2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT VIN: WVWHL73C69E537187

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN WVWHL73C69E537187 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Passat

Model Year

2009

Plant City

EMDEN

Series

Luxury

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1984

Displacement (CI)

121.071108283

Displacement (L)

1.984000

Engine Power (kW)

149.140000

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

200.00

Other Engine Info

50-St. BIN 5/ULEV II emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 9ADXV02.03UA.

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

Direct

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

2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Crash Test Score

0

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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
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 Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WVWHL73C69E537187

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11302680
Consumer Location: SARASOTA, FL
VIN: WVWHL73C69E****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR HAS STALLED MULTIPLE TIMES WHILE DRIVING. LIGHTS POP ON AND THE FUEL PUMP IS THE ERROR CODE, ALONG WITH MISFIRES. I HAVE HAD AT LEAST A DOZEN OR MORE CLOSE CALLS WITH THE STALL OUT AND FAILURE TO START UP, AND AT LEAST 2-3 TIMES I HAVE ALMOST BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED OR KILLED DUE TO THE STALL OUT. IT STALLS WHEN ITS IN MOTION OR EVEN WHEN IT IS PARKED AND IS STARTING UP.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 19, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11061382
Consumer Location: LAKE VILLA, IL
VIN: WVWHL73C69E****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE ON 4 LANE ROAD AT 50 MPH THE CAR JUST STOPPED RUNNING. BATTERY LIGHT CAME ON AND NO POWER TO STEERING OR BRAKING. I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER WITHOUT TO MUCH INCIDENCE. VW SENT NOTICE IN OCTOBER REGARDING RECALL AND NOW SAY "PENDING" RECALL SINCE THEY DON'T HAVE A DETERMINED FIX JUST YET. 3 MONTHS AND STILL NO IDEA HOW TO FIX??? I PAID MY LOCAL SHOP $975.00 AS THEY KNEW HOW TO FIX RIGHT AWAY. SIMPLY REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP. AND NOW I SIMPLY WISH TO BE REIMBURSED SO I CAN SPEND THAT ON OTHER NEEDED REPAIRS. VW FOUNDED IN 1937, MADE CARS FOR 80 YEARS NOW, AND THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO REPAIR A FUEL PUMP IN 3 MONTHS??? THAT REMOVES ANY CONFIDENCE ANYONE SHOULD HAVE IN OWNING A VW OF ANY MODEL.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10983728
Consumer Location: NEWNAN, GA
VIN: WVWHL73C69E****

Summary of Complaint

DEALER HAS NO REPLACEMENT PARTS TO FIX THE RECALLED AIR BAG.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433936
Consumer Location: QUEENS, NY
VIN: Wvwml73c99e****

Summary of Complaint

I put fuel in the car and about to start the car and it won’t start. Lights flickering.

Components: STEERING

July 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425287
Consumer Location: KENNESAW, GA
VIN: WVWXK93C59E****

Summary of Complaint

The power steering system fails when the engine/engine compartment gets hot. The problem has appeared after the car has been shut down (such as when refueling or a quick run into a store) and then restarted. When the key is pushed in to start the car, there is a loud grinding noise, a visible shimmy of the steering wheel, followed by the red steering wheel icon indicating there is a problem and 3 chimes. The steering wheel is locked in position with very limited turning ability and ability to control the direction of the car.

Components: SEAT BELTS SERVICE BRAKES

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11399319
Consumer Location: VICKERY, OH
VIN: WVWNL73C59E****

Summary of Complaint

2009 VW CC PULLING OUT INTO CROSS TRAFFIC THE ELECTRIC CONTROLLED PARKING BRAKE LOCKS UP. I HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN SEVERAL TIMES NOW. I REFUSE TO SELL THE CAR LIKE IT IS OR LET ANYONE DRIVE IT. IT APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO THE SEATBELT. IF IT HAPPENS I UNDO MY SEATBELT AND REINSERT IT TO GET IT TO WORK AGAIN. IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S NOT PROGRAMMED TO BE A FAIL SAFE SYSTEM. [XXX] INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11342104
Consumer Location: ROUND ROCK, TX
VIN: WVWEU73C09E****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STALLED WHILE DRIVING. I BELIEVE MY VEHICLE SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN NHTSA RECALL NO. : 17V-509 MANUFACTURER RECALL NO. : 20AE

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331767
Consumer Location: ROUND ROCK, TX
VIN: WVWEU73C09E****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL PUMP HAS GONE OUT. VOLKSWAGEN INDICATES MY PARTICULAR CAR DOESN'T QUALIFY UNDER THE RECALL FOR THE RECALL REPORT 17V-509. THIS IS AN OBVIOUS ISSUE WITH THE 2009 PASSAT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

April 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11324812
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: WVWGU73C79E****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT 09 4 MOTION CC 3.6. I HAD READ SPENT CLOSE TO 6G AND NOBODY CAN FIX THE ACCELERATION WHEN START. VERY FRUSTRATED CHANGE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS CHANGE OTHER THINGS I BAD. *TR

Components: ENGINE

March 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315935
Consumer Location: FOREST, VA
VIN: WVWJK73C39P****

Summary of Complaint

LOUD SOUND WHEN VEHICLE IS IN IDLE. TOOK IT TO LOCAL MECHANIC AND THEY ARE SAYING IT NEEDS A TIMING CHAIN REPLACEMENT BECAUSE IT SKIPS.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

January 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11309378
Consumer Location: ELGIN, SC
VIN: WVWJK93C29P****

Summary of Complaint

RECALL UPDATE: CURRENTLY, INTAKE MANIFOLD NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED-ENGINE LIGHT ON-COST $1400.00. TOOK CAR TO DEALERSHIP FOR FUEL PUMP WAS TOLD IT WAS REPLACED BUT WOULD NOT GIVE EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS. SIDE FRONTAL AIR BAG NEVER REPLACED-WAS TOLD BY DEALERSHIP DID NOT NEED IT.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297252
Consumer Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
VIN: WVWML73C59E****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE HAS ISSUES WITH THE FUEL PUMP , INTAKE & CYLINDERS . I WAS ABLE TO CHANGE THE FUEL PUMP BUT NOTICED ONLINE THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN RECALLED FOR THESE SAME ISSUES . WHEN TURNING THE CAR ON AND DRIVING IT TURNS OFF AND HARDENING THE STEERING WHEEL

Components: AIR BAGS

June 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11278688
Consumer Location: MIDDLEBURG, FL
VIN: WVWJK73C29P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. UPON PURCHASING THE VEHICLE USED, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO VOLKSWAGEN OF ORANGE PARK (7220 BLANDING BLVD, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32244 (855) 758-7110) WHERE SHE WAS INFORMED THAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO PAY $100 TO HAVE THE INDICATOR TURNED OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268239
Consumer Location: MILLEDGEVILLE, GA
VIN: WVWML73C59E****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL PUMP CRACKED, AND PLACEMENT OF PUMP CAUSED GASOLINE TO POOL UNDERNEATH BACK SEAT INSIDE THE CAR, RIGHT UNDER WHERE MY 4 YEAR OLDS CAR SEAT IS. TECH STARTED WE ARE EXTREMELY LUCKY THAT IT DIDNT CATCH ON FIRE, BECAUSE IT WAS BASICALLY A BOMB DIRECTLY UNDERNEATH HIM THAT COULD HAVE GONE OFF ANYTIME THE CAR WAS TURNED ON OR RUNNING. ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT IT WHEN I TOOK IT TO GET THE FUEL PUMP MODULE REPLACED, AND ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT THAT RECALL WHEN THE CAR STARTED STALLING OUT WHILE DRIVING. IT IS NOW AT VOLKSWAGEN OF MACON WAITING ON PARTS FOR A $1,000 REPAIR. WE ARE GOING TO GET RID OF THE CAR BECAUSE WE ARE NOT PUTTING MY SON BACK IN A CAR WHERE THAT IS EVEN POSSIBLE.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

October 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11266545
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWHL73C49E****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THIS AT A USED CAR DEALERSHIP. WITHIN TWO DAYS, THE EPC LIGHT WAS COMING ON. WHEN DRIVING THE CAR OR WHEN STARTING TO PUSH THE GAS PEDAL, THE GAS PEDAL HAS NO RESPONSE. IT'S AS IF THE PEDAL IS NOT WORKING. WE TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP AND HAD THEIR MECHANIC LOOK AT IT. THEY SAID IT WAS A SENSOR. SAID THEY FIXED IT. WITHIN A WEEK, THE EPC LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN. THIS TIME, SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY. THEY SAID THEY FIXED IT BUT WITHIN ABOUT 3 WEEKS, THE PEDAL ISSUE HAPPENED AGAIN. LUCKILY, WE HAVE STAYED ON LOCAL ROADS 40 MPH MAX BUT WHEN THE CAR DOESN'T GO WHEN IT IS SUPPOSED TO, I'M EXPECTING TO GET REARENDED. WE BROUGHT THIS TO OUR MECHANIC AND $1700 LATER, THE CAR IS STILL DOING THE SAME THING. THE EPC LIGHT IS ON AND THE CAR IS NOT GOING WHEN YOU PRESS THE GAS PEDAL. THE CPU HAS BEEN SWITCHED OUT AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL HAS BEEN REPLACED. HOW MUCH MONEY DO WE DUMP IN THIS? THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON ISSUE FROM WHAT I AM READING ON THE INTERNET.

Components: ENGINE

August 30, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11254202
Consumer Location: YONKERS, NY
VIN: WVWHL73CX9E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONSUMER OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONSUMER STATED THAT THE ENGINE INTAKE MANIFOLD FAILED AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE NOT TO ACCELERATE IN A TIMELY MANNER. THE CONSUMER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED THE STATE INSPECTION DUE TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE INTAKE MANIFOLD SYSTEM REPAIR. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. *BF *AS

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

July 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11231091
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWJK73C09P****

Summary of Complaint

MY VW PASSAT 2009 SUSTAINED ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO FAILURE TIMING CHAIN/TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER AND NOW NEEDS VERY EXPENSIVE ENGINE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF ENGINE. CAR DROVE OKAY FOR 15 MINUTES IN THE MORNING THEN IT WAS THEN PARKED FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS. WHEN TRYING TO RE-START THE CAR, THE CAR WOULD NOT START. MECHANIC NOTED ABSENT COMPRESSION IN 2 CYLINDERS AND DIAGNOSED IT TO BE DUE TO TIMING CHAIN SLIPPING. THIS HAPPENED AT 80,000MILES AND LESS THAN 10 YEARS (9 YEARS 9 MONTHS) OF PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE. VW'S EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERS REPAIR/REPLACEMENT OF TIMING CHAIN BUT DOES NOT COVER REPAIR OF ENGINE DAMAGE RESULTED DUE TO TIMING CHAIN FAILURE. THE CAR WAS SERVICED AT VW DEALER REGULARLY AND THERE WAS NO WARNING OR INDICATION OF IMPENDING FAILURE OF THE TIMING CHAIN. OTHER OWNERS OF VW VEHICLES HAVE ALSO COMPLAINED OF HAVING IDENTICAL PROBLEMS ON ONLINE COMMUNITY WITH SOME PEOPLE COMPLAINING OF ENGINE STALLING WHILE DRIVING. THIS APPEARS TO BE A DEFECTIVE DESIGN RATHER THAN WEAR AND TEAR DUE AGEING AND I FEEL THAT VW SHOULD RECALL THE AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REPAIR THE PROBLEMS.

Components: STEERING

May 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229509
Consumer Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA
VIN: WVWGU73C39E****

Summary of Complaint

MY STEERING WILL LOCK UP AND FAIL, BUT THEN AFTER I RESTART THE CAR A COUPLE TIMES IT WORKS AGAIN. THEN IT FAILS WITHOUT WARNING. I GET THE AUDITORY ALERT AS WELL AS A SOLID RED STEERING WHEEL ON THE DASH. THERE IS A RECALL ON 130 OF THIS EXACT CAR, BUT WHEN I DO A VIN SEARCH IT IS NOT INCLUDED. THE CURRENT RECALL NUMBER IS 08V577000, AND I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING MY VIN INCLUDED SINCE ITS THE SAME FAILURE. IT HAS ALREADY BEEN TO THE SHOP 3 TIMES TO BE CORRECTED, BUT ONLY IN THE STEERING WHEEL, NOT IN THE STEERING BOX AS INDICATED ON THE RECALL. MY WIFE WAS DRIVING IT WHEN IT FAILED, BUT WAS IN HER PATIENTS NEIGHBORHOOD WHEN IT LOST POWER STEERING (LIKELY WITHIN THE 5 MPH SPEED FOR IT TO FAIL).

Components: STEERING

May 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11217568
Consumer Location: FRANKFORT, IL
VIN: WVWJK73C59P****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN PARKED OR WHILE DRIVING THE STEERING COLUMN LOCKS UP CAUSING THE CAR TO LOSE THE ABILITY TO STEER OR WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT THE CAR OFF WHILE IN TRAFFIC!! THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL ON LINE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE AND VOLKSWAGEN REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS FAULTY PART WHICH NOT ONLY ENDANGERS THE DRIVER AND PASSENGERS BUT EVERYONE OUT ON THE ROAD IN THE CAR'S PATH. I HAVE UPLOADED THE OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS VERY DANGEROUS ISSUE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

April 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11202770
Consumer Location: GALENA, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: I WANTED TO FOLLOW-UP AND DISCUSS A RECENT INCIDENT. ON APRIL 19TH 2019 OUR 2009 VW PASSAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE AS THIS IS THE USUAL LOCATION WE PARK OUR CARS. ON THE 18TH WE COMPLETED YARD WORK AND NOTHING OUT OF THE NORM WAS NOTED AS WE COMPLETED THE YARD WORK AT AROUND 8PM AND NOTHING WAS NOTED TO BE ABNORMAL. AROUND 4 AM ON THE 19TH MY SPOUSE AND I WERE AWOKEN TO A LOUD POP SOUND. THIS SOUND WAS UNUSUAL TO US. SHORTLY AFTER THE POP SOUND THERE PANIC ALARM COULD BE HEARD THAT WANED OUT IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS. MY HUSBAND WENT TO THE GARAGE AND WAS MET WITH BLACK AND PRESSURE LIKE FORCE AGAINST THE GARAGE DOOR. WE IMMEDIATELY EVACUATED THE HOME AND CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. AT THE TIME WERE NOT SURE WHAT CAUSED THE SMOKE BUT ONCE THE FIRE FIGHTERS ARRIVED WERE TOLD THE VW PASSAT WAS ON FIRE. THE FIRE MARSHALL REPORTED TO US THAT IT WAS POSSIBLY ELECTRICAL IN NATURE. I WANTED TO TOUCH BASED WITH VW PERTAINING THIS MATTER IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE OTHERS LIVES. OUR GARAGE HAS BEEN DAMAGED AS WELL AS THE VW ATLAS WAS DAMAGE FROM THE FIRE. MY CONCERN IS THAT THE OUTCOME COULD HAVE BEEN FAR WORSE. MY VW PASSAT HAD WAS DRIVEN THE DAY OF THE 18TH WITH NO CONCERNS. I AM CONCERNED THAT ANOTHER PERSON COULD BE GRAVELY HARMED IF THIS ISSUE IS NOT ADDRESSED. I AM A VW CUSTOMER THAT ENJOYS THE OVERALL PRODUCT AND WISH EXCELLENCE AND QUALITY FOR THE PRODUCT. IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME FOR FURTHER INQUIRY PLEASE CALL (XXXXXX) PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: STEERING

February 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11181648
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: WVWJK73C49P****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE I BOUGHT MY CAR WITH 75000 MI ON IT 3 YEARS AGO, WHEN I PUT THE KEY IN THE IGNITION AND START IT THE CAR SHUTS DOWN AND TELLS ME STEERING CONTROL LOCK MALFUNCTION. SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME TO CHANGE THE BATTERY, I DID SO AND THE PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS. IT IS DUE TO A FAULTY IMMOBILIZER KEY. SOMETIMES THE CAR WON'T EVEN START, AND SOMETIMES IT DIRECTS ME TO TAKE IT TO THE WORKSHOP. I HAVE SPOKEN TO VOLKSWAGEN A NUMBER OF TIMES ABOUT THIS ISSUE, BECAUSE IT WAS A RECALL FOR THE 2008 MODEL OF MY CAR, BUT THEY INSIST THAT 2009 DIDN'T HAVE THE PROBLEM. I KNOW FROM SPEAKING WITH OTHERS THAT HAVE THE SAME YEAR MAKE AND MODEL THAT I AM NOT EXPERIENCING AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. JUST AS A NUMBER OF OTHER PROBLEMS VW NEEDS TO OWN UP TO IT'S MISTAKES AND OFFER A RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. EVEN IF IT IS CHANGING THE IGNITION SYSTEM TO A REGULAR TURN STYLE KEY.

Components: ENGINE

January 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11179839
Consumer Location: WARRINGTON, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TIMING BELT TENSIONER FAILURE. ENGINE REQUIRES MAJOR REPAIRS

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

November 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11165995
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWJK73C89P****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING WHEEL LOCK WAS DEFECTIVE ON MY 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE VEHICLE HAD LESS THAN 35000 MILES ON IT. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED UP ON SEVERAL DIFFERENT OCCASIONS WHILE I WAS TRYING TO TAKE THE VEHICLE OUT OF THE GARAGE. THE STEERING WHEEL LOCK ALSO CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO STALL. IN ADDITION, IT COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO SHAKE WHILE IT IS BEING DRIVEN. VOLKSWAGEN USA ADMITTED THAT THIS PART IS AN ISSUE. THEY ISSUED SEVERAL TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS ABOUT THE STEERING WHEEL COLUMN LOCK. SEVERAL OTHER MAKES AND MODELS OF VOLKSWAGENS WERE RECALLED AS A RESULT OF THIS ISSUE. I AM SEEKING JUDGEMENT FROM VOLKSWAGEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $588.91, WHICH IS THE COST OF REPAIR. VOLKSWAGEN REFUSES TO PAY FOR THE SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE THE CAR ONLY HAD A 3 YR WARRANTY. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER VOLKSWAGEN EVER. THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO WORK WITH THE CONSUMER. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN REPAIRED BY A VOLKSWAGEN DEALER ON 12/28/2018.

Components: STEERING

November 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11152234
Consumer Location: CATASAUQUA, PA
VIN: WVWJK73C89P****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR HAS LESS THAN 35000 MILES. THE STEERING WHEEL COLUMN LOCK IS DEFECTIVE HAS BEEN APPEARING ON MY INSTRUMENT PANEL. THIS DEFECTIVE PART WILL NOT ALLOW THE CAR TO START AT TIME. FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT IT COULD CAUSE THE CAR TO STALL WHILE IT IS BEING DRIVEN. A SEARCH OF THE INTERNET REVEALED THAT THIS IS A FREQUENT PROBLEM WITH THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF THE CAR. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE WHICH IS NOT CAUSED BY NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. VOLKSWAGEN REFUSES TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE AT NO CHARGE FOR A KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE. I WANT VOLKSWAGEN HELD RESPONSIBLE. IF THE VEHICLE STALLS WHILE IN MOTION, I WILL FILE A LAWSUIT. I WANT TO GIVE YOUR COMPANY THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE IT FIRST.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11140998
Consumer Location: HOLLYWOOD, FL
VIN: WVWJK73C99P****

Summary of Complaint

I AM WRITING TO YOUR ORGANIZATION BECAUSE OF THE INJUSTICE I EXPERIENCED WITH A RECALL AT VOLKSWAGEN. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I HAD SOME ISSUES WITH MY PASSAT AND TOOK IT TO THE DEALER. DEALERS DOING WHAT DEALER'S GAUGED ME FOR WHATEVER THEY COULD. THIS YEAR, HOWEVER, VOLKSWAGEN CAME OUT WITH RECALL FOR THE PART WHICH I REPLACED TWO YEARS AGO. THEY PAID ME PARTIALLY FOR MY OUR OF POCKET EXPENSES BUT MY ARGUMENT TO THEM WAS THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AT THE DEALER TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF IF NOT FOR THE RECALL. I INITIALLY REQUESTED THAT THEY REFUND FULL LABOR AND ONE OF THE PARTS. BUT COME TO THINK OF IT BOTH PARTS ARE RELATED TO THE FUEL SYSTEM AND NOW I WOULD LIKE A COMPLETE REFUND.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11138779
Consumer Location: SCHAUMBURG, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL COIL SPRINGS BREAKAGES

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129357
Consumer Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA
VIN: WVWJK73C29E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT NOTICED A STRONG FUEL ODOR INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND A FUEL LEAK UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER (SOUTHERN VOLKSWAGEN GREENBRIER, 1248 S MILITARY HWY, CHESAPEAKE, VA 23320, (757) 424-4689) INDICATED THAT THEY PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED THE VEHICLE PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V509000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) WHEN THE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE WAS REPLACED; HOWEVER, THERE WAS A FUEL LEAK AFTER THE RECALL REPAIR WAS PERFORMED. THE DEALER INDICATED THAT THE FUEL PUMP MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,272.

Components: ENGINE

August 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121715
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: WVWJK73C19P****

Summary of Complaint

STOPPED RUNNING AT TRAFFIC LIGHT- TOWED TO DEALERSHIP -TIMING CHAIN/TENSIONER ISSUE

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11120698
Consumer Location: NEW MARKET, MD
VIN: WVWJK73C69P****

Summary of Complaint

3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS MY CAR WOULD LOOSE POWER AND SHUT DOWN ON THE HIGHWAY. I HAD IT TOWED AND ALL THREE TIMES THEY STATED IT WAS DIFFERENT THINGS AND THAT THEY HAD TO TAKE STEPS IN REPLACING GOOD PARTS TO FIND THE BAD ONES. JUST TO FIND OUT THAT IT WAS THE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE THAT THEY THOUGHT IT WAS THE WHOLE TIME. NOW THERE IS A RECALL ON IT. WHICH I HAVE SUMMITTED THE PAPER WORK AND THEY CONVENIENTLY CANNOT FIND. THIS PAST WEEKEND MY CAR WOULDN'T TURN OVER AT ALL WHEN I TRIED TO START IT IN A PARKING LOT SO I HAD IT TOWED FOR THE 4TH TIME IN 2.5YEARS. THEY ARE CLAIMING THAT THE ENGINE MOTOR IS BAD AND IT WOULD COST $7500.00 TO REPLACE. THE TECHNICIAN CANNOT FIND ANY OIL LEAKS ND CLAIM THERE WAS ONLY ABOUT A HALF OF COURT OF OIL IN THE MOTOR. I HAD THE OIL CHANGED LESS THAN 2 MONTHS PRIOR AND BOTH VOLKSWAGEN AND MY MECHANIC SAID THAT THERE IS NO WAY IT COULD OF RUN FOR THAT LONG ON HALF A COURT OF OIL AND SHOULD HOLD 5.6 QUARTS. WHICH LEADS TO THE MOTOR EATING SO TO SPEAK THE OIL. ( A BAD ENGINE) ALTHOUGH I SPENT OVER $20'000.00 ON THIS VEHICLE AND HAVE HAD ALL THESE ISSUES VOLKSWAGEN IS TELLING ME THAT THEY WILL NOT HELP AT ALL WITH REPAIRING THE ENGINE. THAT I WILL HAVE TO EAT THE $9000.00 STILL OWED ON THE VEHICLE. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW DISAPPOINTED I AM WITH THE CUSTOMER SERVICE BY VOLKSWAGEN.

Components: ENGINE

February 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11112096
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: WVWJK73C79P****

Summary of Complaint

REAR MAIN SEAL AND BREATHER UNIT BLEW OUT @ 74K MILES. MY VEHICLE WAS LEAKING OIL AND VACUUM PRESSURE. COST ME $1800 TO REPAIR. IT CAUSED MY VEHICLE TO STALL OUT SEVERAL TIMES WHILE DRIVING/RESTING AT STOP LIGHTS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111946
Consumer Location: FREDERICKSBURG, TX
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, A VERY STRONG ODOR OF FUEL WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE CABIN OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (NORTH PARK VOLKSWAGEN, 21315 INTERSTATE 10 WEST, SAN ANTONIO, TX) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP WAS FAULTY. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THE BATTERY LOST ITS CHARGE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE BATTERY FAILURE WAS RELATED TO THE FAILED FUEL PUMP. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V509000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, ANY OTHER DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE RECALLED PART WOULD NOT BE COVERED UNDER THE RECALL. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000.

Components: ENGINE

July 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11110589
Consumer Location: WEST HAVEN, CT
VIN: WVWJK93C59P****

Summary of Complaint

BAD TENSIONER BELT LED TO BLOWN ENGINE.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11109833
Consumer Location: CHELMSFORD, MA
VIN: WVWXK73C79E****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 2009 VW PASSAT WAGON ON I-495 SOUTH IN HAVERHILL, MA, AT AROUND 5 PM, SMOKE SUDDENLY BEGAN BILLOWING OUT OF THE VENTS. DRIVER WAS ABLE TO PULL ONTO THE SHOULDER SAFELY (NEAR EXIT 48/ MILE MARKER 105.6) AND EXIT THE CAR, WHICH WAS ENGULFED IN FLAMES WITHIN A MINUTE. NO PASSENGERS, NO INJURIES, NO OTHER CARS WERE DAMAGED. UP TO THIS POINT, THE CAR HAD BEEN FUNCTIONING NORMALLY. NO OVERHEATING, NO LEAKING, NO WARNING LIGHTS, NO OTHER INDICATION OF IMPENDING FIRE. MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE FROM THE ANDOVER BARRACKS RESPONDED (978-475-3800), AS DID THE HAVERHILL FIRE DEPARTMENT. CHARRED REMAINS OF THE CAR WERE TOWED TO TROMBLY BROTHERS, 141 SUTTON ST NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01845. OF NOTE: UPON ARRIVING HOME, THERE WAS A RECALL NOTICE FROM VW IN THE POSTAL MAIL, NHTSA NUMBER 17V509, REGARDING THE FUEL PUMP CONTROL MODULE.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11109587
Consumer Location: MAYS LANDING, NJ
VIN: WVWJK73C89P****

Summary of Complaint

DRAINED MY BATTERY ALL TIME, TURNED OFF IN MIDDLE THE I DRIVING IT. FOR COUPLE MONTHS I BEEN EXPERIENCE THIS SITUATION. FIRST I WAS CAME BACK FOR WORK, I WAS IN MAYS LANDING AREA, I WAS WAITING FOR THE LIGHT CHANGE, WHEN MY CART TURNED OFF. AFTER SEVERAL MINUTES TURNED ON AGAIN, I DROVE FOR 10 MINUTES AND AGAIN TURNING OFF. I BOUGHT A NEW BATTERY, MY CAR WORKED PERFECTLY FOR 3 DAY, I WAS IN MY JOB READY TO CAME HOME WHEN MY CAR NEVER START AGAIN.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11109733
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: WVWXK73C59E****

Summary of Complaint

2000 RPM AT IDLE WITH A/C ON. NORMAL WITH A/C OFF. SAME AS NHTSA 08V235000. VW SAID THIS VEHICLE DOES NOT FALL UNDER THAT RECALL. VEHICLE TRIES TO ACCELERATE BEYOND BRAKE CONTROL AT IDLE ONLY WITH A/C ON.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11103748
Consumer Location: CRETE, IL
VIN: WVWJK73C89P****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL FROM VW IN OCTOBER OF 2017. IT SAID THERE COULD BE AN INTERRUPTION TO THE FUEL PUMP MODULE. RESULT COULD BE FUEL PUMP RUNNING CONTINUOUSLY, RESULTING IN DRAINED BATTERY AND/OR A NOT TART CONDITION OR CAUSE A LOTT OF MOTIVE POWER WHILE THE CARE IS IN MOTION. AFTER CONTACTING THEM NOW (JUNE 15, 2018) THEY HAVE NO FURTHER INFORMATION AT THIS TIME. IS THIS USUAL WITH A RECALL THAT SEEMS DANGEROUS?

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION AIR BAGS

August 28, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 11103755
Consumer Location: CRETE, IL
VIN: WVWJK73C89P****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL WANTING TO KNOW IF MY CAR IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN RECALLED FOR 18V148000 AND 08V57700 FOR SUSPENSION

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103868
Consumer Location: MARYSVILLE, CA
VIN: WVWJK93C89E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH OR WHILE AT A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE VIBRATED AND STALLED. THE ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AS WELL. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ROSEVILLE VOLKSWAGEN (830 AUTOMALL DR., ROSEVILLE, CA 95661, (916) 945-2997) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE VEHICLE STALLED WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE WAS DIAGNOSED AS THE FUEL PUMP MODULE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V509000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 109,307. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11102933
Consumer Location: CONROE, TX
VIN: WVWJK73C49P****

Summary of Complaint

MY PASSAT FUEL PUMP IS USING TO MUCH GAS, IVE HAD TO GET IT TOWED BECAUSE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FLASHING AND GAS IN MY OIL AND REPLACED INJECTORS, ITS A 2009 WITH 80,000 MILES. YOU CAN ALSO FEEL THE MISFIRE OR A HESITANT OFF AND ON WHILE DRIVING. IVE PUT AROUND 5,000 MILE ON IT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AGAIN BUT NOT FLASHING.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

August 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11102541
Consumer Location: SMITHTOWN, NY
VIN: WVWJK73C69P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V509000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE CONTACT CALLED SMITHTOWN VOLKSWAGEN AT 631-724-6600 (LOCATED AT 530 JERICHO TURNPIKE, ST. JAMES, NY 11780) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE. *TT

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