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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: The Window is Fine

August 29, 2012

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

As previously noted, the driver's window in our 2012 Volkswagen Beetle was acting up. This was the first I heard of it. So I grabbed the key, went downstairs and reset it.

Climb in. Start the car. Hold the switch to roll the window all of the way up and continue to hold up for about 10 seconds after it's closed (I heard 10 secs, but 3-5 sometimes works). Roll the window back down, again holding the switch for 10 seconds after the window is fully open. Roll it back up and it is reset. The window is fine now.

In my experience, this miscommunication between window and switch often follows the car sitting, turned off, with the window partially open. It happens to sunroofs too. Why exactly does it happen? I can't tell you. But 90-percent of the time, this is how you fix it.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 4,899 miles


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