Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.

2002 Volkswagen Passat AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152002


  • miles


When driving air conditioner/radio failed. Consumer stated that vehicle had an electrical problem.

- Webster, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 072002

Passat 4WD

  • miles
Only 1 month after fixing the same problem, the system shorted out again, leaving the climate control system, the cruise control, garage door opener, and other items inoperative.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 192002

Passat 4WD

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After starting car, the climate control system was inoperative. It was a hot summer day. No air conditioning or fan. Also found the cruise control would not "set". drove immediately to dealer who would not even look at the 8 month old car for 2 weeks.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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