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6.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,047 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 082008

Passat 4-cyl

  • 50,332 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Volkswagen Passat. While examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that the headlight lens were covered with a foggy material. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the headlights needed to be serviced. The current and failure mileages were 50,332. Updated 10/16/08. Updated 10/20/08.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #6

Dec 012003

Passat 6-cyl

  • 7,000 miles
- the contact stated that while driving the 2003 Volkswagen Passat with 7000 failure mileage the brake lights intermittently turned off. Also, the driver's side front headlight turns off, the rear passenger side window, and the horn did not operate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer several times, but they still could not determine the cause of the problems. The current mileage was 105,944.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 272005

Passat Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Headlights fails proper function. They have been replaced. Seat belts and sun roof do not work properly. Engine replaced; steering wheels - car pulls to the right everytime an alignment was done and they calibrated the wheels. - problem continued - this problem caused the tires to be destroyed in a few kms - less 20 000; water infiltration - for now it is fixed; trunk was hard to open and close - problem fixed. Front doors vibrated - the rubber of the doors are being exhibiting signs of damage; the front glass ( windscreen ) isn't from the same year of all the others.

- Porto, 00, USA

problem #4

Apr 272005

Passat Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front headlights malfunctioned - replaced them but they couldn't make the alignment of the beam. The car runs to the right but the wheels are calibrated and the direction alignment is done. The car infiltrated water inside the car and trunk. Sunroof malfunction - opens in all positions but don't close. The car as the front glass is from 2005 and all the others are from 2002, construction of the car 2003. Diesel escaped from the pump. Cd changer - 6 cds as malfunction the radio doesn't eject the cd's. the motor gag various times a constant rotation. The trunk was hard to open and close. There are other complaints.... the complaints begin 15 days from the purchase.

- Porto, 00, USA

problem #3

May 132004

Passat

  • miles
2003 Volkswagen Passat consumer request for early termination of the lease.** answer required***. the consumer made the request due to the numerous mechanical problems such as a defective purge valve, right front head light, the vehicle overheated and started T O smoke due to a faulty water pump. The brake light would not shut off and the right head light went out for the second time. The brake light switch was replaced. The cruise control would not disengage. The vehicle would not start at times.

- Kensington, CT, USA

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problem #2

Jan 152005

Passat

  • miles
2003 Volkswagen Passat sw developed problems rear brake pads and rotors.** answer required***. the consumer stated 8,493 miles later the brakes began to squeak. The consumer took the vehicle back to the dealership where it was discovered the rear brake pads and rotors were damaged again. The head light bulb was replaced.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Consumer disappointed in the quality and performance with braking system on 2003 Passat. The problem was with the front brake pads and rotors. There was also grinding in the rear brakes. The right headlight had gone out twice.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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