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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,380 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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2010 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 062010


  • 2,380 miles


I purchased 2010 VW Passat in June 2010. The car started to jump on acceleration from stop, auto hold button did not work, and car was rolling back on mild slope. I took car to the VW dealership. I was told that it is not safe to drive the car. I had to wait for 2 weeks since the part was coming from germany. They replaced the mechatronic unit and autohold button. The car is not jumping now but I have a feeling the problem is coming back since it does not go smoothly from stop to drive sometimes. Autohold button is working. If the autohold button is not on, a car is still rolling back on a mild slope so you have to move your foot quickly from brake to gas and pray there is no car behind you. 2010 VW Passat performs very well after you reach 60 miles and over but below that speed, it takes times to pick up a speed. Sometimes, the gas pedal hits the floor and a car is still not picking up the speed. Driving in a sport mode does not help, since the traffic is on stop and go.

- Duarte, CA, USA

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