hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,700 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Passat windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 282012

Passat 4-cyl

  • 43,400 miles


On 1/28 12:30pm, after around 5 minutes after driving outside my garage onto highway wa-202, the windows turn very steamy. In the next 10 minutes, we tried hot, air, and ac. Recycled and not. It just became worse and warm steam comes out of vents and completely blocks seeing into front. And my wife on the passenger side and young daughters from the car seat in the back see steam all around and cannot see through windows either. This damage almost turns into a disaster accident for my entire family on the state high way. My Passat gls has been carefully maintained and protected in the full gated garage. Never water damage with it. We are genuinely looking forward a fair solution or treatment from VW. Please feel free to contact us for any document you want.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092008


  • 60,000 miles
My luggage compartment light kept chiming in my car even though the door was shut. I recently took my VW Passat to a dealer and was told the windshield wiper motor needs to be replaced at a $400 cost. The wiper motor that broke, was leaking fluid into the lock, which I had to replace 2 months prior to this incident. I noticed recalls for the same part in newer models. My car only has 60,000 miles on it.

- Maple City, MI, USA

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