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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,945 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012011


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the windshield wipers only operated in dry conditions and were inoperable during rainy weather. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle would need to be inspected during rainy weather when the failure was present in order for a proper diagnosis. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was not available. The current mileage was 90,000.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 272011

Beetle 5-cyl

  • 64,835 miles
The back window in my convertible 2006 new Beetle separated from the fabric. The entire top had to be replaced. According to the vehicle upholstery shop that replaced the top, if the separation had been caught early enough it could have been repaired with an adhesive glue. My car was in for service and I asked for the top to be checked because I had experienced an incident of the top not opening properly. Two weeks later we had a heavy thunder storm and my car was full of water.

- Saint Marys, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 182009


  • 31,000 miles
Own a 2006 new Beetle convertible. Front driver and passenger window regulator motor have been out twice. Rear window regulators and cable system has been replaced twice at my cost both times.

- Fresno , CA, USA

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