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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,667 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 142014

Passat 4-cyl Diesel

  • 46,667 miles


The right low beam lamp remains off, even though the bulb is good, rendering the vehicle unsafe to drive at night or in reduced vision. When pressure is applied to the back of the bulb fixture the bulb illuminates but then turns off again once the pressure is removed. The current VW recall for the same or at least similar problem does not extend to this VIN. The vehicle has never been in an accident and the hood has never been roughly closed, unless done during service at a VW facility.

- Williamsburg, VA, USA

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