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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,206 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152006

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,413 miles


: the contact stated rain water leaked into the vehicle. There were concerns expressed of cables under the dash becoming wet, therefore creating an electrical hazard. The rain water usually accumulated in the doors, and when the doors was opened the water traveled to the dash board.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 142004

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Noticed rust coming through the upper and lower moldings surrounding front door windows...unit still under warranty, less than 2 yrs off lot, bought brand new...a 2003 VW Passat

- Worcester, MA, USA

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