I feel that Volkswagen should be held responsible for the cost of releasing a substandard product. I have priced what would fix this, and its not only that I can not afford it, but the solution to the problem is only temporary! Currently obtaining estimate to repair vehicle. Drove it home, drove it to and from work for one day , today the check engine light comes on. No, I live in a small town in no. I was told they could not give me a quote until the transmission was opened.
Took car to dealership twice for transmissions problems, as obvious. My car has also had the window motor go out and many parts just fall off such as seatbelt latch cover. No wonder our economy is in the shape it is in. Once that happens, damage is usually irreversible. I can't understand why anyone would buy a Volkswagen product anymore.
My daughter and I have purchased multiple vehicles from vw over the years and are trying to understand why vw is denying this valid claim, we would like to be able to continue to be loyal vw owners and are hopeful that vw will do the right thing for us. We sell only high quality used Volkswagen Beetle automatic transmissions, with 1-3 years warranty and free shipping. I have had several near misses in getting rear-ended. Can you assist in this matter or tell me where I can go to obtain assistance? Dealers know that the problem doesn't happen immediately it can take 30min to 2 hour for the car to act up. After calling back I was told that the car was cooling off and that the dealer was going to top off the oil for 40 dollars more.
The tag is located in different places on different transmissions. Complaint Number: 10356822 Incident Date: August 20, 2010 Date Added to File: September 21, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2004 volkswagen new beetle. There should be a recall. Any time I drive slower than 40 miles per hour after the car is warmed up - 15 minutes or so it starts to lurch between gears - both when accelerating and decelerating. It is a catch 22 and unfair as I just followed the dealers reccomendation in getting the car repaired. Just hope some one reads this and talks their daughter or wife out of making a 20,000 dollar mistake.
Complaint Number: 10355409 Incident Date: June 16, 2010 Date Added to File: September 13, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I have been having a problem with my 2004 volkswagen beetle transmission. Vw will not acknowledge the problem. Buy from a reliable Transmissions store and enjoy a substantial saving over your local Volkswagen dealer! Now, I can tell it is almost undrivable at this pt. I looked this issue up online and have discovered hundreds of people are having the same issue. A mechanic stated that the failure could be the transmission or the tip tronic system. I will let everyone know the cost of repairing as my bug is in the shop right now being repaired.
Complaint Number: 10326801 Incident Date: April 20, 2010 Date Added to File: April 21, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Under normal use and regular maintenance the automatic transmission shifts hard up and down the gears. Even at this reduced amount, they clearly still had a problem. I feel like I'm being driven around by someone who doesn't know how to drive a stick shift. I am seeking reimbursement for the valve body only. The vehicle had previously been taken to an authorized dealership for a transmission recall remedy in april 2007 for this failure.
They combine a wet clutch as in traditional automatic and a gear part as in traditional manual transmission , however both are lubricated out of same oil sump. And drive mostly freeway miles in light traffic with few gear changes. Not included in factory recalls of 07 and up. This is a serious problem. While driving at 20 mph, the contact stated that when he depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle would hesitate before moving forward. The car is driving fine now and I will not be going away on vacation this coming year. I will never buy another Volkswagen product ever again.
The ducts for the cooling inside the transmission are not big enough which cause the valve body to get hot and it start bending making the hold car to shake, hit inside, it feels very hard and rough. I had a bug when I was in college and the floorboards rusted out before the mechanics of the car! They take advantage and sell you the car anyway because the car is sold as is and there is no warranty. I was driving slowly through a doctor's office parking lot very mindful of pedestrians when the car unexpectedly jerked forward and I nearly hit a pedestrian. Car hung in neutral 3 times on a 20 minute commute nearly causing near rear end collisions as it was necessary to pull off road to stop and restart car. Web searches reveal the problem to be across model years. The dealer was called and advised her to bring the vehicle in for diagnostic testing so that they could determine the problem. The current and failure mileages were 124,000.
Now the transmission is gone. I have had many close calls due to this issue! I feel like I'm being driven around by someone who doesn't know how to drive a stick shift. A ten year old car with only 72,000 miles should not have such problems. The transmissions does not change gears properly, and at will not operate at all. I consider myself fortunate that I got as many miles as I did, since the problem started at 30,000 miles with a number of others. The car started jerking so hard its almost caused several accidents to me and others! The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.
They certainly don't make vws the way they use to. Blogs are filled with many others with the same scary problem. I submitted the form for reimbursement for repairs made to the valve body. That was better to sell it and get another year. The failure and current mileage was 96,000. It started around 67000 miles and happens just after the vehicle reaches operating temperature.