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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 1 of 4)

problem #68

Nov 112016

Passat

  • 106,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. While driving approximately 5 mph, the driver side air bag deployed without warning or impact. The vehicle crashed into a concrete divider. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was drivable except for the air bag that was dragged along. The contact stated that the insurance company ordered the vehicle be towed to a body shop. The failure mileage was approximately 106,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Santa Monica, CA, USA

problem #67

Nov 112016

Passat

  • 112,764 miles
Takata recall called my dealer to get an update on the takata recall, and still no available date, VW customer service is telling me is safe to drive the car despite several cases of fatal injury. VW is also not providing with a rental or immediate solution to the problem.

- Hidalgo, TX, USA

problem #66

Feb 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #65

Aug 052016

Passat

  • 93,674 miles

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

I purchased the vehicle then I received a tanaka airbag recall from Volkswagen of America informing me that there are no parts the airbags the vehicle is unsafe on the road I can't go anywhere nothing has happened yet just a matter of time.

- San Msrcos, CA, USA

problem #64

Feb 092016

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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problem #63

Feb 092016

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. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #62

Jun 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 a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags). The parts to do the repair were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not informed of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #61

Oct 142016

Passat

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

- Frederick, ME, USA

problem #60

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata has reported that the driver frontal airbag inflator could potentially rupture. Recall date: February 9, 2016. Remedy still not available 8 months later.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #59

Apr 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall.

- Helendale, CA, USA

problem #58

Jul 122016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The driver's side airbag hasn't been replaced as of 09-30-2016. Bought the car, used, 07-12-2016.

- South Orange, NJ, USA

problem #57

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 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.

- Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #56

Feb 102016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. 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 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.

- West Peabody, MA, USA

problem #55

Sep 272016

Passat

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

- Dix Hills, NY, USA

problem #54

Feb 262016

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mount Kisco, NY, USA

problem #53

Aug 012014

Passat

  • 160,000 miles
Takata recall. I purchased a 2006 VW Passat for my daughter 2 years ago and received a letter April 2016. My daughter is pregnant and driving this car to work, im extremely afraid for her safety and the safety of my grandchild. I cant understand how VW isnt doing anything to save someones life! im pleading with you to please help, what ig this was your child and grand child!!!

- Va. Beach, VA, USA

problem #52

Apr 082016

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #51

Sep 152016

Passat

  • miles
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 had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Englewood, NJ, USA

problem #50

Sep 142016

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.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #49

Sep 132016

Passat

  • 200,000 miles
Takata recall I have an '06 Passat. Why is it a year after I got the recall letter that I'm still waiting for it to be replaced? I have a 6 year old daughter that I drop off and pick up from school in this car with the killer air bag! my passenger side air bag sensor "sometimes" works. Why the entire car hasn't been recalled, only god knows. This is ridiculous and I'm ashamed more hasn't been done to ensure the safety of passengers of these cars made with short cuts and cheap parts. My life and my daughters life is worth far more than another cheap seat in front of a killer air bag. This is suicide and shame on those who are delaying the fixes because that is potential attempted murder on millions of people and their children.

- Highland Home, AL, USA

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