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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012010


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the interior of the headlight lenses became foggy. An unknown product was purchased to prevent the headlights from clouding but to no avail. The manufacturer stated that the occurrence was normal based on the age of the lens and environmental elements. The contact confirmed that he previously owned an older model Volkswagen Passat and experienced the exact same failure. There were no repairs made to the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 45,000.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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