2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT VIN: 1VWAT7A34HC056768

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Damage
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Title
Salvage

VIN 1VWAT7A34HC056768 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Passat

Model Year

2017

Plant City

CHATTANOOGA

Series

1.8 TSI S

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

TENNESSEE

Base Price ($)

22440

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Wheel Base (inches) From

110.4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Number of Wheels

4

Wheel Size Front (inches)

16

Wheel Size Rear (inches)

16

Steering Location

Left-Hand Drive (LHD)

Number of Seats

5

Number of Seat Rows

2

Transmission Style

Automatic

Transmission Speeds

6

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

Axles

2

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1800.0

Displacement (CI)

109.84273937051

Displacement (L)

1.8

Engine Power (kW)

126.7690

Engine Brake (hp) From

170

Other Engine Info

Gasoline(50-st);Emissions Certification Test Group:HVGAV02.0VPD Federal/California Emission Standard:IntT3 Bin 30/LEVII PZEV

Top Speed (MPH)

130

Engine Manufacturer

VW

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Advanced Front Airbags

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Standard

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Standard

Traction Control

Standard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Auto-Reverse System for Windows and Sunroofs

Standard

Keyless Ignition

Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Optional

Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

Standard

Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Optional

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Standard

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Optional

Lane Keeping Assistance (LKA)

Optional

Backup Camera

Standard

Parking Assist

Optional

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

Dynamic Brake Support (DBS)

Standard

Daytime Running Light (DRL)

Optional

Semiautomatic Headlamp Beam Switching

Standard

2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
10.7%

2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Standard

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1VWAT7A34HC056768

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180612
Consumer Location: MURRIETA, CA
VIN: 1VWAT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

REAR BACKUP CAMERA IS USELESS WHEN IT'S RAINING, CAN'T SEE ANYTHING DUE TO THE WATER THAT COLLECTS ON THE REAR CAMERA. CAR IS NOT IN MOTION, IN A PARKING LOT

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

August 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11074194
Consumer Location: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
VIN: 1VWAT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

THE WINDSHIELD, IN RAINING OCCURRENCES, IS COVERED WITH A WHITE THICK COATING AND MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE TO DRIVE, PUTTING LIVES IN PERIL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BACK OVER PREVENTION

July 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11012599
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: 1VWAT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT LEASES A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE, THE REAR BACKUP CAMERA FAILED TO DISPLAY ON THE MONITOR. THE REARVIEW CAMERA SYSTEM WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ESSERMAN INTERNATIONAL (LOCATED ON 10455 NW 12TH ST, MIAMI, FL 33172) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED AN ELECTRICAL FAILURE. THE BACKUP CAMERA WAS REPLACED AND THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE CASE WAS BEING REVIEWED AND AN UPDATE WOULD BE PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 4, 2017. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000. UPDATED 09/22/17*LJ *TR

Components: LANE DEPARTURE

June 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420208
Consumer Location: TUSCALOOSA, AL
VIN: 1VWCT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

On starting the vehicle for the first time of the day, console display indicated Lane Assist was disabled. It was necessary to access the menu system and re-enable Lane Assist. Lane Assist was enabled when the vehicle was parked the previous day. Lane Assist has many times somehow become disabled and cleared on the menu system while the car was parked overnight. The problem and others have been reported to Volkswagen several times. After lengthy service visits since 2019, Volkswagen have been unable to correct or explain the faults. Volkswagen insist no error codes have been recorded in the system. All thing considered, the ongoing absence of error codes may be yet another fault.

Components: LANE DEPARTURE

June 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419843
Consumer Location: TUSCALOOSA, AL
VIN: 1VWCT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

While driving at approximately 10 MPH, the message "Lane Assist Currently Not Available" was displayed and Lane Assist deselected in the system menu. Later, while parked, I re-enabled Lane Assist using the menu system. This problem, along with others, has been ongoing since 2019. Since 2019, Volkswagen have been unable or unwilling to correct any of the problems experienced with the vehicle.

Components: LANE DEPARTURE

May 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418180
Consumer Location: TUSCALOOSA, AL
VIN: 1VWCT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

While stopped at an intersection with no moving traffic, the Park Assist enabled itself warning extreme proximity to something on the left side of the vehicle. As with other faults, the Park Assist faults have occurred numerous times since 2019. The Lane Assist system unexpectedly disabled itself while driving less than five MPH on a slightly inclined driveway.

Components: LANE DEPARTURE BACK OVER PREVENTION FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

December 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11417838
Consumer Location: TUSCALOOSA, AL
VIN: 1VWCT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

The emergency breaking incident first occurred on 8 December 2019 as I was entering the parking lot for my apartment complex. There were no obstacles. The second occurrence was reported to the NHTSA on 5 May 2021. The tracking number for the issue is 11415338. The vehicle has exhibited multiple faults with its electronics, including emergency breaking enabling for no apparent reason, lane assist randomly disabling itself (including driving and overnight while parked), parking sensors alerting extreme proximity when nothing it near the vehicle, Infotainment system (failed to move from VW display, locked up, failed to display rear camera with vehicle in reverse and other failures), the rear camera has failed to display and displayed a image "rolling" vertically, wing mirrors have failed to extend or extend after considerable delay, and other issues. All of these issues have been reported to Volkswagen and service has reported no problems. Additional information, photos, and video are available.

Components: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

February 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416643
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 1VWBT7A30HC****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2017 VW PASSAT SE. FRONT ASSIST BREAKS OR GETS READY TO BREAK (SHOWS THE BIG CAR SYMBOL ON DASHBOARD AND BEEPS) IN BAD WEATHER LIKE WHILE IT IS RAINY AND THERE ARE NO CARS AROUND ME. IT ALSO HAPPENED A FEW TIMES DURING SUNNY WEATHER. THE CAR SLAMMED THE BREAKS FOR NO REASON. THERE WAS NO CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I WAS GOING LIKE 40-45 MPH. I AM SUPER SCARED IT WILL BRAKE ONE DAY WHEN I AM GOING WITH 60+ ON THE HIGHWAY AND CAUSE A CRASH. A SAFETY SYSTEM THAT IS PURPOSE TO REDUCE THE ACCIDENT RISK OR IMPACT OF A CRASH SHOULD NOT BEHAVE DANGEROUSLY AND BECOME A POTATIAL ACCIDENT CAUSE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER LANE DEPARTURE FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

April 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415338
Consumer Location: TUSCALOOSA, AL
VIN: 1VWCT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSAT AUTONOMOUS BRAKING SYSTEM ENGAGED WHILE DRIVING ON A DIVIDED FOUR-LANE STREET WITH NO TRAFFIC OR OBSTRUCTIONS. LANE ASSIST HAS REPEATEDLY DISABLED ITSELF. PARK ASSIST SENSORS HAVE REPEATEDLY DETECTED OBJECTS EXTREMELY CLOSE WHEN NOTHING IS PRESENT. THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS OTHER SYSTEM FAILURES. IN 2019, I FIRST REPORTED THE ISSUES TO A VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE CENTER FOR REPAIR. SINCE THAT TIME, THE VEHICLE HAS SPENT WEEKS IN SERVICE WITH VOLKSWAGEN INVOLVEMENT, WITH A REPORT OF NO ERRORS FOUND. THE FAULTS HAVE CONTINUED, SEEMINGLY AT RANDOM, SINCE 2019. I HAVE SUPPLIED VOLKSWAGEN WITH NOTES, PHOTOS, AND VIDEOS OF THE FAILURES VOLKSWAGEN NOT STATE THEY CANNOT ACCEPT PHOTO OR VIDEO DOCUMENTATION, NOT WILL THEY PAY FOR ANY REPAIR EVEN THOUGH THE VEHICLE WAS UNDER WARRANTY UNTIL AUGUST 2020 AND NOT REPAIRED. I HAVE A LOT OF PHOTOS AND VIDEOS, AS WELL AS NOTES THAT I WOULD BE PLEASED TO FORWARD TO YOU.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

March 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414854
Consumer Location: PALM CITY, FL
VIN: 1VWGT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

RATTLE NOISES WHILE DRIVING ON ASPHALT ROADS FROM REAR OF VEHICLE UNDERNEATH CAR AND/OR FRONT. LOOSE BOLTS OR MISSING WELDS MAYBE. DEALER REPLACE FRONT SWAY BAR AND PROBLEM DID NOT GO AWAY SO WALLAS VOLKSWAGEN PUT THE ORIGINAL OEM PART BACK ON LAST MONTH AND DID NOT CHARGE US FOR THE SERVICE. THEY TOLD US IT'S UNKNOWN WHY THE RATTLING CONTINUED.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

August 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11413863
Consumer Location: JEFFERSON, GA
VIN: 1VWDT7A30HC****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR SHAKES AND BRAKES ARE REALLY TOUCHY DUE TO THE FORWARD ASSIST

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

March 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407999
Consumer Location: CARLSBAD, NM
VIN: 1VWAT7A31HC****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER AIRBAG LIGHT WENT ON, THE WHOLE STEERING WHEEL CONTROL STOPPED WORKING AS SOON AS THIS LIGHT WENT ON. THE AGENCY ADVICES US THAT THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH THIS VEHICLE. THAT THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS SAME ISSUE FOR THE CLOCK COIL I BELIEVE HE CALLED IT, AND I WANT TO VERIFY WHY MY VEHICLE IS EXPERIENCING THIS SAME ISSUE AND IS NOT ONE OF THE RECALLED MODELS? HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THAT ONLY CERTAIN MODELS WHERE AFFECTED, THIS YOU USE DIFFERENT COILS FOR DIFFERENT VEHICLES?

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404095
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
VIN: 1VWBT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

ALL THREE SENSORS CAME ON AT THE SAME TIME. AFTER HAVING THEM CHECKED, NO ISSUE WAS FOUND AND CODES WERE RESET. A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER, ALL THREE SENSORS SHOWED UP AGAIN. ALL OF THIS OCCURRED WHILE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THEN AGAIN IN MOTION.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

January 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390094
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, TN
VIN: 1VWCT7A36HC****

Summary of Complaint

ON 1/12/21 WHILE TURNING INTO A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT I HEARD CLICKING IN THE STEERING COLUMN AND THEN THE AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON AND ERROR CODES ACROSS THE DIGITAL SCREEN AND A CLOCK EMBLEM SIGNAL CAME ON. PULLED OVER AND LOOKED AT MY MANUAL. DROVE ON HOME AND DID RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT THE CLOCK SPRING IS A MAJOR ISSUE WITH VWS. I WENT BACK OUT TO TEST THE STEERING COLUMN AND SURE ENOUGH THE HORN AND ALL CONTROLS ON THE COLUMN DID NOT WORK. CALLED THE LOCAL VW DEALER THE NEXT DAY. THEY SAID THERE WAS A RECALL ON THIS 2017 PASSAT SEL MODEL. THEY REPLACED 6 DAYS LATER.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE WHEELS

December 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385567
Consumer Location: JUPITER, FL
VIN: 1VWDT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

THIS PAST SUNDAY, MY SON WAS DRIVING ON 95 AND THE DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT WHEEL EXPLODED OFF THE CAR WHILE DRIVING. HE DID NOT HIT ANYTHING, NOR DID HE GET A FLAT TIRE. THE METAL HOLDING THE TIRE LITERALLY BROKE, THE WHEEL CAME OFF THE CAR CAUSING THE CAR TO DROP ON THE FRONT AXLE WHILE HE WAS DOING 65 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384579
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1VWGT7A36HC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE BRAKE ASSISTANCE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE BRAKING SYSTEM ENGAGED INDEPENDENTLY AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. THERE WERE NO OBJECTS IN FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT VEER TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD, TURN THE VEHICLE OFF AND BACK AND THE VEHICLE RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JIM ELLIS VOLKSWAGEN ATLANTA (5901 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BLVD, CHAMBLEE, GA 30341, (770) 458-6811) TO BE DIAGNOSED HOWEVER, THE TECHNICIAN PROVIDED NO INFORMATION TO THE CONTACT. THE VEHICLE REMAINED AT THE DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 35,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

December 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11383621
Consumer Location: EVANSVILLE, IN
VIN: 1VWAT7A30HC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING TO WORK AND GETTING READY TO GET ON THE INTERSTATE, A CAUTION LIGHT AND ALERT TONE SUDDENLY CAME ON. DISPLAY READ "FRONT ASSIST: NO SENSOR VIEW." NOTHING ELSE HAPPENED AND THE ALERT TURNED OFF AFTER A FEW MILES. THIS IS THE SYSTEM THAT AUTOMATICALLY APPLIES THE BRAKES IF IT SENSES A POSSIBLE COLLISION. IF THIS SYSTEM WAS TO FAIL, THE BRAKES COULD AUTOMATICALLY APPLY WHILE TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH POSSIBLE DISASTROUS RESULTS. MANY VW OWNERS HAVE COMPLAINED AND HAD THE SAME ISSUE. THERE IS CURRENTLY A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST VW (DACK, ET AL., V. VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC., ET AL.) FOR THIS ISSUE AND VOLKSWAGEN'S FAILURE TO ADMIT THERE IS AN ISSUE OR ADDRESS IT.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

December 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11378090
Consumer Location: CONROE, TX
VIN: 1VWDT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TURNING THE WHEEL WHILE DRIVING, I HEARD A CLICKING SOUND FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. THEN THE AIRBAG LIGHT TURNED ON. NOW MY HORN DOES NOT WORK OR ANY OF THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL. I KNOW THIS IS THE CLOCK SPRING MALFUNCTION, WITH THE TAKATA AIRBAG MALFUNCTION THAT HAPPENED WITH THE 2015 PASSATS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373592
Consumer Location: TISKILWA, IL
VIN: 1VWCT7A30HC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A RURAL ROAD AT ABOUT 50 MPH A LOUD POP WAS HEARD AND THEN THE SUNROOF SHATTERED WITH GLASS FALLING INTO THE FRONT SEAT OF THE CAR. THE SUNROOF COVER WAS OPENED AT THE TIME.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11362712
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, MO
VIN: 1VWDT7A37HC****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKES HAVE SQUEALED SINCE AI HAVE LEASED THE VEHICLE EW IN 2017. I HAVE HAD THEM LOOKED AT SEVERAL TIME BY A VW SHOP AND THEY HAVE SAID IT IS NORMAL.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

August 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11348868
Consumer Location: TEMECULA, CA
VIN: 1VWDT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG LIGHT ON FOR DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG, HORN WILL NOT WORK, CRINKLE SOUND WHEN TURNING STEERING WHEEL. NO POWER TO STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11327524
Consumer Location: DAYTON, OH
VIN: 1VWGT7A32HC****

Summary of Complaint

PARK DISTANCE CONTROL WITH NO VEHICLES CLOSE WILL AUTOMATICALLY OPERATE, THIS THEN LEADS TO THE AUTOMATIC BRAKING SYSTEM WANTING TO STOP THE CAR. THIS BOTHERS ME AT 70MPH WITH NO CARS WITHIN 500 FEET. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11311833
Consumer Location: CAPE CORAL, FL
VIN: 1VWGT7A36HC****

Summary of Complaint

MULTIPLE DASHBOARD LIGHTS INDICATING ERRORS IN THE VEHICLE

Components: SEATS

January 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11301123
Consumer Location: OLNEY, MD
VIN: 1VWBT7A36HC****

Summary of Complaint

MALFUNCTIONING DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT HEATER, BURNING HOLE IN SEAT

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280020
Consumer Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
VIN: 1VWBT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, I TURNED ON MY SEAT HEATER. IT NEVER CAME ON UPON EXITING THE VEHICLE I GRABBED MY PURSE WHICH WAS ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. IT WAS HOT. THE SEAT HEATERS ARE CROSSED.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268081
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1VWAT7A38HC****

Summary of Complaint

THE AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB) 'FEATURE' IN MY 2017 VW PASSAT ENGAGED THIS MORNING AT APROX 10:30AM MST, WHEN ACCELERATING ONTO AN EMPTY STREET, AFTER TURNING WESTBOUND ONTO 8TH AVENUE, FROM NORTHBOUND COLORADO BOULEVARD IN DENVER, COLORADO. BASED ON THE TIME OF DAY, THERE'S NO WAY SUNLIGHT COULD BE A FACTOR AS I WAS HEADED WEST AND IT WAS WELL BEFORE NOON. THE CAR PASSENGERS AND I WERE ALL VERY STARTLED BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHTING UP AND THE BRAKES AUTOMATICALLY ENGAGING SO SUDDENLY AND SEVERELY, WITH NO ROAD OBSTRUCTIONS. THIS IS THE SECOND OCCURRENCE OF THE AEB FEATURE ENGAGING FOR NO APPARENT REASON, I DON'T RECALL THE FIRST TIME SPECIFICS, OTHER THAN THE SUN WAS BEHIND THE VEHICLE (IT WAS AFTER 4PM, AND I WAS HEADED EASTBOUND) I HAVE ZERO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH MY VEHICLE AND THE AEB FEATURE ENGAGING WITHOUT ANY VISIBLE ROAD OBSTRUCTIONS THIS AND THE PREVIOUS TIME. NOTE, HE BRAKE PEDAL WAS NOT DEPRESSED/ENGAGED DURING EITHER OCCURRENCE. ALSO NOTE, THE AEB FEATURE HAS ENGAGED PREVIOUSLY, ACCURATELY, APPARENTLY AND REASONABLY FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11267349
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: 1VWBT7A37HC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY ON 10/8/2019 AND AT APPROXIMATELY 3:05PM I HEARD A LOUD GLASS EXPLOSION ABOVE ME. ONCE I ARRIVED AT MY DESTINATION, I OBSERVED THAT MY SUNROOF HAD SHATTERED. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF ANYTHING HITTING THE SUN ROOF.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11234135
Consumer Location: EVANSVILLE, IN
VIN: 1VWBT7A3XHC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE HEADLIGHTS DID NOT ILLUMINATE BRIGHT ENOUGH. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT DROVE OVER DEBRIS FROM A CHAIR ON THE ROAD. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHEN THE CONTACT DROVE OVER TIRE DEBRIS THAT WAS ABANDONED ON THE ROAD. THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED AND WAS TAKEN TO D-PATRICK VOLKSWAGEN (812-473-6500, LOCATED AT 200 N GREEN RIVER RD, EVANSVILLE, IN 47715) FOR REPAIRS. THE CONTACT LATER RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V389000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE SAME DEALER WAS CALLED AND AN APPOINTMENT WAS SCHEDULE TO REPAIR THE DAMAGE FROM THE SECOND FAILURE AS WELL AS THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 11,000.

Components: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

July 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11233182
Consumer Location: TRENTON, FL
VIN: 1VWAT7A38HC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH WITH NO OTHER VEHICLES CLOSE TO THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE, THE AUTONOMOUS BRAKING SYSTEM ENGAGED AND THE VEHICLE BRAKED SUDDENLY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,090.

Components: WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

May 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206810
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: 1VWBT7A33HC****

Summary of Complaint

EVER SINCE WE PURCHASED OUR PASSAT WE NOTICED ISSUES WITH ALIGNMENT AND UNEVEN BRAKING. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE WITH THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY VOLKSWAGEN IN ALBUQUERQUE, WE LEARNED THAT OUR VEHICLE WOULD NEED THE ROTORS AND BRAKE PADS REPLACED AFTER 40,000 MILES. THE ROTORS WERE WARPED AND THE FRONT LEFT PAD WAS DOWN TO 1MM, WHILE THE FRONT RIGHT STILL HAD 4MM LEFT. WE WERE TOLD BY THE SERVICE CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE THAT VOLKSWAGEN USES A SOFTER METAL ON THE FRONT ROTORS SO IF THEY WERE VERY HOT AND THEN EXPOSED TO COLD WATER (LIKE GOING THROUGH A CARWASH) THEN THE ROTORS COULD GET WARPED. WE BELIEVE OUR VEHICLE ISSUE INVOLVED CALIPER BRACKET BOLT TIGHTNESS AND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN RECALL #46H6.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191463
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE FRONT BRAKES MADE A LOUD ABNORMAL NOISE. SHEEHY VOLKSWAGEN OF SPRINGFIELD (6601 BACKLICK RD, SPRINGFIELD, VA 22150, (703) 544-2973) DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185546
Consumer Location: STAFFORD, VA
VIN: 1VWDT7A38HC****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT BRAKES HAVE BEEN SQUEAKING FOR OVER A YEAR. EVERYTHING I WENT TO THE VOLKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP, THEY WOULD SAY MOISTURE BUILD UP WAS THE ISSUE. I TOLD THEM I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE I PARKED MY CAR IN A GARAGE. ADDITIONALLY, I HAVE HEARD OTHER NEWER VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SQUEAK TOO SO IT HAS TO BE AN ISSUE BUT THEY NOT RECALLING EVERY CAR. FURTHERMORE, I JUST LEARNED THAT MY RIGHT FRONT BRAKE CALIPER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED ALONG WITH MY BRAKES AND PAD. NOW, I ASKED THEM WHAT THE ISSUE WAS AND THEY SAID THE CALIPER ISN'T OPENING WHICH I LOOKED UP COULD BE A CAUSE OF LEAKING BRAKE FLUID. I'M NOT SURE IF VOLKSWAGEN ACTUALLY RECALLED EVERY SINGLE CAR FROM 2017 THAT WAS AFFECTED BY THE FLUID LEAK. THE REPAIR MAN EVEN AT THE PLACE SAID THAT MY ISSUE UNUSUAL BECAUSE I ONLY HAD THE CAR FOR 2 YEARS. I CALLED OTHER VOLKSWAGEN SERVICES AND THEY WERE SURPRISED AS WELL. MOST OF THEM SAID ONLY 1 CALIPER THAT'S WEIRD. THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT I BELIEVE IS MORE PROMINENT THAN THE APPROPRIATE 1000 CARS OUT OF 60K OR MORE THEY SOLD IN THE US. I DON'T BELIEVE THEY USE ONE SUPPLIER/MANUFACTURER FOR AN APPROPRIATE 1000 CARS IN US. PEOPLE ARE SPENDING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO REPAIR A VEHICLE THAT VOLKSWAGEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR. MY BRAKE CALIPER COULD HAVE LOCKED UP AT ANY MOMENT AND I COULD HAVE HARMED SOMEONE OR MYSELF.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11171540
Consumer Location: MOBILE, AL
VIN: 1VWDT7A3XHC****

Summary of Complaint

BLINDSPOT MONITORING SYSTEM ON LEFT SIDE OF CAR INTERMITTENT, CAPTURED INCIDENT ON VIDEO. WENT TO DEALER THREE TIMES FOR REPAIR, PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS. DEALER FALSIFIED REPAIR DOCUMENTATION ON ALL VISITS AND ADMITTED THE CAR WAS NOT TEST DRIVEN AS STATED ON THE INVOICE OF THE FIRST TWO VISITS. SENT DEMAND LETTER REQUESTING PERMANENT REPAIR TO VOLKSWAGEN, IT WAS RECEIVED ON 2JAN, RECEIVED NO REPLY. VOLKSWAGEN CORPORATE WILL NOT RETURN PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS. CAR IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND AFTER THIS SYSTEM ALMOST CAUSED A HIGH SPEED ACCIDENT ON 6JAN I REFUSE TO DRIVE IT. I HAVE ALL OF MY DOCUMENTATION AND COMMUNICATION WITH VOLKSWAGEN CORPORATE, IT IS WAY TOO MUCH TO ATTACH TO THIS COMPLAINT. THE DEALER, GULF COAST AUTO GROUP, FALSIFIED DOCUMENTS AND MADE NO EFFORT TO FIX A SAFETY RELATED SYSTEM AND VOLKSWAGEN CORPORATE HAS SENT ME PAPERWORK OFFERING TO BUY THE CAR BACK BUT WILL NOT RESPOND AFTER SENDING ME THE BUYBACK PAPERWORK. THIS 'BUYBACK' OF THE CAR IS AN ATTEMPT BY VOLKSWAGEN CORPORATE TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THEIR DEALER CONTINUALLY JEOPARDIZED MY SAFETY. AND AFTER SENDING THE BUYBACK PAPERWORK THEY WILL NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS. I HAVE BEEN WITHOUT MY CAR SINCE 6JAN, AND IT WILL NOT BE DRIVEN BY ME EVER AGAIN. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF SOMEONE WOULD CONTACT ME REGARDING THIS MATTER SO I CAN SEND ALL OF MY DETAILED DOCUMENTATION FOR YOUR REVIEW.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11165864
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: 1VWBT7A38HC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN COMING OF THE FREEWAY TO AN EXIT TO THE RIGHT I WAS ALREADY SLOWING DOWN THERE WAS A VEHICLE PARKED IN FRONT OF ME ABOUT 1 CAR LENGTHS AWAY, IT WAS WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO MERGE OFF THE EXIT RAMP.I WAS ALREADY SLOWING DOWN AND I HAD THE BRAKES PRESSED, MY CAR WAS SLOWING DOWN BUT IT WASN'T STOPPING AND I PRESSED HARDER BUT IT DIDN'T STOP. THEN I HIT THE OTHER CAR MY VEHICLE STOPPED AFTER THE HIT BUT AS SOON AS THE OTHER VEHICLE MOVED FORWARD TO PULL TO SIDE MY CAR HIT IT AGAIN AND MY FOOT WAS STILL ON THE BRAKE, I PULLED MY E BRAKE AND MY CAR STOPPED. I REPORTED THE ISSUE TO MY INSURANCE COMPANY AND THE DEALERSHIP BECAUSE IT IS NOT NORMAL FOR A BRAND NEW CAR AFTER 6 MO THA OF PURCHASE TO DO THAT, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT HAD THE COLLISION BRAKING THING WERE THE CAR BRAKES FOR YOU IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE TO ANOTHER CAR. FIRST THE BODY WORK REPAIRS WERE DONE ON MY CAR THEN MY CAR WAS TOWED TO THE NEAREST DEALERSHIP WERE THEY SAID THEY WOULD TAKE MY CAR PART TO SEE WHAT THE ISSUE WAS AND I WOULD BE CALLED WHEN THEY FOUND OUT WHAT WAS WRONG, I WAS CALLED AND TOLD MY CAR IS FIXED NOW AND IT IS READY FOR PICK UP. I CALLED THE CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE WHICH THEN DIRECTED ME TO THE REGIONAL MANAGER WHO TOLD ME THE REASON MY CAR DIDN'T STOP IS BECAUSE I HAVE TWO FLOOR MATS AND ONE SLIPPED AND BLOCKED MY PEDAL, WHICH WAS CLEARLY NOT THE REASON. I WAS TIRED OF GETTING RIDICULOUS ANSWERS AND SURPRISING RIGHT AFTER ALL THIS HAPPENED MY ANTI COLLISION BRAKING SYSTEM STARTS WORKING BUT NOT DURING ANY COLLISIONS BUT JUST REGULAR DRIVING. I COMPLAINED ABOUT HAT AND MY BRAKES AGAIN JUST RECENTLY AND I WA STOLE THAT MY BRAKE PADS ARE WORN OUT AND ROTORS AS WELL AND MY TIRES. I BOUGHT THE CAR BRAND NEW 2017 AND IT ONLY HAS 28,000 MILES ON IT. I DON'T EVEN DRIVE IT CRAZY OR HARSH. I HAD TO GET MY BRAKE PADS REPLACED AND ROTORS.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11161393
Consumer Location: WESTON, FL
VIN: 1VWDT7A32HC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL BANGING SOUND COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STARTED TO SPIN OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO A RETAINING WALL. THE VEHICLE SPUN BACK OUT INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO RICK CASE VOLKSWAGEN (LOCATED AT 3520 WESTON RD, WESTON, FL 33331, (954) 945-9367) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUSPENSION SPRING DETACHED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 53,000. *TT*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11144847
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: 1VWBT7A30HC****

Summary of Complaint

ACCESS START MODULE FAILED. CAR REFUSED TO DETECT KEY FOB AND DASHBOARD WAS OFF WHEN ENTERING VEHICLE. COULD NOT PRESS ON BRAKE TO PUSH START IGNITION. CAR BATTERY WAS AT FULL 12-12 VDC. CHECKED FUSES AND NOTHING WAS BLOWN. HAD VEHICLE TOWED TO DEALER TO CHECK UP. TECHNICIAN WAS ABLE TO RESET ACCESS START MODULE BY DISCONNECTING BATTERY FOR 15 MINUTES. DEALER REPLACED FUEL RELAY FUSE AND ACCESS START MODULE. VEHICLE WAS DOWN FOR 4 DAYS. NEW MODULE HAD TO BE RE-PROGRAMMED FOR AT LEAST A DAY AND NEEDED ALL KEY FOBS TO BE RE-PROGRAMMED.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143383
Consumer Location: BURNET, TX
VIN: 1VWCT7A36HC****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH SIDE MIRRORS ARE AUTOMATIC. THE SIDE MIRRORS ARE SUPPOSED TO FOLD IN WHEN TURNING THE CAR OFF, AND FOLD OUT WHEN THE CAR IS ON. ONE OR BOTH OF THE MIRROS EITHER FAIL TO FOLD OUT WHEN THE CAR IS STARTED, OR FOLD IN UNEXPECTANTLY WHILE DRIVING. THIS CREATES A HIGHLY DANGEROUS LIFE AND SAFETY HAZARD WHEN IT HAPPENS. THE CAR HAS BEEN TO THE DEALERSHIP'S SHOP WHILE THE EVENT OCCURS, AND THE ISSUE DOES NOT RECORD AN ERROR CODE IN THE CAR'S SYSTEM. DUE TO THE LACK OF AN ERROR CODE, THE DEALERSHIP STATES THEY CANNOT FIX THE PROBLEM. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE! I AM DRIVING A VEHICLE THAT IS DANGEROUS AND HAZARDOUS TO DRIVE AND VW IS IGNORING THE ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS NOT ISSUING AN ERROR CODE WHEN IT OCCURS. I HAVE PICTURES OF THIS OCCURRING ON MY CAR, I HAVE TAKEN THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP WHEN IT IS OCCURRING. AND YET, THERE HAS BEEN NO SATISFACTORY SOLUTION AND FIX OF THIS VERY DANGEROUS FLAW BECAUSE THERE IS NO ERROR CODE. THIS HAS HAPPENED NUMEROUS TIMES, AND I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALERSHIP NUMEROUS TIMES. THE LAST TIME THIS HAPPENED IS THE DATE I INSERTED INTO THIS FORM.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

August 24, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123178
Consumer Location: WATERTOWN, MA
VIN: 1VWBT7A34HC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE UNINTENTIONALLY LOST POWER AND SHUT OFF. AFTER WAITING A WHILE, THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AND OPERATED NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO COMMONWEALTH VOLKSWAGEN (1 COMMONWEALTH DR, LAWRENCE, MA 01841, (978) 965-8259), BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM BACK OVER PREVENTION

August 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11114830
Consumer Location: MANKATO, MN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2017 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO ISSUE WITH REARVIEW BACKUP CAMERA. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED WHILE IT WAS IN POSSESSION OF THE DEALER. THE CONSUMER STATED IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR AND THERE WASNO SOLUTION FOR THE CAMERA FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED.*JS

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113588
Consumer Location: LAS CRUCES, NM
VIN: 1VWBT7A31HC****

Summary of Complaint

AC TAKES 5-20 MINUTES TO BLOW COLD AIR. MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS TO DEALER AND SERVICE DO NOT RESULT IN ANY ATTEMPT TO FIX PROBLEM BECAUSE BY THE TIME WE ARRIVE AT THE DEALER, THE PROBLEM HAS CORRECTED ITSELF. THIS OCCURS FIRST THING IN THE DAY. AFTER IT STARTS BLOWING COLD AIR, IT WORKS FINE THE REST OF THE DAY. THIS IS THE 3RD VW PASSAT WE'VE DRIVEN THAT HAS THIS PROBLEM. VW WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE PROBLEM.

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