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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 152000

Passat

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Dealer state; water leak from firewall from drains in cowlpanel being clogged, shorting out transmission control module 1,200 in repairs owners responsible, but manual doesn't include in maintenence. Manufacturer defect of a denied claim.

- Fairview, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 011998

Passat

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Sunvisor failed. Mjs

- Granada Hi, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 011998

Passat

  • miles
Firewall continually experiencing leaking into vehicle.

- Old Bridge, NJ, USA

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