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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,083 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Volkswagen Passat steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Passat

  • miles

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

Tie rod ends failed. Nlm

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 161999

(reported on)

Passat

  • miles
Brake booster, intake air screen and tie rod end unable to be repaired under recalls due to lack of parts. Nlm (98V-134,99V-131, 99V-248)

- Paoli, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 112000

(reported on)

Passat

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall # 99V248000 VW/tie rods; owner has contacted dealer/ manufacturer twice about recall notice. Manufacturer or dealer does not know when parts will be available. Dealer tells owner to contact the manufacturer. Manufacturer, in turn, tells owner to contact dealer. Owner received notice in September 1999.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 161999

(reported on)

Passat

  • miles
Consumer received recall letter 99V248000. Contacted dealer, no parts were available for 6 cylinder vehicles to correct the problem.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

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