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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
150 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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2013 Volkswagen Passat accessories - interior problems

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202011

Passat 6-cyl

  • 150 miles


The backup camera is very slow to respond when placing the vehicle into reverse (15-25 seconds). Frequently, the camera will not activate until the vehicle has completed backing up and the vehicle is placed into drive. Volkswagen is aware of the issue, having identified it in a VW technical bulletin. I contacted Volkswagen customer care in auburn, mi, about resolving the issue. I received a letter from[xxx], dated 22 April 2013, which stated: "... your vehicle is operating as per its designed intent. As such, we will not be able to make a repair to [the] system." Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). Updated 05/05/14.

- Centreville, VA, USA

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