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#762 of 795 Re: Beetle auto transmission issue when warm [gorjess87]
Feb 03, 2013 (5:33 am)
It has been a long time since I have replied to this VW issue. Without, once again, writing my complaints, I will let you know that at 88,000 miles, AAMCO was terrific - replaced the transmission and had to redesign some part. With all this hype about VW Super Bowl commercial, it is bringing my anger out at them. I WILL NEVER buy another one of their cars and still wait in hope of receiving $ for my car(I know a dream). I still have the car, 130,000, window drives me crazy, my mechanic fixed the solution for the headlights. VW did all of us wrong.
#763 of 795 Re: Beetle auto transmission issue when warm [gabbymcgee]
Feb 03, 2013 (1:18 pm)
We got rid of the car! Just couldn't justify putting 5-6000 in a 9 year old car....I spoke with the marketing secretary of the VW president....there was absolutely no offer....just a I'm sorry to hear of your troubles......
My daughter now has joined the Honda family...will never own another VW EVER!!!!!!!!
Btw saw a dead "bug" on the side of the road this week..... Just makes me sick ....
#764 of 795 Re: Beetle auto transmission issue when warm [gabbymcgee]
Feb 03, 2013 (2:01 pm)
The dealer is about right 3500 or so for a rebuilt/remanufactured transmissionand 1000 to 1500 in labor the only thing to try is to replace sensors for a few hundred first. then if that doesnt work move onto the valve body for about 100 to 1500. if that doesnt work then replace transmission about 5k. basically your screwed. you could try to file a comprehensive claim with your insurance company. pay deductible get a new transmission. doubt it will work but id give it a shot. i think id try to sell the car if that didnt work and pawn it off on the next guy. unless there is an accident where the car is suddenly totalled and you can get another car . anyway good luck your screwed like the rest of us. we got lucky with a comprehensive claim but the only reson for that is they put the wrong fluid in the transmission when they tried to flush it out to see if that would help. i noticed the wrong fluid type on the reciept after crossreferencing the part number for the type of fluid my car took on line. dont even know why i did that but got really really lucky.
#766 of 795 2000VW tranmission problem
Feb 06, 2013 (7:46 pm)
After owning this car since Feburary 2000 I have suddenly come up with a serious problem. Last week I noticed a puddle of oil under the car. When the weekend hit I got the car up on ramps and tried to find the source of the leak. I could see the oil running onto the skid plate but could not determine where it was coming from. I called my service center and they told me to get it to them to find the problem. The service center was 50 miles away so I had a tow service take it for me (cost of $255). That day I was told that they couldn't tell, without taking the transmission out, what the problem was ($700 to pull tranny). Upon getting the transmission out they told me the case has a hole that is the source of the leak. Apparently a pin in the output shaft had started working its way out and had grooved a hole in the case. The technician suspected this before he pulled the transmission but couldn't verify until he pulled the unit. I have 145,000 miles on car and haven't had any problems until this time. VW America told me that since the car was 13 years old that its life was probably over but offered $750 toward the purchase of a new car.(Whoopie) cost to repair is $4800 on a car I've bought twice and paid off twice. I have enjoyed the car and the milege and do not feel that this car has ended its life. I told corp. that I think is is a defect since there is no way to see problem or fix the problem without pullin the transmission. If this is a potential problem, then why is there no way to check or reset this pin?
I'm really miffed and letdown thinking I have to repurchace my car to get it fixed. Guess thats what we get having our cars built in Mexico!!!!">link title
#767 of 795 Re: Beetle auto transmission issue when warm [elenewlife]
Feb 11, 2013 (7:40 am)
I'm very encouraged that you say VW will now pay the bill for this transmission jerking problem. My wife's is a 2004 with less than 80,000 miles.
Who is the contact at VW? The dealerships don't seem to know anything about it. Thanks for any guidance you can provide.
We bought our first beetle while in the army in Germany. This is our fourth. They sure have gotten complicated over the years.
Feb 11, 2013 (3:43 pm)
I really doubt that VW is paying for all of our transmissions problems. Maybe they could have reimbursed all of us, and not do the super bowl commercial! hopefully waiting.
#769 of 795 Re: Beetle auto transmission issue when warm [elenewlife]
Feb 25, 2013 (10:54 am)
I have a 2004 VW beetle convertible. Just love the car! But the trans is shot and it was shot when I bought it but didn't know. I've spent 1500 on the windows, another 200 on the top, another 400 on electrical and now looking at spending 3500-5000 on the transmission and it's a 2004 with 110,000 miles. Is it worth it?
Feb 28, 2013 (4:16 am)
I certainly would not bring it to a vw place, the AAMCO mechanics did a great job on my 2004 beetle...at a couple $ less than vw. It has been about 45,000 miles since the work has been done and drives fine..127,000 miles. It is tough because you really can't trade the car in for anything - so you might have to just fix it and drive it. Still boggles me why VW does nothing about this....like they don't think anything is wrong.
#771 of 795 MPH vs RPM
Mar 15, 2013 (6:55 pm)
Hi I recently bought a beetle (transmission 5-speed manual) and I saw that on the highway the car to 63mph in the 3,000 rpm this, a very high RPM, my question is, I can change the differential to decrease engine speed if I can help To fix this, Thanks!