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Volkswagen Beetle Power Windows Fail More Often Than Manually Operated Window Cranks

 
Volkswagen Beetle Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 69,741 mi (4,300 mi - 200,000 mi)

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One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

  •  Rookie

    Bought this car less than a week ago and the back passenger window won't go up or down. I hear the motor and a crackling noise.

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  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    first was front driver window and now front pass window is out

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  •  Rookie

    2009 beetle- I have had to replace 3 out of 4 windows on my VW beetle. the cost is extremely high to repair my driver and passenger windows were 400+ taxes and now my rear drivers window is malfunctioning and they are tell me it will be at least $600.00+ taxes that totals to $1,400.00+ taxes in repairs for the windows alone. i have never owned a car with this many window problems. there should be a recall. from what i read there has been recalls on 2012 VW Beetle window regulator but not on the 09. if they were having problems with electric windows in years previous why are they still placing electrical window units in newer models, when they know it is costly to the consumer. what a rip off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    I have a 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle and my windows do not always work.Mostly the drivers side window will not roll up or down.My car is a hatchback.

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  •  Rookie

    Both driver and passenger windows have fallen into the doors. I got the driver one replaced and 2 wks later the passenger one fell. Is VW responsible for this at all?? I'm tired of paying money I don't have to fix this lemon that I do love...

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  • Visitor, , 103,791 mi

    window goes down fine but will not close all the way.

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  • Visitor, , 48,287 mi

    Driver's side window wouldn't go up smoothly, and now has fallen into the door. The regulator needs to be replaced, at a cost of $465. I had the same problem on my '99 Beetle. You would think they'd have this issue fixed by now, and definitely shouldn't have happened on a 4 year old car.

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  •  Rookie

    Both eletric windows will not go down!! and both door's wont lock

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  • Visitor, , 106,000 mi

    my window wont roll up or down on passage side window

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  • Rear passenger window wont go up

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