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2020 Volkswagen Passat Reliability


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2020 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Ratings

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL:CUSHION Recall Date: 09/01/2020
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2020 Passat vehicles. The passenger frontal air bag may have been folded incorrectly affecting its deployment force. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1829
  • Consequence: An incorrectly folded air bag can deploy with too much force, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall began October 14, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-888-241-2289. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69AY.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69AY
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V533000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Date: 05/21/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2018-2019 Atlas vehicles. The blocking cap disabling the adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 662185
  • Consequence: Without the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. The recall began July 16, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94L9.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 16, 2018 to DEC 18, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 94L9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V389000
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW Recall Date: 03/19/2019
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Atlas and 2020 Passat vehicles. An incorrect driver and/or front passenger side impact air bag may have been installed.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 3
  • Consequence: In an event of a side impact crash, an incorrect side airbag may not deploy as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen has inspected and replaced the side air bags, free of charge. The recall was completed in April 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Y8.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 30, 2018 to OCT 30, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69Y8
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V218000

2020 Volkswagen Passat Warranty

Volkswagen backs the Passat with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty.

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