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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,820 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.

2015 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 072016


  • 7,260 miles


Recently my 2015 VW Passat stalled while stopped at a red light. Dealer advised that it was giving codes for a malfunctioning air intake absolute pressure sensor. After it was replaced under warranty, the engine continued to run very rough and seemed to be sluggish. On taking it back to the dealer I have been advised that the code for the absolute pressure sensor has reappeared and VW suspects that it is an engine electrical harness problem which is due for replacement. Additionally, the ESC light lit up on the dashboard one evening and stayed on for about an hour and went away after the engine had been turned off for about an hour. Based on other complaints I read, there appears to be a pattern in such malfunctions - either electrical or computer-related. If the car were to stall or go out of control in full traffic, it could lead to a potentially life-threatening situation.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 302015


  • 380 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the vehicle veered to the right without warning at 25 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they diagnosed that the vehicle alignment was not proper. The vehicle was repaired however the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 380.

- Laredo, TX, USA

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