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Volkswagen GTI Power windows fail more often than manually operated window cranks

Volkswagen GTI 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, 2012

Average Mileage: 51,333 mi (29,000 mi - 80,000 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.

  • , , 45,000 mi

    Button are loose on for the driver side window creating difficultly for putting the window back up when it is down. Front passenger window malfunctions and won't automatically go up when the button is pressed.

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  •  Rookie

    Driver's side window stopped working and was fixed by replacing the window regulator. It did NOT require replacing the power window motor.

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  • , , 29,000 mi

    Window switches stop working every once in a while but come back.
    I suspect moisture because switches often fail in humid conditions.

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  • , , 80,000 mi

    Auto window clanks hard when rolled all the way up or down. Was told its the regulator

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