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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Volkswagen Passat windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 182002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


Windshield wipers do not work on rainy days making it difficult to see out the windshield. A lady hit my car on the right side collapsing that side along the doors and some of the rear and the air bag did not deploy. I put my feet on accelerator for speed and the car refuses to respond. The more I accelerate the slower the car goes.

- Rosedale, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 252000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving windshield wipers malfunctioned, causing visual difficulty which could result in a crash. Occupant found out that windshield wiper washer fluid reservoir was low, and filled it up, at which windshield wipers were operating.

- Greenville, NC, USA

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