Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,269 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 072007

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,269 miles


Front end noise was diagnosed by VW service as missing and loose rack and pinion steering bolts, rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive with 20,000 miles on the odometer and normal use. This is a huge safety hazard, I could have been injured or killed. I have an extended warranty but this is not covered. Such a flaw in steering integrity should generate a recall - before someone is killed.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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