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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 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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2008 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122008

Passat 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Passat. The dealer replaced the front axle at 2,200 miles because the vehicle was shaking severely. When the temperature drops below 50 degrees, the vehicle does not shift into gear and has to be warmed up for at least twenty minutes before it will shift. In addition, the air conditioning system has to be replaced because it was only emitting hot air. The radio also does not work on occasion. The contact has only owned the vehicle for eight months. The automatic transmission does not work and the dealer advised that it be replaced. There were no recalls available. The failure mileage was 12,000. Updated 5/27/09 updated 05/29/09.

- Framinghan, MA, USA

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