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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,883 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #48

Sep 112016

Passat

  • miles

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

My vehicle is recalled for this serious problem and VW is not offering a part to fix it or a rental car. It is illegal for my mechanic to turn off the airbag. I feel extremely unsafe driving my car with my child and husband in it as a minor fender bender in which the airbag activates could result in death. It is totally unacceptable that VW is not offering a solution for these car owners today.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #47

Apr 062016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Longmont, CO, USA

problem #46

Jul 222016

Passat

  • 126,000 miles
Tamara recall: I have called volkswagon and a local dealer about the safety of my daughter or anyone driving this vehicle. I have asked if there is alternative transportation being offered and both the dealer and volkswagon have indicated they are not offering any alternative transportation. They have also indicated that a solution for the airbag and parts are not available. Volkswagon should offer alternative transportation until this can be repaired and the vehicle is safe to drive!!!!!

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #45

Aug 242016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall 69M8 replace driver airbag inflator. Recall status: Recall incomplete. Remedy not yet available.

- South Orange, NJ, USA

problem #44

Aug 242016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall - remedy not available yet. This issue is not being handled in a timely manner and the car is unsafe to drive and can't get it fixed.

- Damascus, VA, USA

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problem #43

Aug 192016

Passat

  • 90,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the horn failed, which was located in the same location of the driver's side air bag. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

problem #42

Apr 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St. Peter, MN, USA

problem #41

Feb 102016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect...updated 10/18/16

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #40

Jul 252016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Greeley, CO, USA

problem #39

Jul 012016

Passat

  • miles
2006 Volkswagen Passat. Consumer writes in regards to the financial impact experience due to no solution for airbag recall repairs. Updated 07/25/16.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #38

Apr 012016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #37

Jul 012016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Manchester, NJ, USA

problem #36

Jul 022016

Passat

  • 230,000 miles
Takata recall I was in a front end collision with another car going about 70 mph with the flow of traffic around 3:15pm pst when my driver's side airbags did not activate at all. There is a know recall on the driver's side airbag for my car but no repairs have been made available. This non-activation of this safety feature of my car caused me to hit my steering wheel hard with my chest.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #35

Mar 152016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Walton, KY, USA

problem #34

Apr 262016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #33

Jun 032016

Passat

  • 129,000 miles
Takata recall: Received worthless VW letter. Been driving dangerous car for 10 years. Deflators get worse with age. Contacted VW dealers locally - no parts adn no info. Contacted VW customer service - was told no known instances for VW and no idea when parts available May 2016 to December 2019. Why is takata allowed to be in business after selling millions of the defective lethal airbags? why is VW not required to ger replacement oem parts made now. Can't sell it, give it away or drive it this way.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #32

May 192016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. While driving approximately 55 mph, the front driver side air bag warning indicator illuminated. Additionally, the parking brake and engine lights illuminated for a brief moment. The air bag warning indicator remained illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #31

Apr 052016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. I received a recall notice in April of this year stating that no remedies we're currently available. Given the severity of the issue, I called my local dealer and requested a loaner vehicle which I was denied. I then called Volkswagen customer care and spoke with a representative. Upon saying I felt unsafe driving my vehicle I was told that it was safe to drive as long as I didn't crash, after which the representative laughed. While I never wished to cause an ordeal out of this recall, I feel disrespected by Volkswagen. My only request was that I would be provided a loaner vehicle as I commute collectively over an hour every day on the highway. I feel that Volkswagen is not upholding a proper customer service attitude and they should be looked into. Adding on to that, I would still like to have a loaner vehicle offered to me by Volkswagen.

- Nipomo, CA, USA

problem #30

May 012016

Passat

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that while driving, the air bag warning light illuminated. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #29

May 032016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall - received recall letter May 3, 2016. If the airbag inflates due to an accident and ruptures the airbag could cause me "serious injury or death." If I could take my car in tomorrow and have it repaired I wouild feel much safer. But, "a recall repair is not yet available". really"?? how long is it going to take and will VW be providing loaner cars to ensure the owner's safety"

- Redmond, WA, USA

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