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2001 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 212004

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I, M sending this complain on behalf of my brother-in-law who will not pursue this matter.however, I'm adimant as to the nature of this complaint.he has a 2001 VW Passat.after hitting a bump at normal speeds, two of his air bags deployed. VW said this is a normal occurrence as the sensor decided it was the thing to do. He's lucky he didn't lose control of the car. Obviously if this were a common malady in vehicles today, I dare say many accidents would occur. VW will have nothing to do with it since he's out of warranty. Simply speaking, this ain't right!! don brown.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

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