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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182007

(reported on)


  • miles


2005 VW Passat with recall for a brake light switch. Consumer took the car overseas. He states that they will not honor the international warranty for the brake light switch. The dealer stated they were not having the problem in europe.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Aug 102007

Passat 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
Brake light switch: My brake lights stay on when my foot is not on the brake. This leaves the potential for an accident. I called my dealer and they told me my car was not covered under the current recall. I looked at this web site and it describes the very same symptoms that my car is exhibiting.

- Newfields, NH, USA

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