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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: 69,410 mi (4,300 mi - 170,199 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

    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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  •  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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  • Visitor, , 103,791 mi

    window goes down fine but will not close all the way.

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  • Visitor, , 77,860 mi

    Already had issues with failure of two windows on the passenger side and now the drivers side need to be fixed

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Power windows are very unreliable, will open completely just fine, but when trying to close, will sometimes get stuck about half way and open fully again. Took it in, mechanic said it was a battery issue. Replaced the battery, but the windows are no better. :( Chalking it up to the 2001-2004 Beetle electrical issues...

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  • Order the motor part from Geekparts.com and have someone replace it. Does anyone know what we can do? I have replaced my windows now for the 6th time.
    I have the first edition, 2006, and it rattles so much, a passenger cannot even close the door without it sounding like the window is going to break

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  • Visitor, , 53,000 mi

    replaced regulator.

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  • Visitor, , 54,000 mi

    Both rear driver and driver window got out of tracks and make horrid noise.

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