10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,631 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #129

Dec 122016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall no solution to remedy the possibility of killing my child in a crash. We cannot drive the car with our child full knowing of what could happen. VW has done nothing. And nothing in sight. We are very upset there are no answers. We knew of the recall since 6/16. We just took car in for a service and learned the severity of it all. We decided we want out of the car. The VW dealer we bought the car from would not offer us anything but auction price for our car as they cannot even resell it!! we cannot afford to buy a new car with negative equity on a car that has been recalled but they can't fix it!! we are very very upset and now we are playing russian roulette with our lives. We bought the car for its safety rating and now it's potentially the cars safety features that could kill my family. Takata and VW need to figure this out and now!!!

- Stanwood, WA, USA

problem #128

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2014 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.

- Niskayuna, NY, USA

problem #127

Dec 012014

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. This recall is far too slow. It is a dangerous safety item, and it is more than a year that this problem has been well know. NHTSA must compel takata and the car manufacturers to increase production or outsourcing of the defective parts. There is no doubt that production could have been increased long ago if the parts were being sold at a profit. This is shameful on the part of NHTSA, takata and the automobile manufacturers.

- Russell, OH, USA

problem #126

Dec 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

Volkswagen still is not able to provide any timing or plan for when they can replace the dangerous airbag that I sit behind for 500 miles every week.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #125

Feb 032016

Passat

  • miles
Recall has been in effect since February 2016 and dealer still has no idea when VW will supply replacements. This has lead to us having to drive an unsafe vehicle for last 10 months. When will a fix be coming.

- Ellenton, FL, USA

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problem #124

Dec 072016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2014 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.

- Richland, WA, USA

problem #123

Dec 052016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall: When I was first notified of the recall around the beginning of the year, I made an appointment to have the recall fixed a few months later. When I arrived, nobody bothered to inform me the part was not available. This was maybe in May. Recently, I called VW of America about the safety concern. They said they would not buy the car back from me or swap it out for another car but gave no explanation. When I called cherry hill Volkswagen to ask why, if the car was so safe they would not buy it back from me, the salesperson was rude to me and claimed I knew what I was getting into when I bought the car. I am not sure what that means as I was unaware of the recall. I do not feel safe driving my children around in this car.

- Haddonfield, NJ, USA

problem #122

Dec 052016

Passat

  • miles
"takata recall" as the takata recall has been ongoing for sometime, my family car was officially recalled in February of 2016 - with the results of airbag rupture being "serious injury or death". to date (Dec. 16) there is not a remedy to this recall. I have been told by my local dealership as well as VW corporate, that they are working on a solution, but are not offering any form of alternate vehicle or compensation/payment relief. Unfortunately, I do not have a choice but to continue using this vehicle in hopes that we do not have an accident or a sudden rupture of the bag. I have also looked at the possibility of trading my vehicle in for a different vehicle, but I have been told that the dealership cannot sell my vehicle with open recall, so they are not willing to take it in on trade. Also, while dealers of other makes have been willing to take the trade, the value due to recall has decreased substantially to the point where I would have to pay an outrageous amount to get into another vehicle. VW needs to stand behind the vehicles and come up with a safe alternative for their customers.

- Bellflower, CA, USA

problem #121

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 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.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

problem #120

Apr 012016

Passat

  • 45,000 miles
Takata recall

- Key Largo, FL, USA

problem #119

Nov 192016

Passat

  • 60,000 miles

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

Airbag light came on while turning the steering wheel. I looked up a similar issue on NHTSA website (15V483000 campaign) with a steering wheel clock spring issue for multiple VW vehicles. It listed 'some' 2014 Passat's as being affected. I took it to the dealer who stated that my VIN was not listed as being effected, however it has to given it is the same make/model as this NHTSA campaign. Please consider reviewing and expanding this recall. Vehicle is less than 3 years old and it is clearly the same issue.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #118

Mar 162016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags). The contact stated that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

problem #117

Apr 082016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Baldwin Park, CA, USA

problem #116

Aug 202016

Passat

  • miles
When will the air bag be fixed from Volkswagen.. no word.. do not feel comfortable knowing this issue has not been resolved..

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #115

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 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.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #114

Apr 012016

Passat 4-cyl

  • miles
2014 Volkswagen Passat. Consumer writes in regards to replacement parts not available to repair driver frontal airbag recall.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #113

Nov 042016

Passat

  • 16,500 miles
I was offered to return my car from a lease with 7 months left, through the VW early buyback promotion. This is when I was told that my vehicle was subject to a dangerous recall, which could cause death, and that no fix was available for it at this time. I am extremely upset about this report and VW brushed my complaint by saying that I only had 7 months left to pay and I could return the vehicle. I feel this is unacceptable response and am not comfortable with driving car anymore.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #112

May 202016

Passat

  • 20,000 miles
Takata air bag recall we were informed on May 20, 2016 about the known recall for the takata airbag for our car by our service technician at the Volkswagen dealership. It is November 6, 2016 and we have heard nothing from the manufacturer or the dealership regarding the solution to the problem

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #111

Nov 052016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. !!!!!!! worried about driving the car now and I can't even sell it to get another car. This is depriving me of use of my property. We owners of cars effected deserve much more than replacing parts.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #110

Oct 212016

Passat

  • 8,600 miles
Takata recall: VW traveling in right most lane of 4 lane city street when vehicle in opposing lane made an illegal left on turn in front of the vehicle to the left of VW. VW impacted turning vehicle in middle of passenger side. Accident report attached. Deployment of driver/steering wheel airbag resulted in sever gash to driver's left hand - photos attached.

- Sioux City, IA, USA

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