2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Misaligned Seat and Steering Wheel
June 11, 2013
I noticed it as soon as I started driving. The Passat's seat isn't centered on its steering wheel. And it makes me crazy.
This morning I broke out a measuring tape and found the lateral centerline of the seat. I then taped a piece of string right down the middle. Did the same with the steering wheel using the VW logo and lower spokes as a symmetry reference. The string is largely covered in these photos with the red lines I put them over for better visibility. The yellow arrow shows the misalignment. I'd estimate it's an inch or so off.
Come one, Volkswagen. This won't fly with anyone who isn't married to a chiropractor, which I am not.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @ 1,628 miles