Passat News Archive

  1. 2019

    1. February

      • Volkswagen and Audi are recalling 119,000 vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators. This campaign is part of an industry-wide effort involving more than a dozen automakers and 1.7 m...

    2. January

      • There’s an important deadline coming up for VW owners who previously paid for repairs to their timing chain system or damage to their engine from a timing chain failure, and want the automaker t...

  2. 2018

    1. October

    2. September

    3. May

    4. January

  3. 2017

    1. June

    2. May

    3. February

      • It’s been a bad week for 2017 Volkswagens. First there was a tiny recall for seized up engines in the 2017 Jetta. Now the 2017 Passat is being recalled to replace leaking brake lines.


    4. January

      • There’s been a lot of talk about diesel buyouts and fixes lately. But one group that’s been left out was what VW calls “Generation 3” diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year. But after 16 month...

  4. 2016

    1. December

      • Our neighbors to the north tend to be a patient bunch, but you have to imagine Canadian VW diesel owners were starting to wonder when their settlement offer would come. Well, good news.


    2. August

    3. June

    4. May

    5. April

    6. February

      • Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

        Volkswagen is recalling 850,000 VW and Audi vehicles with Takata inflators.

  5. 2015

    1. October

    2. September

    3. July

      • Remember the good ole days? Baseball on the radio, lemonade at Grandma’s house and cars that could make it to their first oil change before getting recalled?

        These days it feels like eve...

    4. March

      • Federal investigators are wondering if an issue in the steering column could stop the driver’s side airbag from deploying in an accident for 30,000 VWs. That type of problem turns das aüto into ...

    5. February

      • Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls. But whenever there’s reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt...

  6. 2014

    1. April

      • Turns out VW had a good reason for issuing a stop sale on some 2014 models last week: they were catching on fire. The manufacturer recognized a potential safety defect, stopped selling cars, fou...

    2. March

      • Volkswagen is recalling over 150,000 Passats because closing the hood is disabling the low-beam headlights. VW says the problem could be avoided by dropping the hood gently and not from any noti...