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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,325 miles

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2015 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 052016


  • 15,000 miles


I got a recall notice regarding the cam issue with this vehicle. They are tell me the fix is to change the software in the ECM. However doing so will change the timing on my car which will affect the performance, gas mileage and emission that my pzev car puts out. VW refuses to give me a straight answer on what they are changing. I believe that said changes will cause my vechile to pollute more and get worse mileage as they must be adjusting the timing to change the amount of vacuum the cam shaft makes.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 202016


  • miles
With no warning car would not brake. Brake was stiff and would not go down, emergency brake had to be used which could of caused the car to spin out. This car was serviced for the matter at hand. This situation should never had happened it was hazardous, life threating, and a total safety fail. My family and I were at risk because of this!

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 292015


  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Passat. While driving at approximately 70 mph, the fuel gauge provided inaccurate reading levels. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 6,000.

- Belton, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 152015


  • 4,300 miles
Vehicle lost power and stopped. Would not restart. Miller oil co. Tested fuel in tank with no issue. VW of America tested fuel in car and found lubricity wear diameter scaring of 557 micro meters 37 micro meters out of spec. $10K to replace fuel system.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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