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2005 new jetta buttons bubbled

The finish on the radio buttons, the side mirror knob and the passenger window buttons are all peeling or bubbled. Car is 3 years old and out of warranty due to mileage and VW says thats acceptable ware as they are never sure when a component will fail! Shouldn't the finish buttons last more than 3 years? I received a quote of $1000 to replace the buttons and to replace the radio (cant fix the buttons without replacing radio? Ridiculous!) If I had known my car was going to fall apart after 3 years I wouldn't have bought it.( also there is a rattle when the car starts, sounds like loose heat shield they could never find. So my car sounds like **** and looks like ****.

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  • staceyd160 Jul 29, 2008

    I have the same problem after only 2 years - but out of warranty by miles. Mine is a 2006 TDI. Looks terrible. Haven't talked with VW about it yet. Seems unacceptable to me!

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with the buttons. Did you ever get yours fixed?

  • PBJ27 Aug 13, 2008

    My daughter's car has the same problem. We spoke to the Service Manager and he gave us the same info - replace entire radio for over $600.00. We checked the many used cars on the lot and most of they had the same issue. We are trying to work with the Dealership but after 2-3 months have not heard from them. We will pursue this with the State Attorney's General Office, State of CT Consumer Affairs and the Better Business Bureau, and an attorney if need be. From what I have read, it falls under the Lemon Law, but I cannot confirm that yet (lots of reading)

  • imca67 Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 06 Jetta TDI. All of the radio buttons are peeling, and a couple have completely peeled off in the heat, to the white. Mines out of warranty too. Guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet or try to find a recycled one. Makes me sick that i've had this car for almost 2 years and already having these kinds of problems.

  • jettalover Nov 24, 2008

    mid year 2005, new body style, radio buttons are peeling, looks like ****, I LOVE THIS CAR, better than any other I've ever had.

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    Same thing happened to me on my 2005 VW Jetta.  I'm trying to fix the buttons by peeling off the rest of the black stuff and putting some contact paper or electrical tape over them in the right shape.  It is ridiculous that this happens!



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I had the same problem the only solution i found was to paint these peeled buttons

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