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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,772 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #72

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

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 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.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #71

Sep 122016

Passat

  • 7,425 miles
Takata recall- I received a recall notice in April 2016. I went to the dealer at that time and was told that the parts were not available. I called again and was told that the parts would not be available until after July 11, 2016. I just returned from the dealer, where they told me that they still do not have the parts. The recall notice states that an inflator rupture can result in serious injury or death. The Volkswagen dealer, Volkswagen of murrieta (California), refused to provide a rental car for use until the defect is repaired.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #70

Nov 152013

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall - VW still does not have parts to replace the takata airbags.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #69

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata inflators. Car has no value unless this gets repaired.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #68

Aug 292016

Passat

  • 35,000 miles
Takata recall - I want to be able to exchange out of my lease with VW credit into a newer 2016 VW that is not part of this recall. VW is denying my request and saying my lease is not negotiable. However, on page 2 under early termination liability", it clearly states I am able to get out of my lease if there is "irreparable damage" (this is the recall that has no remedy} my 2014 Passat was hit on the 101 freeway at 55 mph and thankfully I was not injured. After two months in the repair shop, they almost totaled it, but did not. Then, I noted the recall as well on the 2014 VW> I do not feel safe driving this car and do not want to continue to drive it knowing the next time I could die due to airbag inflating. Please address this with VW credit and group of America.

- San Carlos, CA, USA

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problem #67

Apr 022016

Passat

  • miles
It has been 6 months and there has been no replacement airbag for my vehicle. This is a leased vehicle and is currently unsafe to drive. I have approached the dealership as well as Volkswagen of America. V of a told me to "go ahead and drive the car". this is unacceptable. Takada airbags had issues before 2014, and the company still bought from them. They had to have knowledge of the problem. I am paying for a vehicle that I can not drive

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #66

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2014 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.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #65

Feb 122016

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #64

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V078000 (air bags) and 16V171000 (electrical system); however, the parts to do the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #63

Mar 012016

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 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.

- Wynantskill, NY, USA

problem #62

Aug 012016

Passat 4-cyl

  • miles

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

2014 Volkswagen Passat. Consumer writes in regards to being uncomfortable driving vehicle due to parts not available to repair airbag recall, consumer states wants to be released without penalty from lease agreement.

- Floral Park, NY, USA

problem #61

May 102016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact leased a 2014 Volkswagen Passat. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V078000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for 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.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #60

May 042016

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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Kensington, CT, USA

problem #59

Apr 112016

Passat

  • 27,230 miles
Takata recall: Was notified of the recall a few months ago (3-4), have not received a notification of resolution to fix this very dangerous airbag.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #58

Apr 012016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. Have not heard anything since April 2016 on the air bag recall and I am concerned about driving a car with faulty air bags.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #57

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 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.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #56

Feb 102016

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 of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pennington, NJ, USA

problem #55

Jul 022016

Passat

  • miles
I was informed by Volkswagen that my car had been listed as a recall for the airbags defect. I was told that there was no fix for the issue at the present but then received a letter saying I was eligible for an upgrade. When I went to the dealership to inquire, they informed me that I was eligible for the upgrade, trade up but would have to make a downpayment. I was told VW could not replace the airbag without having to replace the entire steering wheel, so they were offering the trade up. But they could not do anything for me without me putting more money down.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #54

Apr 022016

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 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. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Whiteville, NC, USA

problem #53

Aug 042016

Passat

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Volkswagen Passat. While driving approximately 35 mph, the horn was pressed but failed to operate, in addition to other buttons on the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the clock spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V483000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 10/13/16

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

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