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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2003 Volkswagen Passat transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 042005

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


2003 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated the vehicle was slipping out of park and it would a not go into park. The shifter broke off while the contact was trying to put the vehicle in park. This started on October 4, 2005. The dealership was willing to fix it, but, a Volkswagen representative at the dealership said it would not be covered under warranty. The contact then called Volkswagen, and they were going going to conduct an investigation into the matter.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

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