The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2002 Volkswagen Passat, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER AIR BAG LID FAILURE

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA03020

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 07, 2003
    • Date Closed: April 23, 2004
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER SIR DOOR MOUNTING STUD FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE03021

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 23, 2003
    • Date Closed: October 07, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Engine Compartment Fire

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA11002

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: January 26, 2011
    • Date Closed: February 17, 2012
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA07014

    Component(s): Electrical System:Ignition
    Engine And Engine Cooling:Exhaust System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER/ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE07024

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: May 10, 2007
    • Date Closed: September 28, 2007
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System:Ignition

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  6. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE STALLING

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP05004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: August 11, 2005
    • Date Closed: December 08, 2005
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System:Ignition:Module

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  7. INVESTIGATION: Engine Compartment Fire

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10027

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: July 26, 2010
    • Date Closed: February 07, 2011
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  8. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK LEAK

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE08008

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline:Storage:Tank Assembly
    Fuel System, Other:Storage:Tank Assembly:Pressure Relief Devices

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  9. INVESTIGATION: WATER/ICE IN BRAKE BOOSTER

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE07018

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 03, 2007
    • Date Closed: September 04, 2007
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Power Assist:Vacuum

    Summary: There is no summary currently available