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Need new transmission

2004 VWBug w/ 55,000 miles. Regularly serviced at dealership. I was having trouble driving & took it in to dealer service - they said it needs fluid & filled it up. One month later the car froze in 3rd & now they say I need a new transmission for $6,000

Who can I talk to - at the VW corporate level who could help me?

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  • embertheclow Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem. Only difference is the transmission is slipping gears and at time not shifting. My 2004 Beetle has a little over 60,000 miles HELP

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    POS car. I hate VW. We have a 2004 and at 200 miles over warranty dealer says we have to replace the transmission for 7500. Never again!



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Our vw is doing the same thing. we have only had it for about 6 mounths. and it starts shifting hard after it heats up. they have told us so many different things we don't know what to do. as you these parts ARE NOT CHEAP!!!

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

  • mhs4557 Jan 31, 2010

    it is "mhs4557" again. it didn't shift like that when we test drove it because it hadn't had time to heat up. we did take it to the 1st and only owner of the car and we have been dealing with him before Christmas. he told us it needed a new timing belt and we had it put on thinking he knew what was going on. i don't mean to talk bad about the car repair shop, but we can't afford for him to keep GUESSING.....HELP



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