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2005 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 232006

Beetle 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I own a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle convertible. The passenger side window "exploded" making a very loud noise, while my wife was driving it in our subdivision. This same window had been repaired about 6 months prior because it was rattling. It was repaired by the dealer. The morning the window exploded was the coldest morning since it had been repaired-39 degrees. I car had been parked in our garage that evening. The garage was much warmer than the outside ambient air. Within one minute of my wife driving the car from the garage the window exploded. Had she been on a major road this could have turned into a serious accident. I think Volkswagen is having problems with their side windows rattling on their convertible models. The drivers side window has started to rattle. This incident may have something to do with the manner the dealer fixed it from rattling.

- St Augustine , FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 082005


  • miles
Drivers side window exploded.

- Marina, CA, USA

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