I purchased my NEW VW Passat back in 2006. This is the most trouble car that I have ever purchased.
Here is a long list of failed quality control from VW.1. piece of paint in the back of trunk fell out 2. engine breather valve malfunction3. all the interior skin cover bubbled4.
engine breather valve malfunction again. The dealership told told me a car only a lemon when the same malfunction occur 3x5. AC condenser rebuilt6. Archer VW broke my engine cover without telling me, didn't find out until went to other dealership service7.
Headliner fell off, recently.8. There are several recalls issued through out 7 yrs that I purchase this new car. All the energy and efforts that I have to spend with this car is exhausting.
Contacting their customer service is not helping except courtesy response but not real solution. So my advice for anybody who is intrigue by VW's new superbowl ads campaign is stay away from this German car, it is not it used to be anymore
Monetary Loss: $5000.