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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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 042005

Passat 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Regarding the incident of reference, reported under ODI number 10146004, I have to say that I received a letter from the auto maker, Volkswagen of America, dated January 11, 2006. It is my opinion that such letter does not address the fundamental point of the security and safety of the Volkswagen vehicle that I leased. In this letter, Volkswagen admitted "concerns" on some of the vehicles they manufactured and their inability to properly address those "concerns". I request the assistance of NHTSA in pursuing this matter as an issue of safety and defective production of a Volkswagen automobile that may prove to be fatal because its malfunctioning has already provoked an accident. Please, advice on the course of action I should take versus Volkswagen of America.

- Secaucus, NJ, USA

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