96 Cabrio Karman Edition Soft top Convertible Leaking

60

Asked by Oct 31, 2012 at 08:58 PM about the Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

96 Cabrio Soft Top Leaking. Pulled up carpet to check floor seams. We have been getting lots of wind and
rain and when I come out to the car in the morning there is a puddle on the rear passenger floor. This just
started about a month ago. I can't figure out where the water is coming in. I've made sure the window on
the door is shut. The roof on the inside isn't wet. On this model the rubber is just on the inside of the
door glass on the post side. Is the rubber worn out? Please help.

2 Answers

140

Your top needs adjusting . I'm not familiar with the top on the MK III s. Just a quick note. There is no such thing as a "Karmann Edition" . All cabriolets were built under license by Karmann GmbH. The Karmann badge is on all Karmann built VWs dating back to the Karmann Ghia and Beatle convertible.

I have the same problem on my Golf mk3 Cabriolet 1994 If you fold up the rear seats you will find that its wet under there, the leak is either from the taillights or from the back of the roof where the roof meets the chassis.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 96 Cabrio Karman Edition Soft top Convertible Leaking 2 answers

    96 Cabrio Soft Top Leaking. Pulled up carpet to check floor seams. We have been getting lots of wind and rain and when I come out to the car in the morning there is a puddle on the rear passenger flo...

    Volkswagen Cabriolet

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1987 vw cabrio has exhaust leak and convertible top leaks. How much would it run to fix these issues? 2 answers

    My daughter is wanting to buy a 1987 be cabrio that is listed with an exhaust leak and convertible top leaks. I want to find out how much the repairs may run before she buys the car?

    1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Soft top/ roof repair- any tips for small tears? 4 answers

    Hi all I have a 1990 cab and I have a few tears on the edges on the soft top. The owner before me put some silicon Stuff but it's just ripped off so fast. Not strong enough Any ideas? Cheers, zoe

    1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • White soft top 3 answers

    How do I clean the top? t is white with alot of black marks on it, also the inside line is very dirty any suggertions?

    1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Top replacement? 2 answers

    Might buy a 1987 Cabriolet it would come with a new top but it has an old one on it. How hard is it to replace? Is this something I can do without a service man?

    Volkswagen Cabriolet

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions

Volkswagen Cabriolet Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 260
#2 Scott Sr.
Scott Sr.
Reputation 230
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
188 Great Deals out of 9,455 listings starting at $1,300
Used Volkswagen Rabbit
12 Great Deals out of 429 listings starting at $2,495
Used Volkswagen Eos
33 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $3,750
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,099 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used MINI Cooper
217 Great Deals out of 9,942 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Wrangler
261 Great Deals out of 16,543 listings starting at $2,590
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen Golf
56 Great Deals out of 3,635 listings starting at $1,600
Used Volkswagen GTI
99 Great Deals out of 7,258 listings starting at $2,400
Used BMW 3 Series
943 Great Deals out of 30,262 listings starting at $1,000
Used Porsche Boxster
45 Great Deals out of 1,146 listings starting at $3,920

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.