really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,118 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 312009


  • 66,124 miles


I bought my car with 65000 miles on it. Owned it for month and a half, then the piece connected to the catalytic converter, clamp and gasket broke. I had to have my car towed and they repaired this because of the federal law stating it was covered up to 80,000 miles or 8 years. While it was at VW being repaired they checked for any other problems and informed me that my high pressure fuel pump lobe and follower were also in need of repair soon. And began telling me VW of America has admitted that the camshaft lobe (and high pressure fuel pump lobe) was a manufacturer defect, but the bulletin was only issued to the dealership (not the public). This also affects the evap system. I do not understand how a company can know of a manufacturer defect and not have a recall on a car? the warranty specialist suggested that I call VW customer care, but they did not show any concern... what has to be done to get a recall on this specific issue because I am not the only one who has this issue.

- Section, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 112008


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the fuel model or fuel pump failed at least three times on her vehicle. The dealer has informed her to stop bringing the vehicle in for repair. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle shut off in the middle of the road. The power steering and brakes became inoperable. The contact could not maintain control of the vehicle and had to push it out of the lane and onto the shoulder. There is never any warning before the failure occurs. The failure mileage was 63,000.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 282007


  • 12,230 miles
I own a 2006 VW Passat, and I had an accident in the parking lot, at 5 miles/hour. My Passat would not stop in the parking spot, it went slowly forward, hit the light poll on the left side, then it went head on to the car parked in front of the spot I chose to park. It hit this car and it pushed the car for 8 feet before my Passat stopped. It all happened at very low speed so I could have the time to see my foot being on the right pedal, on the brake, and I kept pumping the brake, but the car wouldn't stop. And all this was caused by a failed fuel pump. So it seems that VW did not fix it's older problem, they had a recall for the 2003 Passat. The problem persists in the newer models, too.

- Temecula, CA, USA

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