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6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,491 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 112008

Passat

  • 9,491 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

ABS brakes have been pumping without inclement weather. It pumps randomly at any speed and any weather. Nothing has been resolved from the dealer. The brakes also make excessive noise, grinding or metal to metal type of sounds or contact. In addition, multiple electrical or malfunctions within the year I have owned the car- only 9491 miles. A. air bag light went on and stayed on until I brought it to the dealer. B. the driver sun visor shorted and was inoperative. C. ignition was weak and would not start after several times. Car would die. Brought the car to the dealer, no resolve. The computer could not duplicate problem. Finally as I am driving the other day, a malfunciton light appears and the car dies. I had the car towed to the dealer. D. after 5,000 miles check up, the service light appeared and stayed on until I brought it into the dealer to turn off. E. at this time, the car is in the dealer. They found that the ignition switch faulty and will be replacing it.

- Ny , NY, USA

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