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2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUMRecall Date: 12/05/2006
  • Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 2.0L ENGINE WITH 147 KW MAY HAVE A VACUUM LINE THAT MAY FRACTURE AND BECOME DISCONNECTED AT LOW AMBIENT TEMPERATURES.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 58800
  • Consequence: IF THIS HAPPENS, THE BRAKE POWER ASSIST CAN BECOME INOPERATIVE, AND THE DRIVER WILL EXPERIENCE INCREASED EFFORT TO APPLY THE BRAKES POSSIBLY INCREASING VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE. THIS COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
  • Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED VACUUM LINE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JANUARY 12, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-893-5298.
  • Notes: VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. P7. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION?S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 06V472000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2007
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Powertrain Dependability
Feature & Accessory Dependability
Body & Interior Dependability

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Warranty

The Passat Wagon comes with a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Volkswagen also supports the Passat with free roadside assistance, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and 12-year corrosion protection.

Volkswagen has a problematic reliability record, but VW is trying to change this image. CNET reports, "The car feels well built, as if VW is seeking to combat past quality problems by overbuilding hinges and hatches. The hood and doors all close with a satisfying solidity, while plastic interior hatches and drawers also feel like they're in it for the long haul." However, regardless of VW's achievements in producing such a solid vehicle, most reviewers are still skeptical. USA Today notes, "Reliability's the question mark. The previous Passat shows up as the very worst among family cars in Consumer Reports magazine's predicted reliability chart. The '07 is a new design. That can be good, or it can be otherwise."

Warranty information last updated: 5/2/08

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