Power Window May Fail Due to Window Regulator on Volkswagen GTI

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: 47,750 (29,000–80,000)
19 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
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2010 Volkswagen GTI 37,000 mi,
The control on thr drivers side won't work for the passenger window BUT passenger side controls work fine
2012 Volkswagen GTI 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.
Driver's side window stopped working and was fixed by replacing the window regulator. It did NOT require replacing the power window motor.
2010 Volkswagen GTI 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.
2001 Volkswagen GTI 80,000 mi,
Auto window clanks hard when rolled all the way up or down. Was told its the regulator