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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,101 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 222014

Passat 4-cyl

  • 81,302 miles


Driving South on the 57 freeway at approximately 2:45 P.M. with my granddaughter when suddenly for no reason the sunroof popped off onto the freeway, we did not have the sunroof open. We are lucky it did hit anyone and cause an accident. We called Volkswagen of America & was told to take car to a Volkswagen dealer, the dealer determined that it was a manufacturer defect. Spoke with [xxx] the regional care manager and he said that he could only offer $2000 towards a new car and would not offer anything towards a repair. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 052012


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the low and high beam headlights would not illuminate. In addition, the interior roof headliner had become separated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 96,000.

- De Funiak Springs , FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 032011


  • 36,000 miles
Trunk won't latch when cold.

- Danielson, CT, USA

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