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    Thread: Official 2013 VW Beetle - All ok with my windows thread

    1. 08-07-2012 06:22 PM #1
      Official 2013 VW Beetle - All ok with my windows thread

      If you have a 13, let us know how you are doing.

      Thanks

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      08-07-2012 06:47 PM #2
      Please list date of manufacture found on the little placard found in between the driver side door hinges. Thank you.
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    3. 08-07-2012 07:01 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      Please list date of manufacture found on the little placard found in between the driver side door hinges. Thank you.
      Great Idea!

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      08-07-2012 08:04 PM #4
      Good idea!

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      08-07-2012 08:37 PM #5
      *crickets*

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      Quote Originally Posted by jwcardy View Post
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    7. 08-08-2012 11:04 AM #7
      Hi

      I called 3 different dealers today with 13's and they say the window mechanics are different.

      MMmmmm seeing is believing. But makes sense, No auto manufacture wants to carry over major problems to another model year, esp. the window issue.

      One said the fix hit the assembly line first, then will trickle to the ones already out there.

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      08-08-2012 12:18 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      One said the fix hit the assembly line first, then will trickle to the ones already out there.
      ^^^^THIS makes a lot of sense. If they have a fix, they'd get it to the factory first to keep 'bad' cars from reaching dealerships, while getting the fix to dealers ASAP after that.

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      08-08-2012 01:27 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      ^^^^THIS makes a lot of sense. If they have a fix, they'd get it to the factory first to keep 'bad' cars from reaching dealerships, while getting the fix to dealers ASAP after that.
      Maybe because they had dismantled my window and then realized the motor they were about
      to put in was wrong, and further realized no replacement motor was available in these here
      United States, the 'Red Flag' call went out to Germany for one of the new ones? Feeling very
      confident now, I mentioned all this to my friend who also has had VW's and he said there was
      a bridge in Brooklyn that was available for sale. Hmmm, I guess I should check it out. It isn't
      every day a bridge comes up on the market and it may be a good deal for me.
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 08-08-2012 at 09:38 PM.

    10. 08-08-2012 08:20 PM #10
      Bump...any 13" out there...

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      08-08-2012 09:41 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      Bump...any 13" out there...
      The only thing I was able to find out last weekend about the 2013's was that when
      I gave VW Parts a 2013 Turbo Beetle's 'Vin', I was told the window motor numbers
      were still showing (as of last Saturday) the same as the 2012's.

    12. 08-08-2012 11:32 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ridgemanron View Post
      The only thing I was able to find out last weekend about the 2013's was that when
      I gave VW Parts a 2013 Turbo Beetle's 'Vin', I was told the window motor numbers
      were still showing (as of last Saturday) the same as the 2012's.
      Eeeeeekkkkk, my cousin gonna poop, she is so anyl, she can get a 12 tomorrow, but won't cause the caca window problem.

    13. 08-22-2012 10:56 AM #13
      My Cousing got her 2013 B - No Problems so far. Windows are zippy and almost noiseless.

      I hate her....LOL. no i don't, but I wish I had waited. I noticed the inside is a tad quieter than mine.

    14. 08-22-2012 12:00 PM #14
      PS

      getting a 13 seems faster than what the salesperson said. I really think they are working to push all Beetles in front of the public. The more u see, no matter what year, the more interest there will be in the car.

      But I do like that I don't see many, like the stupid Ford Focus. Just do the count car game on the new Focus, and you will see, you cant keep up. On every corner, at every light.

    15. 08-22-2012 05:50 PM #15
      OK, heres the scoop, widows are zippy fast and the last close part after the door is shut is super fast. and when you open it, it is super fast down too. You don't even notice the lag on her 13, like in my 12.

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      08-22-2012 08:48 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      OK, heres the scoop, widows are zippy fast and the last close part after the door is shut is super fast. and when you open it, it is super fast down too. You don't even notice the lag on her 13, like in my 12.
      New window motor from Germany working perfectly for 12 days without a problem.

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      09-02-2012 08:54 PM #17
      Well I've had the car for a week as of yesterday and today the damn drivers window started acting like the 2012's with issues. We kept from buying a 2012 because it had the issue after testing driving in hopes the issue was fixed in the 13's. Guess I got a weeks worth perfect window action.

      MFD date is 7/12
      Last edited by Rolieg; 09-02-2012 at 09:12 PM.

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      09-02-2012 09:41 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Rolieg View Post
      Well I've had the car for a week as of yesterday and today the damn drivers window started acting like the 2012's with issues. We kept from buying a 2012 because it had the issue after testing driving in hopes the issue was fixed in the 13's. Guess I got a weeks worth perfect window action.

      MFD date is 7/12
      If it's not the dreaded 'upzy-downzy' that causes the driver's window to reverse direction from 1/2
      way up after a simple 'touch' of the switch, then perhaps your window has an isue with a part other
      than the motor (ex: guide gears). If it is the 'upzy-downzy' then perhaps your motor's software is
      defective. Even with the new software motors it has to be realized that not every one is coming
      out of Germany in perfect condition and your's might very well be a new software motor that just
      was defective. There is no way every motor in the 2013 Beetles can be guaranteed to be in
      perfect condition but the vast majority (99.9%) should be.

      P.S. - My German motor continues to function perfectly through three weeks of use.
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 09-02-2012 at 09:44 PM.

    19. 09-02-2012 09:50 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Rolieg View Post
      Well I've had the car for a week as of yesterday and today the damn drivers window started acting like the 2012's with issues. We kept from buying a 2012 because it had the issue after testing driving in hopes the issue was fixed in the 13's. Guess I got a weeks worth perfect window action.

      MFD date is 7/12
      What are your windows doing.
      If u have a 13' what color is the moldings at the base of the windows, that extend into the door jams.
      Please be specific , curious.

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      09-04-2012 12:00 PM #20
      It's the upzy Downzy issue like I've heard regarding the 12's. I still love the car. One touch goes 1/2 way then down then about 3/4 then down. The 3 try the one touch seems to be deactivated so I have to hold the up switch to close the window. if the window didn't close this would be a problem for now it's an inconvenience.

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      09-04-2012 12:02 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      What are your windows doing.
      If u have a 13' what color is the moldings at the base of the windows, that extend into the door jams.
      Please be specific , curious.
      Moldings are black

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      09-04-2012 12:16 PM #22
      A little more than three weeks back, VW Parts Central informed me that there were none,
      zilch, driver's side window motors available anywhere with back ordered ones totaling in
      the hundreds. Passenger side ones were readily available, undoubtedly due to the fact
      that the driver's side is the huge problem. I am curious to know if someone visited a VW
      dealer's parts dept and asked about the availabilty of # 5C5-959-801-D-Z01 (driver's side
      motor), would the response come back that there are still none in stock......or if some
      have actually filtered through? Keep in mind that if the part number is showing in VW Parts
      Central Inventory, then it will have to be the new motor since the part number has not changed.
      I know this for a fact since when my 'new software' motor arrived from Germany it was the
      same number mentioned previously.
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 09-04-2012 at 03:14 PM.

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      09-04-2012 01:56 PM #23
      We have had our 2013 beetle for one week now and have noticed no problem with the windows. I even played around with it for about five minutes going up and down and had no problems with the window going all the way up on auto up.
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      09-04-2012 03:19 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Enchanter1 View Post
      We have had our 2013 beetle for one week now and have noticed no problem with the windows. I even played around with it for about five minutes going up and down and had no problems with the window going all the way up on auto up.
      The 13's have the new software motors so you shouldn't have the problems that the 12's
      have. Again, this isn't to say that every '13' motor is perfect. Nothing, with regard to mechanical
      parts......or any other parts for that matter will have 100% perfection. VW has corrected the
      software problem and has to have stock for the 12's available soon.

    25. 09-04-2012 03:35 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by ridgemanron View Post
      The 13's have the new software motors so you shouldn't have the problems that the 12's
      have. Again, this isn't to say that every '13' motor is perfect. Nothing, with regard to mechanical
      parts......or any other parts for that matter will have 100% perfection. VW has corrected the
      software problem and has to have stock for the 12's available soon.
      Hi Ridge, he said he has no problems at all. I know some of the last 12's got new goodies on the line, and all the 13's did get them.

      HERE's ONE, THE 13'S HAVE A NEW TYPE OF RUBBER SEAL.....OOOOOOOOPPPPPPSSSSS....OH WELL I SAID IT. I feel sorry for some of you. if you look at a 12's and a 13 side by side, you will see the seals are coal black on the 13's and an off black on the 12's.

      The seals are much stiffer and sleeker than the 12's. The 12's seals are a bit mushy if you ask me
      Last edited by Babie; 09-04-2012 at 05:29 PM.

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      09-04-2012 07:14 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      Hi Ridge, he said he has no problems at all. I know some of the last 12's got new goodies on the line, and all the 13's did get them.

      HERE's ONE, THE 13'S HAVE A NEW TYPE OF RUBBER SEAL.....OOOOOOOOPPPPPPSSSSS....OH WELL I SAID IT. I feel sorry for some of you. if you look at a 12's and a 13 side by side, you will see the seals are coal black on the 13's and an off black on the 12's.

      The seals are much stiffer and sleeker than the 12's. The 12's seals are a bit mushy if you ask me
      Perhaps VW feels that these new seals will help to put less strain on the new motors so they
      don't eventually have a problem with them some time down the road. Mine are not the dark black but I have, on two occasions already, lubricated them with a rubber/vinyl restorer just to help
      keep them in the best condition possible.
      Last edited by ridgemanron; 09-04-2012 at 07:17 PM.

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      09-04-2012 10:08 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Enchanter1 View Post
      We have had our 2013 beetle for one week now and have noticed no problem with the windows. I even played around with it for about five minutes going up and down and had no problems with the window going all the way up on auto up.
      What is the mfd. date on your 13? Mine was 7/12.

    28. 09-04-2012 11:52 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Rolieg View Post
      What is the mfd. date on your 13? Mine was 7/12.
      My cousins is 7/26

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      09-05-2012 09:53 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      My cousins is 7/26
      It's gonna suck if I missed it by 14 days.

    30. 09-07-2012 12:48 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Rolieg View Post
      It's gonna suck if I missed it by 14 days.
      According to the new updated released today, ALL YEARS REQUIRE A SOFTWARE UPDATE. regardless,

      You may have the right new parts, but lack the new solftware, which is what I think, 13' got the parts, but the software was not done with your build date. You will be the first called. No tear down for u.

      CALL THE DEALER ASAP AND TELL THEM U HAVE A 13 and see what he says, let us know, bcm updated.
      Last edited by Babie; 09-07-2012 at 12:50 AM.

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      09-07-2012 02:17 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Rolieg View Post
      What is the mfd. date on your 13? Mine was 7/12.
      Rolieg, ours is 7/12 as well. Called service and they confirmed x is for 13 as well, bt we have not yet ad a problem 2 weeks IMO owning the car.
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    32. 09-07-2012 02:36 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Enchanter1 View Post
      Rolieg, ours is 7/12 as well. Called service and they confirmed x is for 13 as well, bt we have not yet ad a problem 2 weeks IMO owning the car.
      do you have a 13

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      Yes it is a 2013
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      09-07-2012 11:20 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      According to the new updated released today, ALL YEARS REQUIRE A SOFTWARE UPDATE. regardless,

      You may have the right new parts, but lack the new solftware, which is what I think, 13' got the parts, but the software was not done with your build date. You will be the first called. No tear down for u.

      CALL THE DEALER ASAP AND TELL THEM U HAVE A 13 and see what he says, let us know, bcm updated.
      I called my dealership early this week they said they hadn't heard of a fix yet, but prior I sent a message to vw of America customer care and got a message back saying they escalated my issue to a regional manager and they would be contacting my dealership. They promised a call back by end of business day Monday. Let's see what happens.

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      09-07-2012 11:24 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Babie View Post
      According to the new updated released today, ALL YEARS REQUIRE A SOFTWARE UPDATE. regardless,

      You may have the right new parts, but lack the new solftware, which is what I think, 13' got the parts, but the software was not done with your build date. You will be the first called. No tear down for u.

      CALL THE DEALER ASAP AND TELL THEM U HAVE A 13 and see what he says, let us know, bcm updated.
      Where is the official release posted?

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