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

VR6 and 4.0L W8 Engines Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine Oil - Change

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Engine Filter - Change

x

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

V-Belt / Ribbed Belt - check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

2.8L V6 Engine Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engine Oil - Change

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Engine Filter - Change

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Timing Belt - Check Condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Timing Belt - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Timing Belt Tensioner - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

V-Belt / Ribbed Belt - check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Spark Plugs - Replace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

All Engines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air Cleaner - Replace Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Windshield Washer Fluid - Check Levels

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Auto-Shift Lock - Check

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Brake System -Check Damage/ Leaks,
 Pad Thickness, and Fluid Level

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Wheels - Rotate Front to Rear

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Air Bag System - Check Function / Damage *

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Battery - Check Electrolyte Level

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

x

 

Engine - Check for Leaks

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Dust Pollen Filter - Replace

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Cooling System - Check Level

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Manual Transmission - Check for Leaks,
 add if necessary

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Automatic Transmission - Check for Leaks

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Tires / Spare - Check Condition

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Drive Shafts - Check Boots

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

OBD - Check DTC Memory

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Door Hinge - Lubricate

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Headlights - Check and Adjust if Necessary

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Exhaust system - Check for damage and leaks

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Sunroof Frame - Clean and Lubricate

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Road Test

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

 

Power Steering - Check Fluid Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Brake Fluid ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

ATF and Differential Levels - Check,
 Add if Necessary***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

Front Axle - Check Dust Seals, Ball Joints,
 and Tie Rods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

* Airbag System - Check every 12 months regardless of mileage.
** Brake Fluid - Change every 2 years regardless of mileage
*** Change ATF Euro Van Only

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