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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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,030 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 202007

Passat 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,030 miles


Over 2 years since new, car hesitates with soft throttle acceleration likely between 1 and 2 gear, no throttle response for up to 5 seconds, very dangerous when making left turns across traffic or joining traffic from a stop. 2005 volkswagon Passat tdi most recent date given, hundreds of incidents of same. VW dealer says normal, he experiences in moving cars around his lot. I say needs fixing and very dangerous.

- State College, PA, USA

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