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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 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.

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012008


  • 1,000 miles


The engine loss power not only when you stop but when running too. It happens in a intermitent time. If you need more power in a specific time and push for more gasoline the engine goes down for a period of 4 to 6 seconds. It has a noise in the rear like when the exhaust pipe are loose. All this issues had been reported at the service department at euroclass Volkswagen dealer in puerto rico and they dont finf anithing. Regarding the noise in the rear they changed a few parts of the suspension and sock adsorvers but the noise is there.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

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