10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,600.00
Average Mileage:
85,515 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace valve body (1 reports)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 292012

Beetle GLS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,515 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Purchased first New Beetle convertible in our area of NC. Loved it! Problems shortly began. Most serious was the transmission hard shift that increased over the years. Dealership said a new transmission was needed for $6,000! Yipes. VW HQ would not cover it. Complaints fell on deaf ears. Attempted to drive and ignore. Finally received a letter in Nov 2010 about a warranty extension for the transmission valve body....for cars with less than 100,000 miles. My car was just over that and they refused to honor the replacement.

Finally found a whiz mechanic that suggested he could replace the transmission valve body for $1,600. Cured the shift problem. No troubles in that area since then.

- , Burlington, NC, USA

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