fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Passat accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 112006

Passat Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


: the contact stated while the vehicle was parked outside in rainy weather, water entered the vehicle through the weather stripping along the sunroof and leaked onto the floor board. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection who determined the drain line along the sunroof was clogged with debris and needed to be cleaned out. The manufacturer was alerted.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 302005

Passat 4-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The motorized sunroof on my 2005 VW Passat pulls the interior sunshade open with it when it is opened electrically. While the sunroof itself has an anti pinch feature, the sunshade handles/vents represent a pinch point as the sunroof opens. The handles/vents are hard edged plastic that have the potential to mangle a fingertip. I do not know whether the anti pinch system operates in the "open" direction of motion, but seems not to be active (based on my bruised finger)

- Holland, MI, USA

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