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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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.

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.

2001 Volkswagen Passat accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 202002


  • miles


2001 Passat wagon glx was struck from behind at a low rate of speed. Passenger's seat fully reclined upon impact, coming to rest on an infant car seat that was properly installed in the back seat. Passenger sustained minor neck and back injuries. Infant was unharmed. Since incident the passenger's seat has spontaneously fully reclined on three other occasions.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 192005

Passat 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The contact stated while driving the front post of the driver's side seat broke. This caused him to fall into the back seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and is currently being repaired.

- Seaside, CA, USA

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