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Title: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: Eric18T on May 18, 2006, 06:28:55 PM
So i had to leave the car parked in the garage today at work with the window down.. Luckily nothing was stolen. The car goes into Prestige on monday for a new one. :(
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: 03Indigo on May 18, 2006, 07:11:29 PM
Audis....sheesh :roll:























just kiddin  :wink:  :lol:   hope it get's fixed and is not too much bother.  I know this was a regular problem on some A6 models, and even some allroads.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: gragravar on May 18, 2006, 08:26:32 PM
window regulators have been a problem longer than that with Audis.  My '87 GT coupe had that problem too.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: 03Indigo on May 18, 2006, 09:25:52 PM
that makes this even more depressing....you would think that after 19 years, they would have figured it out......
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: kraut-sled on May 19, 2006, 06:43:53 AM
Which one?  I have fixed 3 drivers side rear windows regulators.

IMHO if they would pick one design and stick with it, they would have fewer problems.  Each modle year they totally change the design.  The B6 cars is the worst I have seen.

If it makes you feel better, I have to fix my Passat's rear window again (3rd time).
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: Eric18T on May 19, 2006, 07:15:32 AM
randy -  drivers side front window. I wish they would just design one that works.

I feel better knowing that has also affected others. Atleast i am only on #1.

Any news on the boost guage?
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: SweetVW on May 19, 2006, 09:07:45 AM
I had one on the Passat go a couple months back.  It was the drivers side front.  It sucked to take it in, but I did not want to deal with the headache of replaceing it myself.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: masterqi on July 18, 2006, 01:40:11 PM
I think one on my Jetta went today (front passenger side). I guess it's not an isolated problem?
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 18, 2006, 01:47:39 PM
No, this is a notorious problem with VW/Audi. Sometimes it is just this stupid little plastic...yes plastic...clip that breaks.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: jayryan on July 18, 2006, 02:30:19 PM
That's why I bought the extended warranty :roll:
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: ianacole on July 18, 2006, 03:37:34 PM
JR, I figured you'd offer to sell him one of yours...only $18,998.  Comes with the car attached  :roflmao:
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: TurboDub on July 18, 2006, 06:16:03 PM
The one on my 01 Jetta went....and the one on my B5 Passat went too. That was actually the straw that broke the camel's back with that car, I traded it in within a week -with the regulator still broken  :lol:
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: SweetVW on July 19, 2006, 07:11:44 AM
I too believe it is a common issue.  On more than one occasion at Mt. States I have seen people drive up with a window taped up.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: jayryan on July 19, 2006, 07:41:00 AM
Quote from: "ianacole";p="49212"
JR, I figured you'd offer to sell him one of yours...only $18,998.  Comes with the car attached  :roflmao:


 :roflmao: I'll sell any one of my Jetta's parts for $18,498 car included. :wink:
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: jwilker on July 19, 2006, 08:17:09 AM
Had one on my B5 go as well. No bueno.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: masterqi on July 19, 2006, 12:37:43 PM
Anyone had any luck getting VW "Customer Care" to approve this fix even if the car is just out of the extended warranty?

(not like they told people about the extension, since it's not technically a recall)
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 19, 2006, 12:42:00 PM
The cliche I always like to use..."It never hurts to try." Seriously, push it, see if they will do a good will repair or at least meet you halfway.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: masterqi on July 19, 2006, 02:05:33 PM
The problem is that in order for VWOA to even consider approving it on the basis of good will, they require that a VW dealer see the car to ascertain if the problem I'm reporting is the same as that would have been covered under the warranty. Fair enough. The hook is that I have to pay $135 for the dealer to do this diagnostic check. 8O  Then, if & when (most likely *when* based on my conversation with "Customer Care" earlier today) VWOA decides in fact not to cover it, I have to pay again to actually fix it. Ouch.

Help Randy!  (actually I have a voicemail in to him  :lol:  )
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: ianacole on July 19, 2006, 03:07:27 PM
I thought the regulators were covered under recall, or was it just select models?
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 19, 2006, 03:10:03 PM
They are...sort of. I think VW just extended the warranty coverage of them. VW's way on not having to deal with something down the road.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: masterqi on July 19, 2006, 03:19:56 PM
VW extended the coverage but didn't proactively tell owners (unlike a recall which would generate a notice).

I am being told that I am eight days past the warranty. Literally.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: 92UrS4 on July 19, 2006, 03:28:14 PM
They better do a good will fix. That's all I have to say about that.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: gragravar on July 19, 2006, 08:15:32 PM
Quote from: "gietl";p="49249"
They better do a good will fix. That's all I have to say about that.


the sad part is VW is doing fixes, from what I understand, Audi still doesn't see a problem with the same design.
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: masterqi on July 19, 2006, 08:34:25 PM
Quote from: "gietl";p="49249"
They better do a good will fix. That's all I have to say about that.

Well I would like to think that they would, since we're the original owners of this car, and it's got less than 40K miles (!). But the rep at VW Customer Care basically told me that if it's after the warranty period then there's nothing more to do or say. Add to that the fact that I'd have to pay $135 just to have Osborn *look* at it (probably only to be told that is it--in fact--not covered). So I'm thinking Randy is my best choice again.
 
The other thing I wasn't jazzed about was that Osborn tried to "upsell" me on doing the other side too. It reminded me of Eric18T's experience with them
http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4307
 
I'm not disputing that the other side might break as well at some point. But it wasn't a very convincing argument. It's not like they're pulling the engine to change a timing belt and while they're in there let's do the fuel pump (or whatever). I could understand something like that, where not much extra labor would be involved. But the window clips/regulators? It's the other door! The only time they'd save is just driving the car into the garage once instead of twice.  :?
Title: Re: Fuc*%n window regulator broke..
Post by: SweetVW on July 21, 2006, 09:31:56 AM
All I can say is Mt. States!  I have not had a single issue with them.  If you go, ask for Todd at the service desk.