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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012005

Passat

  • miles

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

' recall campaign' issued to install protective shield in right rear wheel housing. The consumer received the recall notice however, there were no authorized dealers in the area.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #4

Jun 012004

Passat

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems getting recall repair performed on 1998 Volkswagen Passat. Customer care informed the consumer the recall campaign could not be performed outside the United States because parts and repair technicians were not obtainable by any dealerships outside the U.S.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #3

Jan 261999

Passat

  • miles
Consumer noticed it was difficult to pump fuel, the dealer found the hose leading down to the tank had collapsed and the whole tank and hose system was replaced, also the gas tank door was re-aligned because it wouldn't close.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 271998

Passat

  • miles
Replaced collasped filler neck.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 261999

Passat

  • miles
Consumer noticed it was difficult to pump fuel, the dealer found the hose leading down to the tank had collapsed and the whole tank and hose system was replaced, also the gas tank door was re-aligned because it wouldn't close.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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