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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,500 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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2012 Volkswagen Passat steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 172015

Passat

  • 42,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. While driving 55 mph, a loud clicking noise was heard under the steering wheel and the air bag light illuminated. The vehicle lost power and was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the steering column control model needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The failure mileage was 42,500.

- Brookshire, TX, USA

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