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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,007 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032013


  • 49,007 miles


VW 2009 Volkswagen convt. Beetle- windows-I have had to replace 3 out of 4 windows. I only have 49007 miles and have had to replace at least $1400 dollars in window repairs alone. I have had the window regulator go out several time. When purchasing a car you never think that before you are through paying it off you will be out of tons of money just to keep in running properly. What happened to when you brought the car you were problem free at least until you paid it off. Now it seems as though no one puts efforts in satisfying the consumer anymore they only sale cars knowing soon and very soon you will be returning due to the malfunction of parts that are placed in the vehicle before they car is sold. I know I will never put value into VW again they have really placed a sour taste in my mouth. First passenger window for repair $400 ridiculous second drivers window for repair $400 ridiculous third rear drivers window for repair $600 ridiculous.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

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