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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,700 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.

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2007 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 042007

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles


On hot days engine RPM's raise substantially, to the ~1K RPM range. Almost like it's racing. This also makes it difficult to hold the car stopped when this occurs.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Aug 042007

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 900 miles
The engine stopped without any explanation in the high speed lane ( full tank of gas) while I was driving on I-91. I could not start engine again on freeway. Fortunately, we didn't have an accident. Aaa and police came there within five minutes and we could get off the freeway by towing. Before stopping, the check engine light and epc lights came on. My car is very new. I've just driven my car only for two weeks. The mileage of my car is about 900 miles.

- Cypress, CA, USA

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