really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,650 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 032016


  • miles


Takata recall. Rabbit is unlisted but contains exact equipment as other models. Does this pertain to the vehicle? also. Weight of engine impact struts then to the suspension lineages, arms, etc...thus, affecting the weight of the vehicles from this five-cylinder engine to cause bushings to fail. The equipment was designer original for the four-cylinder models even with turbocharger. The composites of the bushings have sustained a quality degradation to the point of poor synthetics.

- Brookfield, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 102012


  • 20,000 miles
Passenger air bag light comes on continuously after seat is moved to allow passengers in the back seat. The light came on and stayed on. The symbol for air bag (warning light on dash) stays illuminated. The red sensor for passenger air bag on/off stays on off. I have seen in forums many people have this problem after getting it replaced, changed, cleared etc. The airbag light should not be on and the safety of the airbags should not be determined by me moving the seat on a 2dr hatchback to allow additional riders to the back seat. My airbag is currently disabled due to this even though all of the wires are in tact and not damaged.

- Waipahu, HI, USA

problem #2

Oct 202008


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit. While driving 35 mph, the contact rear ended another vehicle and caused $9,000 worth of damage to the entire front end of his vehicle. He smelled the powder coming from the air bags; however, they failed to deploy. The contact was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The contact was transported to the hospital in an ambulance due to his injuries. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 152007

Rabbit 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit. The contact stated that the air bag light has remained illuminated. He has attempted to contact the original owner, but they have yet to return his phone call. He notified the dealer and set up and appointment. The contact stated that when someone is seated, the light illuminates. He referred to the owners manual. The engine size and powertrain were unknown. The current mileage is 4,000 and failure mileage was 600.

- Gary, IN, USA

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