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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
149,359 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replalce clips and regulator (1 reports)
1999 Volkswagen Passat windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1999 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 052016

Passat 2.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,718 miles


Driver's window suddenly drops down inside the door after hitting the window power control. This is a manufacturing and parts defect. Consumers are paying for their shortcut and to make matters worse, VW is not correcting the problem to make the power windows reliable - This is the second time this has happened to the same vehicle & window over the life of this car. I expected so much better quality out of Volkswagen... What a shame on them!

- , Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 202015

Passat 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 175,000 miles

3 windows in my Passat have fallen into the door and no longer roll up. My son and I fixed it when the first one fell off, now three have come off .

- , Clarkston, WA, USA

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