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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Volkswagen Passat steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

May 132014


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that when attempting to start the vehicle, the steering colum lock defective warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Potomac , MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 062009


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the check steering light illuminated on the instrument panel. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the steering column failed. The column needed to be replaced at the cost of $1,200. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they offered to assist with 30% of the repair cost. The current and failure mileages were 78,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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