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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,960 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122011

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 56,560 miles


Both rear windows have stopped working. One is all the way down ther other 3/4 the way down. Could be up to $2000 to repair both windows.

- Dayton, NV, USA

problem #2

May 132008


  • 33,319 miles
Rear passenger window went down, but wouldn't come back up.

- Cheltenham, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 312004

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen new Beetle. The contact stated that the driver side window would roll down and become stuck. The dealer replaced both window motors. The failure occurred on six occasions. The current mileage was 90,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Carlsbad, NM, USA

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