2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT VIN: WVWPD63B54P041465

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VIN WVWPD63B54P041465 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Passat

Model Year

2004

Plant City

MOSEL

Series

GLS

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

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1781

Displacement (CI)

108.683288232

Displacement (L)

1.781000

Engine Power (kW)

126.7690

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170

Other Engine Info

50-St./Can. BIN 8/BIN 8 emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 4ADXV01.8342

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt

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)

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

2004 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%

2004 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 Not Available

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) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WVWPD63B54P041465

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10619505
Consumer Location: DENVER, CO
VIN: WVWPD63B54P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ACCORDING TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V156000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE CONTACT COULD SMELL A STRONG ODOR OF FUEL WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED. A LOCAL MECHANIC STATED THAT THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

Components: VISIBILITY

January 28, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10445769
Consumer Location: REDMOND, WA
VIN: WVWPD63B54P****

Summary of Complaint

ON 1/28 12:30PM, AFTER AROUND 5 MINUTES AFTER DRIVING OUTSIDE MY GARAGE ONTO HIGHWAY WA-202, THE WINDOWS TURN VERY STEAMY. IN THE NEXT 10 MINUTES, WE TRIED HOT, AIR, AND AC. RECYCLED AND NOT. IT JUST BECAME WORSE AND WARM STEAM COMES OUT OF VENTS AND COMPLETELY BLOCKS SEEING INTO FRONT. AND MY WIFE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AND YOUNG DAUGHTERS FROM THE CAR SEAT IN THE BACK SEE STEAM ALL AROUND AND CANNOT SEE THROUGH WINDOWS EITHER. THIS DAMAGE ALMOST TURNS INTO A DISASTER ACCIDENT FOR MY ENTIRE FAMILY ON THE STATE HIGH WAY. MY PASSAT GLS HAS BEEN CAREFULLY MAINTAINED AND PROTECTED IN THE FULL GATED GARAGE. NEVER WATER DAMAGE WITH IT. WE ARE GENUINELY LOOKING FORWARD A FAIR SOLUTION OR TREATMENT FROM VW. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR ANY DOCUMENT YOU WANT. *TT

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10339155
Consumer Location: ELMHURST, IL
VIN: WVWPD63B54P****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION ON 2004 VW PASSAT HARD DOWNSHIFTS FROM 5TH TO 4TH AT 30 MPH WHEN TRANSMISSION IS WARM. FIRST OCCURRED AT 90K MILES. TOOK TO TWO VW DEALERSHIPS BOTH INDICATED CATASTROPHIC TRANSMISSION FAILURE THAT THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO REPAIR FOR $4000. DIDN'T FIX, RESEARCHED WEB AND FOUND THIS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH VW TRANSMISSIONS. CALLED VW, THEY KNEW ABOUT IT BUT DIDN'T CARE SINCE IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 15, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10330776
Consumer Location: ELMHURST, IL
VIN: WVWPD63B54P****

Summary of Complaint

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HARD DOWNSHIFTS FROM 5TH TO 4TH. TOOK TO DEALERSHIP TO INVESTIGATE. THEY CLAIMED TRANSMISSION NEEDED REPLACING. CALLED MANUFACTURER TO REQUEST THEY TAKE OWNERSHIP OF ISSUE. THEY DECLINED ANY RESPONSIBILITY BUT DID NOT DENY ISSUE. TRANSMISSIONS IN MODERN CARS RARELY BREAK POINTING TOWARDS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT OR DESIGN FLAW. SAFETY HAZARD IS THAT THE TRANSMISSION COULD BREAK, LOCK UP OR SEIZE AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 25, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10256267
Consumer Location: FLOWERY BRANCH, GA
VIN: WVWPD63B54P****

Summary of Complaint

OUR 2004 PASSAT'S BRAKE LIGHTS WENT OUT RECENTLY. THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT OR OTHER PROCESS THAT TOLD US THE LIGHTS WERE OUT. WE WERE ALMOST IN A CAR ACCIDENT BECAUSE THE DRIVER BEHIND US DIDN'T SEE OUR BRAKE LIGHTS. AFTER DOING RESEARCH I FOUND THAT VW ISSUED A RECALL FOR THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH IN 2007...BUT WE NEVER RECEIVED SUCH NOTICE. I THINK THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE COMMUNICATED TO THE PUBLIC. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

November 05, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10255589
Consumer Location: HOWELL, NJ
VIN: WVWPD63B54P****

Summary of Complaint

WE RECEIVE A RECALL LETTER FROM VW JUNE 2008, A WEEK AFTER WE SHIPPED OUR VW PASSAT TO GREECE FOR US TO USE WHILE WE ARE IN GREECE. WHEN I CAME HOME I OPEN MY MAIL AND FOUND THE RECALL LETTER. I IMMEDIATELY FAX IT TO GREECE FOR MY HUSBAND TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP TO FIX THE RECALL PROBLEM. WHEN THE DEALERSHIP CORRECTED THE PROBLEM I RECEIVED AN INVOICE FROM THEM WITH AN ITEMIZED DESCRIPTION. ( I KNOW A FEW OF THE CORRECTED ITEM ARE NOT IN THE RECALL LETTER WHICH I DO NOT EXPECT THEM TO PAY). THEY CALL ME AND TOLD ME THAT IT WOULD TAKE 4 TO 6 WEEKS FOR THEM TO PROCESS THE INVOICE BECAUSE THEY HAD TO SEND IT FOR TRANSLATION. SEVERAL WEEKS GO BY AND THEY CALL ME AND SAID THAT SOME OF THE ITEMS IN THE INVOICE WERE NOT PART OF THE RECALL AND THEY WOULD NOT PAY ME WHICH I AGREE, BUT THE REST IT WOULD TAKE ABOUT ANOTHER 3 WEEKS. NOW IT IS 3 MONTHS AND I CALLED THEM, THEY SAID NON OF THE THINGS I HAD CORRECTED WERE IN THE RECALL LETTER ACCORDING TO THE TRANSLATOR. I TRIED TO TELL YES IT IS AND I ASK THEM TO CALL THE DEALERSHIP TO FIND OUT, BUT THEY REFUSE AND THEY REFUSE TO REIMBURSE ME FOR THE WORK. I FEEL THAT THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. I WOULD SOMETHING TO BE DONE. THANK YOU *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11396511
Consumer Location: BEND, OR
VIN: WVWTH63B24P****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN YOU FILL UP THE FUEL TANK IT LEAKS IT LEAKS A QUARTER OF A TANK OF FUEL ROUGHLY 4 TO 5 GALLONS OF FUEL DRIP OUT THERE'S A FACTORY RECALL ON THIS ISSUE I TOOK IT TO THE VOLKSWAGEN DEALER PAID MONEY TO HAVE THEM INSPECT IT AND THEY SAID YES IT'S LEAKING AT THE FACTORY RECALL I'VE HAD AN INDEPENDENT DEALER CONFIRM THAT! VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOT DO ANYTHING DUE TO WHAT THEY CLAIM A REMEDY WAS DONE BY MOVING FUEL LINES 10 YEARS AGO, OBVIOUSLY IT WAS NOT OR I WOULD NOT HAVE 4 GALLONS OF FUEL SPILL IN MY DRIVEWAY VEHICLE IS BASICALLY IN OPERABLE AND THEY WANT $3000 TO PUT A NEW FUEL TANK IN WHEN IT'S A FACTORY RECALL WHICH NEVER EXPIRES I HAVE TALK TO THE VOLKSWAGEN REP AND THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND IN FORUMS IS DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO VOLTS WAGON OF AMERICA AND FIGHT THEM AND THIS IS RIDICULOUS WHEN THEY KNOW THEY HAVE AN ISSUE!! TO DRIVE THIS VEHICLE WE NEVER FILL IT OVER A HALF A TANK OF FUEL SO WE DO NOT LEAK FUEL OR EXPLODE WHILE WE'RE DRIVING HOPEFULLY PLEASE HELP IN ANYWAY YOU CAN THANK YOU

Components: SEATS

December 26, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395719
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, MN
VIN: WVWVD63B44E****

Summary of Complaint

A COIL FOR HEATED SEATS HAS MELTED A HOLE IN THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEAT. THIS CAUSED PAIN AND CONFUSION WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. THE SEAT NOW HAS AN UGLY MELTED HOLE IN IT.

Components: SEATS

November 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373531
Consumer Location: PAINTED POST, NY
VIN: WVWPD63B14E****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY, THE DRIVER SEAT SUDDENLY OVERHEATED (THE SEAT WARMER WAS TURNED ON). IT STARTED WITH A BURNING SMELL. EXCESSIVE HEAT BURNED MY LEG A BIT (SOME SKIN REDNESS), BEFORE I REALIZED WHAT IS HAPPENING AND TURNED THE SEAT WARMER OFF. THE SEAT LEATHER NOW APPEARS STIFF AND WRINKLED (NOT SOFT AND SMOOTH LIKE THE REST OF THE LEATHER) IN THE AREA WHERE I FELT THE HEAT.

Components: SEATS FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319272
Consumer Location: PAWTUCKET, RI
VIN: WVWPD63B74P****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STALLED IN THE ROAD. PULLED OVER. TURNED THE CAR OFF AND IT WOULD NOT RESTART FULL TANK OF GAS.

Components: SEATS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11269771
Consumer Location: BUTLER, NJ
VIN: WVWPD63B14P****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR 2004 VW PASSAT ALMOST GETT ON FIRE FRONT PASSANDER SEAT HAVE START TO BURN BUT WAS OK AFTER I SHUTT OFF THE CAR AFTER THAT NOW I CAN DRIVE BUT THE SEAT ITS DEMAGED

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229463
Consumer Location: RAYMOND, NE
VIN: WVWPD63B94P****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS IT STALLS AND THE EPC LIGHT COMES ON. THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES WHILE MERGING WITH OTHER TRAFFIC AND CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS. I HAVE SPENT WELL OVER $1000 TRYING TO GET THIS PROBLEM FIXED, AND THE PROBLEM STILL REMAINS. EVEN THE VW DEALERSHIP DOSE NOT HAVE AN ANSWER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11184655
Consumer Location: HIXSON, TN
VIN: WVWYH63B84E****

Summary of Complaint

HAD TO REPLACE THE COMFORT CONTROL MODULE ALONG WITH UNTOLD AMOUNT OF WIRES DUE TO WATER DAMAGE. AFTER BEING PARKED AND TURNED OFF THE WINDOWS ROLL. DOWN THE ALARM IS DISABLED, THE DOORS UNLOCK. WHILE DRIVING LIGHTS GO. ON AND OFF DOORS LOCK AND UNLOCK EMERGENCY FLASHERS GO OFF AND ALARM WILL GO OFF. CAN'T UNLOCK CAR WITHOUT SETTING ALARM OFF.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11157192
Consumer Location: CLINTON, UT
VIN: WVWPD63B84P****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG ODOR OF FUEL IN THE CAR REGARDLESS OF BEING PARKED OR MOVING. NOTICED PUDDLE OF GAS ON THE GROUND UNDER THE FUEL TANK. FUEL WAS DRIPPING DOWN OFF THE FUEL TANK AND THE HEAT SHIELDS. FOLLOWED DRIP TO THE ROLLOVER VALVE NIPPLE WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE GAS TANK.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11130976
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWLK63B74E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. AFTER REFUELING AND PARKING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT LATER DISCOVERED FUEL HAD LEAKED OUT FROM THE VEHICLE ONTO THE FLOOR OF THE GARAGE. FUEL WAS ALSO VISIBLE UNDERNEATH THE REAR SEAT OF THE VEHICLE. UPON INSPECTION, THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT FUEL WAS LEAKING FROM THE FUEL VALVE. THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11115155
Consumer Location: MAGNOLIA, DE
VIN: WVWPE63B34E****

Summary of Complaint

STANDING WATER IN DRIVER SIDE AND REAR DRIVER SIDE AREA.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11101278
Consumer Location: EL DORADO HILLS, CA
VIN: WVWPD63BX4E****

Summary of Complaint

GAS TANK/ FUEL LINE FRACTURE, LEAKING GAS WHEN I FILL IT UP, STRONG GAS SMELL/ODOR. STOPS LEAKING AT AROUND 3/4 TANK. VERY DANGEROUS FOR MY 16 YEAR OLD TO DRIVE. VW DEALERSHIP REFUSED TO CORRECT, WANTS TO CHARGE ME 2600, TO FIX I BOUGHT THE CAR FOR 4200 3 MONTHS AGO.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11100304
Consumer Location: EL DORADO HILLS, CA
VIN: WVWPD63BX4E****

Summary of Complaint

GAS FUEL LINE/TANK LEAKING GAS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099370
Consumer Location: HONOLULU, HI
VIN: WVWPD63B94E****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL TANK LEAK. THERE IS NO DAMAGE NO IMPACT NO VISIBLE EVIDENCE OF ANY MISUSE OF CAR. FUEL TANK LEAKS WHEN FILLED ABOVE 3/4 OF A TANK. THIS IS UNSAFE AND VERY DANGEROUS THIS SHOULD BE REPAIRED BY VOLKSWAGEN. IN ALL MY LIFE AS A MECHANIC I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING THIS UNSAFE. IF MY LOVED ONES WERE TO GET HURT I WILL HOLD VOLKSWAGEN ACCOUNTABLE. THIS NEEDS TO FIXED NOW!..

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11097318
Consumer Location: EL DORADO HILLS, CA
VIN: WVWPD63BX4E****

Summary of Complaint

LEAKING AT VENT/TOP OF GAS TANK. EXACTLY THE SAME DESCRIPTION OF THAT PAST HEAT SHEILD/VENT GAS LEAKING RECALL FROM ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO

Components: ENGINE

March 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11094010
Consumer Location: NUNNELLY, TN
VIN: WVWVD63B54E****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT THIS CAR FROM ORIGINAL OWNER EXACTLY TWO YEARS AGO. ALL RECEIPTS FOR UPKEEP & MAINTENANCE WERE AVAILABLE. CAR RAN GREAT FOR 30,000 MILES. ONE DAY IT STARTING RUNNING BAD WITHIN 30 MINS WHOLE MOTOR SHUT DOWN. MOTOR JUST SHUT DOWN IN MIDDLE OF HIGHWAY. PIECE OF METAL FOUND UNDER VALVE COVER AND NOW FOR NO REASON NEEDS A WHOLE NEW MOTOR!!!! THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE! VERY DISSATISFIED! I HAVE OWNED THREE VEHICLES ALL FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS UNTIL THIS VW AND NOW AM WITHOUT A CAR. NEVER WILL BUY OR MENTION ANYONE ELSE BUYING A VW. CANNOT AFFORD TO SPEND $3,000 FOR ANOTHER MOTOR AFTER ONLY OWNING FOR 2 YEARS! NOW THE CAR SITS AT A MECHANIC SHOP WITH NEW TIRES AND NEW VALVE COVER GASKETS AND A POS MOTOR.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11051632
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWPD63B04E****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR DIED AS I WAS DRIVING DOWN A CITY ROAD, I WAS ABLE TO VEER THE CAR TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS IT WAS ROLLING BEFORE IT STOPPED COMPLETELY. I HAD THE CAR TOWED BACK TO MY HOUSE AND AFTER TESTING ALL COMPONENTS, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE CAR WASN'T GETTING ANY FUEL DUE A FAULTY FUEL PUMP.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10995721
Consumer Location: SAN LEANDRO, CA
VIN: WVWPD63B94P****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL COOLANT FLENCH LEAKING, AIR VALVE COVER CAME OFF( LEAKING) AND WATER PUMP, TIMING BELT AND THERMOSTAT NOT WORKING, CANNOT SMOG CAR. ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING LIGHT COMES BACK ON ALL THE TIME.

Components: ENGINE

February 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10978851
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, PA
VIN: WVWVD63B94E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, AND "OIL PRESSURE" AND "STOP ENGINE" MESSAGES DISPLAYED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THERE WAS OIL SLUDGE IN THE ENGINE, BUT THE REPAIRS WERE UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN HOME AND INSPECTED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE ENGINE NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 44,000. ..UPDATED 06/27/17 *BF *CN

Components: AIR BAGS ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

April 05, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10971433
Consumer Location: DELAWARE, OH
VIN: WVWVD63BX4E****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON WITH A STATEMENT ABOUT FAULTY AIRBAG ... EPC WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON FIRST WHEN VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. VEHCLE WAS STOPPED. ON RE-START, AIR BAG WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON. VEHICLE WAS IDDLING AND STATIONARY.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10954545
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 1VWAH7A30EC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 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.

Components: SEATS

November 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10925021
Consumer Location: WOODLAND HILLS, CA
VIN: WVWPD63B44E****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR WAS PART OF A RECALL BECAUSE THE DRIVERS SIDE SEAT HEATER WAS OVERHEATING AND MELTING THROUGH THE SEAT. I TOOK MY CAR IN FOR THE RECALL AND THIS ISSUE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESOLVED. BUT YESTERDAY I HAD THAT EXACT ISSUE - WITHIN 4 TO 5 MINUTES OF TURNING ON MY DRIVERS SIDE SEAT HEATER IT BURNED/MELTED THROUGH THE SEAT AND BURNED ME.

Components: TIRES

September 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904445
Consumer Location: WABAN, MA
VIN: WVWRH63B13P****

Summary of Complaint

TIRE BUBBLE, 2" WIDE, 2" LONG, 1/2" HIGH

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

August 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10893347
Consumer Location: EAST SYRACUSE, NY
VIN: WVWPD63B44E****

Summary of Complaint

I START THE CAR UP AND IT STARTED MAKING FUNNY NOISE MY CHECK ENGINE LIGH CAME ON THE ENGINE SHAKING ACT LIKE IT'S GOING TO CUT OFF

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10888060
Consumer Location: REDDING, CA
VIN: WVWPD63B64P****

Summary of Complaint

THE PLASTIC UNDERDASH COWLING CAN BECOME WARPED OVER TIME AND FALL DOWN ON THE BRAKE PEDAL CAUSING THE CAR TO STOP OR TRIGGER THE ABS SYSTEM WHEN NOT NEEDED.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10877008
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: WVWPD63B9P2****

Summary of Complaint

MY GAS GAUGE IS NOT WORKING AND I ALWAYS SMEEL GAS WHILE RIDING IN MY CAR.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10837269
Consumer Location: LEHIGH ACRES, FL
VIN: WVWRH63B64P****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT A NIGHTMARE! FIRST THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING BROKE GOT THAT FIXED AND THEN EVERYTHING ELSE WENT DOWN HILL! OIL PRESSURE LIGHT STARTED GOING AND THEN IT STARTED OVERHEATING. THE HOSES ALL BREAK AND LEAK THE COOLANT OUT PLUS THE TRANSMISSION CODE P742 WHICH THE TRANSMISSION IS STUCK OFF IS ON . I CAN'T AFFORD THE CAR WORST CAR EVER. IT IS FINE IF IDLE BUT ONCE YOUR DRIVING EVERYTHING STARTS BEEPING AND WHEN I'M TURNING YOU HEAR A NOISE ON THE SIDE THAT YOUR TURNING!

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10825233
Consumer Location: HAMPTON, GA
VIN: WVWTH63B64P****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED A USED 2004 VW PASSAT GLX 4MOTION WITH 91K MILES AND NO ACCIDENT OR DAMAGE HISTORY PER CARFAX.. FIRST FILL OF THE GAS TANK REVEALED A SEVERE LEAK OF GREATER THAN 180 DROPS PER MINUTE. THE LEAK OCCURRED AT ALL TIMES WITH THE CAR RUNNING OR TURNED OFF AND THE KEY REMOVED. THE LEAK STOPPED AFTER THE GAS GAUGE MOVED BELOW F. REMOVED REAR SEAT AND NOTICED FUEL WETTING ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE TANK ADJACENT TO THE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR. USING A MIRROR FUEL WAS VISIBLE COMING FROM THE VENT BOSS ADJACENT TO THE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR. THIS EXACT ISSUE IS COVERED UNDER VWOA RECALL 26E5/R5 NHTSA CAMPAIGN # 08V156000. I CONTACTED VW CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THEY INFORMED ME MY VEHICLE VIN [XXX] IS NOT ELIGIBLE HOWEVER THEY DID NOT SAY WHY. THE CARFAX REPORT STATES THAT A HEAT SHIELD WAS REPLACED 8/11/2008. RECALL 26E5/R5 INVOLVES A HEAT SHIELD AS WELL AS THE FUEL TANK. IT'S POSSIBLE THE TANK WAS OK AT THE TIME. IF THE VEHICLE HAS ALREADY HAD THE RECALL AND THE FUEL TANK DEVELOPED THE PROBLEM AFTER IS THERE ANY RECOURSE UNDER THIS RECALL? INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10822774
Consumer Location: WILTON, CA
VIN: WVWYH63B04E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS SERVICED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V156000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE) BUT THE REMEDY FAILED TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: ENGINE

November 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10810514
Consumer Location: HUMBLE, TX
VIN: WVWPD63B44P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHEN STARTING THE VEHICLE, IT JERKED AND THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE AND COOLING PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14E007000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE STRUCTURE ENGINE

May 07, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10767576
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: WVWRH63B64P****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSAT IGNITED IN OUR DRIVEWAY AT 4:00 A.M. IT HAD NOT BEEN STARTED/DRIVEN IN A WEEK. WE WOKE TO THE SOUND OF THE TIRE BURSTING. THERE IS A HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT /ARSON CASE # [XXX] - PHONE # [XXX]. INSPECTOR [XXX]. HE SAID THE IGNITION AREA OF THE CAR WAS THE START OF THE FIRE. I THINK HE WAS ARSON DEPARTMENT. THE CAR WAS TOTALED. WE ARE LUCKY WE DID NOT LOOSE OUR HOUSE AND NEIGHBOR'S IF WE HAD NOT HEARD THE TIRE BLOW. I AM NOT EXACTLY SURE OF THE MILEAGE BUT KNOW IT WAS LOW FOR THE YEAR AND THINK IT WAS BELOW 90,000...UPDATED 05/02/16 *BF INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10763153
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWVD63B84E****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A 2004 VW PASSAT 1.8 LITER TURBO 4MOTION STATION WAGON ON AUGUST 12, 2015. WITHIN ONE HOUR OF PURCHASING I TOOK IT TO FILL IT UP WITH FUEL. THE FUEL TANK BEGAN LEAKING IMMEDIATELY. I TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER I BOUGHT IT FROM AND THEY ATTEMPTED TO FIX IT BY REPLACING AN O-RING ABOUT THREE WEEKS LATER, MEANWHILE ADVISING ME TO NOT FILL THE TANK PAST THE 3/4 FULL MARK UNTIL THEY FIXED IT. THIS DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM, IT STILL LEAKED WHEN IT WAS FILLED ABOVE THE 3/4 TANK LEVEL. I TOOK IT TO ANOTHER MECHANIC WHO REINSTALLED THE SAME O-RING, AGAIN UNSUCCESSFULLY, AT MY EXPENSE. I SUBSEQUENTLY LEARNED OF A RECALL REGARDING THE FAILURE OF THE FUEL TANK AND THE VENTING SYSTEM. I CALLED VOLKSWAGEN AND WAS INFORMED THAT THEY HAD "FIXED" THE RECALL ISSUE IN 2008 AND THAT ANY FURTHER ACTION WOULD BE AT MY EXPENSE AND COULD INVOLVE REPLACING THE FUEL TANK, A VERY EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION. I FIND THIS RESPONSE INADEQUATE AND, IN LIGHT OF READING MANY OTHER POSTS DESCRIBING SIMILAR OR IDENTICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE SUPPOSEDLY REPAIRED FUEL LEAK, BELIEVE THAT VOLKSWAGEN NEEDS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE BY NHTSA FOR CORRECTING A RECURRING, DANGEROUS SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10761704
Consumer Location: NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX
VIN: WVWTH63B24P****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE PUMPING FUEL INTO THE VEHICLE, THE STRONG ODOR OF FUEL WAS PRESENT. IN ADDITION, WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE ODOR WAS STILL PRESENT. THE FAILURE RECURRED CONSTANTLY. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

Components: ENGINE

May 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10733715
Consumer Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

IGNITION COIL HAS FAILED 3 TIMES IN LAST 12 MONTHS.

Components: ENGINE

March 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10693241
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: WVWPD63B94E****

Summary of Complaint

MARCH 8 AT APPROXIMATELY 10PM: ON A TRIP BACK FROM OUT OF TOWN WITH MY 2 YOUNG CHILDREN AND PUPPY, THE RPMS IN THE VW PASSAT BEGAN ESCALATING YET NO ADDITIONAL POWER WAS COMING INTO THE ENGINE. I TRIED SHIFTING TO A LOWER GEAR AND ALSO ATTEMPTED CRUISE CONTROL TO MINIMIZE THE RPM RACING. CRUISE CONTROL DID NOT RESPOND AND THE CHANGE IN GEAR DID NOTHING FOR THE RACING RPMS. A FEW MORE MILES DOWN THE HIGHWAY THE CAR BEGAN LOSING MOMENTUM -? IT WAS SIMILAR TO THE FEELING OF RUNNING OUT OF GAS THOUGH I HAD A FULL TANK. I MOVED THE CAR INTO THE SERVICE LANE BEFORE THE ENGINE SHUT OFF. WITHIN SECONDS OF PULLING OVER, THE ENGINE BEGAN SMOKING. I FELT THE NEED TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE, EVEN THOUGH I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY LATE AT NIGHT, PREGNANT, WITH 2 SMALL CHILDREN AND A PUPPY. WE LEFT EVERYTHING IN THE CAR, GOT OUT (I CALLED 911) AND WERE ABOUT 8 FEET AWAY WHEN FLAMES BECAME VISIBLE ESCAPING FROM THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE. A STATE TROOPER WAS PASSING THROUGH AT THE TIME AND NOTICED THE STRONG SMELL; HE QUICKLY CIRCLED BACK AND THEN SAW THE FIRE.TWO FIRE TRUCKS AND 2 MORE STATE TROOPERS ARRIVED AT THE SCENE -?? BUT BY THAT POINT -?? THE ENTIRE FRONT END OF MY CAR WAS IN FLAMES. THE TIRES WERE SO HOT FROM THE FIRE THAT THEY HAD MELTED TO THE ROAD. THE FRONT END OF THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED, THE DRIVER'??S SIDE WINDOW WAS BLOWN OUT, AND THE DASHBOARD MELTED. EVERYTHING IN THE CAR EXPERIENCED CHEMICAL SMOKE DAMAGE AND/OR WATER DAMAGE FROM THE FIRE TRUCKS. THE INSURANCE COMPANY ??TOTALED?? THE CAR THIS MORNING. SUNDAY NIGHT I NOTICED THAT NHTSA WAS AT ONE POINT INVESTIGATING VW PASSAT ENGINE FIRES. I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTINUE THAT INVESTIGATION. THOUGH MY CHILDREN AND PUPPY WERE NOT PHYSICALLY INJURED (I DON'T KNOW IF THEY HAVE SUFFERED MENTAL TRAUMA) -?? I AM PREGNANT AND DO NOT KNOW IF THE FUMES WILL BE TOXIC TO MY UNBORN CHILD. *TR..UPDATED 06/01/16 *BF UPDATED 9/27/2017*CN

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