Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152007

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


Vehicle subframe bolt failure. Los angeles area dealer network has attempted to resolve failure but has been unsuccessful. Vehicle has been inspected by multiple dealerships for the same safety issue and has had subframe bolts retorqued subframe with complete disregard to vehicle safety. Subframe bolts are stretchable component to the subframe assembly and should be replaced rather than retorqued when removed or lose.

- Parker , AZ, USA

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