2018 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT VIN: 1VWJM7A33JC034909

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Condition
Unknown
Damage
Collision
Title
Non-Repairable

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Passat

Model Year

2018

Plant City

CHATTANOOGA

Series

3.6 FSI V6 GT

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

TENNESSEE

Base Price ($)

29145

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)

19

Wheel Size Rear (inches)

19

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

6

Displacement (CC)

3600.0

Displacement (CI)

219.68547874103

Displacement (L)

3.6

Engine Power (kW)

208.7960

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

280

Other Engine Info

Gasoline(50-st);Emissions Certification Test Group: JVGAV03.6VUG Federal/California Emission Standard: IntT3 Bin 125/LEV II ULEV

Top Speed (MPH)

130

Engine Manufacturer

VW

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Advanced Front Airbags

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

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

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Active Safety System Note

Intelligent Crash Response System, Park Distance Control (Park Pilot), Rear traffic alert

Auto-Reverse System for Windows and Sunroofs

Standard

Keyless Ignition

Standard

Crash Imminent Braking (CIB)

Standard

Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

Standard

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Standard

Backup Camera

Standard

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)

Standard

Semiautomatic Headlamp Beam Switching

Standard

2018 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%

2018 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 1VWJM7A33JC034909

Components: WHEELS

August 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437719
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: 1VWAA7a37jc****

Summary of Complaint

Purchased on 08/05/2021. The suspension in the rear right passenger side. Went on a 5 minute test drive with Yancey Cobb who stated there was nothing wrong with the car and that I needed to call the Finance company and finalize the deal or I wouldn't have a car. Meaning I couldn't get my traded car back either. They shut the dealership down on me and left me on the lot to retrieve my articles from one car to the next and there was no gas in the car because the gas light was on. They gave no paperwork. I had no idea there was no warranty until I took it to Heritage Harford Rd who gave the car back broken. 3 times. They keep saying they can't duplicate the problem. I contacted the BBB and they Mike Molnar lied and said he contacted me. Never responded to the rebuttal. I contacted Volkswagen customer care via Twitter with Stephani S. Nothing. I went to Country Dubbs, nothings wrong, Brooks Huff, Nothing wrong. T&S Auto, nothing. This vehicles stops traffic everyday on York Rd. I've contacted the FairTrade Commission. Nobody will help with this issue. It sways, it wiggles, the wheel rides like it's bent, it feels like it sticks at times and looks like crap on the road, but nody knows what's wrong. I've called Antwerpen Corporate. Spoke to Aileen Sanders who won't return my calls after telling me there was no paperwork in the jacket for the deal. Who sells a car at 19k miles on it with no warranty, they don't give you a bill of sale, and they treat women like dirt. They have so many negative and sheisty reviews on their website. Why are car dealers such liars and cheats. I don't want this car for all the hassle and deception and a note on a car that's been broke since the turn of the key for me.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11428647
Consumer Location: HARVEST, AL
VIN: 1VWBA7A34JC****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle can be turned off while in drive, and gives no extra signals (beeps, flashing lights, etc.) with the exception of a brief message on the dash and single ding (same ding for door open, and other low importance messages). The vehicle will then roll until the brake is applied or it comes to a rest on a flat surface or against a pole or hard object. This is a significant safety hazard that has occurred to me 3-4 times, the most recent was today when the vehicle rolled backwards down my mothers driveway. Crossed the street, entered the neighbors driveway/yard, contacted the mail box and came to rest in the front yard. The vehicle rolled approx. 200ft. The vehicle is equipped with auto braking and parking collision warning, that are capable of sensing a collision while driving and notifying the driver of objects while parking. The same system should be able to prevent a car turned off while in drive from rolling uncontrolled and striking a person or object. In addition the car should have generate a significant audio and visual warnings to the driver, furthermore the car should not be able to be turned off while in drive. It’s a fundamental flaw that it can be turned off, drivers door opened, driver and keys step out of the vehicle with no response from the vehicle.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426230
Consumer Location: MOSELEY, VA
VIN: 1VWBA7A32JC****

Summary of Complaint

The 2018 vw Passat se is only 3 years old and the transmission went out. The mileage was just a little over 98,000. The car has been kept up with as far as oil change, routine maintenance, and extras, such as tires and brakes. We have been given no reason to why the transmission would have went out like it did. But we are stuck making payments on it and the cost of repair from the dealership itself is $4,500

Components: ENGINE

May 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425683
Consumer Location: SOMERS POINT, NJ
VIN: 1vwca7a34jc****

Summary of Complaint

Intermittent stalling. Typically at stop, when vehicle has been running a short time. Vehicle restarts. Occurs frequently, every week, but not every trip. Started in spring 2021, recurring issue. Mechanic unable to replicate.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404415
Consumer Location: CRYSTAL CITY, MO
VIN: 1VWAA7A31JC****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED MY CAR AS A CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED VEHICLE. WITHIN FOUR DAYS, I NOTICED THAT THE FRONT BRAKES GET EXCESSIVELY HOT DURING NORMAL STOPPING. I HAVE REPLACED THE BRAKE PADS & ROTORS, AND THE CONDITION STILL EXISTS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

January 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389957
Consumer Location: HALETHORPE, MD
VIN: 1VWBA7A3XJC****

Summary of Complaint

I AM AT THE BURGER KING DRIVE THRU JAN 23, 2021, THERE ARE A FEW CARS AHEAD OF ME. I SIT AT DRIVER THRU WITH FOOT ON THE BRAKE ABOUT 3 TO 5 MINUTES, WHEN THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME MOVES CLOSER TO PICK UP HIS FOOD, I LET OFF OF THE BRAKE AND DRIFT FORWARD AS I GET CLOSER TO CAR IN FRONT OF ME , I PRESS THE BRAKE AND THE PEDAL GOES ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR. I PRESS HARDER AND MY CAR BANGS DIRECTLY INTO THE BACK OF A 2015 CAMARA THAT HAS BEEN GARAGED KEPT AND HAS ONLY 3,000 MILES ON IT. I GIVE THE DRIVER MY PHONE NUMBER. VERY MINOR DAMAGE TO HIS CAR AND ONLY DAMAGE MY LICENSE PLATE AREA. I PULLED MY CAR INTO THE PARKING LOT , TURNED OFF IGNITION, I THEN STARTED PUMPING MY BRAKES AND EVENTUALLY THE BRAKES FELT MUCH STIFFER AFTER ABOUT 15 PUMPS OF THE BRAKE PEDAL . ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THIS , I TOOK MY CAR TO THE VW DEALERSHIP FOR OIL CHANGE AND SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR THEM TO CHECK MY BRAKES AND TIRES. I WAS TOLD WHEN I PICKED UP MY CAR THAT TIRES SHOULD BE REPLACE IN ABOUT 5,000 MORE MILES,BUT MY BRAKES WERE FINE. MY CAR JUST PASSED 40,000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER 2 DAYS AFTER THE OIL CHANGE. YESTERDAY JAN 25 ,2021 , I TOOK THE CAR TO VW DEALERSHIP EXPLAINING WHAT HAD HAPPENED, TODAY IS JAN 26 THEY KEPT THE CAR OVER NIGHT WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM SPECIALIST FROM VW. MEANWHILE I SEARCHED INTERNET FOR INFO. THAT IS WHEN I REACHED THIS SITE. ALSO MY FORWARD COLLISION SHOULD HAVE COME BEFORE I MADE CONTACT WITH THE CAR I HIT AT BURGER KING. I SERIOUSLY DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS VEHICLE ANYMORE. I DON'T TRUST IT. I ALSO INJURED MY LEG PRESSING SO HARD ON THE BRAKE PEDAL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

January 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387703
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, WI
VIN: 1VWAA7A35JC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE REVERSING IN MY DRIVEWAY, MY DASH LIGHTS UP WITH WARNING: ACC ERROR AND WARNING : AIRBAG ERROR AND STAYED WHILE I WAS PARKED AND KEPT MY CAR STATIONARY. THE NEXT DAY IT SHOWED UP AGAIN AND I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY AIRBAG DEPLOYING ON ME WHILE DRIVING AND CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. I AM WORRIED ALSO THAT MY AIRBAG MIGHT NEVER GO OFF AND THESE CODES DAMAGE SOMETHING ELSE INTERNALLY IN THE CAR.

Components: STEERING WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

August 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352058
Consumer Location: CANTON, GA
VIN: 1VWAA7A39JC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE GOING THROUGH A CURVE, IF ATTEMPT TO SLOW DOWN, MY BRAKES SEEM TO MAKE SOME TYPE OF SCRAPING SOUND AND I CAN FEEL THE SCRAPE OR VIBRATION OF THE PROBLEM THROUGH THE PEDAL.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327705
Consumer Location: BEAR, DE
VIN: 1VWBA7A33JC****

Summary of Complaint

ABS INTERMITTENTLY COMES ON WHEN BRAKES ARE BEING USED UNDER REGULAR PRESSURE. SOMETIMES WHEN TRYING TO STOP AT A LIGHT OR SLOWING DOWN WHEN A CAR IS TURNING IN FRONT OF ME, THE ABS COMES ON AND THE CAR DOES NOT STOP AS IT SHOULD. I HAVE ALMOST HIT THE BACK OF A CAR IN FRONT OF ME BECAUSE THE ABS CAME ON WHEN THE CAR NORMALLY WOULD HAVE JUST STOPPED AS USUAL. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN INTERMITTENT FOR ROUGHLY 6 MONTHS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11322383
Consumer Location: ROME, NY
VIN: 1VWBA7A34JC****

Summary of Complaint

THE RADIO/VIDEO MONITOR ON THE DASH GOES BLACK AND NO SOUND AND NO BACKUP CAMERA WILL ENGAGE AFTER DIFFERENT PERIODS OF TIME THE MONITOR COMES BACK ON THIS PROBLEM HAS NOT BEEN CORRECTED WITH DAYS OF SERVICE AT THE VW DEALERSHIP OVER TWO WEEKS AT THIS TIME

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320140
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1VWBA7A33JC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2018 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 8 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL SOUND COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LOCAL DEALER DOUGLAS VOLKSWAGEN (491 MORRIS AVE, SUMMIT, NJ 07901) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE REAR MAIN SEAL NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308549
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1VWBA7A36JC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT LEASED A 2018 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HORN WAS INOPERABLE WITH THE IGNITION IN THE OFF POSITION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ANOTHER VEHICLE WAS ATTEMPTING TO PARK AND GETTING EXTREMELY CLOSE TO THE VEHICLE, THE HORN PAD WAS DEPRESSED AND FAILED TO NOTIFY THE OTHER DRIVER OF THE CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND INFORMED OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE FUNCTIONED AS DESIGNED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 11,500.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11300512
Consumer Location: BIRDSBORO, PA
VIN: 1VWAA7A32JC****

Summary of Complaint

UPON INSPECTING THE BRAKES FOR WEAR I FOUND THEY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, I CHOSE TO GO TO PEP BOYS FOR THE BRAKE PADS. THESE PADS CAME WITH A WEAR SENSOR INSTALLED, SO I CALLED VOLKSWAGEN TO VERIFY WITH THE PARTS DEPARTMENT MY VEHICLE INDEED NEEDED THE WEAR SENSOR THEY CONFIRMED UTILIZING MY VIN HOWEVER, MY VEHICLE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE WEAR SENSOR. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS INFORMED THAT I SHOULD JUST CUT THE WEAR SENSOR CABLE AND INSTALL THE BRAKE PADS AS THIS WOULD BE WHAT THE TECHNICIANS WOULD DO AS WELL. I CALLED OTHER DEALERSHIPS TO CONFIRM THESE ACTIONS, WITH POSITIVE CONFIRMATION OTHER DEALERS WOULD FOLLOW THE SAME PROCESS. THIS DOES NOT SEEM SAFE TO CUT A SENSOR THAT IS MEANT TO NOTIFY THE DRIVER OF BRAKE PAD WEAR.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299724
Consumer Location: SOUND BEACH, NY
VIN: 1VWAA7A37JC****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT ASSIST DOES NOT WORK WHEN THERE IS BAD WEATHER WHETHER SNOW OR RAIN. IF WATER COVER THE VW EMBLEM. THIS IS WHEN YOU WOULD THIS FEATURE THE MOST

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

December 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11258428
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: 1VWBA7A32JC****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD REPORTED THE ISSUE TO VW VERBALLY AND SERVICE DEPARTMENT BASICALLY ADVISED I WILL HAVE TO PLACE IT ON THE MACHINE TO RUN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST THAT IS NOT COVERED. I DID NOT HAVE THE FUNDS BUT THEY SAID IF IT HAPPENED AGAIN LET THEM KNOW. IT DID SEVERAL OCCASIONS AFTER THAT ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL 3 DAYS AGO AS OF 09.26.19. IT IS KINDA HARD TO REPORT THINGS TO WEST BROAD VOLKSWAGEN SERVICE DEPARTMENT WHEN THEY ARE RUDE AND UNFRIENDLY AND MAKE A CUSTOMER UNCOMFORTABLE. I LIKE ONLY SPEAKING TO MR. FRANK IN SALES WHEN I HAVE AN ISSUE BECAUSE HE GOES OVER AND BEYOND. IF IT WASN'T FOR HIM I WOULD BE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE ASKING OR GOING TO THAT DEPARTMENT. WHEN TRYING TO BACK UP THE CAMERA DOESN'T COME ON IT TAKES A WHILE OR IT BLANKS OUT AT TIMES. ALSO WHEN PULLING OFF MY VEHICLE IS SLOW ALSO ADVISED THAT. I HAD A LOANER CAR AND IT DROVE BETTER. MINES HAS A LOT OF NOISES AND SOUNDS.

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