The 2002 Passat has been investigated 9 times, which is more than any of the other 19 years. On average you can expect 3.85 investigations per model year and we've listed some of the most recent below.
If enough consumers complain about the same problem with the same type of vehicle, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may open an investigation. The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) is the agency in charge of performing those investigations.
Volkswagen Passat Investigations
Every investigations can involve multiple model years, so we've taken each of the 20 Passat years and ranked them by how many times they've been involved in a specific campaign. Want to see how the Passat stacks up? Sort investigations by model.