Volkswagen Jetta Problems

Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator on Volkswagen Jetta

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

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Average mileage: 93,284 (3,500–250,000)
20 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2016
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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!
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.
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.
My complete door on the rear passenger side is dead it has no power lock won't lock and the window won't roll up or down.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My drivers side wouldn't go down at first then passengers side started doing the same. I can play with button and drivers side will go up and down in sections. For awhile the passengers window wouldn't work at all using drivers controls, but magically now it has been working again for last couple of months. The drivers side still has issues. I've got issues with bulbs blowing every few months they start in front and go all the way around car blowing one at a time. Yesterday gas cap light came on indicating the cap wasn't on so I stopped and recapped it I had several stops in town and after about the 4th start up the light went out. Today the emissions light came on and I'm having it checked out before driving it again. Oh yea I had to put new battery in a few months ago and now the airbag can't be reset. This car has a mind of it's own I'm ready to shoot it!
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.
The window regulators fail all the time on these cars. Mine have failed at least twice. You need to pull the window back up and can duct tape it shut for a while so you don't need to worry about rain. The DIY fix is not too bad, but you do have to take off the entire door panel. The regulator assembly costs $150+ and you usually have to replace the whole thing.