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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,611 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 2 of 7)

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problem #119

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall recall issued 9 month ago and I am reporting this has not been taken care of yet. I had a clock spring replaced per recall but not the airbag.

- Lake Butler, FL, USA

problem #118

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. 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.

- Ramona, CA, USA

problem #117

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata front airbag safety recall 16V078. Dealer in fayetteville nc has been unable to provide replacement and cannot determine when the recall appointment will be scheduled.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #116

Feb 022016

Passat

  • miles

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

Contacted gunther VW in delray beach, Florida regarding takata airbag recall on numerous occasions to be told that the parts are not available yet for this recall.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #115

Feb 102016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 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.

- Maple Hgts, OH, USA

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problem #114

Nov 012016

Passat

  • miles
Letter from senator isakson on behalf of constituent re 2013 VW Passat defective takata airbag recall. The consumer has since sold the vehicle.

- Social Circle, GA, USA

problem #113

Feb 102016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The VIN was not provided. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #112

Oct 152016

Passat

  • 29,000 miles
Takata recall Volkswagen hasn't replaced my airbags and I'm concerned for my safety.

- Playa Del Rey, CA, USA

problem #111

Feb 102016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. 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.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #110

Mar 012016

Passat 4-cyl

  • miles
I received a letter from Volkswagen several months ago about an airbag recall on my vehicle that can cause serious injury and even death. I have requested either a replacement vehicle or lease termination to no avail. I am driving an unsafe vehicle daily and want a remedy. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair!

- Marlboro, NJ, USA

problem #109

Oct 262016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 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.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #108

Feb 232016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags) was received in February. 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.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #107

Aug 122016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The part needed for the repair were not available. 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.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

problem #106

Oct 242016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #105

Sep 222016

Passat

  • 19,000 miles
Takata recall- I have contacted Volkswagen about this recall and they said there is no remedy, but my life means much more to me than a delayed remedy of a life threatening factor. When I agreed to drive my car it was found safe to drive, but I or anyone can say that anymore. I'd like to take my car to a dealership and trade with a safe vehicle where me and my family can ride. Please help.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #104

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 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.

- Parkland, FL, USA

problem #103

Sep 242016

Passat

  • 27,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. While proceeding to stop at a red light, the vehicle independently accelerated when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle failed to stop and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags deployed and scrap metal passed through the rear driver side passenger. A police report was filed. The contact sustained severe injuries to the hand and the passenger sustained a broken rib. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The parts to remedy the vehicle were unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 27,000.....updated 11/09/16

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #102

Apr 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. 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.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #101

Jan 092016

Passat

  • 1,500 miles
Needs replacement of driver airbag inflator ( defective).

- Kew Gardens, NY, USA

problem #100

Oct 142016

Passat

  • 46,000 miles
Takata recall - I bought a certified preowned Volkswagen Passat 2013. Dealer or manufacturer should provide the takata airbag fix asap. If they dont have eta, they should provide a replacement car, which is safe.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

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