2012 Volkswagen Passat

S FWD 4-Dr Sedan I5 man trans

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2012 Volkswagen Passat SE TDI Front Left View
Tired of trying to sell German cars to Americans, Volkswagen gave up on that idea with the latest Passat and instead gave us what it thought we'd want: a truly American car. Introduced as a 2012 model, the all-new Passat broke with the popular European version (which is as ubiquitous on the roads of its home country as the Toyota Camry is here). Designed specifically for the U.S.A., the new American Passat is -- predictably -- larger: 4.0 inches longer and half an inch wider than the previous model, with a 3.7-inch greater span between the axles. Not only is the Passat designed for America, it's also built here, at VW's brand-new factory in Tennessee. That helped bring about the Passat's most important change -- a massive price cut of almost $7000 for the base model.

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22 MPG City | 32 MPG Hwy
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2012 Volkswagen Passat
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S FWD 4-Dr Sedan I5
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2012 Volkswagen Passat
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S FWD 4-Dr Sedan I5
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2012 Volkswagen Passat Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I5Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
Horsepower:
170 hp @ 5700rpm
Torque:
177 ft lb of torque @ 4250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Maintenance
36,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Passat vehicles manufactured January 2011 through November 2012. In the affected vehicles, the low beam headlight bulb may become loose and lose electrical contact.
Consequences
A loss of low beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen notified owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. The recall began in May 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagens recall number associated with this campaign is 94G8/7V.
Potential Units Affected
150,201
Notes
Volkswagen of America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 PASSAT VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 18, 2011, THROUGH JUNE 1, 2011. DURING ASSEMBLY, THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH A DIESEL FUEL FILTER ELEMENT THAT MAY NOT SEAL CORRECTLY.
Consequences
OVER TIME, OR AFTER CERTAIN DRIVING DISTANCES, THESE VEHICLES ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO FUEL LEAKAGE. LEAKING FUEL, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER ELEMENTS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 27, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Potential Units Affected
153
Notes
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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