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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,371 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Volkswagen Passat electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 082010

Passat

  • 38,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that intermittently, the vehicle would not start. He believed that the failure was caused by the key failing to send an electrical signal to the vehicle to indicate that the operator was attempting to start the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle would intermittently stall without warning. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure mileage was 38,000 and the current was 40,000. Updated 10/27/10.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 132008

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,742 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. While driving approximately 30 to 35 mph on normal road conditions; proceeding from a traffic signal with pressure applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power. There were several attempts before the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 8,742. Updated 3/8/10 the consumer stated the vehicle would hesitate and then stall. The ignition was replaced as well.

- Earlton , NY, USA

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