Safety Ratings
2001 Volkswagen Passat
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Number of Recalls3
Number of Complaints423
Number of Investigations7
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2001 Volkswagen Passat vehicles

2001 Volkswagen Passat (4/7/2008)  

Campaign Number: 08V156000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 412,000 MY 1999-2005 PASSAT (5TH GENERATION) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND PRODUCED AFTER JUNE 14, 1999. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELD THAT CAN BECOME DAMAGED. IN ADDITION, AFFECTED VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY HAVE A FUEL LINE (1.8T ENGINES ONLY) OR FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE (4MOTION/ALL WHEEL DRIVE ONLY) THAT CAN LEAK DUE TO FRACTURE.

Defect: A HEAT SHIELD THAT MAY CONTACT THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE. IN ADDITION, A FUEL LEAK FROM A FUEL LINE OR FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CAN LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL ADDITIONAL UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELDS ON VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS TO COVER THE POSSIBLY DAMAGED AREAS AND FLASH ALL 1.8T ENGINES WITH A PRECAUTIONARY SOFTWARE UPDATE. DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT AND ADJUST THE FUEL LINE ROUTING ON 1.8T VEHICLES AND THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE ON 4MOTION/ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES, AND REPLACE COMPONENTS IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

2001 Volkswagen Passat (1/25/2002)  

Campaign Number: 02V026000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER NECK CAN SUFFER ABRASION DAMAGE IF THE REAR TIRE GOES FLAT AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN UNTIL THE TIRE DISINTEGRATES.

Defect: FUEL LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL FIT PASSAT VEHICLES WITH A NEW WHEEL HOUSE LINER THAT WILL BETTER PROTECT THE CAR'S FILLER NECK. JETTA VEHICLES WILL BE FITTED WITH A DIFFERENT METAL SHIELD DESIGNED TO ENHANCE ABRASION PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF TIRE DISINTEGRATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 13, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

2001 Volkswagen Passat (5/3/2001)  

Campaign Number: 01V157000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SULFUR IN FUEL INTERACTS WITH CERTAIN ADDITIVES FOUND IN WIDELY AVAILABLE GASOLINE CAUSING SULFUR TO BECOME DEPOSITED ON THE CONTACT POINTS OF THREE FUEL SENDING UNITS MOUNTED INSIDE THE FUEL TANK. THIS COULD CAUSE THE FUEL GAUGE TO READ FULL WHILE THE FUEL TANK MAY NOT IN FACT BE FULL OR COULD BE EMPTY.

Defect: RUNNING OUT OF FUEL WITHOUT WARNING WHILE THE FUEL GAUGE INDICATES THAT THERE IS SUFFICIENT FUEL IN THE TANK LEAD TO SAFETY PROBLEMS.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE EXISTING FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNITS AND REPLACE THEM WITH FUEL LEVEL SENDING UNITS USING A NEW ALLOY COMPOSED OF GOLD, SILVER, AND A SMALL AMOUNT OF NICKEL, WHICH WILL NOT CHEMICALLY REACT WITH SULFUR. VW/AUDI WILL ALSO CALL BACK VEHICLES THAT WERE REPAIRED UNDER A PREVIOUS RECALL LAST JUNE IN ORDER TO INSTALL THE UPDATED FUEL SENDING UNITS NHTSA 00V137/AUDI LB). OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 1, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT AUDI AT 1-866-892-2834.

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT for sale

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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$7,998

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 137360 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Medford, OR
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$5,994

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 125000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: La Grange, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

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$6,995

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 89524 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$4,950

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 138750 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Utica, NY
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

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2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 133892 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Bellevue, WA
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$4,999

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 51999 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Shrewsbury, NJ
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

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2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 131070 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Everett, WA
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

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2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 47786 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 22 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

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2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$5,900

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 117958 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fredericksburg, VA
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$8,700

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 79734 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Tucson, AZ
  • MPG: 16 City / 24 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

New Listing
$5,995

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 78890 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fairfax, VA
  • MPG: 18 City / 26 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$5,995

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 90416 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Chantilly, VA
  • MPG: 18 City / 26 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$5,995

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 82265 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Westchester, IL
  • MPG: 18 City / 27 Hwy

2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$2,888

2001 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 118685 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Newton, NJ
  • MPG: 20 City / 29 Hwy
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