Self Study Program 175 – On-Board Diagnosis System II in the New Beetle (USA)
VAG SSP No. 175 was developed and published specifically for the US market, with a focus on the New Beetle model. Recently, the SSP has been updated and included in our Program under No. 175 to reflect the launch of the US Beetle model onto the European market.
As man-made atmospheric changes continue to threaten the earth’s biosphere, reducing and controlling pollutant emissions from motor vehicles has become increasingly important. The On-Board Diagnosis System (OBD) was introduced for this purpose, and is integrated into the engine management system of vehicles to continuously monitor components affecting exhaust emissions.
OBD II is the second generation of engine management systems with diagnosis capability, offering continuous emission checks and early malfunction detection. It also provides full-fledged diagnosis functions that simplify troubleshooting and fault correction for workshop personnel. In the long term, the OBD system will be expanded to detect exhaust system faults detrimental to emission behavior during spot checks using a simple OBD reader.
By implementing the OBD II system, the New Beetle has improved its emission control capabilities and contributes to a cleaner environment.
Self-Study Program No. 175 was developed and published specially for the U.S. market at that time. On account of recent developments (launch of US Beetle model onto European market), we have updated this SSP and included it in our Program under No. 175.
The Self-Study Program is not a Workshop Manual!
Please always refer to the relevant Service Literature for all inspection, adjustment and repair instructions.