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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,262 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.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 202008

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,525 miles


Check engine light was on, noticed smell of gasoline. After filling car up, gasoline began leaking from right rear of car from the gas tank. Left car at dealer for service, when car was left, gasoline was still leaking.

- Avon, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 212007

Passat 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
The fuel tank ruptured causing fuel to split from the top of the tank and onto the ground.

- Washington, DC, USA

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