Well on July 31st I had the Beetle in at the dealer for the flywheel to be replaced. It's the 6 speed automatic DSG transmission and had been chattering and making noise for a while and decided to have it replaced to prevent any damage. It only chattered when in park, when shifted to drive the sound would stop (typical for these). Well after over $1750 for that plus the service on the transmission, filter & fluid, everything was great (except for an alignment issue of pulling to the side) but the noise was gone and all was well except until tonight. I started it up and it started weird (engine fine, but kind of a weird noise, hard to explain). I then heard the flywheel chatter again and got out to listen to it. Yup, same sound. I then put it in drive and the noise went away. Needless to say I'm not too happy. It's been 2 months and 2,600 miles. The receipt says their service warranties are for 12 months/12,000 miles. Yes I know VWs aren't typically in the top for being the most reliable and cheapest car to own but this car has never once broken down. It has also never had a repair done to it that wasn't a wear and tear item. It's been fantastic. I'm calling the dealer in the morning and I already left a message for them. I hope they will do me well, the service advisor has been great and very honest for the past 7 years and 120k+ miles that he personally has handled the work done on this car. Not really sure what else to say, any input guys? Also this is not my video, I just found it on YouTube but it's the same noise. Chatters for a couple seconds, then stops for a second, then chatter again. Intermittent.
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