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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,550 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012010

Passat 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum 2006 VW Passat 3.6L VR6 model. The problem occurred in late 2010 at first a few months after the car was purchased. The problem occurs when the vehicle is at a set of lights, the RPM are normally around 650-700 RPM, when the problem occurs the RPM go to 1250-1300 while the vehicle is stopped, this makes so the driver has to apply much more foot strength to hold the car. Raising the risks of a car crash. This happens randomly, if I drive a day it might not happen, then I drive the next day at the second set of lights it happens. I have attempted to repair this at VW in nh but they did not solve the problem and claimed the car "is not really an automatic, but a manual" and changed gear boot connectors or some something, and the same week the problem resumed. I feel I cannot go to VW to repair this as this will give me excuses, please look into this, I feel this is detrimental to my and my family's safety. Thank you.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #3

Feb 042007

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
On January 23, 2007, I made an appointment with crestmont VW in pompton lakes, NJ to perform the brake line (NHTSA campaign id number : 06V472000 ) and wiper motor (NHTSA campaign id number : 06V470000 ) recalls on my vehicle. I intentionally made the advance appointment for nine business days later, February 2, 2007, to give crestmont VW time to order the necessary parts. During the first visit on February 2, 2007, crestmont VW was only able to repair the wiper motor because of the failure to secure the necessary part for the brake line recall, even with the advance notice of nine business days. Shortly after my first visit, on February 4, 2007, the brake part covered by the recall failed and rendered my Passat unsafe to drive. My car was towed to crestmont VW, and on February 6, 2007, I was informed that crestmont VW had broken another part while attempting to repair the brake vacuum line. At this time, I was informed that the necessary part was not available until at least the middle of March.

- Butler, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 302007

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,200 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 VW Passat. The contact received a recall notice on January 25, 2007 re: Service brakes, hydraulic:power assist:vacuum. The dealer honored the recall. However, the contact didn't feel safe driving the vehicle. Five days after receiving the recall the brakes failed while a family member was driving 10 mph. The brakes wouldn't engage. The brakes remained in the upright position when the contact attempted to stop the vehicle. Volkswagen will honor the warranty. The contact requested to terminate the lease and accept a different vehicle or an allowance for another vehicle. Also, the contact's radiator had to be replaced at 200 miles and he felt the vehicle was a lemon.

- Astoria , OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 232007

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 ww Passat customer wants to know is his vehicle affected by this recall (recall 06V472000 P7-vacuum booster)*

- 99999, DC, USA

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