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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,644 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #103

Mar 162016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #102

Aug 282015

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #101

Jun 012016

Passat

  • miles
"takata recall" Volkswagen does not want to buy my car back on a trade in. I was told the airbag issue has impacted the value.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #100

Nov 032016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- New City, NY, USA

problem #99

Apr 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

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problem #98

Nov 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Alvin, TX, USA

problem #97

Oct 312016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Temple Terrace, FL, USA

problem #96

Oct 312016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Wyoming, PA, USA

problem #95

Oct 312016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. This recall is dragging on forever. I can't sell my car, nobody wants it with this recall. My teenage son drives it every day and I'm scared to death that he might have an accident one day and be killed by the airbag meant to keep him safe. They need to fix my car or give me a new one to replace it!

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #94

Feb 162016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #93

Aug 312016

Passat

  • 71,000 miles

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

The dealer sold me this car saying there was no remedy for the airbag problem. I signed a waiver but feel that I wasn't fully informed of the danger, and would like to dealer to take the car back or give me full value for an exchange.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #92

Apr 082016

Passat

  • miles
I received a recall notice in April 2016 for takata airbag. I called twice and visited the local Volkswagen dealer but no parts are available to repair. Local dealership claim they have not received any stock for volkwagen since the April notice. Please be advised.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #91

Feb 012016

Passat 5-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. In February 2016, the contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #90

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 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.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #89

Feb 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall - we need to get this fixed asap. The car is dangerous to drive and I cannot sell it or trade it in because of this issue.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #88

Feb 192016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #87

Feb 152016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall- there is still no remedy for this recall, which was issued 7 months ago. VW should be heavily fined for endangering people's lives and made to correct this problem immediately. Every other car manufacturer has fixed this problem.

- Smithtown, NY, USA

problem #86

Sep 012015

Passat

  • miles
"takata air bag recall", I have been trying to get the air bags in my two VW's for over a year. I am told that no one has these parts. It is putting myself and my daughter in danger. When I speak to the manager he acknowledges my worries but minimizes the risks. If they explode my daughter or I could be killed. I don't believe that the risks are minimal. I do believe that there is something more that VW can do, other than offering to give me more on a trade in. When they admit that many of the cars on their lots have the same dangerous problem. VW, and I mean all of their dealerships should be very concerned that this"minimal" problem will cause someones death! instead of a cheap fix they will have a huge lawsuit worth millions of dollars. Never, ever buy a VW!!! I bought my VW's from prestige Volkswagen melbourne, Florida. They say they can not help me!

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #85

Sep 262016

Passat

  • 39,500 miles
"takata recall" what to do to repair the problem?

- Newport, RI, USA

problem #84

Apr 122016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- North Bradford, CT, USA

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