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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: 71,251 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, , 65,000 mi

    This failed in 2008 and again in October 2014. My wife could hear what sounded like the window control coming apart or shattering. The window then fails to go up or down. The manager for the auto service center where we always take our cars said that the plastic parts Volkswagen uses are not very good and that they perform this same repair on a different VW Beetle on average once per month.

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  • Driver's side window goes down fine but goes up very slowly. Often times it goes up about 3/4 of the way and then goes back down all the way.

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  • Visitor, , 26,548 mi

    driving and went to roll up the drivers side window - heard a very loud POP and felt the pressure from the POP in my window button - window gradually fell as I drove for the remainder of the day until I got the car to the shop. The window would not roll up and or down at all. I could hear the motor running but got nothing.

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    Drivers side power window does not work. Possibly the motor or regulator.

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