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#781 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [perotma]
Jun 07, 2013 (2:22 pm)
To Perotma: My wife has a 2006 VW Beetle with only 34,000 miles. The car is at the dealer as I'm writing this and they inform us that she needs a new transmission; the cost $6,000.
We never received any information concerning an extended warranty for a transmission valve body. regardless I can't imagine an automobile with only 34,000 miles needing a new transmission.
I would appreciate any information that you might have that would help our dilemma.
#782 of 795 Re: Another bad transmission [blackdog20]
Jun 07, 2013 (3:40 pm)
I have a 2004 beetle. Covertile that had to have new transmissio at 70,000 miles. Took out a loan an paid for it( missed warranty also-something I knew nothing about). Now- 3 months later it needs new motor! Can't pay this time. Its just sitting in driveway. Please please let me know of any recalls. I have all paperwork. Have all paperwork. Just waiting!!!
#783 of 795 2005 Bug with only 48k miles...
Jun 09, 2013 (4:34 pm)
Now my wife's Bug has joined the many here with transmission issues. It started at about 44,000 miles. Same thing of inttermittantly lurching and not shifting. Took it to a Big specialist and he was reluctant to work on it, but did do a service of the oil and filter. He said the 6-speed autos are terrible and advised us not to buy another VW! This from a VW specialist.
So we made it a couple more months and finally took it in to another reputable transmission shop that my auto buddy recommended (forget the shifty VW dealer in Dublin). They gave us a best price of $5000 for a rebuilt transmission. i am not sure that even addreses the possibility of the tcm being bad, which from what I have read here could cause the problem in the first place.
I am pissed. My wife drives very conservatively and bought the car new. This is absurd. The car shows on KBB as having a fair value of $6000. We are honest folks and could not sell it without telling about the transmission problem. I found the class action attorney listed before and emailed her to see if the case is still viable.
#784 of 795 Re: Transmission History [beetleyp]
Jun 09, 2013 (9:43 pm)
I Just bought a used 2005 turbo convertible and I'm having the same probs. I took it to the dealer after reading all the blogs on the possible problems and at first the mechanic tells me there is no fix. Then I mention the recall, which expired in 2011. And suddenly he knows what I'm taking about. My car stalls and recovers even on the freeway at 80mph. He wanted to replace the fuel pump at first, his diagnosis, but I told him that from what I've read, others have replaced the MAF, fuel filter and fuel pump but and the problem still exist. I wasn't comfortable guessing at what the prob could be. Of course, there are no error codes which I already knew that because I had taken it to my own mechanic. The dealer tells me to try to call customer service and maybe they will help me. I do call the and get a rehearsed answer from the rep so I call corporate and get a very nice lady, Emily Goga but when she calls the dealer they tell her they suspect a different transmission problem other than the valve recalled part! And I have to pay $120 for the dealer to diagnose the problem, she won't take my mechanics word. But that VW in no way could help with the cost because the extended warranty has expired. On top of that my airbag light has come on and they want $600 for a module that has gone bad. In my opinion, VW is ok with having unsafe vehicles on the road.
#785 of 795 Re: 2005 Bug with only 48k miles... [ericm1461]
Jul 02, 2013 (9:02 am)
What is the TCM? I replaced a 600 dollar part that has resolved the dying issue when you slow down and the really hard JERK after a 15 minute warm up. It still does jerk from 2nd to 3rd, but not as hard. VW dealership gave a 1400 price tag to replace valve body and AAMCO gave a price of 1600.
Mine is a 2004 vert turbo with tiptronic. 124,000. I bought it used, title was LEMON, but hey, most of the lemons are finally fixed, right? well, things have gotten better with it. I love the smooth ride, the gas mileage, but in town always has me nervous because of the herky jerky stuff.
I also emailed the attorney that has the class action, I have NEVER heard back from him/them so I don't even know what is going on with that.
I am 500 shy from the 1400 to replace the valvebody. Thinking by the end of the year should have enough.
#786 of 795 Re: rebuilt valve body [les24]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:55 pm)
Well, it has been 25,000 miles and 2 and half years later and the transmission is still working great - so far . The rebuilt valve body from The Transmission House in Covina doing good.
#787 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [calitri]
Jul 23, 2013 (5:00 pm)
I got the same song and dance from Volkswagen. 62k miles car shifted fine when cold would not shift reliably when warm. Checked and had extended warranty on car for valve body. VW refused to change. Checked on line for valve body rebuilds, removed the valve body, had it rebuilt and replaced myself, car runs like it was new. Very simple fix. Remove pan from trans,remove valve body, send out for repair, reinstall. Fill with expensive fluid from VW and drive. VW has been ZERO help with the issue.
#788 of 795 Bought a new Buick instead
Jul 23, 2013 (6:33 pm)
We heard the same thing. Our VW specialist said it worked for one person he knew. He recommended never to buy a new VW.
Went to GMC. Leased a Buick Verona for $217 a month (24 months) for what it would have cost to replace the tranny. Apparently, if the Valve Body has gone bad for too long it damages the rest of the tranny. Talked to quite a few folks on this.
Funny part? We went the VW dealer to try and get the recall honored. They said no. Told them we would never buy another ever. Walked out the door. One guy followed us... Said "I drive a Toyota".
#789 of 795 Re: 2005 VW New Beetle Trans Problems [1kylerichards]
Aug 20, 2013 (5:34 pm)
2006 with the same problem as all the rest, tranny fine when running cold... but once the car is warmed up, it lurches between 2nd & 3rd gears and the car throws forward when down shifting to a stop. VW dealer says I nned a new trNsmission, but it's more than the car is worth-what a waste
#790 of 795 2004 vw turbo convert. beetle
Aug 21, 2013 (5:37 pm)
I've posted before about my beetle and paying for new transmission. Mechanic told me he would never take on a beetle again. Then I started having various engine problems totaling $5,000. New mechanic told me not to waste any more money on it. Prob have another problem later. How long does ANY body think it will be b4 a recall on this nightmare?