Volkswagen Beetle Problem Report

Volkswagen Beetle Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator

(164 reports)

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

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -
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. -
first was front driver window and now front pass window is out -
window goes down fine but will not close all the way. -
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... -
passenger rear window will not work, got stuck in the down position had to pull it up by hand to keep the rain out. VW wants $400.00 to repair. according to all of the reports I see it's a plastic gear that breaks and needs to be replaced. VW has had this issue since 2003 and fails to address the real problem, instead they are making a mint. I think ever VW Beetle owner should take there cars to the nearest dealer and park them at the service door, that might get some attention. -
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. -
I have just dealt with the right rear power window for the 2nd time (1st time in 2010) - replacing the regulator for $450. All 4 original power windows have had regulator, cable, and/or motor issues requiring replacement. I am now on the second round of replacements involving these power windows of my VW convertible. A few months back, it was the drivers window for the second time. This latest repair has now uncovered another problem - the right rear window switch in the driver's door is not functioning correctly, it raises but does not lower. However, the switch that raises/lowers all 4 windows at once works fine and the other individual switches work also. Prior to the recent right rear window failing, that window switch was working just fine days before. Could it be a coincidence or the fault of the service dealer? My dream car has become a financial nightmare. I will never buy another VW and maybe it's time to sell. -
I've had to have my windows fixed and this will be the third time for the same problem , the last time it cost me over $900 for the repair and couldn't fix my passenger side because of the lack of parts. I'm very upset and don't know where to go next with this problem. -
rear window won't go down or up -
window starting acting up - when I pressed the button for the window to go up it went down and finally went down and would not come up. Took it to a dealership and was charge $793 to fix - really????? -
3 of 4 windows are off track. I have door stops holding them up. -
Passenger window quit rolling down -
Both rear windows will not roll up or down. -
Driver side front window won't go all the way up. It starts up then stops and goes back down, -
Window will not work. The window is in the up position and will not move -
power windows out on both two rear windows -
drivers window failed will not go up -
This happened to two of my small back side windows. -
have replaced window regulators on all 4 Windows twice each and now drivers window regulator broken for 3rd time -
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