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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Rabbit fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Volkswagen Rabbit Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042013


  • miles


My car is a 2006 and after one of my fuel ups with the wife we smelled gas, thought it was nothing maybe some gas on my had or something. During the week we still got smells of gas off and on, well the smell was so strong that my wife was getting headaches from it. I looked under the car to see for fuel leak, around the gas tank but nothing. I went online and found NHTSA campaign id number: 10V621000 which stated, "Rabbit vehicles may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that may chafe against an underhood fuel supply line." So I looked under the hood and found exactly where it was as stated above, only my car is a 2006 and not "model year 2007-2009 Rabbit vehicles equipped with 2.5L engines" so it is a 175 dollar cost to me. There could have been a fire with my wife in the car as she is the main driver of that car, good thing I do not have kids yet.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 052007

Rabbit 5-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
2006 VW Rabbit, 2.5L, 5 cyl. Has been stalling intermittently while idling, over and over again since buying this car brand new in 2006. I prefer not to give my VIN # for confidentiality reasons. I have read numerous posts on forums online, including VW employees who own the car and claim VW of America is pretending like they don't know of such an issue when it has occurred many times. My car has been to the dealer many times and they say its fine, well I don't think it is and I have 2 little kids that ride in this car on a daily basis.

- Mastic, NY, USA

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