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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,556 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. 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.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 012015

Passat

  • miles
Received notification over 1 year ago about issue, told to wait for further instructtions none has been received. Vehicle safety issue not remedied

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #7

May 042016

Passat

  • 105,000 miles
Takata inflators I had received a notice from VW auto company in the month of March that there is a problem with the driver side safety air bag. Here is what it said "akata has reported that the driver frontal airbag inflator could potentially rupture if the vehicle is involved in a crash where the frontal airbags are designed to deploy. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, which may result in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants." It clearly says that this issue might result in serious injury or even death in case of an accident. I drive my VW with my kids in it and god forbid, if something were to happen, is VW taking the responsibility for any losses incur? I am surprised no action has been taken as yet to fix this problem. I am scared to drive this car around now. The thought that anything can happen to my family members during an event has taken away the peace of mind from me. The least I expect from VW is to at least give a courtesy vehicle until they resolve this issue.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #6

Apr 012016

Passat

  • 124,000 miles

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

These parts have been outstanding since April and volkswagon does not have any eta for the takata parts for air bag ruptures.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 042016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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.

- Richmond, IN, USA

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problem #4

Apr 012016

Passat

  • 87,000 miles
Takata safety recall notice 69M9

- Bend, OR, USA

problem #3

Feb 062016

Passat

  • 135,000 miles

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

Takata recall NHTSA 16V078 man. # 69M9 recall issued 6 months ago and "no remedy available" still.

- Cleburne, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 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.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 182013

Passat

  • 40,000 miles
All controls located on the steering wheel went dead, and airbag failure indicator came on. Turning vehicle off and restarting it did not solve the problem. Drivers side airbag seems not to be functional.

- Hudson, WI, USA

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