Problem Description and Possible Solution
One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.
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Average mileage: 77,947 (40,000–140,789)
14 people reported this problem
Started when one night I went to put my power soft top up and it wouldn't go up. Finally got it up and a few days later the back window started down as I put the top down but got stuck half way down and there was a some sort of noise if you tried to get it up with controls. We manually got the window up and I haven't put the top down since. I've had 2 other Beetles with sun roofs and I had window regulator problems in both of them. It escapes me why the recall for the front window regulators wasn't expanded to cover the back windows since I'm sure VW was aware that they designed them exactly the same and now everyone has the same problem everyone had with the front windows.