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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,785 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 042009

Passat

  • 3,785 miles

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

Engine cold. Trans. In either reverse or drive. Upon releasing brake car moves too fast. When applying brake nothing happens. After repeatedly applying brake they finally catch has happened at least 5 times. This time they didn't catch and I rearended a pickup waiting at a stop sign. I don't think I failed to apply the brakes properly because I raised my foot off the brake and reapplied them at least twice before impact but that is never-the-less still a possibility.

- Dorsey, IL, USA

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