Volkswagen Passat Recalls & Reliability
There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUMRecall Date: 12/05/2006
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The 2007 Volkswagen Passat comes equipped with a basic warranty covering four years or 50,000 miles. Volkswagen also supports the Passat with a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Several reviewers raised questions concerning the reliability of the 2006 and 2007 Passat. "There's the troubling issue of reliability in some recent VW products," says MSN. "Reliability's the question mark," adds . "The previous Passat shows up as the very worst among family cars in Consumer Reports magazine's predicted reliability chart. The '06 is a new design. That can be good, or it can be otherwise."
, a respected company that collects long-term reliability data, identified significant problems with the engine on the 2002 and 2004 models (failures of the water pump and the engine vacuum hoses) and moderate engine problems on the 2003 model (failure of the Mass Air Flow Sensor).