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#721 of 777 Re: New Beetle Transmission [wildcatfever]
Sep 07, 2012 (6:57 am)
I agree it was the worst vehicle Ive ever owned, The only things I can really recommend is to file a small claims lawsuit in your state and try to recoup some of your losses, but faulty transmissions are difficult to prove. Another is to crank up the bad publicity VW deserves for this vehicle model. If you have social network accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, etc let everybody in your circle know (Its does make a difference) and also send a link to VWOA (Volkswagen of America)every time you post negative comments on them.
#722 of 777 New Beetle Transmission problems
Sep 11, 2012 (6:50 am)
I have been searching the web, and found a ton of people talking about the same issue with the 2004-5 New Beetles shifting issues between 1-3rd gears. I also searched the recall website (no recalls on this), but when I looked under complaints registered, only 1 was listed. It would be a good idea if everyone that had any issues with these year Beetles wee to post their complaints. It might just force a recall, and get money reimbursed to those who already paid. The link is: http://www.safercar.gov/
#723 of 777 Re: New Beetle Transmission [javidiaz]
Sep 11, 2012 (8:29 am)
I am constantly commenting on VW USA's facebook page. WHenever they bring up what a nice day it is and who is driving their convertible or now that they are promoting the mew "New Beetle"
#725 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Conv. Valve Body & more [malbrecht1]
Sep 18, 2012 (4:06 pm)
I'm going to write to the President also and encourage all of you who own this piece of crap Beetle. Doubt it will do any good, but needs to be done anyway. Mine is a 2004, and not only did the transmission go at 75,000 miles but both back windows broke, the convertible doesn't go up or down anymore, and now front driver window is broken. Unreal. VW? Never ever again.
#727 of 777 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Problems [vwdoesntcare]
Sep 19, 2012 (1:10 pm)
I have a 2005 VW Convertible and just learned of my transmission problems. It is going to cost $2,500. I still owe $10K on it. It is at 80K for mileage. I really am not sure what to do. I have some folks telling me to get rid of it and trade it in and others to get it fixed. I am not a mechanic so I am relying on friends/family advice. It seems from reading this forum that this is a common problem. Would love to hear advice from folks on here. Anyone have any luck contacting the manufacturer?
#729 of 777 Re: New Beetle Transmission problems [2saddlehorn]
Sep 25, 2012 (12:17 pm)
I can't get the drop down menu of the "Affected Parts" on the form work as a result the complaint won't go through. Same problems here.
a). Automatic Transmission sticks both going up and down.
b). Window regulators failed.
c). Steel rims are of so poor material that they bend and split.
#730 of 777 06 Beetle Transmission
Sep 26, 2012 (1:10 pm)
I have an 06 beetle Conv. I have 85000 miles on it and the transmission is gone. I was told that it was going to be 6000.00 dollars to fix it. I can't afford that and I still owe 2500 on it. This seems to be an issue and I am not the first one to have this issue. I feel I wasn't informed that this was an issue. I have had one other beetle and had a small transmission issue. I told 2 of my friends how good the Beetle was and they bought them on my word, now I don't know what to tell them. The dealer told me that they just sell the product they wouldn't back it up. needless to say I was very disappointed in this reaction. Wow what a let down. I think that VWA needs to fix the issue.