I have had so many electrical problems with this car I could just scream.
Lets start the list:
All four of my windows have broken and slid down into the door at one time or another. Instead of replacing all four windows in the car (dealer), they replaced them one at a time... as they broke... over a period of two years or so.
It took them 7 visits, over a period of one year, to get my engine light off in my car. Supposedly... a different issue each time. They stated the cause was fractures in hoses and sensor problems.
My car failed to pass emissions for the first two inspections I had on the car (all related to electronic sensors)
The interior lights on my console (radio and temperature) have long gone out and no longer work
The warning signal on my door (tells you left your headlights on) no longer works... estimate to fix was over $600! (forget it)
The seat heater almost started on fire. Seat was replaced under the recall they FINALLY put out for the defective heater... although the leather used to replace the melted seat did not match my interior too well!
My interior lights flip on while driving, telling my door is ajar, at any sporadic moment... at least every time I drive it anymore. I have to open and slam the door hard... while I'm driving to turn the annoying warning alarm off. Another expensive item to fix!
My tail lights have to be replaced about every six months... they keep telling me there is no electrical short... but c'mon!! My headlights have been replaced more times than I can count.
But the worst thing that happened to really really add to all the agony is when the radio went dead. The fuse 42 trick did not work for me and I had to replace the radio. About $350. Someone help me understand why one should EVER have to replace a radio in a car??? I've read about these radio problems sooo many times it really makes me mad they haven't put a recall out on this.
Over all, this car is an electrical nightmare!!! The engine itself has not really caused me too many problems, but the electrical composition of the car is terrible. They should be ashamed to keep putting their customers through these nightmares. These problems have not been cheap at all to fix.
I WILL NEVER NEVER EVER buy another VW, and I spend quite a bit of energy making sure no one else gets ripped off as well. This car has been nothing but a money pit, and a constant profitable revenue stream for VW.