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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,656 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #48

Apr 152016

Passat

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Got an email in April or may of 2016 saying parts for my recall airbag are unavailable. They would contact me when available. It's eight months later and nothing still! just went to refi my car and I've lost $6000 on kelly blue book, so my $ $10,000 Passat is now worth $4000. "due to all of Volkswagen's recalls"

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #47

Feb 122016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #46

Feb 082016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Perston, CT, USA

problem #45

Apr 012016

Passat

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #44

Mar 152016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Glen Ridge, NJ, USA

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problem #43

Apr 022016

Passat

  • miles
I'm in zone a (or 1), Texas and my car is a 2007, 9 years old and within the range that I've seen stated high risk but my car isn't listed in any of the priority groups for repair. According to this, priority group 1 is vehicles from model years 2008 or older that have spent time in a high absolute humidity region and have either a recalled driver-side inflator or recalled inflators on both sides. Parts must be on hand March 31, 2016, and repairs completed by December 31, 2017. Why aren't any VW cars in this list? (VW cars aren't on any priority list).

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #42

Apr 152016

Passat

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lady Lake, FL, USA

problem #41

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Burien, WA, USA

problem #40

Feb 232016

Passat

  • miles
Parts not available after months with no timeline, I am unable to legally sell this car. I would like VW to repurchase the vehicle

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #39

Sep 272016

Passat

  • 89,000 miles
The frontal airbag inflators may release deadly metal fragments when deployed. Recall issued last February 2016, but 9 months later, there is still no remedy for this ticking bomb.

- Sherwood, OR, USA

problem #38

Sep 012016

Passat 6-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2007 Volkswagen Passat. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair airbag recall.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #37

May 022016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags). The dealer was contacted to schedule a repair, but they indicated that the manufacturer had not yet supplied the parts. The manufacturer was unable to indicate a reasonable time frame to supply the part to the dealer. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #36

Feb 092016

Passat

  • 91,000 miles
We have heard nothing from our local dealer regarding a time schedule as to when the airbags will be replaced even after repeated calls. What has been happening with regard to this recall and requiring the vendor to provide a timeline?

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #35

Feb 022016

Passat

  • 130,000 miles
Takata recall. There has been no action to remedy the airbag to date. There is no way possible to not drive the car while waiting. There needs to be some resolotion on this matter. Rental or repair.

- Dryden, NY, USA

problem #34

Aug 272016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall we were first notified in April 2016 that the takata airbags in our 2007 VW passatt "could potentially rupture...metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, which may result in serious injury or death to the vehicle occupants." Four months have passed and still there is no remedy available. It is not reasonable that Volkswagen does not issue an update as to when the remedy may become available. Consequently, we live in daily fear of a possible death by airbag malfunction. Today's NY times has a front page article detailing the money-based wrong decisions of GM to buy the takata product when experts in the field testify that the ammonium nitrate used in the devices is unstable over time. Deaths and injuries have resulted. When will we know about the availability of the replacement parts?

- Rumford, RI, USA

problem #33

Aug 242016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags) in April of 2016. The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

problem #32

Aug 202016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The recall was issued in February this year, yet my VW dealership (where I routinely go for repairs and checkups) tells me a remedy was still not available. I.e., I am driving a car with a potentially lethal default, which is known of, yet the manufacturer is either unable or unwilling to remedy asap? I am extremely concerned and unsure how to proceed.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #31

Apr 022016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- South Winter, CT, USA

problem #30

Aug 012015

Passat

  • miles
Takata air bag recall has been a year or so, and no evidence of repair in site.

- Barneveld, NY, USA

problem #29

Aug 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. There is no timeline for fixing the airbag in this car. I can't drive it and I can't sell it. It was recalled in Feb 2016 and there is still no timeline for remedy. The manufacturer of this airbag needs to get these fixed.

- Mercer Island, WA, USA

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