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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,200 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

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

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