Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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1998 Volkswagen Passat windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 091999


  • miles


Locking pin failed causing the left rear window to come off it's track. Nlm

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 121998


  • miles
The right front seats would rock whenever vehicle is turning corners or curbs. This also happens when coming to or leaving a stop sign or light. Contacted manufacturer & nothing could be or would be done. Sun roof would open & close on its own. Would have no warning. The rear window looked like it had acid rain on it when bought. Been to dealer & mechanic removed seat & replaced it. No problem found. Checking on other problems.

- Graham, NC, USA

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