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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,822 miles

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2014 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

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

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

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

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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

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

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

problem #109

Nov 042016

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 needed to repair the vehicle 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.

- Henryville, PA, USA

problem #108

Apr 222016

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

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #107

Nov 032016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall - defective air bag inflator still in vehicle 2.5 years after purchase. Puts at risk lives of driver and passengers. Immediate replacement needed.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #106

Oct 252016

Passat

  • 14 miles
Was not aware of my vehicle VIN recall till I read on news about Volkswagen, then I checked my VIN online and noticed it was due for recall I M shocked that I am unaware and driving unsafe with my family.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #105

Nov 022016

Passat

  • miles
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 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.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #104

Feb 102016

Passat

  • 0 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.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #103

Oct 292016

Passat

  • miles
Volkswagen did not issue a rental car to me. I have no alternate transportation. I also live in a humid environment where the driver's side airbag is more of a risk.

- Conroe, TX, USA

problem #102

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall - recall was issued in February 2016. It is now October 2016 and VW has not release appropriate solutions to this recall. I am extremely concerned for my safety and I would like VW to issue notices for a proper airbag recall solution in a quick manner. Consumers should not have to wait for an excess of 8 months for a viable solution.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #101

Feb 092016

Passat

  • miles
Takata recall. I am a very concerned husband of a wife who drives a car affected by the takata inflator recall. Volkswagen ag is taking an unacceptable amount of time fixing the recall of an item that clearly is a life/death risk. I am disgusted by Volkswagen's lack of urgency with the issue. I want to know what my options are as the little consumer who spent hard-earned money to buy from a multi-billion dollar corporation.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #100

Oct 252016

Passat

  • 40,000 miles
Takata recall - the recall was started in Feb/March of 2016, and VW still does not have a solution for me to replace the dangerous airbags. I need my airbags recall completed in a more timely manner.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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