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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102008


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen passed. The contact stated that the headlight assembly plastic covers became foggy due to the sun light. While driving 25 mph at night the headlights looked as though they were off and it was difficult to see. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the headlight assembly needed to be replaced. The headlight assembly was not replaced and is concerned that there are no recalls related to the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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