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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,980 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 252004

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,980 miles


When driving the vehicle, the cruise control kicks on by itself. I don't know what the maximum speed that the cruise control is set, but I let the vehicle get up to over 85 mph yesterday before I 'canceled' the cruise control. The 'cancel' button only temporarily solves the problem - a few minutes later, the cruise control kicks on again. It does not matter if I'm on a highway or a residential street - the car will suddenly kick in and increase speed. I have not taken it to a dealer yet.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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