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#629 of 795 2006 New Beetle Convertible transmission failure?
Dec 27, 2011 (12:29 am)
Just got her back after 24 days in shop - 2006 NB Convertible, 5-speed manual, failure of multiple transmission parts at 31,000 miles... WHAT?....can't say she ever shifted smooth, hard shifting started early on.....but sudden failure of 3rd and 4th gears, stuck in neutral driving down the road one night??....towed to shop ...."transmission needs replacing".... at 31,000 MILES? You MUST be freakin' kidding me.
I am/WAS a lifetime VW/Beetle driver. Those days are rapidly coming to an end. We need to give VW hell for this nonsense. Love my car but this is RIDICULOUS.
...ps - yes yes i've also replaced the headlights, a window, twice did solenoid sensors (& she throws same code anyway for secondary air injection something), dash lights are partially out, plastic seat handle stuck on passenger side ... the list goes on ad infinitum. I must be insane to keep her. I had 2 Beetles before her, never a single problem. Wanted a convertible for fun. Hm. Are we having fun yet?
#630 of 795 vw 04 transmission on its 2nd replacement....sort of
Jan 03, 2012 (4:13 pm)
I have a 2004 beetle convertible. I was experiencing extrememly hard shifting between 1st and 2nd and then 4 and 5th. Eventually the car gave out almost completely in the middle of the road. It it would jump 3 feet as it shifted gear. Very dangerous! i sent it to the shop and left it there for weeks so they could figure out what was wrong with it. Basically, the said they couldnt find anything wrong. I was very angry - there has been so much wrong this is car - a few months before that i replaced the timing belt and water pump, a heat sensor and both of my rear triangle windows no longer worked. They were haLF way up. Yay for winter! In any case, i got the letter about the valve body at the same time the car was in the shop. Basically VW said it was not the valve body but rather I had to replace the ENTIRE TRANSMISSION. So, after a few weeks of coming to the conclusion, that i didnt have much of a choice, I decided to replace it. After much complaining to VW, they offerred me $1500 loyalty cash towards the transmission. The total cost was 6500 so with the loyalty cash, I paid 5000. Not a year later, i'm experiencing the SAME problem. I have had it in more than 4 times this year. It only has a year warranty..and now i have about 3 weeks left. Today, I heard from the dealer....they wont replace the transmission...only the valve body. how convenient. VW IS AWFUL!!!!!
#631 of 795 Re: vw 04 transmission on its 2nd replacement....sort of [kcupp0416]
Jan 04, 2012 (3:30 am)
It has been over 3 years that I experienced the transmission issues....with no assistance from VW. Thankfully the local AAMCO mechanics knew what they were doing - replaced the transmission and did some re-designing of a few parts. I am still totally amazed that VW has shrugged so many customers off with more or less stating that they don't know what the problem is. By the way, my car has been working fine since AAMCO fixed it - about 30,000 miles ago(2004 convertible). I certainly will never buy another car from them...and I always let people know how VW handled this case.
Jan 07, 2012 (5:39 am)
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#636 of 795 vw hood platinum grey 2000-2004 & frt bumper for turbo s
Jan 23, 2012 (8:37 am)
wanted a vw beetle platinum grey undamaged hood and front bumper for a 2003
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#637 of 795 Re: Bad tranny on VW new Beetle [classycoley]
Jan 31, 2012 (12:03 pm)
Hi! Yes, I too have the same problem with my cute piece of crap 2004 VW Convertible. Was it you "bugn2go" or "classycoley" that had good luck just recently with the repair ??
Would appreciate any advice ! Thanks !
#638 of 795 Re: Bad tranny on VW new Beetle [cutepiececrap]
Jan 31, 2012 (2:34 pm)
Please read my post #602 of 637 dated Oct. 26, 2011 for my resolution to the same problem you're having. Best of luck, you'll need to be persistent and hold your own against the inept VW staff that will try to tell you that it's not their fault the transmission goes out and that you have to pay in full to replace it. Hopefully my story will provide a path for you to follow. Let me know how you do.