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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 262014

Passat 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


While driving on the highway with the sunroof closed. Out of the blue and unprovoked - the sunroof exploded. It was not hit by anything to cause this. The majority of the glass flew out, but had the inner plastic sunroof material been open it certainly could have injured those inside. Additionally over the course of the next few days I did find dark glass shards in my hair that had clearly come from the sunroof. My story is lucky, but easily could have ended in injury to driver from the glass or from injuries to others on the road caused by an accident prompted by the shock of unprovoked shattering glass to the driver. The car is not very old (2010) and the sunroof is certainly not overused. This absolutely can't be the users' fault.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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