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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,667 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 032003

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Consumer is having problems with the coil spring packs. The manufacture is aware of the problem and will only replace the one that goes bad.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 222003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with ignition coil pack. Also stated that while consumer was driving the vehicle it starts shaking and idles and also indicated that this is the second time.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the vehicles coil packs. Also stated that this is the fourth time that they have been replaced. Dealer was contacted and has knowledge of the problem. Dealer has stated that it is a common problem.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

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