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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,700 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 122014


  • 112,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. While driving 50 mph, the windshield wipers failed to operate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle had previously been repaired according to NHTSA recall number: 06V470000 (visibility); however, the failure persisted. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Riverdale, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 042006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,400 miles
- the contact stated that while driving a 2006 Volkswagen Passat it stalled in a turn. He had been driving along steadily for 2 hours with out incident prior to the vehicle losing power. The contact took the vehicle to be serviced, and was informed that they could not find the cause of the problem. The passenger side headlight was inoperable, the work was completed, however 2 hours later the headlight failed again. The vehicle exhibits a one to three second lag in the accelerator, most noticeable when the consumer is truing to accelerator. There was a rattle coming from the headliner/sunroof assembly. There was a rubbing noise coming from the brakes. There was a rattling noise coming from the rear view mirror trim pieces. The windshield wipers were inoperative. The fog lights were inoperative. Updated 01/31/07.

- Roseville, MN, USA

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