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Wiper problems of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle



Nine problems related to wiper have been reported for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.

car   Wiper problem 1
Failure Date: 03/12/2014

Windshield cracked behind rear view mirror. Started at the top seam of the glass. Was not hit by a rock.

car   Wiper problem 2
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

I was driving on the highway, going about 60mph, when I noticed a slight, high pitched rattle. A couple of minutes later, while still on the highway, I noticed a crack in the windshield right in the center of the vehicle just behind the rearview mirror. Once I got home I checked it out and the glass is cracked straight down from the center of the car and then splits off left and right at the rearview mirror. You can physically feel the break from the outside.

car   Wiper problem 3
Failure Date: 07/08/2013

Windshield crack horizontally from rooftop down in two places behind rearview mirror.

car   Wiper problem 4
Failure Date: 05/31/2013

My windshield cracked on its own while driving on the highway at a rate of 60mph. There were no chips or splits from rocks. I heard a cracking noise and watched as the my windshield cracked from the passenger side midway to the middle of the window. When I pulled over to make sure my car was safe to drive, I saw that the crack happened on the interior of the window.

car   Wiper problem 5
Failure Date: 04/03/2013

Front window broke when pulling into the driveway. No visible rock chip, window just broke.

car   Wiper problem 6
Failure Date: 07/17/2012

Driver and passenger windows require multiple attempts to close completely. Several problems exist---first is that as the windows are raised, they travel upwards, stop, then retract several inches. On subsequent attempts to raise the window, they continue to bind within the door mechanism, requiring additional attempts to get the window to close. Additionally, there is an issue with opening/closing driver and passenger side doors. The window is designed to drop roughly one quarter to three eighth's of an inch while the door is being opened (or closed). Once the door is closed or locked, the window is designed to return to the closed position. The driver's side window does not close completely after locking the car, leaving the car open to the elements and vulnerable to break in. The same problem has appeared on the passenger side, although it only happens much less frequently. Local dealer and vwoa told me there is no fix for the 2012 Beetle window problems, and that I will be called once there is a solution.

car   Wiper problem 7
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the front driver's side window would not close completely. As a result, water was entering the vehicle when it rained. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that there was no solution to the failure. The manufacturer was aware of the failure and acknowledged that there was no current remedy. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 500. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Wiper problem 8
Failure Date: 11/11/2011

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the driver's side window was able to be opened but could not be closed. The contact had to depress the power switch for the window several times before window would respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the manufacturer experienced failures with the part but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The current mileage was 8,000. The failure mileage was 300.

car   Wiper problem 9
Failure Date: 11/10/2011

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. The contact stated that the electronic windows failed and would open and close independently. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified and stated that they did not have a remedy available for the failure. The manufacturer advised the dealer not to make any repairs to the vehicle. The contact also stated that the head rest was too large and blocked 40 percent of his view through the rearview mirror. In addition, the contact stated that the metal plate around the gear shifter was too shiny when the sun reflected, blinding the contact's view of the roadway. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,748. Updated 09/05/lj.


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