My VW Passat wagon has about 17,ooo
miles and is 15 months old. It has
spent 15 days in the shop and will go
in again Monday, as the turbo is now
making airplane noises. I have had all
4 ignition coils replaced. My car is
on its 3rd defective stereo. The key
stuck in the ignition for 9 days. The
faulty electrical system caused the
locks and windows to go up and down
while driving (in MN)! After
several complaints to my "advocate" at
VW, I was offered a free 20000 mile
tune up for my troubles. I am
constantly worried that I will need to
be towed again. I have the roadside
assistance number programmed into my
cell phone speed dial.
This car looks terrific and is fun to
drive when it is running well.
VW needs to stand behind their
product! They need to have
their "customer advocates" actually be
able to advocate and make decisions.
VW should have offered us the option
to end our lease after our vehicle had
been in the shop for 12 days in the
first 10 months!