really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,175 miles

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problem #4

May 032021


  • miles
Intermittent stalling. Typically at stop, when vehicle has been running a short time. Vehicle restarts. Occurs frequently, every week, but not every trip. Started in spring 2021, recurring issue. Mechanic unable to replicate.

- Somers Point , NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 302020


  • 74,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated while driving 8 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from the vehicle. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to local dealer douglas Volkswagen (491 morris ave, summit, NJ 07901) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the rear main seal needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 74,000.

- Jersey City,, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 242019


  • miles
My father was heading home when he stopped the hill down from his house. Upon trying to accelerate he noticed the vehicle did not want to go. The engine had stalled/hesitated. He pressed the gas a few times and nothing happened, the RPM ha D was the only thing moving. Then, all of a sudden, the vehicle sped off and he lost control of the vehicle because this happened at the beginning of a curve and he couldn't regain control of the vehicle and slammed into a telephone pole which broke his neck and back. There is something wrong with these Passats. My brother and his wife have told me that their 2018 Passats do the same thing (hesitation/stalling).

- Dayton, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 062018


  • 6,700 miles
My car is under 7000 miles, don't even have the first schedule oil change and experience excessive oil consumption. I have taken it to the car dealer and just top off the oil. Something is wrong with the engine.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA