Please list date of manufacture found on the little placard found in between the driver side door hinges. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2002 Orange Snap Beetle 1.8
2013 White SSN 2.0 Turbo
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.
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.
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.
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.