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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,567 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 1 of 7)

problem #125

Mar 022016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. As reported by takata, in the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, which may result in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants. There hasn't been any remedy or repair to this and there hasn't been any compensation or replacement of the vehicle which is only fair to ask. I am worried that something might happen and it would be too late to do anything about it. As a company manufacturing it, VW should provide us the sense of safety and protection. Also I live in ca, which is state that falls in zone a states with high temperature cycling and humidity and falls into a more risky group. So I need to feel secure in some way and VW is responsible for it.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #124

Feb 082016

Passat

  • 15,000 miles
Takata recall as of November 23, 2016 no fix was offered by VW dealer

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #123

Nov 212016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall: My dealership, Volkswagen bridgewater NJ, has not had the parts to repair the recall nor have they remedied it either. I have called multiple times expressing my concern driving the vehicle and they have not made the situation right. I am unsure how to proceed.

- Somerville, NJ, USA

problem #122

Feb 032016

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); 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.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #121

Nov 172016

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 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.

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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problem #120

Mar 062016

Passat

  • miles
I am having airbag light on of my dashboard. I am always having the suspect about airbag will work or not if required. I contact VW services center that they can't help. VW recall website says it is not available from last February 2016. Do I still use the car or not? I have only 1 car for the basic commute to work. I followed up multiple times with VW. But there is no movement to address this problem.

- Hillsboro, OR, USA

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
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

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); 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

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
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

  • miles
I received a letter from volkswagon 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
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

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