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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 132015


  • 30,000 miles


Excess vibrations while braking on vehicle with 30K miles. Dealer claims that issue is in the breaking system, probably deformation of rotor causing unsafe and excess vibrations while breaking. The vibration is big enough to move the steering while breaking causing safety issues. This is not normal for a car with low mileage. Probably rotor design not good enough for road conditions at us.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032015


  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Passat. While driving 35 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to stop. As a result, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the front of another vehicle. The contact, who was the front passenger, sustained rib injuries, the driver sustained hand injuries, and the rear passenger side occupant sustained minor abrasions. All passengers required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired, but was towed away from the crash scene. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 16,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Green Acres, FL, USA

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