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VW New Beetle Defective Transmission Class Action Lawsuit

By Matt O’Donnell

 

2007 Volkswagen New Beetle
UPDATE 6/17/13: A federal judge dismissed the VW New Beetle Defective Transmission Class Action Lawsuit in February. Despite tossing the lead plaintiff’s claims, the judge said the co-plaintiffs could pursue a class action lawsuit in their home states of California and Louisiana. Top Class Actions reached out for comment from the law firm representing the plaintiffs to see if they plan on filing an amended complaint. Our request was not returned. We will update you as soon as we get new information on if a new class action lawsuit will be filed.
 
A federal class action lawsuit claims the 2003-2007 Volkswagen New Beetle has a defective Tiptronic automatic transmission that the automaker refuses to deal with, leaving owners in the lurch with either an expensive repair bill or malfunctioning vehicle.
 
According to Volkswagen New Beetle class action lawsuit, the transmission defect causes it to malfunction and require replacement, forcing vehicle owners to pay expensive repair charges and leaving them with a malfunctioning vehicle. The class action lawsuit claims Volkswagen has been aware of the defect, but at first chose to ignore it “and shirked all responsibility.” 
 
“When the clamor of affected vehicle owners grew, Volkswagen eventually agreed to extend the warranty but only for the valve body of the transmission for the subject vehicles. This warranty extension, however, is of little use because it does not cover any damage to the vehicle’s transmission which, as a direct result of the defective transmission valve body, fails and needs replacement at a cost of several thousands of dollars,” the VW New Beetle class action lawsuit states.
 
“In effect, Volkswagen’s offer to extend the warranty but to limit that extended coverage only to the transmission’s valve body while washing its hands of any liability for the resultant damage to the transmission itself, is tantamount to relying on the proverbial ‘finger in the dike’ approach to dealing (or refusing to deal) with the defects prevalent in VW’s transmission.”
 
The VW Beetle defective transmission class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all owners and lessees of a model year 2003-2007 Volkswagen New Beetle within the United States equipped with a Tiptronic automatic transmission. It is seeking damages and restitution for Class Members to reimburse them for their out-of-pocket expenses as well as a Court Order requiring Volkswagen to pay to repair the defective transmissions if Class Members have not done so already.
 
A copy of the Volkswagen New Beetle Defective Transmission Class Action Lawsuit can be read here
 
The case is Shirley J. White v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Case No. 11-cv-2243, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas.

 

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Updated June 17th, 2013

 

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320 Comments

  • Anonymous January 8, 2012

    How can I add my name to this class action suit against VW regarding my 2004 VW beetle which has had many of the same problems, including a new transmission. Please advise! Thank you!!!!!!

  • Anonymous January 8, 2012

    I want to add mine too. After sitting in the driveway for a year and a half, I received the extended warranty and they did replace the valve body but now I’m wondering what kind of damage it did to the transmission and want to make sure that it’s covered if it goes out. Thank you!!!

  • Anonymous January 9, 2012

    Please add me to the list, 2004 Beetle.

  • Anonymous January 21, 2012

    I have been looking for this lawsuit for over a year now, how can i join, I have all my paperwork, receipts and records, I was told I had to buy an entire new transmission from the dealer, which I did, then the extended when the warranty was extended and I did all the paperwork for the reimbursment I was told that I didn’t qualify because I replaced the entire transmission, not the valve. 2004 beetle, I would like to join this action. thank you.

  • Anonymous March 2, 2012

    Any more information on this and how to join
    Have a 2003 new beetle convertible only 58,530
    miles, transmission problems and coverage denied
    by VW

  • Anonymous March 7, 2012

    I ALSO WANT TO ADD TO THE BLACK LIST OF PEOPLE WITH THIS HUGE PROBLEM. THE CAR IS A 2005 WITH ONLY 45 000 MILES.

  • Anonymous March 9, 2012

    Please add me to list for class action lawsuit. I have 2003 convertible with 77,000 miles. Same story transmission problem not covered under extended warranty. Also had both back windows brake and now the mechanism to make the top go up and down is now broken also! Never will I buy a VW again!

  • Anonymous March 9, 2012

    Same story. 77,000 miles transmission problems not covered under extended warranty. Also had BOTH back windows & mechanisms brake and now the passenger mechanism that makes the top go up and down broke. Never will I buy another VW again !

  • Anonymous March 30, 2012

    I would love to get in on the suit. This car is what my 16 year old had always dreamed about. I bought this car used 2 years ago and it has been sitting for about one year. I can’t afford to have it fixed. Volkswagen should be responsible considering it only has around 80,000 miles. I have also had to replace interior on doors because the leather came off 3 months after I bought it. We have had more problems and having to let it sit because it is hard to get fix and make a car payment. Please someone help. She needs it for college.

  • Anonymous April 4, 2012

    I would love to be added to this suit!!!!! 2004 Beetle Convertible. Transmission gone, $5000-6000 fix???? under 100k miles.

  • Anonymous April 13, 2012

    I have a 2004 bettle I just had to buy a brand new transmission from volkswagen 5,500 later the car is running ok for now. In the mean time my back window has been broken for over 1 year now the motor had went out on it… Can someone please tell me if its to late to join in this law suit? Thanks..

  • Anonymous April 13, 2012

    My Wife’s 2003 Convertible began lurching at around 60K and was getting pretty nasty at the time the warranty extension was mailed to us. Behold, we were then a month or two out of the window of time and on our own. Why they wouldn’t just recall for this faulty and global problem is beyond me. It still shifts poorly even after the valve body repair that we paid for. Something else is going on that caused these transmissions to degenerate. I suspect the valve body turtured the rest of the system and we are on our wondering how long it will last now. Help.

  • Anonymous April 17, 2012

    Same issue as everyone else. I had my transmission replaced at 92K and now at 106 K — having the same issues. They are not working with on this and acting like it is completely new. Do not replace the transmission. It is not worth it.

  • Anonymous May 1, 2012

    same issues @ 83k. Sitting at dealership now getting the bad news. How do we get added to this lawsuit?

  • Anonymous May 9, 2012

    My 2004 Convertible began having shifting problems around 60K. Took it to the dealer and they told me it was okay to drive. When the problem got worse I took it back and was told the transmission valve body needed to be replaced and was quoted $4,000! I did receive the extended warranty but not until after the 7 years was up and they refused to do anything about it. My car has now been sitting in my driveway for the past 7 months. How can I get added to this lawsuit?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2012

    I have a 2005 Beetle convertible and was told it required a $6,000 transmittion. The dealership said that they’d be willing to look at the valve cover which is covered by VW’s extended warrantee until Nov. 2012. Please let me know what I should do to join this suit.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2012

    How can I get in on this law suit? I bought both my daughters matching 2003 VW bug convertibles and both had transmission failures!! One cost $4,700 to rebuild and the other we sold at a $5,000 loss due to the bad transmission. I was raised on VWs and now you could give me one!!

  • Anonymous May 24, 2012

    I want in on this too! Wow I had the same problem. I received the letter stating the warranty extension about a month after the date that my cars extension expired. I told VW that my transmission was messing up and they wouldn’t work with me at all. They eventually said to replace the transmission and send them receipts and they may or may not reimburse me (which I knew they would choose to not). I never did it, and can’t afford to let my car sit so I have been driving it very carefully. Also the back window won’t work, the leather door panels are falling off, the speakers are all blown (I do not listen to loud music with base either), all my paint is peeling off, and the electrical system is going crazy all the time. 2004 vw beetle= 2004 vw money pit

  • Anonymous June 4, 2012

    Why just the 2003-2007 VW Beetle? I have a 2004 Jetta with the same type of engine. Transmission had to be completely replaced at 50,500 miles; Right after the warranty expired. Plus all the “repair work” that led up to the transmission issue.

  • Anonymous June 11, 2012

    Please add me to this lawsuit…52K miles and they want $6433.70 to replace my transmission or they will give me a thousand dollar trade-in credit…really???

  • Anonymous June 27, 2012

    Add me to this please….2004 convertible, jerks and bucks while shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. RPM’s hit 7,000 before shifting which results in the tires actually chirping between gears. Car has 70K Miles, VW wants $6,000.00 to replace it!

  • Anonymous July 1, 2012

    2004 convertible same issues and on my second transmission. The dealer replaced the first one after
    30,000 miles and at 70,000 its gone again!!!!
    PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST!!!!

  • Anonymous July 27, 2012

    Hey everyone thi might help! Look on eBay or search on VW Vortex web site for parts and info pertaining to the tranny issue!
    You can purchase a Remanufactured valve body on eBay for around
    $600-$700 , purchase the transmission fluid, pan gasket, and transmission filter on eBay also, then take to an independent VW repair shop, and the lane should be NO MORE THAN 3-31/2 hours!
    Most of them have the equipment to do a software upgrade for $100-$150
    After everything, should be $1000-$1500 to fix the issue!
    Don’t listen to these shady VW dealerships, THEY ALL LIE, AND TRY TO MAKE $$$$ off you! I buy and sell cars for a living and have fixed 4 nettles do far and this is the exact route I have taken! Don’t forget to look on VW vortex web site for lots of info! God bless all and I hope this helps!!!

    • david March 18, 2014

      I replaced my valve body but my car is still slipping in 4th gear. Does it need a software upgrade or the transmission needs to be rebuilt?

  • Anonymous July 29, 2012

    PLEASE ADD ME!!!!! VW denied any problem. Said my car was ‘in service’ about 3 months too early to be covered. At 80k miles I have a paperweight.
    Thanks!

  • Anonymous July 30, 2012

    Please add me to the list of failed 2004 New Beetle convertible tranny failure. How do I sign up?

  • Anonymous July 31, 2012

    2003 convertible same issues!!!! add me

  • Anonymous August 5, 2012

    I have a 2003 convertible with ALL of the issues previously discussed as well as a few more. I cannot afford to have the transmission replaced (like so many others) at $6000+. So it sits in the driveway with new problems arising almost daily. The most recent is the fact that the heat runs on high at all times. I previously had AC but who knows now…it’s always HOT!

  • Anonymous August 5, 2012

    Sorry…got so excited to find that I was not losing my mind that I forgot to ask to be added…Please add me………..

  • Anonymous August 6, 2012

    2003 convertible with 80K miles – has been sitting in garage for 2 yrs because I refuse to pay $6000 for a transmission issue that is VW’s fault. Please add me.

  • Anonymous August 6, 2012

    In addition to transmission issue above, I had both back windows quit working and did replace those before the transmission became a known problem.

  • Anonymous August 8, 2012

    How do I get on the list? 2005 New Beetle Convertible close to 80K and having major issues with it jerking like crazy between low gears. My warranty for the valve ran out in April…very convienent, and just to replace that part alone, if that’s the problem will be $1700. Not ok.

  • Anonymous August 9, 2012

    Ouch …just bought a 2004 convertible beetle turbo automatic … problems going pass 60mph on Ca freeway! Takes awhile to get up to70 mph. Had trouible getting up my hill today car won’t go over 15 mph??? Same problems I have an appointment with VW dealership and I’m scared to death! Please include me inthis lawsuit!!!!

  • Anonymous August 13, 2012

    Any information on adding my name to the list? I have a 2006 with transmission problems.

  • Anonymous August 14, 2012

    I too have this problem and vw says I’m out of warranty and won’t fix it. several dealers that I brought it too never mentioned this warranty extension and said the car drove fine. I’m seeing all these complaints but who do we contact to find out what to do next. Pls add my name to the lawsuit. I just replaced the timing chain, water pump etc…a major expense only to find this website and this car has a known transmission problem that not one dealer told us about.

  • Anonymous August 15, 2012

    Add me 2005 having transmission problems

  • Anonymous August 21, 2012

    I too would like to know how I can join this class action suit. On two levels I am out of luck here: one, the used car sales person that sold me the car with an “As Is” warranty, and the Volkswagen dealership that took my $110 to perform a pre-purchase diagnostic check . Now the car was towed into the same dealership on 8/18/2012, and I only purchased it used the 3rd week of June 2012. The subsequent diagnostic after the gear shifting shut down while driving on an interstate is that the TRANSMISSION needs to be replaced.

  • Anonymous August 22, 2012

    i also have a 2004 turbo beetle with an automatic transmission the problems started occuring back in jan. 2008. long delay after engaging transmission from park to drive.had to wait excessive amount of time.was told by dealer that this was normal 3 second delay.problem progressed now i come to find out it is the valve body please add me to the lawsuit list i have documentation from back in jan 2008 supporting my claims.

  • Anonymous August 25, 2012

    Add my name too i have 05 new beetle convertible

  • Anonymous September 2, 2012

    Two weeks after the “extended” warrenty expired on my 2004 VW I started having problems with my transmission. I took it to the VW leader and they wanted nothing to do with me or my defective transmission. My car finally broke down in the middle of a busy intersection where I was almost struck the oncoming traffic. Currently, my car, which I’m still making payments on, sits in the driveway and is undrivable as I cannot afford to pay $5000 to replace the transmission. How can I add my name to this class action. VW needs to be help accountable. I will NEVER buy another VW product.

  • Anonymous September 5, 2012

    What is status of lawsuit? Can i still get in?

  • Anonymous September 11, 2012

    Please let me know how I can join this lawsuit! I am in the same situation as all of the above! My daughter has her dream lime green convertable 2004 beetle! Purchased 2009 with 48,000 miles….we have done nothing but repair every few months!! Window regulators, headlights….and this past week a sensor in tranmission was replace 600.00, drove home from repair shop only to have the SAME issues with shifting …now they found out the transmission valve needs to be replaced 3-5000.00. the car only has 68,000 miles. After reading thousands of comments with everyone in the same boat…I am just sick. I called VW customer care line..they will not help, only offered 500.00 voucher towards a new VW. I will never purchase another VW!! Now the car will sit until I can get enough money to repair it..then unfortunately it will be dumped to some other poor soul….unless the word gets out about how horrible these cars are.

  • Anonymous September 12, 2012

    Please let me know as well. We purchased this vehicle for my daughter as birthday/graduation present (June). She has only been able to drive it for about 4 weeks total, that is how many problems we’ve had with transmissinon related issues. I will never buy another VW. I knew they had a bad rep years ago, but thought they had come out of it. My mistake!!!!

  • Anonymous September 16, 2012

    Please let me know how to join this lawsuit. 2007 VW just presented this problem, gear box, $1200 estimated fix by dealer yesterday. 65,000 miles.

  • Anonymous September 19, 2012

    ADD ME TO THE LIST!!!!!!!!! 2004 vw convertible 68,000…..NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY ANY KIND OF VW!!!!!!

  • Anonymous September 19, 2012

    I also had my transmission go out on my 2006 VW convertible and even Volkswagen refused to cover it even though they new they were having problems with the transmissions. That was at around 80 thousand miles or so. A brand new Volkswagen transmission was installed and now at 120,000 miles it is knocking inside. I have to take it in tomorrow. I would love to add my name to the list. Hope this goes somewhere. I will NEVER buy another VW.

  • Anonymous September 21, 2012

    I just sent an email to the lawyer on the suit. I’ll update if I get a response.

  • Anonymous September 26, 2012

    Please add me to the list. 2005 new beetle currently dead. All gears are lit

  • Anonymous September 26, 2012

    Is there any update on this? Where does it stand?

  • Anonymous October 3, 2012

    Please post a number for being added to the class action suit.

  • Anonymous October 6, 2012

    I have the same issue with my 2004 Beetle. It has 70K miles and sitting in the driveway because of the transmission, but that doesn’t stop the car payments I’m making every month on a vehicle I thought would be reliable. “Oh, it’s Volkwagen, they’re a good company, they’re reliable..This car will be great!” Man how I couldn’t have been more wrong..I called VW and they told me the extended warrenty didn’t apply to me and I was responsible for all costs. Awesome. How can they get away with this?

  • Anonymous October 7, 2012

    My 2003 VW Beetle lurches, squawks, squeals and practically shuts down every time I drive it. I have taken excellent care of it and have few than 49,000 miles on it but it is almost completely dead…. has anyone figured out how to join the lawsuit?

  • Anonymous October 8, 2012

    I HAVE A VW JETTA WITH A JERKING TRANSMISSION . COSTED ME OVER 3000 DOLLARS JUST TO BE TOLD…HAVE TO GET A NEW TRANSMISSION….I NEED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SUIT….SOMEONE HELP US.

  • Anonymous October 9, 2012

    Does posting here add me to the list of Vw Beetle transmission valve body failure suite. If so, please add me.
    Does anyone have the address to write VW a complaint?

  • Anonymous October 9, 2012

    I have a 2005 with 82k New Beetle GLS convertible with the Tiptronic Transmission. It was at Browns VW and had the transmission check over one year ago and they would not do anything to fix it. Hard shifting, jerking, over revving between gears, and slipping gears. They documented the problem while the warranty was in affect. Now West Broad Vw states the warranty has expired. West Broad Vw is no better than Browns Vw. I want to be part of the lawsuit against VW.

  • Anonymous October 9, 2012

    adding myself… have an ’07 new beetle convertible with only 59k miles!!… again, transmission problems!! and just out of warranty. jerks/jumps when driving and just this past weekend it went limp on me on the freeway. vw dealership told me needs transmission replacement (ya, $5,000) or to outsource it to a transmission specialist if i wanted to gamble and fix a more pinpointed problem with “no guarantee it wouldn’t fail in the future”. so, took it to a transmission shop and the mechanic didn’t even look at my car, just talked with me for 2 minutes and said this is a common problem with this car and he could fix it without having to replace whole transmission. vw needs to take some responsibility here. my car is faaaar too “young” to be having these kinds of problems!

  • Anonymous October 10, 2012

    Click on the link “here” above at the end of this article and get the attorney’s contact information and let him know that you want in on the class action suit. The more people that can get together to file a class action suit, maybe VW will give and help us all out that have this same problem.

    A copy of the Volkswagen New Beetle Defective Transmission Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.

    Read more at http://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/1520-vw-new-beetle-defective-transmission-class-action-lawsuit#gra68F85dIUvsC0V.99

  • Anonymous October 12, 2012

    I dont think this should be a New Beetle only class action lawsuit as there are tons of Golf, Jetta and Passat owners that are dealing with the same symptoms in their cars that have the tiptronic transmission.

  • Anonymous October 12, 2012

    My 2004 automatic convertible beetle has had a hard jerking gear shift for awhile now and after having the transmission fluid flushed thinking that was the problem, it’s even worse. I could barely get to work today, it kept slipping gears and it’s a short commute. My car is only at 72,500k miles, this is ridiculous. I want my name added to this suit.

  • Anonymous October 15, 2012

    How do we go about this lawsuit? How do we set it up. My dad bought me an 04 Convertible Beetle now he has me scrambling trying to find the cheapest used transmission. The cheapest one i’ve found is 3,700.00 AND ITS USED. Please help me. I’m tired of being without a car. any sudgestions please e-mail me loza.estefany@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous October 17, 2012

    I need to get in on this lawsuit. Bought a used 2005 VW Beetle in mid 2011 and the pre-inspection service found no issues. Now in late 2012 I’m having the hard jerks in between gears and it’s the valve body I’m told. This car only has 50,000 miles on it! WHAT A JOKE! How do we get included in this lawsuit?

  • Anonymous October 18, 2012

    Replaced transmission at a cost of $7,000.00. Add me to the suit please.

  • Anonymous October 18, 2012

    Just bought my first car-2006 Beetle w/83000. and only drove it a week. Needs a transmission fix :-(

  • Anonymous October 23, 2012

    I have vw bettle 2005 convertible 62000 miles, the trasmition have problem in the valve body the cost in the deler is 1600.0 $ ……………

  • Anonymous October 24, 2012

    I purchased my 2005 beetle with 82k miles on it and have been experiencing the sane problems. Can’t drive my car for too long cuz once transmission is warm the jerking begins. So afraid of getting stranded. Someone please help with information of what we can do.

  • Anonymous October 25, 2012

    Just bought my 2005 Convertible 2.0 and it jerks once the engine gets heated up. I’m sure it’s going to be a transmission issue. From reading these posts, I’m not sure it’s even worth getting fixed. I signed up for the Class Action Lawsuit Info.

  • Anonymous October 27, 2012

    owner of 04 New Beetle, 80,000 miles, just starting to have problems. How do I join the class action lawsuit?

  • Anonymous October 31, 2012

    I have a 2000 1.8L turbo with 150,000 kilometres on it that’s doing exactly what is described in some of the posts. My non-dealership mechanic suggested that I take the car to a transmission place to confirm exactly what is wrong with the car, but I didn’t know that this problem was as prevalent as it seems to be.

    Is my car eligible for the class action suit?

  • Anonymous October 31, 2012

    Plz add me to the list! 2004 Bug

  • Anonymous November 1, 2012

    PLEASE let me join lawsuit

  • Anonymous November 1, 2012

    I have a 2004 Convert, 2.0 Turbo. Bought used. It JUMPS from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd AFTER I have driven about 15 min. I have no money, so have not taken it in, but have been doing some research and I have found this lawsuit.

    I bought mine used, with 119,000 miles last July. She is so damn cute, but, I don’t have the money to fix this problem. Have spoken with VW customer service, but nothing they can do.

    Please, how do I also partake in this class action?

  • Anonymous November 2, 2012

    I have a 2006 convertible beetle purchased used with 90 miles. My transmission is also having the exact same issues as posted by so many others. It jerks once it is warm when i am accelerating and decelerating. I took my car into the dealership on Monday and he described the exact way my car drives leading me to believe he has heard my story many times over. I spoke to VW today and was unsuccessful in getting VW to pay for my valve body and transmission repairs. I asked if they would be willing to pay for at least half of the repairs since I am only 14 thousand miles above the extended warranty. Instead I was offered a $1000 credit toward a new vw. This credit is no more than a slap in the face. This is my 3rd vw and my last. They are good looking cars but terrible when it comes to reliability.

  • Anonymous November 6, 2012

    Add me too.. Same problems with the trans. i have the 2003 VW beetle convertable. Any Info. please let me know. Thanks

  • Anonymous November 6, 2012

    I wish to be added to this too. VW is refusing to cover the cost of even my valve body because I am 4 months out of the warranty extension that they themselves put a time limit on, even though they have acknowledged that they manufactured this defective part. I cannot afford the high cost of this repair that VW should be covering. My car only has 67,000 miles on it!

  • Anonymous November 9, 2012

    I too want to be added to the Huge list of unhappy people. I,was told the warranty for this problem expired 6/30/2012

  • Anonymous November 10, 2012

    Exactly same situation here with my 2005 VW new beetle. Transmission has fallen apart at 63000 miles. Please!!!

  • Anonymous November 12, 2012

    My 20004 beetle convertible only has 54,000 miles. It was barely drivable. Dealer found a leak in the transmission, and replaced a faulty part. When I picked up the car, the dept manager told me it’s a good-shifting car. Well, it still shifts rough after it warms up, and has the same lunging problem mentioned above. I also had the door latch/alarm problem- they finally replaced the door latch.

  • Anonymous November 12, 2012

    I have a bettle 2005 and it needs a transmission it jerks and jumps please can I join the law suit

  • Anonymous November 13, 2012

    My 2004 Beetle convertible has all the same dangerous symptoms discussed above, with the engine racing when shifting from 3rd gear to fourth, especially on level ground or a downhill. Mechanic says there is no sign of transmission fluid leakage. This case was filed almost a year ago, so I wonder what assistance we can give to the attorney who filed? I have heard nothing from him, although I had contacted him directly in writing.

  • Anonymous November 14, 2012

    How do I get added to the list? I have the same issues.
    Please help car is sitting in my driveway.

  • Anonymous November 20, 2012

    How do I get added to the list I have a 2005 beetle that just started having similar transmission problems My car has 45,000.

  • Anonymous November 24, 2012

    How do I get added to the list, I have a 2006 that has problems at 52,000 miles.

  • Anonymous November 25, 2012

    I WANT TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST! 2004 CONVERTIBLE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS! NEEDS REPLACING! VERY DANGEROUS!

  • Anonymous November 27, 2012

    This is how I got on the list….http://www.classactionlitigation.com/volkswagon.pdf

  • Anonymous November 30, 2012

    freaking out with all of these comments. Car is jerking, and horrible sound when I back up. Rubber surface on dashboard is sticky……But, the transmission is awful. HELP…………59.000 miles. Live in Boca Raton, FL.
    Taking care in Tues…have an extended warranty. AC is out…..HORRIBLE CAR

  • Anonymous December 5, 2012

    I am so happy and sad at the same time to find this blog and class action lawsuit. I was told today that my 2007 Beetle Convertible has to have a valve body replacement causing in excess of $1700.00. This does not sit well being that I am unemployed and need my car to look for work. It makes me angry to know that VW knew this problem exist as many times as I have taken the car in for routine maintenance work and this information was never disclosed. Now my car is over 100,000 miles and the repair for this issue is on me. Can someone tell me how to get in on this class action lawsuit.

  • Anonymous December 5, 2012

    2001 need tranmission new beetle help please help me with any news lrboykin61@gmail.com

  • Anonymous December 10, 2012

    I have 2006 new beetle which I bought new. My car has 35,700 miles when I started to have problems with my transmission in Oct 2012. Took it to mechanic and was told there was nothing wrong with transmission. Still had problem and took it to a volkswagon mechanic who also said there was no problem but if it happen again would have to take it to a transmission mechanic. He gave the number for volkswagon of America which I called and was told my warranty was up. Warranty was for 50,000 miles or 5 years. I took it to a transmission mechanic and was told it need a transmission value body. I called Volkswagon of America and was told that the transmission value body had 2 day warranty left on car. The car was at the mechanic and within the warranty time that was left. Volkswagon of America also told me that if I had it at a volkswagon mechanic it would have been free. This doesn’t matter who fixes the transmission it should still be covered under warranty. Its against the law not to reimburse for the transmission value body.My car has cost me over $5000 so far. If I can I would like to be added to the class action suit.

  • Anonymous December 10, 2012

    2004 convertible bug with a little over 66,000 miles. Bought it back in May of 2012 and it is currently in the shop for the valve issue. The part alone is over $1,000. Knowing this issue, VW should at least pay for the defective part. Thr first car I had was a ’69 bug and had a ’71 after that. No major issues with either one. VW needs to own up to it’s mistake and make this right.

  • lisbeth December 30, 2012

    I would like to find out more about this and get added to the list as well.

    Thank you!!!!

  • Jackson January 1, 2013

    please let me know how to add my name to this list. I have a 2004 beetle convertible that is shifting really hard and has on one occasion got stuck in 3rd gear….please help me

  • Marcy Knight January 2, 2013

    Owner of 2004 Convertible. Sitting in the driveway as I continue to make payments! I would like to be added to this lawsuit. Quoted $3500 for transmission replacement-better than some, but more than I have! Thank you!!

  • Chelsea Cordova January 2, 2013

    Would love to add my name to the list. 2005 VW Beetle, transmission cutouts on the freeways going 70 mph is a dangerous dangerous situation. Tons of hard shifts, even after having the recalled valve replaced (before the recall I might add, and no reimbursement for previous BS appts at the dealership while their incompetent mechanics can’t accurately identify problems!) Thanks a lot VW, at least now I know what car make I can eliminate while I’m automobile shopping!

  • Mario January 3, 2013

    its so funny how everyone here has the same exact stories , what is VW waiting for ? deaths like the Toyota pettle issue? my 2005 conv. Beetle sits in the garage with 71k miles

  • Rhonda January 6, 2013

    Please add my name in this as there is some very serious issues here.

  • drew h. January 7, 2013

    my 06 conv beetle is sitting my driveway as we speak. not even drive-able, but yet i still have to make my payments. $4000 is the lowest quote i could find to replace my transmission, and thats with a USED one! who is to say that transmission wont leave in the same position a couple months from now? i will never buy another vw again, unless the engine is in the rear…

  • Tina January 8, 2013

    just traded in my 2005 vw beetle with olny 54,000 miles on it when they told me it would cost $6000.00 to put a new transmission in it
    so ford got my business goodbye beetle…..
    need info so i can be added to this list.

  • pissed off January 8, 2013

    What do I need to do to become a part of. This large class action lawsuit. I am paying on this car and to replace the transmision cost almost as much as buing a use car. My wife and I are pissed off because we can not aford to make the payment and get it fixed.

  • Gail HC January 9, 2013

    Please add my name to the list of defective transmission. I have a 2002 Turbo Diesel Beetle and I need a new transmission. Please advise ! Thanks!

  • Karen January 10, 2013

    I have an 05 VW Beetle convertible. I purchased it used and before I put 60 miles on it the check engine light came on and it started having trouble shifting. I took it to VW to have the transmission checked and they said the fluid was fine and the tranny was fine. They suggested I “re-set” the transmission which is done when the car is in the off mode, you press on the gas peddle and hold it, there is a button under the peddle that re-sets the transmission. I thought – OK I’ll try that. I did, it helped until it got hot outside. Then back to jumping and skipping. I don’t think I should have to constantly “re-set” the tranny every time I get in the car?????? Like the rest of you, when I looked the problem up online I saw numerous complaints about the same problem. I find it a little strange that VW didn’t know anything about this???? BEFORE replacing your tranny – drop the tranny pan and check the magnet. If there are metal shavings the tranny needs to be replaced. If there are no metal shavings it’s not the tranny itself but could be a number of issues relating to the tranny. I have seen posts from people that replace the tranny and still have the same issues!!! Could be: #1 Dirty tranny fluid or the WRONG tranny fluid. It MUST be OEM and should have a yellowish tint. #2 Stuck Valves in the tranny valve body #3 Tranny Speed Sensor ($35) – I saw that someone fixed this himself and bought the part from an auto parts store and this solved the problem. #4 Tranny Control Module (computer for trans) – this is hiding behind the passenger side of the dash. #5 Malfunctioning Alternator which can affect cellonoid operation. #6 Exhaust issues – Engine overheating is common: Water pump, thermostat, neutral safety switches. #7 Water pump (stock is plastic) replace with metal spool to avoid timing belt meltdown. #8 Radiator clogged – These are a number of things that can affect the transmission and can save in having to REPLACE the tranny. Which won’t work if these other issues have not been addressed.

  • John Tierney January 11, 2013

    We had to trade our 2005 bug in because the tranny was shot. Because of the problem with the tranny we only got 1000 dollars for the car on trade in. The book value without the problem was over 5000 dollars. Add my name to the law suit

  • Katie Ketchum January 15, 2013

    I am currently having the same issues with my 2005 Beetle. I have been experiencing the intense kick back in the car going from 1st to 2nd to 3rd gears. I’m so annoyed with this problem and finally took it into the shop. The auto repair shop has told me I need a valve body replacement and a rebuild on the transmission. It will come out to $2,000 estimate to get it fixed. DESERT VW has sold me a lemon. I have had continued issues with the car, but the transmission has been the biggest challenge. The car only has 60k currently. I would love to be involved with this class action. Please send all information this way!

    Thanks!

  • Jennifer Croley January 16, 2013

    I called the off ice of the lawyer that ifiled the lawsuit. I do’t know if it’s too late. I am like all of you. pissed and feeling like I should be reimbursed for the defects I am paying for that Beetle must of known about.

  • Jennifer Croley January 16, 2013

    I am in the same boat as all of you. This is horrible. I cannot afford a 4400 transmission. What are we all supposed to do? Just take this? This is really wrong!

  • Ron Mitchell January 18, 2013

    My 2004 Convertible began having shifting problems around 60K. Dealer said they will check for $95 for a estimate to repair. They said it would be $2000 to $6000 to repair. Volswagen of America told me they would give me a voucher for $750 off of new Volkswagen, no thanks, Car is sitting in garage.

  • Dwane Bussey January 18, 2013

    Please add me. I am experiencing the same 1-2-3 gear kickback. The car feels like it has been rearended when this occurs. The transmission now spins with no traction and does not go forward.

  • frank swanson January 19, 2013

    my 2004 diesel beetle after 1004 mi transmission wouid not shift out of first gear and also wouldnt shift in to reverse its at a vw dealer now.they are installing a mega tronic unit . after reading the above mentioned incounters with these instacis of mechanical problems,im afraid i mite be feeding adead hoarse .it seems it is infact a defect. Ide better cover my basis I ASK TO BE COVERED AND LNCLUDED IN THIS LAW SUIT . THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  • Sofia January 20, 2013

    I would also like to be added to this lawsuit! I contacted VW of America and they pretty much told me I’m S.O.L because my warranty is expired. I have a 2005 Beetle convertible and am having the same transmission problem, kick back when the gear changes. I’ve been the only owner of this car, it hasn’t even hit 50K miles yet. I even had it in storage for a year because I moved from California to Illinois. I can’t believe they are doing nothing about this!

  • frank swanson January 20, 2013

    correction#106 The miles 104,000 the expired extended warranty was 100,000

  • Meg January 22, 2013

    I hve a 03 conv. 2nd owner. Had 62,000 miles when purchased, crapped out at 70,00 less than 6 mo later. It too feels like its been rearended when it shifts.The power locks work when they want to and the back glass is falling out of the canvas. The window reg went out on the pass side…500.00 to replace. Yeah right! This is my 2nd go with VW and the last. Had an 01 Turbo before and it was a pile too. Add me to the list.

  • Angela James January 27, 2013

    I would like to be added to this class action. I have a 2004 VW Beetle Conv (74K miles now) and am experiencing the transmission problems that others have described. I have discussed the problem with the dealer many times over the years and was told “they could not recreate the symptoms I describe with the shifting.” Now that I am past the 65K miles mark, they say they cannot help me.

  • Debra Keltz January 28, 2013

    2005 vw beetle convertible same problems as all others. 141,000. Please include me in to action suit.

  • Jennie Middleton January 30, 2013

    2004 with serious transmission problem also. And since I bought it used, I never received info on the extended warranty. Please include me also

  • Melanie January 30, 2013

    I want to add my name to the lawsut as well. transmission is junk. stuck in third gear and wont shift.

  • DeeDee January 30, 2013

    Have a 2003 new beetle convertible only 80k miles, transmission problems and coverage denied by VW

  • Susie Rain January 31, 2013

    I took my Beetle to VW in June because occasionally after driving for about 15 minutes I would notice when i went from excessive speed to a stop (like exiting the freeway) i would feel this jerking as if the car was not shifting properly. VW wanted to charge $1600 to change the valve body even though i learned later that the warranty on this part had been extended for two years and that i was covered in that. They new this they tried to get away with making me pay and after much discussion about what i learned on the internet they agreed to fix it at no cost. Now six months later i am having the same problems. They said it is my transmission and and it needs to be replaced for $6200 (book value for the car is approx $8000). I asked question like “did the bad valve body cause my transmission to go bad?” but they said they are unable to answer that question. I also asked “if the problem is different why is the car doing the exact same thing as when the valve body was bad?” and again i got no answer.

  • mario January 31, 2013

    does anyone know the status of this lawsuit?

  • Kevin February 2, 2013

    Yeah, me too. 2003 with a rebuilt replacement tranny that is having problems too. Please include my information for the class action suit. Thank you!!

  • Kevin February 2, 2013

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I honestly don’t know if this will be effective, but I recommend contacting your congressional leaders. I have sent a letter to my state representative and I do believe if enough consumers do exactly the same thing it could make a difference. VW of America needs to be accountable for selling a deficient product, not taking responsibility for it, and leaving so many of us customers with broken vehicles and hefty repair bills. If enough congressional leaders have constituents with the same issues from the same corporation, maybe they can help us hold VW accountable.

    Good luck to all,

    Kevin

  • Tony February 2, 2013

    2004 beetle convertible, it shift great when cold, when warm it jumps gears,downshifts for no reason, changed trans fluid with oem on 3 occasions, new water pump,head gasket, no avail! I have one disapointed 20 year old daughter, and I’m not happy

  • Todd February 5, 2013

    Please add me to list, 2006 beetle convertable.

  • Peter Kinser February 5, 2013

    How do I get in on this suit, I have all the paperwork from the dealership when they forced me to buy a new transmission before the warrently to replace the valve was issued.

  • Pamela Reitz February 6, 2013

    I would like to join this class action also. I have a 2003 VW Beetle Convertible, 120k miles (bought brand new, will soon have had it for 10 years). First noticed problems with the hard shifting over a year ago and had been told my transmission is fine, nothing registered on the diagnostic test. However the problem has continued and gotten worse to the point I’m afraid to drive it now. Of course my warranty is up and I cannot afford to pay for a new transmission, considering the age of my car and mileage. That should make no difference though, if this is a known defect with the transmission. Every mechanic I’ve inquired with won’t even touch my car, talk about it or offer solutions – now after researching about the Beetle transmissions, it is clear to my why.

  • Jamie L February 7, 2013

    I would also like to add my name to this! My 2005 VW Beetle transmission gave out on me and I cant afford to fix it!! I pay my car payment every month on a car I can’t even drive :( I loved that car and I only had it for about a year when it broke down. If anyone knows anymore information will you please email me at jamieletain@gmail.com? Thank you

  • Lisa February 11, 2013

    Put me in! How do we find out what is going on with this???

  • Wanda February 12, 2013

    How can I be added to this class action suit against VW regarding mt 2004 VW beetle. My transmission went out without even a warning. Now I can”t find one anywhere. VW wants a large amount of money to replace the one in my VW. Thanks….Please advise!!!!!

  • Dean February 13, 2013

    We just purchased a 2004 Beetle Convertible for the daughter from the original owner who had all repair record, including having the transmission “fixed” to the tune of over $3000. We have now seen the hard shift from first to second. Transmission warranty, very short one, has expired. How does one get added to this lawsuit?

  • Jade LeRoux February 13, 2013

    Yea ’07 Beetle 2.5 6spd. gone bad only 79k on it and i can’t afford repairs. I’d like to join the law suit. The book says 11.6h labour for removal and re-conditioning of transmission. roughly $590.oo excluding part’s on code 17114-Gear Ratio Monetering Incorect-Gear Ratio P0730 Mechanical Intermitten Malfunction. Wish Me Luck.

  • BettySue Bunch February 15, 2013

    Please add my name to list. 2005 New Beetle

  • Katherine February 16, 2013

    Please add me to the list.

  • Bianca Bennett February 16, 2013

    How can I be added to the list? I recently purchased a 2005 vw beetle and have been noticing these problems as well.

  • stephanie bessette February 17, 2013

    I have a 2006 2.5 liter new beetle convertible. I first started to notice problems with the car shifting over a year ago. Last March 2012, my car started to stall at random moments. I took the car in to get new brakes, struts, have the transmission looked at and an oil change. That cost $670. A few days later, my car started to stall constantly, like it wasn’t idlying high enough. Plus my “Park, Rev, Nue, Drive” lights were all of a sudden light up at the same time when I would put the car in Drive. I would stop at a red light, pause in traffic on the highway, I even had to pull over for an emergency vehicle and my car stalled while slowing down. I’ve had numerous near death experiences because of it stalling. I took it to another auto body shop and after another $300 to have the transmission looked at again, they found nothing wrong with it and it wouldn’t stall for them at all. However, it still happened. I decided to suck it up and go to the dealership. $900 and a week of them having my car later at Balise VW in Warwick(they were very nice) I drove my car home and it stalled turning off the main road onto my street. I almost was killed by on coming traffic. I took it immediately back to the dealership and told them I didn’t want the car back until it was fixed. They put me in a brand new 2012 beetle for another week, and completely flushed out my engine, for free. That solved my problem. Until last weekend. I just had an oil change (full synthetic) and my check engine light came on and went off. My car started to putter when slowing down, all of the gear lights came back on when the car was in drive, and it has stalled three times since last Saturday. The most recent was today, with a fire truck behind me and I slowed down to turn off the road. Do you know how hard it is to make the wheel turn to get the car out of way when its just coasting?! I really cannot afford to spend another 2 grand fixing my car that is just going to break again. This car cost me almost 25k… more than that after interest. I should not be having these problems. Not to mention the fact that the heat doesn’t work when I apply the brakes either. I have gotten that fixed for the first three years and then gave up. Every time I am told there is a “air pocket in the heater core” and that causes the heat to turn cold when the car is not moving. Plus, I have never had to replace a headlight as often as I do with this car. Not to mention, it is inpossible to replace the headlight by myself. I have to take it to the dealership. I tried taking it to an indepenant body shop a couple years ago. Apparently the dealership says that the tire has to come off in order to replace the headlight. Well this guy didnt do that and he didn’t put it back in right either. My entire HEADLIGHT fell out of my car in the middle of downtown providence. I had to drive around for 20 minutes in search of a giant headlight. Anyway, if anyone has a suggestion for me about what to do with the transmission that isn’t going to cost me another grand or two, I would appreciate the help. I am at a loss at this point. Thank you

  • Ping of KY February 17, 2013

    Please add my name to the list. I own a 2005 VW Beetle that has the same issues with the transmission. It only has 39,000 miles.

  • Rebecca Gutierrez February 17, 2013

    Please add my name to the list. Have a 2004 New Beetle convertible that needs a new valve body and triptronic.
    Thank you.

  • Billy Lawrence February 18, 2013

    Add me as well….. My 2003 Beetle has the same problem. Given that I’ve had to replace all the Window motors and the cat coverter along with the whole “take the engine apart to clean the oil filler tube (for $1200)” with less than 70K on the car I’m not looking forward to replacing the transmission as well.

  • Kendra Hubbell February 18, 2013

    My car lurches in to 3rd gear. I took it in to the dealer and they said that I needed a valve body replacement, and that it would cost me $2,000. I asked them about the extended warranty on this part and they said no, it’s not covered. I have 70,000 miles on my car and it is a 2006 New Beetle. I would like more information on how to join this class action suit against VW.

  • Gayle Jantzen February 19, 2013

    I have a 2004 New Beetle that is slipping between 2nd and 3rd gears. I want to be a part of a class action lawsuit again VW.
    Please help me.
    How do I sign up for lawsuit?

  • Ryan February 21, 2013

    Please add me also, I have a 2004 which I just spent $2024.00 replacing the valve body due to hard shifting, mis shifting and near stalls.

  • Inetta Cooper February 25, 2013

    I have a 2004 VW beetle transmission is gone, water pump needs replacing, and ive spent over $2000 in electrical and window problems

  • Rikki February 28, 2013

    2005 convertible beetle jerking and unsafe please add me to the list

  • Sherri McMullin February 28, 2013

    Serious transmission problems are happening. 2004 with 59k miles. It is fine when the car is cold once it heats up, it shifts hard between gears, even slipping when going uphill and when reversing it has given me difficulties. Please help, do not have the thousands that will be needed to fix.

  • Shereford March 4, 2013

    same problems can not drive now key stuck in the ignition and to drive put gear in nuetral major issues
    please add me to lawsuit

  • Colin Dussault March 4, 2013

    My 20 year old niece bought a used 2005 Volkswagen Beetle. 118,000 from private seller. Initial test drive prior to purchase went well. NO signs of trouble. HOWEVER, after driving it home to Ohio from Pennsylvania the transmission began to shutter, lurch, miss, slip and hesitate when accelerating from a stop into 1st and 2nd gear! SO now getting it evaluated at transmission shop before going back to previous owner and pitching a fit. I am inclined, based on all of these reports that this will not bode well. Another customer/driver subjected to an inferior product.

  • Marshall Bullard March 5, 2013

    Add me too list as well. Wife complaining of shifting problems when hot. Just bought paid one payment car is junk. 2005 conv 62000 miles!!!

  • Larry March 6, 2013

    Having problems with my 2004 VW Beetle please add me to the list

  • Kim Smith March 7, 2013

    Please add me

  • Christine March 8, 2013

    I have a 2007 Beetle and having transmission problems. It’s going to have to be fixed. PLEASE add me to this. Thank you

  • Katie March 8, 2013

    First, I am just sick reading all of these posts….Had I done a better job researching this car, or even just a quick and dirty google search I would have seen how terrible the Beetle is and never purchased it! I will never purchase another VW product again!!! Yes, the cars catch your eyes, they look nice, but beneath the surface, they are mechanically inferior products. Ultimately VW will pay the price for not standing behind their product and making it right for their customers! It appears they simply do not care about customer loyalty. They don’t seem to have made the connection between their refusal to act on this issue and the damage it is causing their customer loyalty base. With so many choices in new vehicles today, this kind of business strategy is mind boggling. In the end, it was a difficult decision for me as I absolutely love my 2007 red convertible (82,000 miles, purchased in 2010) – not even paid for and facing a huge transmission bill from the dealer. I am purchasing another car this weekend (not VW). I will be driving my Beetle back to the dealership and dumping it off on them. They can now deal with it……If I could contact the press and they would cover this on local TV, perhaps I could shame the dealer into making this right. I know I will take a huge hit to my credit, but ultimately I cannot risk driving a vehicle that is going to break down and strand me. I am choosing not to join the class action because when looking at prior VW class action settlement (google engine sludge class action suit) it took 6 years and claimants were lucky to get half the cost of replacing the engine. I had to weigh my options and choose the better of two really bad situations. I wish all class action claimants the very best and I will be rooting you on to victory!!! VW will ultimately lose this battle and will only make it right when forced to by the courts… actually, it will only be half right as the settlement is bound to be pennies on the dollar and VW will admit no wrong. Our system is so broken…… keep fighting the good fight!!!!!

  • Sarah Brunner March 8, 2013

    I am having transmission and turbo codes (check engine light) coming up. I have a 2003 VW New Beetle Turbo with ~77k miles and may have to replace the transmission or trade it in. Please add me to this as well.

  • Kimberley Angelini March 8, 2013

    I purchased a 2007 New beetle in April of ’07 in the winter of 2009 I had to get my tiptronic repaired on my car. Lately my car seems as though it eccelerates and drops down with a bang or thump. I took it into the dealer and they said that they couldnt find anything wrong and nothing showed on their computers. I ended up taking the mechanic with me for a drive so he could experience the problem. As soon as he felt it he told me it was the transmission. The car went back in and they said that i was over 2 litres low on fluid and that there was excessive clutch material on and around the drain plug and the fluid that was there was whipped into a frothy mix of concentrated bubbles. Its slightly engaged in neutral setting. And for $521.33 they replaced 2.5 litres of fluid and changed the filter and told me that i would have to buy a new transmission for $5200. Then I came across this lawsuit. Please advise as to how I too can get involved with this lawsuit. When i did the customer survey, the dealship called me up and said that I red flagged them because I complained about the transmission, and that i wanted answers.

  • April March 10, 2013

    Bought a brand new 2007 vw convertible it has 32,460 miles on it. transmission just went without warning..

  • Reuben Rivera March 11, 2013

    Please add me to the list….2003 New Beetle Convertible with 49,600 miles….I will love to be part of this action

  • Roxane March 11, 2013

    I too, am a screwed owner of an ’05 VW New Beetle convertible. I purchased the vehicle 5/22/12 with 68k miles on it. Within 3 days it was back at the VW dealership having the Tiptronic casing and housing replaced. 3,000 miles later started with the same transmission problems everyone else describes: Hard downshifting, lurching @ upshifting, especially 3rd to 4th gear. Took it back to VW dealership on 1/15/13 complaining about transmission. Tip-tronic switch broken, again, and replaced. Was hit with a $550 bill for replacing alternator harness, aux fuse box and a 110A fuse. Walked away with same problem! I was told they would have to pull the transmission to see what was causing slipping and lurching to the tune of $1700! Told them to leave it. Was also quoted $5k for new transmission. Since the car blue books at $6K…this repair makes absolutely no sense! I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE VW CAN STILL PUT THESE CARS ON THE MARKET WITH KNOWN TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS! INSANE! Since I need a new transmission….I would like to be included in the Class Action Lawsuit against VW!!

  • Debby Hutchison March 11, 2013

    I have a 2005 VW Beetle and last year just noticed the lurching and now I took it into the dealership for diagnostic testing and they told me it is the Transmission Valve Body and I am past the 7yrs or 100,000miles! I have 77K on my car and have kept it in pristine condition! I am blown away that this was never recalled! Add me to your class action suit! Please advise!

  • Magdalena March 12, 2013

    I want to be added to the class action lawsuit. Our ’06 VW beetle is done for at 80,000 miles. It was in 2010 at 51,477 miles, while still under warranty (we purchased the extended warranty), that we took it in because of transmission problems. They replaced the mechatronic unit, the brain of the mechanical portion of the transmission, a $6,000.00 job. Now, 34,000 miles later, the same problem, only now they’re calling it “total transmission failure” and this time out of warranty.

  • mary warner March 12, 2013

    My 2005 beetle is having the lurching problem…again…i am at only 57k …there was a recall in 2011 I believe, but that was only warrentied for 1 year and am not sure what exactly was covered/repaired. Love my bug but this is a huge worry….I read that a similar problem was fiexed bu resetting the computer??? I am going to the vw dealer today and hope all will be ok…but plese add me to the action..

  • myra mcdow March 12, 2013

    2003 vw beetle conv all kinds of problems

  • Margie Turner March 14, 2013

    My 2005 Beetle Convertible is experiencing the same problems. VW Customer Care offered to pay $1,500 towards a new transmission, which would cost $6,000. Am still paying for the car and cannot afford to get it fixed. Can’t even sell it now with the problem. It just sits on my driveway, depreciating every day. How do I add my name to the class action suit?

  • Teresa Van Buren March 15, 2013

    Please add me, 2005 conv with 67,000 transmission gone. Over $5000 to repair!! Why would I put money into it? It has been a lemon ever since I bought in 2007 with 11,000 miles. Had to have a new top put on at 36,000 miles

  • Steven March 17, 2013

    please add me to list 2004 new beetle transmission shot.

  • jamie March 18, 2013

    I would love to be added. 2006 VW beetle. Just told by the dealership that I need a new transmission and they are going to charge me $9000! That’s more than the car is even worth!

  • Debby Hutchison March 18, 2013

    To Jamie #163 if your Beetle is a 2006 it should still be in the time frame of 7yrs or 100,000 miles! Dealerships know about the Warranty Extension Letter

  • Debby Hutchison March 20, 2013

    Ok Beetle Bug Owners! Let’s unite! I’m printing out 100 copies of this Warranty Extension Letter w/this website & other websites pertaining to this and posting it on every single Beetle I see! Hopefully, this will help someone who hasn’t been screwed yet! Also, I’m posting it on my FB and having everyone I know repost and I go to VW FB pages as often as I can & repost this. Please do the same! Haven’t heard back from VW Auburn Hills yet!

  • Jerry Castillo March 21, 2013

    I have 2003 Vw beetle same issues. Wish Vw would just take responsibility for there flawed products

  • lauri torreance March 21, 2013

    bought a 2004 having the same problems just had it at the shop and they say its worn body valves and needs a new transmission please add me to the lawsuite

  • LIONEL H BROWN March 22, 2013

    i am having problems with my 2004 Volkswagen Convertible transmission. my VW only has 85847miles and the transmission is slipping from 3rd gear to 4th. how can i add my name to the class action suit. PLEASE ADVISE THANK YOU

  • Grace Williams March 22, 2013

    Please add me to this list. I have a 2005 VW Beetle around 75,000 the transmission problem started.

  • Douglas Robertson March 23, 2013

    My wife has a 2003 Convertible that started having the issue around 85K miles. We didn’t have the resources to repair it, so we had to keep driving it. By the time VW came out with the lame “extended warranty” instead of a recall, ours had 106K on it (6K past the allowable mileage to be covered). Last year took it in for the valve body repair for $2K, but was told the entire tranny had to be replaced instead for about $5K. Had to let the car sit for the last year until we had the $5K. Just took it in this week, and now they said it will cost $7100. I’m really getting fed up with the runaround on this. They keep trying to convince me to throw it away and get another car. And that’s the dealer telling me this! But this car is my wife’s baby, and I would never tell her to get rid of her baby. This class action is loooooooooooooong overdue. VW (and the tranny designer Aisin) need to pay for every one of these poorly designed, defective transmissions, yesterday!

  • Patricia Collis March 25, 2013

    I have a 2006 VW New Beetle Convertable that is having the hard shifting problems and VW won’t extend goodwill on the warranty for the Valve Body to be replaced. The car is not 7 years old until September 2013, but it does have 106,000 miles on it. I was never sent any information on the extended warranty regarding this issue. Just spoke to a VW advocate they will not help. They say their goodwill was the extended warranty, pretty bad for a company that wants to grow it’s sales by 80+ percent! I want to join the class action lawsuit. VW sucks and needs to do a recall on the the valve body. Amazing what they can get away with when they know it’s a problem! So frustrated!!

  • steve rosol March 26, 2013

    how do I get added to this? getting run around from VW

  • Mike April 1, 2013

    Same problem as everyone else. how do I get added to this? getting run around from VW.

  • patrick hefferan April 2, 2013

    i have 2004 beetle convt. transmission sucks nothing bot problems vw is responsible for the problems and should be made to pay

  • Patricia April 3, 2013

    My transmission problems started about 80k. i now have 90k and I was told to replace the TCM. (transmission control module) So hopefully that will fix it. Please add me to the list, thank you!

  • Michele Vance April 5, 2013

    I have a 2007 beetle, the transmission modul was placed at $1100, the shifter $200, now they are saying I need a transmission $5000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please add me to the lawsuit!

  • Elizabeth Stiles April 5, 2013

    I have a 2003 VW 80,000 miles…….and I need a new transmission and timing belt to the tune of $8,000..OMG
    Please add my name to the class action law suit
    Thanks

  • Tommy A. Boone April 6, 2013

    82,480 miles and the 2004 vw convertible New Beetle automatic transmission is having problems shifting at low speeds. Add my name to the lawsuit. It is ridiculous that a transmission (serviced as recommended) has such limited use.
    Your efforts to resolve this matter are greatly appreciated.

  • Erwin April 9, 2013

    I own a 2004 VW Beetle and am having the same problems with the transmission not shifting properly. I would also like to be added to this lawsuit. Please advice. Thank you.

  • Albert Ballard April 11, 2013

    I have a 2005 Beetle and at 72,000 the transmission shifts hard between 1-2 and between 2-3 gears. This is both going up in gears and downshifting. Had a 2002 before this one with no problems. I have been a Volkswagen guy my whole life. Have a restored “69 in my garage but these new ones are junk! This is a ridiculous situation. VW needs to step up and rectify this situation for the sake of trying to repair their reputation. Please add me to this class action suit and advise me of anything else I need to do. Thank you!

  • Cindy April 14, 2013

    2004 VW Beetle Convertible,terrible car transmission out at 37,000 miles.( I don’t drive far so time was up)Airbag sensor out 4 times,top out twice,window won’t roll up.Thanks

  • Patrick inSacramento April 17, 2013

    Is this only for tiptronic transmissions? Because I’m thinking about buying a 2004 GLS hardtop with 76K miles for $6500. But it’s a regular 4-speed transmission. Should I worry? Email me at newsjunkie916@gmail.com

  • Christy Smith April 17, 2013

    How can I join the law suit against VW. I am having to use my 2003 VW convertible as a yard declaration. Can not afford to get a new transmission. I don’t know what to do now.

  • Priscilla Petit April 21, 2013

    How can i sign up to be a part of this lawsuit,my 2003 vw beetle is in the shop as we speak because of the transmission, very expensive to repair who has that kind of money. Please advise. Thank you

  • Allen April 23, 2013

    Was just informed that the transmission on my 2006 New Beetle needs to be replaced, the car only has 61,000 miles on it and has been in the shop for transmission repair before…..I would love to join this law suit

  • Jack April 23, 2013

    2003 Jetta GLS -1.8 Tiptronic – how do i become a member of this class action suit?
    VW owns Bugatti, or a least did, as far as I know.
    The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport lists for over $2.5million!! VW has the money to produce an excellent domestic vehicle – but hey!, why do that?
    Lets all get together and show this very large company that the “Little People” have more leverage than they do – especially when VW has allegedly known there were problems with the Tiptronic – and also electrical problems with their cars.

  • Robert May 1, 2013

    Just paid 2000.00 dollars to replace the valve body on the tranny. 2006 Beetle 61000 miles. please keep me up to date.

  • Mark May 14, 2013

    Please add me to the list…

    Thank You

  • Jorge May 17, 2013

    Please let me know how can I add my name to this suit owner of 2006 Beetle

  • Rocky Hughes May 18, 2013

    have 2003 bug with a transmission that has to be replaced at 65000 miles please add me to list

  • mike thornton May 18, 2013

    Please add me to the list. 2004 bug. Trans went at 50k. Thank You

  • Denise Bari May 19, 2013

    Bought my 2007 beetle convertible in January 2011 with 22,500 miles on it. Just hit 70k miles yesterday. For the past 3 months I’ve had the same issues as everyone here. When car is cold, works fine. When warmed up, the transmission starts acting up…hard shifting, car jerks and lurches upon acceleration and braking to a stop. At highway speeds, I have no problems. But I now dread city traffic and sitting at red lights. Please add me to lawsuit.

  • Adriana Serrano May 21, 2013

    Add me to the class action suit against. Volkswagen regarding my 2003 Beetle I can’t even believe the horrible experiences these people are saying, I am going through the se thing, it was a gift to my daughter but now is more like a decor for my front driveway waste of freaking money , this is B.S.

  • John Rumker May 21, 2013

    How can I become a member of the class action law suit on my 2003 VW beetle?

  • Pat in PA May 27, 2013

    2003 Transmission and electrical problems
    Only 88,000 miles on the car.
    Add me to the class action law suit please.
    They need to replace the transmissions.

  • Lauren Dobbs May 27, 2013

    My 2005 beetle transmission is doing all problems listed above. I do not have an extended warranty and will be out my main mode of transportation or a lot of money when this transmission finally goes. Which I am pretty sure will happen very soon seeing how it got stuck in 3rd gear so I crept home and now it wont start at all. I want to be added to this list!

  • Dawn Romero May 28, 2013

    I want my name added also. I have a 2003 VW Beetle Turbo & it’s costing more $ than any other car I have owned. This transmission issue is the worst. I can’t drive it in hot weather (I live in Nevada) If I’m in stop n go traffic it shifts so hard into 3rd? gear that the front in pushes down. The loud slam it makes is scary. Plus when in down shifts it will slip all the way. Most the time after I drive for about 10 min, it won’t go out of 3rd gear. WOW! I have only had this car for a couple of years & I never dreamed I would have such horrible issues on such a well “recommended” car. So far I’m quoted about $2500. to replace the transmission. Who has that kind of $ on top of everything else I have done to it? HELP??

  • Stephen Gearhart May 28, 2013

    My 2005 bug convertible with the tip tropic transmission is a nightmare. They want 3600 dollars for a new transmission and 2800 dollars for a used one with a thirty day warranty. Screw job! I have owned 16 different VWs and this is the only one with problems like this. It slips so bad no one will drive it, and I am hesitant to even have it fixed because it is so costly. The car working is probably only worth the cost of the transmission. Now the back window in the ragtop has fallen out and if you search the Internet all of the 2005 convertibles have done the same. I have 60,000 miles on the piece of junk!

  • sheila sparks May 28, 2013

    I just purchased a 2003 VW Beetle Convertible and it jerked so bad driving it home I thought I was going to get rear ended (several times). Very scary!! It would go in and out of gear constantly, I couldn’t even tell you how many times I had to pull over before it would go back into gear. I would like to be added to the class action law suite!! Now I am going to have to put more money on it to have it fixed! Just got it home on 5/24/13.

  • Maria Grayson May 29, 2013

    Original owner of 2003 convertible new beetle car has never seen snow sits in garage all winter. Having same Robles with transmission practically breaks your neck with the jerking and hard shifting once car s warmed. Car has less than 100,000 miles. All highway mileage work over 100 mies round trip to work on I 95. Please add my name to let I cannot justify aging 5200 for a transmission. Last year the timing belt was replaced at a cost of well over a thousand dollars. I live my Beetle and really don’t want to junk it the car looks brand new. Please add me to list please.

  • Robert Kresge May 31, 2013

    2004 turbo new beetle about 55,000 transmission is starting to jerk. Almost feels like clutches are gone. Engine revs then tranny catches and the car will lurch forward. Very uncomfortable feeling. Dealer says it is not covered and it will cost more than $6000″. So now stuck with a problem. Will never so another VW product.

  • Lisa Maroney June 4, 2013

    I would like to participate in this class action lawsuit.

    My VW only has 34.800 miles and I’m having major transmission problems. I was told I needed to replace the valve body. $1,500.00 not including labor.

  • Lisa Maroney June 4, 2013

    I would like to participate in this class action lawsuit. I own a 2006 VW beetle with only 34,800 miles. I am having major transmission problems, I was told I needed a valve body replacement.

    Please let me know.

  • Leslie Jarvis June 4, 2013

    I have a 2004 VW Beetle with 87K miles on it. I bought it used in June 2012. My transmission is also experiencing the same issues! It shifts hard between 2nd & 3rd gears and it starting to shift hard between 5th & 6th gears. Took it to the VW Dealer in Greenville, NC & they told me I either need a new valve body or a new transmission.

  • Cindy Hansen June 5, 2013

    75,000 miles my transmission is acting up. Stalling, slow, jerking, it is going to cost me thousands of dollars to replace it. I have to have it towed over 100 miles to even get it worked on. I want to be added to the law suit. VW needs to make this right!

  • Matt June 6, 2013

    2003 Beetle convert.displaying same symptoms as above drivers only 64K miles! Add me to the suit please.

  • Deborah June 8, 2013

    Please add me to the class action suit or advise me as to how to add my name to the suit. I have a 2005 beetle which has just started having transmission difficulties (79,000 miles). I am in the process of trying to get VW to repair or acknowledge that something is wrong.

  • Jinsha June 8, 2013

    Please add me too. 2003, 67000miles

  • Corinne June 10, 2013

    Ummmmmm…I have the same problem but a new lawsuit needs to be filed….this site apparently doesnt update.
    http://www.law360.com/articles/418436/vw-squashes-beetle-transmission-defect-suit

  • mario June 17, 2013

    everyone please read this, i am also in the same boat.perhaps we need to take a dif. aproche

    http://www.law360.com/articles/418436/vw-squashes-beetle-transmission-defect-suit

  • Ting July 2, 2013

    2005 new beetle with transmission problems too. please add me to the list.

  • Michael July 12, 2013

    2005 beetle, add me to the list.

  • John Tierney July 15, 2013

    Add me to this lawsuit. Owned a 2006 VW Beatle that the transmission went bad in. No help from VW.

  • ted mouskountakis July 31, 2013

    2007 beetle transmission doesn’t shift properly it jerks me in gear and i have to let up on the gas for it to go back in gear, my tiptronic dash board doesnt light up when i yank it to the right it doesnt go into tiptronic mode please add me to the list same issues!!!! add me

  • ted mouskountakis July 31, 2013

    2007 beetle transmission doesn’t shift properly it jerks me in gear and i have to let up on the gas for it to go back in gear, my tiptronic dash board doesnt light up when i yank it to the right it doesnt go into tiptronic mode please add me to the list same issues!!!! add me

  • ted mouskountakis July 31, 2013

    2007 beetle transmission doesn’t shift properly it jerks me in gear and i have to let up on the gas for it to go back in gear, my tiptronic dash board doesnt light up when i yank it to the right it doesnt go into tiptronic mode please add me to the list same issues!!!! add me

  • Lauren August 6, 2013

    I recently bought a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle from a dealership Autobahn-USA in Florida. I have only had the vehicle for a year with under 65,000 miles and need a new transmission and the vehicle is dangerous to drive. Please help with adding me to the list.

  • Alexis Rae Richard August 14, 2013

    I would like to add my name to the class action suit against VW regarding my 2004 VW Beetle Convertable which now needs a new transmission do to the same issues.

  • Matt Milsap August 15, 2013

    I would like to add my name to the class action suit against VW regarding my 2006 VW Beetle Convertable which now needs a new transmission do to the same issues.

  • Elvia - Florida August 16, 2013

    I would like to add myself to this lawsuit, due that my car 2006 Beetle, have the problem with valvebody transmission. it had a recall about that issue, was replaced, 2 months later, yesterday, transmission stop working.
    If someone in Florida pls email me at erlr55@gmail.com

  • Sarah August 17, 2013

    Just got word today that our 2004 Beetle needs new transmission valve body. Under 55k miles. VW wont work with us because it is “out of warranty”. Please help us get added to this suit as well.

  • Michelle August 19, 2013

    Please add my name to the lawsuit as well. I have a 2004 beetle that the valve body has to be replaced. Please advise me how to add my name to this class action suit against VW. Thanks

  • Brad H. August 20, 2013

    I would like to be added to the list for my wife’s 2005 New Beetle Convertible. What is the process to join this?

  • Amanda Taylor August 22, 2013

    Please add my name to this list too. I have a 2003 vw beetle that has a messed up transmission as well.

  • christine curtis August 23, 2013

    had the same problems window reg. trans.66,000 miles if this was my refrigerator, lawn mower, or house someone would be accountable VW would rather through Lawyers at it than fix it and MAN UP

  • christine curtis August 23, 2013

    had the same problems window reg. trans.66,000 miles if this was my refrigerator, lawn mower, or house someone would be accountable VW would rather through Lawyers at it than fix it and MAN UP

  • Valerie September 7, 2013

    Had 2003 VW convertible. Car would bang into gear. Scared me to death. . Dealership said my warrantee ran out and would cost me $1500 for new auto valve. Was told by several transmission mechanics that my transmission would more than likely have to be replaced. Car only had 65,000 miles. Bought for $19,000 and traded in last year for $2300. Broke my heart. Never will own a VW again!!

  • Mary Bales September 9, 2013

    Still have my 2005 beetle convertible and it bangs into gear and exhibits all the same issues that the others have expressed. I too need to get this car fixed once and for all! Please add me to the list

  • Lisa Wilson September 9, 2013

    I just purchased a 2003 VW Beetle Convertible and it jerked so bad driving it home I thought I was going to get rear ended (several times). Very scary!! It would go in and out of gear constantly, I couldn’t even tell you how many times I had to pull over before it would go back into gear. I would like to be added to the class action law suite!!

  • Cindy McNerlin September 11, 2013

    Have a 2003 beetle that is having the same issues as everyone else…transmission problems with only 83000. Miles. Please add me to the list

  • Nicole Protzman September 11, 2013

    I have a 2004 vw beetle 63000 miles and transmission slams into gear!

  • PAM September 12, 2013

    I have a beeeutiful 2007 Yellow Convertible Beeltle. At 150,000 miles, My bug would bang into second gear. I was diagnosed with having a defective valve body. It was replaced today for $1800.00. Why, oh why did VW not have a recall on this part? My dealership is wonderful and are not to blame. VW should be for this. I am so disappointed they did not recall this part.

  • Elizabeth Peters September 17, 2013

    Basically my 2005 beetle has been giving me nothing but problems. A few thousands of dollars have been spent in repairs over the past few months. The most recent has been the sudden dangerous jolts that send my car with only 84,xxx miles into a lower gear, thus creating the chance for myself to get rear ended. Add my name to the list please and let’s these problems resolved with the customer in mind first.

  • Debra Sentell September 22, 2013

    2006 VW Bug banging hard into gear and will not come out of 3rd and it slips long before banging into 1st gear… please ad me to the trans list, its too expensive that now my bug just sits in the driveway and get rides where im going.

  • Tina Henson September 24, 2013

    We have a 2005 TDI VW New Beetle, beautiful car, but a death trap. The transmission shifts in Neutral on it’s own. The mechanic says it will need a new transmission about $6K. Never, never will I own another VW. They re-called beetles in China and Japan, but not here?? What a shame that VW will let down their customer’s like this. I tell everyone I know and meet, never buy a VW or Audi with a DSG gearbox.

  • Blanca September 24, 2013

    Add me to the list. I own a 2007 beetle that revs and slams between
    1st-rd3 gears.

  • Ana Del Orbe September 26, 2013

    Have a 2005 beetle convertible got it right out of the factory brand new started having problems with the transmission about 3 yrs ago same issues,, skipping gears,etc.. Now transmission needs to b replace..cost 3000.00 (add me plz)

  • Lois September 26, 2013

    We bought a used 04 VW beetle within 2 mths the transmission started to down shift hard then started to revive up before shifting from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd and 4th.Had the fluid and filter changed for 355.00 a little improvement. Started doing the same thing . Back to the shop says it’s the valve body 1500.00 if that’s the only problem. The car has only 67000 miles. Please me to the list too.

  • Janice Pierce September 27, 2013

    I bought a 2005 VW Turbo Beetle – @ 59,000 miles I started getting terrible transmission issues – gear not going up, revving to red-line, and then jerking into gear. Eventually, while driving to work on the interstate in heavy traffic going 15-20 MPH stop n’ go, my transmission completely failed. I could not accelerate faster than 20mph. I took it to the dealer and they will not honor their 7 year extended warranty which I purchased in 2007. They now want me to pay $6000 for a new transmission. Please add me to the list.

  • Pam Turpin September 27, 2013

    Bought my 2005 convertible beetle brand new Christmas 2004. The car of my dreams, or so I thought. Have been having the same transmission issues. Add my name to the list!

  • Curt Parker September 27, 2013

    Bought 2003 convertible and had issues in 2006 with trip tronic then again in 2007. Now the valve body they say was the problem and a few thousand miles later they say its the transmission. What a joke.

  • Glen Bennett September 30, 2013

    2006 Beetle Automatic with dmf failure at 80,000 miles very conservative driver

  • jeff stout October 7, 2013

    Add me to the list 80,000 cvt transmission gone 6000 to 8000 to fix car not worth that.

  • Teresa Arnold October 7, 2013

    2007 cvt transmission jerking want change gears 62,000 come on judge this is not right. Wonder if VW paid of another Judge?

  • David Missildine October 8, 2013

    2006 VW Beetle same problem. Add me to the list

  • Natalie October 8, 2013

    I had these same issues… 2005 Beetle…I was positive I needed a new transmission, and was ready to get rid of the car. I decided to try to get the valve body fixed, because I found a place that would do it for under $500. Also changed transmission fluid. So far, it seems to have worked like a charm! Seems totally normal now, no problems whatsoever, as far as I can tell! If it starts acting up again though, I am not going to put any more money into it.

  • JACKIE WOLFE October 9, 2013

    04 beedle is shifting hard what can i do? only 80,000 miles

  • joe dunn October 12, 2013

    05 vw beetle convertable. serious automatic transmission issues. Had fluid and filters changed, no better. Rough shifting esp from 2 to 3.

  • DK October 13, 2013

    My 2007 Convertible is causing me issues. I mentioned the issue to two dealers one in NorCal and the other SoCal, both said nothing is wrong with the car. Not the case, it shifts really hard at times or it sticks in 2 and 3rd gear! Seriously, a recall is in order!

  • Jose Roquemore October 16, 2013

    I have a 2004 VW Beetle with 6500 miles and it has been sitting in garage for 8 months because the transmission shifts suoer hard. Add my name to the list because I am stuck with a lemon.

  • ken October 20, 2013

    Same issue here. 2004 New Beetle with 130K on ticker, but hard shifts between 1st and 2nd. Daughters car. Would rather not have to worry about my teenager going somewhere to have her break down in a unknown and possibly dangerous area. C’mon VW have some balls and fix these issues!!!!!

  • Danny Mitchell October 25, 2013

    My transmissions is giving up on me and I keep this car up

  • Debi October 28, 2013

    I have a 2004 conv. beetle with 80,000 mi & it just started changing hard between gears, my mechanic ckd trans fluid, it was fine so…. he is thinking trans body or transmission replaced, but if you get a new one or replacement is it going to do the same thing?????? Come on VW man up & do the right thing.

  • Michelle October 30, 2013

    Please add me to this miserable list! 2005 Beetle gls 2.0 slams between gears 3-4. Teenage daughters new car which she refuses to drive because of the almost break neck hard shifting. Really sickening, VW! Fix your mistake and stop putting innocent people in harms way!!

  • Elvisk October 30, 2013

    i just bought this vehicle used, under 75 thousand miles for my mother. i am having the same exact issues in that between second and third the car forces itself to change gears and the tires shreek, where can i sign the petition?

  • Jeanette October 31, 2013

    Yep me too! Transmission dead at 85000 miles. Dealer says a new valve body will fix 60-80% of the problem. I would still have the valve body inflicting damage on the tranny. All that for $2k. How is that a solution? Or I can put in a new trans with a one year warranty and with the same defects for 7k… My vw mechanic who has been looking after my 89westfalia for 20 years says no one will touch the New Beetle tranny. Rebuilding them doesn’t work. Even Aamco has come to them for suggestions. They don’t have any…

  • L. B-Ridge November 5, 2013

    Bought my daughter one with 72,000 miles on it. She got to 84,000mi, now it need replacing.

  • Sharon Carter November 6, 2013

    I bought a new Beetle GLS in 2005. First problem noticed was all the bracket lights lit up after driving on the highway for awhile and can’t use the “manual” shifting capabilities. Now it’s started to slam into 3rd gear from 2nd, sometimes slams into 2nd from 1st. So hard that the tires will squeal and sometimes my head will hit the headrest like I’ve been rear ended. 134,000 miles on it, so I guess I’m lucky. Shame on Volkswagen for not fixing a known problem. Add me to the list!

  • Barbara Jackson November 7, 2013

    I just purchased a 2004 Volkswagen beetle 2 months ago and had to pay 2400 to have something replaced in the transmission. It was jerking like the motor mounts were broken and took it to a Volkswagen repair shop and was informed it was my transmission. So please keep me updated on the lawsuit or whatever is going on with these transmission.

  • Zeta November 19, 2013

    Same problems with my 2005 convertible Beetle. Only has 64,000 miles on it! Add me to this list!

  • Debbie Gray November 21, 2013

    Just received my repair quote…valve body $1,661.86. I have a 2005 VW Beetle with just over 80,000 miles. Add my name to the list!

  • Liz November 22, 2013

    I bought used 2006 Beatle I have the same problem please add to the list !!

  • Bruce Regan November 22, 2013

    We bought a used 2005 Beetle convertible in August of 2012 with only 46,000 miles on it. My daughter complained after a month that the car was “skipping”, drove it a few times and just notice a lag from 1st to 2nd. Since March of this year the car has sat in the driveway with no use, the transmission is so bad. Told it was 3K to fix the valve body issue and they wouldn’t guarantee it would fix it. Recently found a guy who did a bunch of research on this, said the valve body could be replaced for $1,100 but thinks that there might be enough problems that the entire transmission will need to be replaced, that will be another $3,500! Told me to go after our Dealer/VW to get it fixed.

  • Bruce Regan November 22, 2013

    Please add my name to the list!

  • Juan Echevarria November 26, 2013

    I have the same problem. The car slips when changing from1st to 2nd and Iit forces itself to change gears hard when going to 3rd. It’s definitely a defect from vw and they should fix this.

  • renee rivas November 29, 2013

    I am having the same problem

  • HereinDC December 18, 2013

    SAME HERE !!!!! Bought my 2005 Beetle new in October 2004. I now only have 55,000 miles and the exact same thing. Dealer wants $1950 to repair.
    The blue book value of the 2005VW beetle is only about $4000.

  • RON SPRINGER January 4, 2014

    Same as everyone. 2004 convertible turbo S with 65000 miles. Just stuck 1300 into motor for timing belt, water pump, and cam pressure switch? My 1976 Beetle was much more reliable and cheaper than this thing.

    Add my name to the list.

  • Pilar January 18, 2014

    Same transmissions problems on my 2004 beetle convertible. VW dealer charge me $4700.00 to replace a rebuild transmission and more than $7000.00 for a new one.

  • cheryl strockis January 21, 2014

    I don’t even know where to begin… :( with ALL OF THESE COMPLAINTS AND NOW MINE, WHY ? WHY ? WHY ? IS NOTHING BEING DONE BY VW ????SHAME ON YOU VW….My car is at 80,000 miles having the same issues as all of the ABOVE….I AM A SINGLE MOM WITH 3 CHILDREN, THIS IS MY ONLY VEHICLE….AND I CAN’T AFFORD TO GET THIS TRANSMISSION PROBLEM FIXED….AND FRANK BOUCHER VW DEALERSHIP IN RACINE WI. “TODD THE SERVICE MANAGER” put his hands up and told me there “was nothing he could do” except for me to pay for it… WHY ? WHY? WHY VW WOULD YOU ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN TO US ???? AND ARE THESE COMPLAINTS GETTING ALL OF US ANYWHERE????? HONESTLY :( SIGNED A VERY VERY SAD AND DISSAPOINTED VW CUSTOMER :(

  • joanie January 23, 2014

    Add me. I complained to Boardwalk Auto in Redwood City, Ca. We continually had issues with the car not changing gears properly ( automatic) check engine light on. All this while still under the warranty. We have a 2006 New Beetle. I called VW corporate to complain, because they were the ones apparently dictating the repairs. Boardwalk NEVER mentioned this pending class action. Why is this not being dealt with. Our daughter broke down on the freeway in a divider lane. She could have been killed. We bought this car for her because it was structurally safe. Add us to this rather concerning long growing list! Despicable!!!!

  • Miss K January 24, 2014

    Same story- please advise how to join in on the lawsuit

  • trish February 6, 2014

    I own a 2005 vw beetle convertible. I have had to replace the transmission, the drivers door window twice because it goes up to high and I ruining the rag top. the lever to lift the seat forward has been replaced twice and is broke again. the back window wont got downand the other three will go up and down and not close all on its own. I have put at lease seven headlights in and now the tranny is going again!!I will never buy another nor will anyone I know. please add me to the suit.

  • Elaine Piccolo February 17, 2014

    I own a 2005 VW convertible just spent $5,000 to replace the transmission. On my way home while driving the car the rear window rolled itself down and fell in the side pannel. No compensation from the dealer. How can I be added to the lawsuit?

  • Jim Carson February 21, 2014

    Please add me. We bought a 2004 Beetle in the Fall of 2013 for my daughter with only 50,000 miles on it. Already replaced the triptronic and now it appears either the valve body or transmission needs replaced!!! It won’t shift, shifts hard, downshifts hard. VW needs to step up!!!

  • ken Smith February 25, 2014

    I would like to be added to the list of customers that Volkswagen has screwed. My 2003 Beetle has 71,000 miles on it and the transmission is shot. No reverse. Volkswagen wants more than the vehicle is worth to replace it. I do work at a large corporation and am able to warn people against this substandard company and would suggest that anybody on this list do the same. There substandard quality and lack of warranty back bone will catch up with them through lost sales over time. There new commercial touts how long they last… Just a bunch of lying German clowns!

  • Ana Del Orbe March 13, 2014

    Same exact problems as above,,,my car has been sitting for over 6 months!!

    • Gus May 15, 2014

      Call me if you haven’t fixed the car yet. 3232738828

  • Ana Del Orbe March 13, 2014

    Very upsetting!!! Add me to list

  • John W. Milton March 14, 2014

    I bought a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle last year. It had 80 thousand miles on it when I bought it and has been nothing but trouble from day one. The transmission has been horrible along with a laundry list of other things. The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want another Volkswagen beetle!!!! Please add me to the list.

  • Margie Walsh March 18, 2014

    My 2004 Beetle has been jerking and chirping into 2nd and 3rd gear for 1 1/2 years now (since 40,000 miles). My German Auto Works shop said (surprise) we need a new tranmission but that it’s fine to drive, so that’s what I’m doing. Although I have mastered the art of smoothly shifting into gear by easing up on the gas pedal, it’s still embarrassing to drive people around, always apologizing for the nonsense. Otherwise, I love my little red convertible, and my husband hates that I do!

    Please add me to the list.

  • Anna Viola March 19, 2014

    Hard jerking when engine is warmed up. Both downshifting and upshifting in a 2008 new beetle. I was told its the electro chip inside the transmission. If its not fixed the car will just stop running. This tansmission problem is estimated at $1,800.00 to repair. Please add me to this list. I have a sneeking suspision vw won’t fix this.

    • Garrison Bailey April 6, 2014

      This is exactly what is happening to my VW. the hard jerking is just awful. My car is a 2007 and I haven’t even had it for two years yet.. UGH

  • Mariela Casiano March 23, 2014

    I have a 2005 beetle & I am having the same problems everyone here has mentioned. I have tried dealing with the local VW dealership in resolving this problem, but nothing came out of it. Tried calling 1-800 and nothing. Very disappointing not having reliable transportation, let alone any type of transportation now…

  • david Levesseur March 25, 2014

    Same problems. Add me to list.
    Surging – can’t afford to fix the problem.
    And VW dealership said it was normal!

  • chris chow March 25, 2014

    2005 VW Beetle same problem. Add me to the list

  • Kraig March 28, 2014

    My 2005 NB Convertible started acting up a few weeks ago. I got the news today that it needs a new transmission. The vehicle only has 50,400 miles on it. I thought having to replace the top because the rear glass came unglued was bad. But being told that I would need roughly $6500 to repair the transmission is bad news. The car in good running condition is probably only worth $6500. Basically I am stuck with a like new peice of junk.

    Add me also

  • Ken Davison April 1, 2014

    Took my daughters 06 Beetle to transmission shop today for the same problems. While there a person called inquiring about getting his 06 fixed for the same problem of hard shifting and a fault showing some sort of slippage. VW in Walnut Creek, Ca wanted $6200.00 to replace. Car has 87,000. Too bad they are losing my business also.

    • Garrison Bailey April 6, 2014

      Do we know if they are putting us on this lawsuit just by asking on this thread??

  • Garrison Bailey April 6, 2014

    I have a 2007 VW convertible bug and I am in love with it. I have had it for almost two years and the past few months it has become obvious that the transmission is failing. It only has 77,000 miles on it and I am heartbroken. I am paying $350 per month payments and do not have the money to put a new transmission in this car… Please add me to this lawsuit! I have been a loyal customer to VW since 1988 and this is the first time I have had this kind of issue. I’m so bummed..

  • Angela April 10, 2014

    I have 2005 VW Beetle Convertible with 69K mileage. The top won’t go up and down, the window has come away at the bottom and cannot be repaired. I’ve just been told it needs a new transmission because it jumps in low gear. The dealership couldn’t care less and offered me 3,500 but I owe $8,500. I am left with a piece of junk that I don’t know what to do with.

    • Ana Del orbe August 10, 2014

      I’m having the same exact issues ..top, window, transmission this is ridiculous,, my car is going on a year just parked ….. I bought my 2005 turbo convertable brand new, on September 2004 …. It has less than 80,000 miles.
      Somebody needs to do something regards this issue…

  • Louisa Carter April 14, 2014

    2005 Convertable…nothing but trouble since purchased. Only to date done 75K miles and transmission is shot totally. Back window has been hanging out of the canvas for 2 years, all the window mechanisms have had to be replaced.And its not VW’s fault ??????? Really……..
    I have had regular services and maintained the vehicle….what a piece of junk and never will ever recommend or buy one again EVER!!!!
    This needs to be followed through with everyone joining forces to force their hand, and make them accountable as surely it cant be coincidence that everyone on here has exactly the same problems????
    Reluctant, and very unlikely to have the transmission fixed as reading above it looks like they go again pretty quickly.
    I want to be added to whatever list there is and please put my name in capital letters??

    VW really do have something to answer to ????

  • Lori Williams April 16, 2014

    Please add me to the list… my transmission too is acting crazy… the part is $1000.00…Volkswagon should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Lori Williams April 16, 2014

    Add me to the list….Shame of Volkswagen…

  • Ron Davis April 17, 2014

    Please add me to the list … 2007 Beetle Conv. Volkswagen knows about the problem but it’s ashame they will not rectify the problem.

  • Erich Liening April 17, 2014

    2006 Beetle Conv. DSG Transmission is toast at <50K. Symptoms of slipping, jerking, then refusing to shift from 3rd altogether. All happened within a few miles. VW refuses to cover repair/replacement. Add me.

  • Leonard Mickens April 28, 2014

    Our 2005 Beetle Conv. Transmission has 63,000 miles and it is jerking sometimes and drives well at times we know its a 2005 but it has been will taken care of.

  • Joan D.Elkins May 7, 2014

    2003 New Beatle Converible Trasmission will not shift into 3rd gear (drive) 80 k miles need help live in Seattle Wa do i need to file a lawsuit on my own?

  • Joan D.Elkins May 7, 2014

    2003 New Beattle Convertible 80000 miles wont shift in to 3rd gear need help live in Seattle Wa.

    • ann June 4, 2014

      same old story add me

  • Rebecca June 4, 2014

    I have a 2006 VW Beetle Convertible and I have the same problem…how do I get involved in the class action suit?

  • Andrea S. June 6, 2014

    2006 Beetle 56,000 miles and the same problems with transmission. It has been in the shop for three days. I will never buy a VW again. Add me to the list. Or tell me where to be added to the list. Thanks.

  • AL M June 9, 2014

    I am sick reading all of the complaints regarding the VW automatic transmissons listed here. We purchased an 05 VW Beetle new from our dealer and since we bought the car we notified the VW service department of a problem with the car stalling out and hesitating when starting out. The VW service department never was able to correctly diagnose the problem. Now when the car is out of warranty the problem is much worse and the transmission needs to be repaired. The failure is the valve assembly and this failure also caused the converter assembly to be damaged ($4400.00 repair.) It makes me sick to think that our daughters have been driving this unsafe car for over 8 years. The car has just over 40,000 miles and has been well cared for. I have had the same response as customers from VW above. I was told by VW customer support that they will not be able to help with the repair. I nor anyone in my family will ever buy another VW product. I will also never recommend their products due to our experience with VW.

  • Dee June 10, 2014

    2005 Volkswagon Beetle…. Experience the exact same problems as everyone else, the car jerks and when I come out of 20mph and 40 mph it has major shiting problems. Sometimes it won’t come out of gear it get stuck, I have to turn the car off and restart. Something needs to be done!!!!! I’m talking about ASAP. How can VW just ignore all these complaints? How can the judge throw the case out? This is damn ridiculous!!!!! Help US!!!! This is injustice!!!! This is a MAJOR RECALL!!! VW need to take responsibility for this RECALL and pay for the damages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kristi Denton June 24, 2014

    Please add me to the list. I have always driven vw’s and my 2007 convertible bug is the worst. I’ve replaced all window regulators, air conditioner and the convertible top all within the first few years of owning the car. The trim and upholstery inside are falling apart and the door handle pulled out of the door. I’ve questioned the dealership about the transmission and was told it was fine????

  • Cortney July 4, 2014

    Add me too….

    06′ convertible bug
    Bad transmission at 32,000 miles

  • Anne Leishear July 6, 2014

    Add me to the lawsuit as well…. I’ve had my VW 2006 Beetle for not even 2 years and now I need to replace the transmission for $4000 almost half of what I originally paid for the car. Never again will i purchase a VW because frankly I no longer trust them. Getting stuck in one gear on a major highway is very scary and extremely dangerous. Also feeling like your being hit by a car everytime you excellerate is not fun. :( Extremely angry and upset.

  • Andrea July 7, 2014

    If anyone knows anything about this problem and lawsuit could you please email me. I bought a used 2004 VW bug. It has 120,000 miles on it. I was just told the valve body is bad on it. If you have any information on this please let me know. Thanks!!

  • Louis Casarez July 13, 2014

    I have a 2003 vw beetle covertible. The transmision has been stuck in low gear, the speedometer does not work, it has 81,000 and I also want to be added to this suit.

  • Rita E. Modesto July 19, 2014

    Please add my name to this Class Action Law suit, I have a 2006 New Beetle, same transmission problems, no help from dealer I purchased new from. WRONG WRONG WRONG, They should take responsibility. Please don’t give up Volkswagen owners, write to Mr. Roy A Katriel,Esq. attorney at , 12707 High Bluff Dr. Suite 200, San Diego CA 92130, Counsel for Plaintiff Shirley J. White, she filed first law suit. If we don’t do something nothing will change.

  • Amber July 27, 2014

    Is it too late put your name on the list? I’m asking because my friend has a 2007 Beetle the transmission went out a few months ago.

  • bonnie August 4, 2014

    2007 volkswagon beetle automatic convertible slipping and jerky when changing gears. 90,000 miles.

  • CLAUDIA GARCIA August 6, 2014

    Quiero añadirme a la lista de demandantes, tengo un Volkswagen Neu Beetle 2.5 automático 2008 con 50 mil kilómetros y fue necesario repararle la transmicion y me costo muchísimo dinero, solicito se me reconozca la garantia mil gracias

  • randy gutierrez September 20, 2014

    add me to the list we have a 2004 VW Beetle convertible turbo with 70.000 miles with transmission problems it shifts hard in reverse and drive transmission slips and is not drivable VW will not do anything about the problem it is not covered by warranty I have contacted a transmission specialist he has told me that it is a very common problem with VW BEETLES VALVE BODY GOES BAD IN TRANSMISSION

  • randy gutierrez September 30, 2014

    2004 beetle convertible turbo transmission problems 70.000 miles it going to cost $ 4.500.00 to fix problems needs to be rebuilt its sad that so many people are having so many problems and VW is getting away with not fixing the problems with transmission ad me to list ,,,, payed over 21.000 dollars for the car and cant even drive it till i have it fixed

  • Tommy bostic October 14, 2014

    Same problems, same results. Thought VW was a dependable brand. Never again. Now have a $9000 pile of junk sitting in the driveway!

  • ronald demorais October 20, 2014

    Same here , 2003 convertible new beetle GLS 2.0 transmission is gone.

  • Rhonda October 28, 2014

    2007 VW Beetle. 95k miles. Slipping and jerking and small oil leak no one seems to know where it is coming from. Only does this when I have driven it a while. Thinking valves or plugs are warm. Still, I owe the same amount as replacing the engine would be…. Ugh. Sucks!

  • Johnny November 5, 2014

    PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST
    I have spoken to VWOA and emailed a bunch of times about the transmission issue with the Valve Body. They are in the wrong and they know it. We really need to come together and make them pay or repair the transmissions asap. My 2005 VW JETTA 2.5 with 111k just started acting up about 3 weeks ago. I mean really acting up, I almost got into an accident because the gears were not going from 1 to 2. The jerking is so bad that it feels like someone is rear-ending me. I don’t know what to do, and I don’t have the $7000 for a new tranny. What has everyone done so far? If we stick together and stop being so sporadic on telling our problems, and instead take action I feel like we will get somewhere. I have spoken to customer service, Called local VW dealerships and some of them even act oblivious to the problem. As if they have never heard of such a problem. What a Joke dealerships are. I HAVE LOST TOTAL FAITH IN VOLKSWAGEN , and I will never purchase one again. In the meantime though, I would like mine fixed without myself bearing the expense. Lets stand up people.

  • Kathy November 12, 2014

    I purchased my 2005 New Beetle in April 2005. It has been a major headache. Lots of money has been put into this beetle starting with a new transmission and the list keeps going. If anybody knows how to get on the law suit list please let me know. I have had it with VW. I will never ever purchase anything else from them. They don’t take responsibility for their poorly made beetles..

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