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

Volkswagen Jetta Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014

Average Mileage: 94,282 mi (4,700 mi - 196,000 mi)


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

  • , , 80,000 mi

    Driver side widow will not roll up or down using switch inside car or key from outside. I have. Looked at fuse panel and not found a culprit.

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  • , , 98,000 mi

    window won't go up or down....stuck, making scraping noise

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  • , , 79,000 mi

    Window just stopped working. First it was the front drivers side controls. (I could still operate individually but not at the console on drivers side. ) Now this week clear out of the blue the sun roof will not close and today the drivers side passenger window will not go up. Says no entry on control panel and I pushed nothing or changed nothing. What is up with this? Very frustrating and of course it is going to rain here today and I have to go to work. Please help!

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  • Twice in my first 2 months of owning my Jetta Sportwagen I have had the driver's side power window fail to go up. The first time I was able to push it up eventually the same day. I will try again to close the window this afternoon when I go home from work.

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  • , , 120,000 mi

    the 2 back windows don't go down. it would be intermittent but now not at all. One stopped at 8 yrs the other stopped at 120,000 miles.

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  • , , 119,000 mi

    Power window D-side fell down. Motor runs, window won't come up.
    So far I got an estimate of $280.00 and decided to DIY. We'll see.

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  • All four window regulators have failed.

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  • First the rear passenger window behind the driver failed. Next it was the driver window that failed and now it is the right rear passenger window. 3 down one more failure to go.

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  •  Rookie

    Both rear windows have failed. I was told the first one was due to a "shear pin", which was repaired under warranty. The second has just failed, and only 600 miles out of warranty. Not sure if I want another VW.

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  • , , 63,000 mi

    Power windows in front both drivers and passenger won't go down. Started sparatically, sometimes they would work, or just the passenger side would work, now both are stuck in up position.

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