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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,200 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 052014

Passat

  • 40,200 miles

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

Side panel of center console comes loose often. On several occasions (3 times out of 11 incidents to date) the panel fell onto the floor causing dangerous interference with the driver's ability to safely use the accelerator and brake pedals. Informal research reveals many references to this panels poor fit on both driver and passenger sides.

- La Plata, MD, USA

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