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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,300 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

problem #2

Oct 212016


  • 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 #1

Nov 252015


  • 10,000 miles
Takata inflators, airbag inflated on it's own while turning left into a parking lot and caused my wife to loose control and hit a stationary object-sign pole causing major damage ($8,000) to this vehicle. Vehicle in repair facility for almost 2 months awaiting replacement airbag and seatbelt part from VW. Airbag inflated and seatbelt locked up on passenger side.

- Loudonville, NY, USA

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