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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,582 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Passat wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 282004

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,745 miles


I have had excessive tread wear in 2 years versus actual driven mileage for my Michelin energy mxv4 +, 205/55hr16 tires. The tire manufacturer refuses to live up to the 50, ,000 mile warranty. Driving these tires with any moisture on the road has caused many near miss accidents. They are dangerous for the consumer to have on their car and a government inquiry should be performed to judge whether they are the subject of a recall.

- King Of Prussia, PA, USA

problem #2

May 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
At 10,000 miles the tread separated on the right rear side. The same problem happened on 7/5/2003 at 22,000. The tread separated on the right rear side. Michelin xfe mxv4+.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 112003


  • miles
The back left tire tread experienced tread separation.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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