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2001 Volkswagen Passat accessories - interior problems

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 062003

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was driving my 2001 Passat when the driver's seat started moving and moved to the backmost position. I was unable to reach the gas or brake pedal with the seat in that position. I had just gotten off of an interstate highway when this happened. I was on a residential road and was able to pull off to the side of the road. I could not readjust the seat. I took the car to the dealership and they have seen the seat move, but do not know what is causing the problem. I cannot drive the car until it is repaired as this problem with the seat moving is a serious safety hazard.

- Cockeysville, MD, USA

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