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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,045 miles

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2001 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152010

Passat 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


Same turn signal issue as 04V584000 recall - turn signals and hazards worked periodically. Now they have stopped working all together.. NHTSA recall 04V584000 for other VW models of this year, but not Passat. Is common for this year of VW Passat also per my internet research. VW Passat needs to be added to this recall.

- 33417, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 252007

Passat 6-cyl

  • miles
Flasher switch is failing. Turn signals blink once or twice and then stop. Same with hazard lights.

- Trinidad, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 072006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,135 miles
: the contact states there is NHTSA recall 04V584000 regarding the hazard flashing warning light switch. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however, it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. The vehicle was seen by a dealer and repaired as instructed in the recall. Updated 2/24/2005 - the turn signal made a ticking noise although it wasnt activated.

- Highland, MD, USA

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