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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,333 miles

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2015 Volkswagen Passat seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 092016


  • miles


As reported by takata: In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, which may result in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants

- Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 132016


  • 13,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Passat. While in park with the emergency brake engaged, the vehicle rolled away in reverse and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was not filed. There were no passengers in the vehicle when the failure occurred. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 202015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Volkswagen Passat. While driving at a low speed, the driver side air bag deployed inadvertently. As a result, the vehicle spun and the contact crashed into a tree. The contact was unconscious at the scene and was unable to identify the injuries sustained. The contact required medical attention. The contact was unsure if a police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an auto body repair center. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Coconut Creek , FL, USA

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