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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: 71,646 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, , 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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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    2 replaced

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  • Visitor, , 197,009 mi

    Passenger window will go up partially then immediately go back down. It is worse in cooler weather.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    Rear window driver side will not move. It is have way down and makes a crunching noise. Regulator problem. Experienced the same problem with both front windows a few months ago. VW dealer could not locate a replacement and reinstalled it with a missing tooth on the gear drive.

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  • 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.

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