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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
169,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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1996 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 132007

Passat TDI 1.9L Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 169,000 miles


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rubbing hole in fuel tank rubbing hole in fuel tank rubbing hole in fuel tank rubbing hole in fuel tank

I bought my car used and it had an outstanding e-brake recall. The local Stealer put some do-dad on the e-brake line at the rear wheel. Well this wonderful item rubs on the poly fuel tank when the suspension gets compressed (ie driving over a speed bump, bumpy road etc.). I figured a recall would have fixed something, now I'm probably going to have to go to court with VW and the Dealer to get this fixed. It's pretty darn obvious what is causing the problem too.

- , Riverside, CA, USA

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