2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC106945

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1VWBP7A38CC106945 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Passat

Model Year

2012

Plant City

CHATTANOOGA

Series

SE

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

TENNESSEE

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

5

Displacement (CC)

2480

Displacement (CI)

151.338885354

Displacement (L)

2.480000

Engine Power (kW)

126.769000

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170.00

Other Engine Info

50-St. BIN 3 /PZEV emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: CVWXV02.5259

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt Advanced Front Air Bags.

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)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

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

2012 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%

2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Safety Features

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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1VWBP7A38CC106945

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403406
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, TN
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD TO HAVE WORK DONE ON THE THROTTLE BODY THREE TIMES BEFORE THIS REPAIR. AS I HAVE BEEN DRIVING, I HAVE HAD CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT WITH AN EXCLAMATION POINT COME ON ALONG WITH THE EPC LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. AFTER THE LIGHTS COME ON, I CAN DRIVE ABOUT A MILE BEFORE I LOOSE COMPLETE POWER AND CANNOT ACCELERATE ABOVE 15MPH. THIS HAS HAPPENED WHILE I HAVE BEEN DRIVING AROUND TOWN. THE DEALERSHIP IS RECOMMENDING A FULL THROTTLE REPLACEMENT ALONG WITH THE VACUUM PUMP. I HAD A COMPLETE THROTTLE REPLACEMENT IN 2018 AND HAVE ONLY PUT 6,000 MILES ON THE CAR SINCE THAT TIME. I FEEL THAT THIS IS A SAFETY PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AND POSSIBLY RECALLED.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11277064
Consumer Location: CHERRY HILL, NJ
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

CLOCK SPRING FAILURE. ALL STEERING WHEEL ELECTRONICS NON-FUNCTIONING. DRIVERS AIR-BAG NON-FUNCTIONING. PREVIOUSLY RECALLED AND DUST COVER INSTALLED, CLOCK SPRING STILL FAILED. CLOCK SPRING FAILED WHILE TURNING A CORNER AT IDLE SPEED IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD.

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11119761
Consumer Location: OAKTON, VA
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS 59900 MILES, KEY GETS STUCK IN IGNITION WHEN TURNING OFF THE ENGINE, I CAN NOT TURN OFF MY CAR NOW. I SEARCHED ONLINE, THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE TO VW CARS, MANY VW OWNERS COMPLAIN THE KEY IS STUCK IN IGNITION AND CAN NOT TURN OFF ENGINE, THEY HAD TO BRING THE CAR TO DEALER TO REPLACE IGNITION SWITCH.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097914
Consumer Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

ON 01/10/18 I TOOK MY VEHICLE IN FOR SOME RECALLS. ON 05/22/18, I HEARD NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING COLUMN, THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE DASHBOARD AND ALL OF THE STEERING-MOUNTED CONTROLS FAILED. THIS OCCURRED WHILE I WAS DRIVING, AND CAN HEAR THE NOISES MOST WHEN TURNING. BASED ON MY RESEARCH AND TALK WITH OTHER VW DRIVERS, IT APPEARS TO BE THE CLOCK SPRING (WHICH HAD A RECALL ON IT, AND WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN FIXED). I UNDERSTAND THERE IS NO ACTIVE RECALL ON THIS ISSUE, HOWEVER, DOES THIS NOT INDICATE THE RECALL PERFORMED FAILED? THAT BEING SAID, I DONT FEEL SAFE DRIVING AROUND IN A VEHICLE THAT SAYS MY AIRBAG WONT DEPLOY IF I AM IN AN ACCIDENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

January 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11066601
Consumer Location: HAZARD, KY
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2016 MY CLOCK SPRING BROKE AND WAS REPLACED AS PART OF THE 2015 CLOCK SPRING RECALL. IN JANUARY 2018 MY CLOCK SPRING WENT OUT AGAIN. I CURRENTLY HAVE AN AIRBAG LIGHT ON, THE HORN IS NOT WORKING, AND ALL CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL DO NOT WORK. THE CLOCK SPRING THAT WAS REPLACED AS PART OF THE RECALL HAS FAILED AND VW REFUSES TO PAY FOR A REPLACEMENT. THANK YOU

Components: AIR BAGS

March 17, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10978862
Consumer Location: HONOLULU, HI
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V078000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER BUT COULD NOT REACH ANYONE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THERE WERE NO PARTS AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST TWO MONTHS. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10955151
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V078000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PART TO DO THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 09, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10934290
Consumer Location: MURPHYS, CA
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

"TAKATA RECALL" NOTHING HAS HAPPENED YET, BUT I'M SCARED TO DEATH EACH TIME I GET INTO MY CAR. I'M A NERVOUS WRECK. SINCE FEBRUARY 9TH WHEN I GOT THE FIRST NOTICE. WHY AM I HAVING TO PUT MY LIFE IN DANGER EACH TIME I DRIVE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. WHAT CAN ANONE DO TO RECTIFY THIS PROBLEM AND IT A BIG ONE FOR THIS 76 YEAR OLD WIDOW?

Components: AIR BAGS

August 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904571
Consumer Location: BELLINGHAM, WA
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL THERE HAS BEEN NO RESOLUTION AFTER CONTACTING THE VW DEALER FOR 6+ MONTHS. THEY SAY THEY DO NOT HAVE THE PARTS TO FIX THE ISSUE. IT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10865381
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED NECK AND BACK PAINS THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL TREATMENT. THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE AFTER THE IMPACT AND A SUBSTANCE EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY FOR INSPECTION. THE CONTACT'S VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V078000 (AIR BAGS), BUT THE CONTACT HAD NOT YET BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: ENGINE

August 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10625869
Consumer Location: WARREN, MI
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND HEARD A LOUD POP LIKE A TIRE BLEW OR BELT BROKE OR SOMETHING, THEN I SAW A LOT OF SMOKE, SO I PULLED IN A PARTY STORE PARKING LOT AND IT WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES BURNT THE ENTIRE ENGINE UP TO A CRISP. I HAVE VIDEO AND PICTURES OF THIS TRAUMATIC EVENT. SO PLEASE INVESTIGATE TO SEE IF THIS IS A MANUFACTURE DEFECT. I NEED ANOTHER CAR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANKS. THE CAR HAS BEEN TOWED TO VYLETEL VOLKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN. *TR

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

August 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10621985
Consumer Location: CARLSBAD, CA
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY, MULTIPLE DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON. I NOTICED THE SPEEDOMETER WAS NOT WORKING. I PULLED OFF THE FREEWAY, CALLED FOR A TOW TRUCK. THE CAR WOULD NOT START FOR THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER. *TR

Components: SEATS

December 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10488709
Consumer Location: MOONACHIE, NJ
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY, MADE A SHORT STOP AND BOTH SECTIONS OF THE BACK SEAT UNLOCKED AND CAME DOWN/FORWARD. LUCKILY NOBODY WAS SITTING IN THEM. THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE TRUNK THAT WOULD HAVE SET OFF THE UNLOCKING BARS. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 08, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10468033
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: 1VWBP7A38CC****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WAS DRIVING MY NEW 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT FROM MY HOUSE TO MY DESTINATION, MY TRANSMISSION FLUID BEGAN TO LEAK OUT ONTO THE STREET. I HAD PURCHASED THE CAR EIGHT DAYS EARLIER WHICH WAS A NEW CAR FROM THE DEALERSHIP WHICH ONLY HAD 2 MILES ON THE CAR. THE AMOUNT OF MILES I HAD PUT ON THE CAR WAS 500 MILES AND THE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKED BECAUSE OF A MALFUNCTION INSIDE OF IT. THE CAR WAS UNDER WARRANTY AND THEY DEALERSHIP HAD TO PUT A NEW TRANSMISSION INTO MY CAR BECAUSE OF THE OLD ONE HAD DEFECTED PARTS INSIDE. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

May 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417680
Consumer Location: GARDNERVILLE, NV
VIN: 1VWAP7A39CC****

Summary of Complaint

I purchased my Passat in Pasadena California. I now reside in Nevada. The closest dealer to me is Lithia Volkswagen of Reno 1050 E Plumb Ln #110, Reno, NV 89502. This is an hours drive for me. I have called and explained to this deal that I need my airbag recall fixed. Each attempt, I am advised that they will have to check on the parts and get back to me. They never do. How can I take car of my dangerous recall? I also have questions as to the logistics. Do I make a day of this? Would I be required to leave the car for long etc.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

May 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415765
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1VWAP7A39CC****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE HAS PROBLEMS SINCE DAY ONE I BOUGHT IT AIR BAG LIGHT CAME ON I DON'T THINK THE RECALL WAS DONE PROPERLY CAUSE I HAVE SAME ISSUE AS IT WAS STATED BY OTHER DRIVER'S AIRBAG LIGHT ON STEERING MAKING NOISE IT'S RIDICULOUS

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11415827
Consumer Location: PLAINVILLE, MA
VIN: 1VWBP7A34CC****

Summary of Complaint

FAILURE OF THE ABS CONTROL/PUMP ON MY 2012 VW PASSAT WITH LESS THAN 100,000 MILES ON IT CAUSING UNSAFE DRIVING CONDITIONS. I LOOK ONLINE AND SEE THAT THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY ISSUE FOR VW OWNERS I SENT THIS TO VW AS A CONCERN AND TO NHTSA AS A CONCERN PREVIOUSLY BUT NEVER HEARD ANYTHING FROM EITHER ONE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11403103
Consumer Location: HERMISTON, OR
VIN: 1VWCN7A37CC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 76 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT AND EXHAUST FLUID WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE PERSISTED FOR OVER A YEAR. AN ERROR CODE STATED VEHICLE SHUT-OFF AT 200 MILES WAS ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE DID NOT SHUT-OFF. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO OVERTURF VOLKSWAGEN KIA (1016 WEST COLUMBIA DRIVE, KENNEWICK, WA 99336, (509-586-3185) HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE DEALER REPLACED THE KNOCK SENSOR AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT PROVIDED NO ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11396204
Consumer Location: CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
VIN: 1VWCN7A31CC****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2012 PASSAT HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE FLYWHEEL AS IT WAS STARTING TO COME APART AND CAUSE A RATTLE NOISE LIKE AN EXHAUST PIPE RATTLING IT WENT AWAY WHEN I TOOK RPM TO A LITTLE HIGHER NUMBER HAD IT FIXED BY DEALERSHIP I WONDER WHY THERE WASN'T A RECALL ON THIS AS IT HAPPENED TO MANY PEOPLE I HAD IT REPLACED IN TIME BUT WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO CATCH IT IN TIME IF I HADN'T AND IT BROKE AS I WAS DRIVING IT WOULD HAVE STOPPED THE ENGINE CAUSING MULTIPLE PROBLEMS AND DESTROYING THE ENGINE AND AT 75 MPH COULD POSSIBLY GET INTO A SERIOUS WRECK THIS FLYWHEEL DIDN'T WEAR OUT IT WAS COMPLETELY COMING APART AND FOR A 2012 WITH 80,000 IT SHOULDN'T BE COMING APART THE CAR HAS NEVER BEEN MISTREATED AND HAD REGULAR MAINTENANCE SINCE NEW ALL RECOMMENDED BY FACTORY. I WAS SHOCKED TO SEE NO RECALLS ANYWHERE FOR THIS FLYWHEEL PART ON A TDI 2.0 PASSAT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

November 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375100
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1VWBN7A31CC****

Summary of Complaint

FAILED STEERING WHEEL CLOCK SPRING AS DESCRIBED IN 2015 RECALL 69L2. AIRBAG LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED AND ALL STEERING WHEEL BUTTONS, INCLUDING HORN, DO NOT FUNCTION. ALL SYMPTOMS BEGAN WHILE MAKING A TURN WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE. DEALER REPORTS THAT THIS VEHICLE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RECALL REPAIR.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374806
Consumer Location: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
VIN: 1VWBH7A34CC****

Summary of Complaint

I COULD NOT STOP THE CAR THE BREAK WAS EXTREMELY HARD TO PUSH, IT WAS LIKE PUSHING A LEAD WEIGHT AND FINALLY THE CAR STOPPED AFTER PUSHING WITH ALL MY STRENGTH WITH BOTH FEET. I WAS DRIVING INTO THE PUBLIX PARKING LOT AT MIRASOL IN PALM BEACH GARDENS AND PARKING THE CAR IN THE PARKING SPOT, LUCKILY THIS DID NOT HAPPEN ON MY WAY TO THE STORE OR I WOULD HAVE CRASHED. SO I WAS ACTUALLY IN MOTION IN THE PARKING LOT TRYING TO PARK MY CAR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373031
Consumer Location: BELLEVILLE, IL
VIN: 1VWCN7A30CC****

Summary of Complaint

DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR BREAKS WITHOUT THE OPERATOR REALIZING IT, RESULTING IN A THREAT TO THE SAFETY OF THE OPERATOR AND SECURITY OF THE VEHICLE. THE ONLY WAY TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE IS USING VW CODE SCANNERS, OTHERWISE, THERE ARE NO OBVIOUS TRAITS TO AN UNSUSPECTING OWNER THAT THE DOOR LOCKS ARE INOPERATIVE. VW DEALER NEAR BY ESTIMATES THE REPAIR AT $400 AND REGULARLY KEEPS THE PART IN STOCK DUE TO THIS ISSUE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11365796
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: 1VWAP7A3XCC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE IT WILL LOOSE DRIVING POWER, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WILL COME ON AS WELL AS EPC LIGHT. WHEN TAKEN TO A MECHANIC IT WAS FOUND OUT THAT THE WHOLE THROTKE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THIS WAS A DEALER ONLY PART, WHEN THE MECHANIC SHOP CALLED TO ORDER THE PART FROM THE DEALERSHIP THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE PART WAS ON A NATIONAL BACK ORDER AND THAT IT COULD BE 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR BEFORE A PART WAS AVALIABLE. WHEN I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP A WEEK LATER THE PART WAS STILL ON BACK ORDER, AND THEY SAID THAT THEY HAD OVER 200 ON A LIST WAITING FOR THIS PART, AND TO KEEP CALLING BACK TO ASK ABOUT THE STATUS. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DRIVE MY VEHICLE SINCE JULY 2020, AND AS OF TODAY 10/22/2020, ACCORDINF TO THE DEALERSHIP THERE IS STILL NO ESTIMATED TIMEFRAME THAT THIS PART EILL BE AVAILABLE. I FELL THAT IF THERE IS THAT MANY THAT IF THEY DO IN FACT HAVE OVER 200 WAITING FOR THE PART THEN THERE MUST BE SOMTHING DEFECTIVE WITH THE CURRENT PART THAT IS ON THE VEHICLE.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

July 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360343
Consumer Location: WAYNESBORO, PA
VIN: 1VWBP7A32CC****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING WHEEL HAD A SLIGHT TUG AND A NOISE. LOST ALL FUNCTIONS ON STEERING WHEEL. WAS ON A COUNTRY RD. TOOK IT TO A VW MECHANIC IN QUINCY PA ON SEPT 4 2020. THEY SAID THE CLOCK SPRING BROKE AND THERE WAS A RECALL ON IT. I LOOKED IT UP AND RECALL NUMBER 15V483000 CAME UP. IT WAS ALREADY FIXED EVIDENTLY. I GUESS I SHOULD NOT HAVE IT DONE NOW IT IS COSTING 800 DOLLARS.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

September 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11354614
Consumer Location: TROY, NY
VIN: 1VWBP7A35CC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING AND I HEARD VERY WEIRD NOISES WERE COMING FROM THE STEERING WHEEL EVERYTIME I TURN IT IN EITHER DIRECTION AND THE NEXT DAY, THE AIR BAG LIGHT COMES ON. BY THE TIME I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER, MY HORN STOPS WORKING. SO THE DEALERSHIP TOLD ME THAT THERE IS A KNOWN ISSUE WITH THE CLOCKSPRING IN THE 2012 VW PASSAT. WHAT CONCERNS ME MOST IS THAT THE AIRBAG WILL FAIL IF AN ACCIDENT OCCURS, AND IT IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE THE CAR WITH A NON WORKING HORNE

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11351480
Consumer Location: BROADDUS, TX
VIN: 1VWBN7A39CC****

Summary of Complaint

TWICE WHILE DRIVING, THE FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM FAILED LEAVING THE AUTOMOBILE DISABLED ON THE HIGHWAY. ON BOTH OCCASIONS IT WAS REPORTED THAT METAL WAS FOUND IN THE FUEL PUMP AND ALL COMPONENTS OF THE FUEL SYSTEM WERE REPLACED. THE TWO INCIDENTS HAPPENED WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF OWNERSHIP AFTER THE CAR WAS TAKEN OUT OF STORAGE FOR THE EXHAUST/ EMISSIONS RECALL. THE FIRST OCCURRENCE WAS WITHIN 2 MONTHS AND WITHIN 2000 MILES. THE SECOND WAS SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST 10,000 MILE SERVICE AND WITHIN 9 MONTHS FROM THE FIRST.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

July 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340182
Consumer Location: HIGHLAND, CA
VIN: 1VWCM7A34CC****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I WAS DRIVING ON THE FWY MY AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON AND MY DOOR LOCK ARE KEEP GOING OFF AS IF IM HITING THE LOCK BUTTON

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338169
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: 1VWAP7A32CC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC HOWEVER, THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT REFERENCED NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V509000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE FAILURE HOWEVER, THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. A DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11326828
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, NJ
VIN: 1VWBP7A30CC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY STREET, THE AIRBAG LIGHT WAS ACTIVATED IN MY VEHICLE. UPON REVIEW OF THE VEHICLE NO FUNCTIONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL ARE WORKING OR THE HORN. MY VEHICLE WAS RECALLED IN THE PAST DUE TO THE CLOCK SPRING NOT WORKING AND TAKEN TO GET FIX. THE SAME CLOCK SPRING ISSUE ARE OCCURRING AGAIN. *TR

Components: STEERING FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11323082
Consumer Location: CONWAY, SC
VIN: 1VWBP7A30CC****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING FINE ONE DAY AND THEN THE NEXT WEEK I DROVE IT...STARTED TO SEE LEAKS UNDER MY CAR AND I DIDN'T HAVE THE AC ON. IT GOT HARD TO TURN...FELT STIFF. WAS NOTICING THAT I WAS STARTING TO PAY MORE IN POWER STEERING FLUID TO KEEP MY CAR GOING. CONSIDERING I ONLY HAD IT 3MONTHS SINCE FIRST TIME I NOTICED THE PROBLEM.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321071
Consumer Location: PLAINVILLE, MA
VIN: 1VWBP7A34CC****

Summary of Complaint

A LOT OF INDICATOR LIGHTS CAME ON IN MY DASHBOARD INCLUDING ABS CONTROL FAILURE AMONG OTHER INDICATORS. I HAD THIS DIAGNOSED AT MY LOCAL VW DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID IT WAS A FAILURE IN THE ABS CONTROL/PUMP UNIT AND IT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. IT WAS A $2,500 REPAIR. I DID RESEARCH ON THIS ISSUE ONLINE AND IT SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH VWS. THIS SAFETY RELATED PART FAILURE SHOULD BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY OR RECALL GIVEN IT IS PART THAT HAS A HIGH FAILURE RATE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

February 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316106
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: 1VWCH7A35CC****

Summary of Complaint

I WENT OUT TO START MY CAR ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON TO RUN ERRANDS BUT WHEN I PUT MY KEY IN THE IGNITION, I COULD NOT GET THE ENGINE TO START AND DIDN'T HEAR A CLICKING SOUND. THE CAR HAD NOT BEEN MOVED FROM THE DRIVEWAY FOR ABOUT A DAY. ALL OF THE LIGHTS, RADIO AND DASHBOARDS WORK FINE AND ARE FULLY OPERATIONAL BUT I GET NOTHING FROM THE ENGINE..I HAD TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID IT WAS A FAULTY ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE. THE TOTAL COST OF THE REPAIR IS $1,200 AND THEY ARE NOT EVEN CERTAIN IF IT CAN BE REPAIRED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11309870
Consumer Location: GILROY, CA
VIN: 1VWCN7A37CC****

Summary of Complaint

HEATER COR CLOGGED. THE VEHICLE HAS 78XXX MILES. ON THE VOLKSWAGEN FORMS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE ALSO IN OTHER YEARS. IT IS THE SAME PART USED

Components: STRUCTURE

December 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11291102
Consumer Location: TOMS RIVER, NJ
VIN: 1VWBP7A39CC****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS DOOR HANDLE WILL NOT OPEN FROM THE INSIDE AND VW WANTS A TON TO REPAIR IT. ON THE FORUMS & INTERNET THEY STATED WE SHOULD BE OPENING A CASE HERE AS ITS A KNOWN ISSUE AND SHOULD BE RECALLED.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290919
Consumer Location: KILLEEN, TX
VIN: 1VWAP7A33CC****

Summary of Complaint

THEY VEHICLE IS STATIONARY AND IS MY 2ND VEHICLE FOR OCCASIONAL DAYS SO FOR THE MOST TIME STAY AT HOME. ONE DAY I JUST TURNED ON TO WARM UP AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURNED ON. I WENT TO AUTO ZONE FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THE ERROR CODE READ P2432 SECONDARY AIR INJECTION SYSTEM AIR FLOW / PRESSURE SENSOR CIRCUIT LOW BANK 1. I CHECKED ON INTERNET AND THERE WAS A RECALL FOR 2011 VW JETTA 5 CYLINDER 2.5L THAT EXACTLY THE SAME ENGINE.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11290596
Consumer Location: ARCHDALE, NC
VIN: 1VWAP7A32CC****

Summary of Complaint

I KEEP HAVING A PROBLEM IN FREEZING WEATHER WITH MY VEHICLE DOOR MECHANISM FREEZING LOCKED. I CAN NOT GET INTO OF OUT OF THE CAR ONCE FROZEN. THIS IS SPECIFICALLY THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR. I HAVE LOOKED UP THE ISSUE AND PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE DOOR ACTUATOR. VW HAS ISSUED A SERVICE BULLETIN TO THE DEALERS BUT NO RECALL. THERE IS OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND VIEWS ON YOUTUBE RELATED TO THIS ISSUE AND I DOUBT PEOPLE ARE JUST WATCHING THIS BECAUSE THEY ARE BORED. I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A SAFETY ISSUE AS I CAN NOT GET INTO MY VEHICLE WHEN BELOW FREEZING AND IF IT IS REALLY COLD I CAN NOT GET OUT UNTIL THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE RAISES ENOUGH. I HAVE BEEN HAVING TO CRAWL THROUGH THE PASSENGER SIDE ON COLD DAYS. THIS HAS CAME UP QUITE A BIT WHEN THE CAR IS PARKED OUTSIDE ON REALLY COLD DAYS. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ IT SEEMS WATER CAN GET INTO THE ACTUATOR AND THEN THE PROBLEM HAPPENS. USUALLY THE HEATER IN THE CAR WILL THAW THE DOOR BY THE TIME I GET TO WHERE I AM GOING BUT IF THE TEMP IS REALLY COLD I WILL STILL BE LOCKED IN THE DRIVER SIDE. THIS STARTED LAST YEAR BUT I TRIED GREASE AND OIL HOPING IT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM BUT THIS IS ON GOING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

September 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290136
Consumer Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL
VIN: 1VWBH7A39CC****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS/ESC AND/OR BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON. AT VARIOUS TIMES THE LIGHTS WOULD ILLUMINATE AND THEN WOULD TURN OFF AFTER AN IGNITION KEY CYCLE. (THESE ARE THE EXACT PROBLEMS THAT VW HAD WITH ABS MODULES IN EARLIER MODELS. I AM NOT POSITIVE IF THIS IS TRUE BUT WHILE DOING RESEARCH ON THOSE MODELS, I READ THAT THESE ABS MODULE ISSUES TYPICALLY CAME UP AFTER 105,000 TO 110,0000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE. MY VEHICLE IS JUST NOW WITH IN THAT RANGE) AFTER TAKING IT TO A SHOP, THE MECHANIC NEEDED TO REPLACE THE ABS MODULE, TOTALING AROUND $1200. NOTE: DATE LISTED IS AN APPROXIMATE DATE

Components: STRUCTURE

December 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286728
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, KY
VIN: 1VWCP7A35CC****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL TANK DOOR DOESN'T OPEN.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280991
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, NC
VIN: 1VWAP7A36CC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO JOE PECHELES VOLKSWAGEN (3021 EVANS ST, GREENVILLE, NC 27858, (252) 756-1135) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SEAT SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, BUT WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,000. *DT CONSUMER STATED REPAIR WOULD COST $515.00, WARRANTY HAS EXPIRED.*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

September 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255087
Consumer Location: HIALEAH, FL
VIN: 1VWCH7A35CC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING YESTERDAY ,WHEN SOUTHERLY LIGHT SHOW ERROR AIRBAGS /ABS .SO I WHEN THE FIRST VW DEALS SERVICE ,TO FIND IT OUT ,AND THEY WERE CHARGE ME JUST TO LOOKS UP.I FELT REALLY DISAPPOINTED,.I NEED HELP I'M DRIVING SO AFRAID EVERY SINGLE DAY

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Sold

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