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#661 of 777 Re: 2005 GLS [rr43]
Mar 26, 2012 (5:58 pm)
I agree with everyone else! Keep looking and don't even think about VW. I own a 2005 new beetle. 2 rear window motors went out, changed out headlights 3x, some type of oil leaking out of passenger door (was told that was normal, lol), convertible top never worked right, valve body on transmission was replaced (fortunately it sat in my driveway for 1 1/2 years then the extended warranty was put into place), when gas is at 1/4 tank it will all of a sudden lose power for a few which is scary when traveling on the highway at 65 with many others, the liner is constantly coming loose, the little piece that holds the sunvisor in place broke, the middle console broke and literally exploded out into the back seat...all of this BEFORE 100,000 miles. STAY AWAY FROM VW!!
#662 of 777 Thank You
Mar 26, 2012 (9:15 pm)
Thank You very much to all of you who gave feedback regarding my questions about a 2005 Beetle..I am taking your advice and looking elsewhere.
#663 of 777 Re: 2005 GLS [barons04beetle]
Mar 26, 2012 (9:37 pm)
My 2005 VW Beetle convertible was a complete nightmare! They refused to reimburse me for the rebuilt transmission caused by the Valve Body malfunction. I have all the documents to prove it. Do you think we can at least get reimbursed if the lawsuit goes through eventhough we do not have our vehicles anymore?
I am still angry about it
#664 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [vwbugssuck]
Mar 27, 2012 (6:06 am)
Thanks for the information. Just got off the phone with VW, my extended warranty ran out on 07/26/11, even though I am still under 100,000 miles. They only gave me 7 years not 10?
Also, found out there is an open extended warranty for the catalytic converter, which I replaced in December, going to try and get reimbursed.
Does anyone know if there is a class action lawsuit going for this?
#665 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [jubug]
Mar 27, 2012 (7:06 am)
There has been one started, but were not allowed to discuss on this site. You can google white vs volkswagon group of america, inc. I have contacted the attorney but havent received a return phone call yet so ??? Let me know what you find out... or we can exchange emails and discuss further. My VW has been sitting on my driveway for 3 months & I just dont know what to do! Sucks!
#666 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [cutepiececrap]
Mar 27, 2012 (12:34 pm)
What type of Beetle do you have?
#667 of 777 Re: 2005 vw new beetle [les24]
Mar 27, 2012 (5:36 pm)
thanx les24 i took it back and they did give me my money back with no buts about it that was good now iam going to look at another car and maybe alittle newer on the year
#668 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [jubug]
Mar 28, 2012 (9:25 pm)
im having same problems... my car is still being fixed. its been a nightmare.
#669 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [vwbugssuck]
Mar 28, 2012 (9:33 pm)
they would not extend my warranty and Im under 100,000 miles
#670 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [cutepiececrap]
Apr 04, 2012 (10:07 am)
cutepieceofcrap, thank you for the information I am going to followup on it.
My email is jem405hotmail.com would like to swap information
Mine has been sitting for 3 months now, 2004 Beetle Convertible with 95,000 miles and transmission is done! Problem started at around 76,000 had it to a lot of shops with the same answer, needs a new transmission $5000.00 minimum fix.
As a normal consumer, who would know that the valve body would cause the transmission problems?