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#332 of 795 Re: Lets speek out friends. [tpadelford]
Oct 26, 2010 (6:35 am)
I bought a 2004 vw new beetle convertible in 2006. It had 67000 miles on it and when we took it for a test drive the salesperson told us the jumping was from the dual transmission. SHE SAID THIS WAS NOT A PROBLEM. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO SHIFT THIS WAY. The car was supposed to be a certified used car. The car got worse in the bucking. My husband said the car was fine. It got worse and worse and withing 6 mths I took it in for repairs. They told me it was my fault that I must have hit something. I asked him ..since it was doing this on the test drive..did I hit something before I bought it...He refused to repair it so I took it to aamco. They checked the car, said it looked as though someone had changed the cover to hide the damage and that the damage had been there quite a while as it was all rusted over. I then took the car to another vw dealership, explained the cituation. Showed the man all the extended cerified vw warrenty papers and asked if they could do anything. He called me later that day and said the car was not a certified used car. They had gave us the paperwork but had never certified the car. They called us back and said the dealership where we got the car was wanting to tow it back to their dealership. I told him to let them and we would be over there. The man there said "the car just slipped through the cracks and they had to change the brakes to certify the car. My husband said what about the transmission? The man said that we did that it was not his problem. My husband said oh, you sell certified used cars with bad transmissions?..They eventually fixed the transmission but 6 mths later it was jumping again. The tiptronic switch has been switched out 4 times now due to it going out and then the numbers and letters display on top of each other. The back window on the passenger side is broke. they said the motor has burned out..795 dollars to repair. There is a recall on that window on the hardtop..not the convertible.This car is a piece of junk!!!!
#333 of 795 Re: I messed up about buying a beetle without doing any research!!!! [netster]
Oct 26, 2010 (6:40 am)
They fixed this on ours too..it lasted about 6 months before it went out again.
#334 of 795 Will my car last?
Nov 12, 2010 (4:35 am)
Okay, I just bought a Volkswagen Beetle '99 off of KSL, "big mistake", I have had it for about a month now and a few problems already are: When I try to start the car: it takes a minute and makes a click sound when I'm turning the key, I believe something major is wrong because when I break, and push on the gas, it sort of jerks, and is something wrong with the breaking? Because when you usually put a car in drive, it rolls? my car doesn't do that and gosh! I don't think it's going to last much longer, can anybody tell me if these are any signs of trouble?
#335 of 795 Re: VW Transmission Fluids [orangebug]
Nov 12, 2010 (9:08 am)
Hi Orange Bug,
Just wondering since you replaced the Valve body and its been almost 2 months, so hows it running now? Thanks and curious
#336 of 795 Re: Lets speek out friends. [dmcunard]
Nov 12, 2010 (11:43 am)
I replaced that side back window on my 2005 convert. bug about 2 months ago for exactly that price. I have had my transmission "fixed" but need to take it in for a check up because when the engine is warmed up it wants to jerk into 2nd gear. It was my understanding that the warranty was 5yrs/50,000 miles. I spent $4,200 to fix it and can hardly justify buying a new car with that expense working against it. I would not want to sell to an individual and a trade in would barely cover the $ I already spent. I have complained to VW and to NTSB but if you have any more information on how to get someone's attention to this problem, let me know.
#337 of 795 Re: file your claim [blackdog20]
Nov 17, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Thank you everyone for your posting. My 2003 VW beetle convertible with only 56K miles just did this to me on Monday - going into neutral out of the blue. The only thing that saved me was that when I switched to the tiptronic, it was still grabbing. I similarly had the lurching problem intermittently over the last couple of months. When I took it to the mechanic, they said the transmission was testing fine and it was just general wear and tear. Similar to everyone else, the word I got from the dealer and the independent mechanic is that the only fix is $7K replacement of the transmission, no recalls. Unfortunately my extended warranty expired last year. I'm definitely filing a claim.
#338 of 795 vw new bettle transmission problems
Nov 18, 2010 (6:55 pm)
OMG Just started reading about the transmission problems on the VW new bettle, I bought just that car 2004 VW convertible last summer for my wife, cute car and now with only 64k miles started to have the problems that every body has posted.
First, problems started with the driver's window, did not close right, then the front axle, it just got fixed, and now the transmission started to act, jerking and going into neutral when it gets warm.
I guess the next thing to do is to file a claim with the NTSB, if anybody knows anything else about problems with this car, please feel free to write a note.
Never owned a VW before, I guess never will again, bad, bad PR for VW, have a lot of friends that love their VW, not me.
#339 of 795 Re: vw new bettle transmission problems [antonio6]
Nov 19, 2010 (6:06 am)
Our favorite mechanic will not work on our VW. He told me he has a friend that loves VW Jettas, but only up to 50,000 miles and then he sells it and buys or leases a new one. After 50,000 miles things start to happen. never, and no more for me either.
#340 of 795 Re: vw new bettle transmission problems [antonio6]
Nov 19, 2010 (8:29 am)
Hello Antonio 6,
I was just wondering what your front axle problems were? I know that mine was very squeaky but im not sure what that is. Thanks
#341 of 795 Letter Received from VW of America
Dec 13, 2010 (5:00 am)
VW of America sent me an unsolicited letter. The letter said that if I was having "hard" shift problems, then they would fix the transmission valve body at no cost. The letter also said that if I had already paid for the fix, then I could request a reimbursement. There was no phone # in the letter, but the return address was Auburn Hills, Michigan. I suggest that you tell your dealership to call VW of America if you are having the described problems. Hope this helps.