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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
143,655 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.

2007 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 082015


  • 101,275 miles


I was driving the vehicle at night when the driver side headlight went out. Took vehicle to Volkswagen dealer to fix problem the next day. The dealer told me the insulation came off the wires inside the driver head light assembly. The 2 exposed wires touched and shorted out the control module. The vehicle had to have a headlight assembly 3C0-941-005-ae and control module 3C8-937-049-ac replaced for the driver side headlight to work.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #4

Nov 142015


  • 94,000 miles
Passenger headlamp (dipped low beam) is held in place by friction only. New lamps installed fall out of socket while in use daytime running and night time vision). New hardware was purchased per manufacturer illustration, but there was no place to attach hardware to back of low beam socket. Entire headlamp assembly (including high beam and marker light) had to be replaced.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012015


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. While driving at various speeds, the low beam head lamp on the passenger side failed to function. In addition, the rear passenger side lamp and the turn signals failed to illuminate. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the system needed to be flashed. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Slippery Rock, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 042014


  • 285,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. While driving at night with the headlights activated, the lights would not illuminate in front of the vehicle which impaired the vision of the driver. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who indicated that the position of the lights were too low, but no adjustments to correct the failure could be made. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 285,000.

- Amilia Court House, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112014

Passat 4-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
The head lamp assembly of this car is clearly unsafe. Replacing the car headlight and/or high beam bulb can result in loosening or bending the metal housing that holds the bulb in place which can result in a loose bulb. A loose bulb can burn and cause a car fire.

- Boxborough, MA, USA

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