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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 252012


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that while at a stop, the low beam head lamps failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the bulbs needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to a dealer who diagnosed that the head lamp assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 092009

Passat 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 VW Passat. Purchased brand new from mcdonald automotive littleton co transmission slipping 2009 brakes / rotors. 2010 sunroof / would not close pouring rain. Needs new motor 2011 leaking oil vacuum pump 2013. 87000 miles turbo cut off valve 2013 front rotors 2013 engine revving up 2013 headlights keep going out.

- Castle Rock, CO, USA

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