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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,300 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.

2016 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 152015


  • 4,300 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the power steering and the power brakes suddenly malfunctioned and the driver was unable to immediately steer or stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the camshaft. The vehicle later experienced the same failure and the dealer replaced the vacuum pump. No further information was available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 4,300.

- Douglasville, FL, USA

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