definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat exhaust system problems

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152010

Passat 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


2006 VW Passat. Consumer states vehicle suddenly began making rattling and loud popping noise the consumer stated while leaving work, the vehicle suddenly came to a halt. Even though the vehicle was on, the wheels would not move forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. Upon inspection of the vehicle, the mechanic discovered the right axle had broken. Prior to the axle failing, the catalytic converter had to be replaced which was the cause of a loud noise coming from the engine and it also caused the brake booster pipe to melt, which left the consumer with no brakes.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 292006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the push key becomes stuck and the gears must be shifted in order to correct the failure. Also, the emergency brake failed to operate properly, and the vehicle's interior smelled like rotten eggs. On April 9, 2007 the vehicle was brought to a dealer for a diagnosis. The current mileage was, 10,000 and failure mileage was 9,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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