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 #EA03020

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  2. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER SIR DOOR MOUNTING STUD FAILURE

    NHTSA #PE03021

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  3. INVESTIGATION: Engine Compartment Fire

    NHTSA #EA11002

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  4. INVESTIGATION: Engine Compartment Fire

    NHTSA #PE10027

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  5. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER/ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA #PE07024

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  6. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE STALLING

    NHTSA #DP05004

    Status:
    CLOSED

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  7. INVESTIGATION: PASSENGER ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA #EA07014

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  8. INVESTIGATION: FUEL TANK LEAK

    NHTSA #PE08008

    Status:
    RECALLED

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  9. INVESTIGATION: WATER/ICE IN BRAKE BOOSTER

    NHTSA #PE07018

    Status:
    CLOSED

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