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    Thread: Known issues with the new Beetle

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      04-21-2012 10:44 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by plex03 View Post
      You are correct on the ECU flash. I declined it for now but will probably do it when the parts for my windows come in.

      APR will re-flash their programs back in for free. I believe that if you have the additional program to set back to stock it will reflect the current VW ECU flash.
      First APR installer told me a month or two of waiting would be required before I could be
      flashed. Went to a second installer and they were able to remove my ECU, download the
      needed info for APR, forward it to them, and return my ECU to my car. Was told as soon as
      APR gets back to them, they will tell me to come in and complete the flash. Don't know why
      the first installer wasn't able to do the same procedure but it seems that to do it requires
      additional cost items that not all APR installers want to 'spring' for. Hoping I get the call to
      return soon.

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      04-24-2012 05:22 AM #52
      I had the window issue where the windows would not go up with my Beetle but it has since been fixed. it's funny though cause I had the same problem with my 98 beetle and I get a brand new beetle and have the same problem. Its like I am being haunted LOL My fuel gauge also reads incorrectly at times after fill up.
      When life gives you lemons don't make lemonade... GET MAD

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      04-28-2012 11:16 AM #53
      Soo...I had taken it in for my 10k service a week or 2 ago and had them look at the window issue, they didn't say anything when I got the car back but it seemed to be fixed, until yesterday. The pinch protection always sends it back down twice, then the third time you have to hold the button down, normally until next time you start the car. But today, the auto feature still wasn't working. I also have been noticing I have to double-check to make sure the windows are all the way up, because when you open the door the windows go down a tiny bit. Lately, it hasn't been going back up when I close the door. So for about the 7th or 8th time now my car is in service. It's such a small issue, but I'm almost starting to get buyers remorse, it's just getting old. My 2010 Golf I traded in made in Germany had ZERO issues. Fix it already VW!!!!!!!

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      04-28-2012 02:36 PM #54
      vDub,

      The windows are now a "known issue" and there is a TSB for it. VW has made the replacement parts available. Have your service guy look it up.

      Here's info taken from another thread:

      A C/S Drivers window does not respond to switch at times SOP
      Cause: F

      R 64540199
      417 WVW 0.10
      1 5CO-957-821 GEAR

      70591900 Front Door Trim Panel Remove and Reinstall
      417 WVW 0.40

      64541950 WINDOW MOTOR REIMOVE +REINSTALL
      417 WVW 0.10

      R 64531599
      417 WVW 0.40

      I printed that out and took it into my dealer who confirmed it and ordered the parts.

    5. 04-28-2012 05:36 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
      You guys are going to love this one.
      Twice now I have been temporarily locked IN my Beetle.
      I turn off the engine, remove the key, go to open the door, and find it is still locked. The switch on the door will not over-ride it. I have to restart car, open door, then shut off. Definitely not good should an accident occur.
      Anyone else with this problem?
      Your Bug has separation issues and needs psycho-therapy.

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      04-28-2012 09:01 PM #56
      The fuel gauge sensor is annoying. It's on my list for my 30 day. So is the window issue.
      That said, I LOVE my car! Wouldn't trade him!
      2 Ghias. 5 Beetles!

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      04-30-2012 12:39 PM #57
      They ordered the parts, so hopefully by Friday they'll have it and I'll see if that does anything. *crosses fingers*

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      05-01-2012 12:55 PM #58
      Just picked up my Beetle last night. Had the window on the passenger side go down after going up about 1/2 way or so. I hope the seals are just stiff. It goes in for tint next week, H&R springs when I can sneak them past the wife. Love the car, have to get used to the turbo lag, only 20 miles so it needs to get broken in. Silver on black/blue int. sun sound nav w/dsg. The flappy paddles are a joke.

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      05-02-2012 10:15 AM #59
      Completely unsurprisingly to me at this point, my car is back in service for the umpteenth time. Same fuel issue again. They had already replaced the part and for the past month or two it was working fine, but now isn't showing "Full" when I fill up/try to top off.

      They also got the window regulator motors in and will replace those, so I'll see if that solves that issue too.

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      05-02-2012 02:01 PM #60
      Dealer just informed me that two customers complained about water getting into the
      spare-tire rear well area. Haven't heard that from anyone else.

    11. 05-02-2012 03:47 PM #61
      I have a noise just behind and above were the passenger sits above the head liner, makes a rattling sound like a loose wire connecter, It's on a 2012 turbo beetle with sunroof, any one else have this noise???

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      05-03-2012 01:29 AM #62
      I haven't heard about the water issue.
      I have a S/S/N, and no noises for me. I have a little over 1000 miles already!
      2 Ghias. 5 Beetles!

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      05-03-2012 01:37 PM #63
      I've noticed a different issue related to the water one...if its recently rained (or you wash your car) and open the trunk, water gets on the rear seat. Is that happening to anyone else?

      Also, my armrest isn't "locking" in place like it should and seems real loose and just hangs facing downward. If I put my weight on it, it makes a loud snapping noise and pops back up into place.

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      05-03-2012 01:40 PM #64
      I have had it with these windows. Now the damn thing won't go up 1/3 of the time when I close the door if I had the window all the way down previously and it does that won't auto up crap. I have to get in and out of the car, fighting with the window until finally it will close. Guess I can't wait anymore to take it in.

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      05-03-2012 02:22 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by katie78 View Post
      I have had it with these windows. Now the damn thing won't go up 1/3 of the time when I close the door if I had the window all the way down previously and it does that won't auto up crap. I have to get in and out of the car, fighting with the window until finally it will close. Guess I can't wait anymore to take it in.
      My driver's side window only does that 'half-way up' before 'going back down' once in a week or
      so but I can hear a rubbing sound when it heads upward and am going in to the service department tmorrow morning. If it is determined that the glass is coming in contact (rubbing) with something on
      the side of the glass, I should know tomorrow. Clear silicone sprayed down into the 'well' area did
      end the rubbing sound but only temporarily. Bill offered to get me a good price on a '144' Gross
      supply of the silicone spray cans to get me through until winter but the fact he's got a family
      member in the silicone business had me a bit uncomfortable with going this route.

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      05-03-2012 02:25 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by katie78 View Post
      I have had it with these windows. Now the damn thing won't go up 1/3 of the time when I close the door if I had the window all the way down previously and it does that won't auto up crap. I have to get in and out of the car, fighting with the window until finally it will close. Guess I can't wait anymore to take it in.
      1. Since the windows are frameless, can you open the door, roll them up, then close the door?
      2. Where are you getting the car serviced in Cleveland? Years ago I stopped going to the closest dealer to me since they could never fix problems on the first visit. I now take my cars to another dealership who manages to fix the car the first time.

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      05-03-2012 02:56 PM #67
      I don't want to jinx myself, but after getting the window regulators replaced, *SO FAR* It's working perfect...lol

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      05-03-2012 03:51 PM #68
      I'm taking it to the dealership that I bought the car at (was not in Cleveland). You cannot roll up the windows and close the door. The window won't go inside the weather striping that way.

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      05-04-2012 01:46 AM #69
      I knew I forgot to tell them about something... the armrest! It does just kind of hang there.
      The only way I can get it to stay is to release the parking BRAKE, then move it up to a specific position.... Oh well, maybe next time....
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      05-04-2012 12:51 PM #70
      Went in for my service appointment at 7 A.M. and was out by 8:30 A.M.. They removed
      the driver's side door panel and lubricated the window regulator. So far, so good, since
      my numerous attempts to get the 'pinch' regulator to falter have been thwarted by the
      famous VW Lube......I guess.

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      05-05-2012 05:16 PM #71
      I picked up my registration today for my 2012 Bug. I'll have her a month on Monday. Whlile I was there they did the compimentary check up on her. The issue with the window occured again rite before I got there and I left the window open with that slight gap that it has when opening the doors. I should also add that this was the second time I told them about this problem. The first time, the manager told me to reset the window with the switch, holding down for five seconds up and down.

      Before she went in I told the service manager about the window issue. An hour later, he comes into the waiting area and says I'm all ready. I get out to the car and see that the window is all the way up and the car is locked, as I would expect. Now on my part I didnt' check until I was home, but the darn window issue is still there. That tells me they didn't even look at it they have no clue what to do. What should my next move be. Should I just call VOA, or should I take it back and make them take the door apart and see what the problem is.

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      05-06-2012 08:11 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by kirk1015 View Post
      I picked up my registration today for my 2012 Bug. I'll have her a month on Monday. Whlile I was there they did the compimentary check up on her. The issue with the window occured again rite before I got there and I left the window open with that slight gap that it has when opening the doors. I should also add that this was the second time I told them about this problem. The first time, the manager told me to reset the window with the switch, holding down for five seconds up and down.

      Before she went in I told the service manager about the window issue. An hour later, he comes into the waiting area and says I'm all ready. I get out to the car and see that the window is all the way up and the car is locked, as I would expect. Now on my part I didnt' check until I was home, but the darn window issue is still there. That tells me they didn't even look at it they have no clue what to do. What should my next move be. Should I just call VOA, or should I take it back and make them take the door apart and see what the problem is.
      When I went into Bay Ridge Motors Service Dep't. in Brooklyn they removed the door panel
      and lubricated the window regulator according to the documentation I was given. They may
      also have tightened up items in the inner door area but all I know is that the window is no
      longer showing the sensitivity issue it had before. It now continues to work properly.

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      05-06-2012 05:10 PM #73
      There seems to be quite a lot of build quality issues on the 2012 Beetle then , such a shame when its such a nice looking car.

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      05-10-2012 10:12 AM #74
      Question regarding 87/93 octane fuel...when I went in to get my fuel sensor fixed again, they drained my 93 out to replace the part and put 87 back in. I noticed on the way home it didn't have that punch it usually has and felt extremely sluggish. They were suppose to fill the entire tank back up but only filled it up just above the empty mark (inbetween empty and 1/4th) After I used that up completely I put 93 back in and the engine seems to work like normal. But I'm wondering will 87 actually hurt it? They were suppose to fill it back up so I was debating if it was worth having them do that or not...

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      05-10-2012 11:06 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub10golf View Post
      But I'm wondering will 87 actually hurt it?
      A lower octane fuel can have the tendency to ignite prematurely which is called knocking or detonation. This can cause many different issues as your pistons and valves will not be at the right positions for the proper engine rotation.

      Personally I can't believe that they put 87 back into it when the manual specifically states to use Premium.

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