2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Volkswagen PASSAT Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1212760
 Internal NHTSA #10758637
 ManufacurerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2012
 File date11/08/15
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWas on ramp entering i-5 south off clairemont (san diego) when engine completely died with no warning light or previous signs. Steering and brakes stopped but i was able to pull to side. The car did not start right up right away. My daughter-in-law and i had just stopped to get gas; she got out of car to check gas cap. It was on tightly. She got back inside car and the car started again. A couple days later, doors unlocked on it's own while driving. I took it to dealer 8. 21. 2015 and they could find nothing wrong and nothing recorded in the car's system. They know i am very concerned and this is very disturbing.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure27811
Number of Occurences
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateLA JOLLA, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase25/09/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed35
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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