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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,000 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012011

Passat 4-cyl Diesel

  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. While parked, the contact noticed water leaking from under the driver and passenger side floorboards. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 01/24/12

- Greenville, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 032010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that upon arriving to his residence, he discovered that the grill of the vehicle was missing. The dealer was contacted and sent him a replacement. The contact installed a replacement grill and within a few days, the failure recurred and the grill fractured from the vehicle. The dealer acknowledged that they were having problems with the grill staying on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- South West Harbor, ME, USA

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