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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,082 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle miscellaneous problems

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 102015

Beetle

  • 69,800 miles

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

The left rear driver side window will not raise or lower. I can hear the motor running and the regulator moving but no window movement. Vehicle was stationary when the problem began.

- Miramar Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 022015

Beetle

  • 98,000 miles
1,2,3rd gear jerking shifting gears as well as on down shift. Have had checked is at transmission shop as I fill this out.

- Bluefield, WV, USA

problem #5

Aug 052015

Beetle

  • 76,700 miles
Rear right side window regulator malfunction

- Beltsville, MD, USA

problem #4

May 152012

Beetle 4-cyl

  • 124,000 miles

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

10282664.

- West Hartland, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 012009

Beetle

  • 72,000 miles
My hard-shifting Beetle's transmission needs replacing! I drove my last Beetle for 10 years! now this car, only now 6 years old has a failing transmission" this began very slowly. When I had the car at the dealer for the airbag sensor recall I asked about it but we couldn't replicate it. Now they recall the valve body, a part within the transmission, yet VW has denied my claim to the warranty. They state my transmission is entirely ruined and the valve body replacement will not solve the problem now. Well what else could have caused this other than the faulty valve body" this car is completely unsafe to drive. The car lurches forward from neutral to 1st gear, then clunks through the rest of the gears. Please help get these dangerous cars off the road.

- Homewood, IL, USA

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problem #2

Sep 192009

Beetle

  • miles
Transmission slipping in a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle with 71,000 miles, I have been told by several repair shops that the manufacturer knows there is a problem with them but will not do anything about it. Driver's side rear window regulator became defective at 59,000 miles and when I contacted the manufacturer was told in order for them to assist with problem it must be diagnosed by a dealer. Drove 60 miles and was charged $100 to diagnose the problem (which I already knew what the problem was) and then was told that because of the mileage they could not help me. Manufacturer knew the mileage prior to requesting me to take to dealer. Cost of replacing a window regulator $600, there is a kit that can be installed, but of course that information is not given to the customer.

- Claxton, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 202009

Beetle

  • 57,077 miles
I own a 2005 Beetle intermittently it doesn't start. I have had it in the shop as much as I have driven, in a year and a half.the last thing they thought it might be is the electric control module. Has there been alot of complaints in this area. Please further advise me.

- Lee Center, NY, USA

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