fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


Windshield craked repeatedly for no apparent reason. Original windshield cracked on the lower left next to passenger side pillar, next windshield cracked almost identically on the driver's side. No evidence of damage caused by stone, etc.

- Towson, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 152005

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle had been to the dealer on numerous occasions for replacement of the windshield. Driver informed the mechanic that this problem was still not resolved at this time. The windshield cracked repeatedly, and was replaced. But, the problem recurred.

- Rockville Centre, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 052004

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2003 Passat (purchased in 8/2002). In the beginning of March 2004, a pebble flew up from the road and put a crack in my windshield. On April 6, 2004, it happened again. I am concerned with the quality of the glass in the windshield. I would think that it should withstand an airborne pebble. My Passat has only has 15000 miles to date. If the car was on the road more often, would it have been subject to more cracks" is there something wrong with the quality of the glass"

- North Merrick, NY, USA

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