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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: 71,849 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

    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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  •  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

    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, , 109,000 mi

    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.

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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

    Passenger window will go down fine but will not roll up all the way and is sluggish.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    First the passenger window quit. Took that to the dealer at the tune of $867. The drivers window quit working over two years ago. Don't have the Fonda's to fix it, so it's held up by a rubber door stopper!

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  • Visitor, , 51,000 mi

    both rear windows won't go down. You can hear the motor turning, but no action.

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