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#145 of 795 Re: 2003 beetle conv purchase problems [beetleturbos]
Jan 19, 2010 (2:51 pm)
LOL okay so I bought the car for my very eger wife. And reputable VW mechanic yeah right are you F***ing kidding me this is how good they are. I called to have my transmission flushed and new fluid 400 plus tax. Back in my home of record OHIO 275. WOW why don't you do what I should have done and read reviews on the place that raped me. And no I did not get it for the LOW as you would say i paid 14000 for it if that is low tell me where you work. I am in the Army and unfortunately I do not just throw 14000 around. And a 7 day warranty what state are you from? I did not have any issues until about a week and a half later. We have two vehicles and I have only put 15000 or so miles on it in 2.5 years. O by the way today the check engine light came on saying the coolant system malfunction. Well anyways I posted to talk about my Junk VW like the others here did. Not to talk about others.
Jan 19, 2010 (4:17 pm)
About 4 or 5 months ago a person sent out a message about filing a class action suit. I know at one time I sent a note saying I was interested in placing my name on that list, but I have yet to see anything. Has anything started? I have been driving my 2004 vw, with the new transmission, for a couple of months now, and it has been great.....when people stop me and ask I just say "it's cute, but don't ever think of buying a vw"....I want a bumper sticker that says "it may be cute, but ask me about the new transmision"....anyway, good luck to all of you out there....I certainly would like the $4400 check from VW for my repair work!
Jan 20, 2010 (9:43 pm)
Had the banging into gear problem into the dealership repair over the course of a few years. Sometimes it would go away and then return. They kept putting me off. On one visit after I was told that it was OK I asked to take a test drive with the mechanic. We drove awhile and the dame thing was shifting fine! Then we went around a turn and it slipped and banged so hard that guy smacked his head on the rest. That was it new transmission under warranty…I was lucky. Now I have the electrical problems.
#148 of 795 Re: Transmission [ivanhoe9]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:00 am)
My advise: get rid of this car! Not to be the bearer of bad news, but trust me, I have had 2 of them. The problems will continue, I also got a new transmission but the problems started a few months later and VW will continue to say there's nothing wrong!
#149 of 795 Re: 05 New Beetle Convertible - transmission problems [julieandco]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:53 am)
I have had the same problem with my 2005nb. the dealer told me it needed a new transmission for the sum of $6900.00. Spoke to anyone who would listen at vw of america. they offered $1000.00 off of a new car.lol!!!
anyway I went to a transmission shop and they changed the valve body on the trans for $2000.00. Still sucks to have to pay anything but it sure beats $6900.00. The dealer says they do not repair only replace. they make it seem like the trans is no good at all when it may only be the valve body. probably causing people to spend $4000.00+ to buy a new trans that may not be needed. what a scam!!! My car is running better than when it was new. makes me think the problem was there all along. Defenitely will not buy another vw since they don't have any product integrity. Hope this helps a little.
#150 of 795 Re: 05 New Beetle Convertible - transmission problems [vwnomore1]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:13 am)
Thanks for sharing... wow, exactly my experience. Glad you got them to replace the valve body instead of the transmission. $2000 sucks - and you're right - trying to get someone to buy a new transmission when all they need is a valve body is criminal. My car runs MUCH better than it ever did. I agree with you... I wonder if the problem has been there all along. Even my friends have commented about how much better the thing runs. Interesting to hear that we had exactly the same experience with exactly the same car (mine was a 2005 New Beelte, too).
#151 of 795 Re: Update [diannelaughs]
Jan 22, 2010 (11:01 pm)
Yeah we did the same thing and I thought the same way you did. My triptonic worked well for a while but after a bout a month we began to have the same issues not going into gear or jerking when we shifted. please let us know what you repair and the steps you took. I have thought about starting with the sensors first then valve body if that doesnt work. we have already dropped the pan and had transmission flushed that didnt do shit. but we know that there was no metal in the pan or on the magnet so the trannie is good. any soulution would help there are a lot of people that post problems but not many of us here have solutions. I wish your husband the best of luck.
#152 of 795 Re: New Beetle transmission problems/PLEASE READ [daniel_herbert]
Jan 22, 2010 (11:13 pm)
so what was the outcome of this case
#153 of 795 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertable
Jan 23, 2010 (8:21 am)
I too have now become one of those that is having the exact same issue with my Beetle. I like others love my car however have had nothing but issues with it. It too has been in several times since I have it and now the transmission. I have spent over 200 on a transmission fluid change on a transmission that supposedly does not need to be changed. Now I am told that it is the cam (spelling?) within the transmission. I had purchased the after marker warranty being told that it would cover the transmission only to find that it will not cover the whole transmission but just certain parts. I was than told that even just replacing those parts will not take care of the issue at all (the transmission) will still need to be replaced anyway. Why not pay for the whole issue and not just the bandage to cover up the issue of the Transmission. I find it irresponsible from VW not to address this issue it is having with its vehicles. How do they expect to keep customers wanting to buy another VW if the first one constantly broke down? I too am very disappointed in VW America. I expected to see a company as large as they are to stand behind their product and if there is a flaw in their product to fix it and not by charging the consumer for their flaw. I too will never purchase another VW.
#154 of 795 Re: 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertable [chewi]
Jan 23, 2010 (4:37 pm)
I'm sorry you have to go through that (like I did) with your VW. Please spread the word so nobody else has to go through this! It is not just Beetle Convertibles either, I know several Jetta owners that have had nothing but issues. My insurance agent's wife had this vehicle and it almost ruined their marriage because his wife was always so stressed and angry over her Beetle convertible! I can sooooo relate!