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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182016


  • 6,000 miles


Today, I have a big problem with my Passat, I arrived to my office this morning, and I was calling by phone with other, before close the door of my car, and I forgot to push the bottom to switch off the engine, all day I was working in my office, and after I left from my company, and back at home, the car was without gas, because all this time was on all this time, I can believe that the car alarm system never switch off the engine. I have a big complain of this one, and I would like to return my car to VW, they never told me in VW dealer that take care with this situation. I lost my time this Friday because I had to call emergency help to fill fuel and lost my flight for vacation. I don't want to keep my Passat and I prefer to change for other brand.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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