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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,300 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.

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2001 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 062004

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,300 miles

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

Power brake boost failed; brake application required increased pedal force and distance to stop. Problem abated after 30 seconds, then recurred at next vehicle start- also subsided after a period of time. Took car to dealer who indicated that 2 supply lines to the brake booster had failed and cracked. Was told that repair would cost $150, but could not be fixed that day. Old parts available (including images prior to removal).

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

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