Definitely get the electrical system checked and of course, the fuses. Sometimes there are bigger relays that plug in near the fuse boxes for the heavier use items.
Motors and window regulators have been problematic and recall issues for VW models for some time now but not the wiper motors. VW changed suppliers on the motors/regulators in hopes of eliminating issues. They get written up about in the consumer reports magazines. Only mention it because VW uses US suppliers for those items, probably with most companies..
You can check in consumers to see if there are particular issues with the model of car that you have. When it comes to cars, Consumers is thorough, if not a little too picky about some things.