Safety Features by Model

GLS $21,200 - $24,350

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Front seat-mounted side airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Front seat belt emergency tensioning retractors
  • Front color-keyed 3-point height adjustable seatbelts
  • Automatic locking 3-point height adjustable outboard rear seatbelts
  • Automatic rear center lap belt
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Traction control
  • Automatic slip reduction
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual tone horn

GLX $28,150

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Front seat-mounted side airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Front seat belt emergency tensioning retractors
  • Front color-keyed 3-point height adjustable seatbelts
  • Automatic locking 3-point height adjustable outboard rear seatbelts
  • Automatic rear center lap belt
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Traction control
  • Automatic slip reduction
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual tone horn

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Warranty

Basic Warranty

24 months / 24,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

120 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24 months / Unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

Basic Warranty Terms

Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles
model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles
TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

Powertrain Warranty

5 years/60,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

100-plus point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

No

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Dealer decision

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
99V248
Summary:
The tie rods of the steering assembly are protected on each side by a seal to prevent moisture and dust particles from entering the swivel bearing mechanism. It is possible that some tie rod seals may not seal properly. If moisture and/or dust particles enter the swivel bearing mechanism, the swivel bearing could wear over time, diminishing the steering control of the vehicle.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will replace the tie rods. Owner notification began Oct. 15, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 or Audi at 1-800-822-2834.