Safety Features by Model

GL $21,750 - $23,625

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Side Curtain Protection
  • Front color-keyed 3-point height-adjustable seat belts
  • Rear color-keyed outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front/rear seat belt emergency tensioning retractors
  • Rear seat interlock
  • Child seat lower attachment points & top tether, rear outboard seating positions (LatCH)
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector
  • Traction control-inc: Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLS $22,885 - $27,260

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Side Curtain Protection
  • Front color-keyed 3-point height-adjustable seat belts
  • Rear color-keyed outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front/rear seat belt emergency tensioning retractors
  • Rear seat interlock
  • Child seat lower attachment points & top tether, rear outboard seating positions (LatCH)
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector
  • Traction control-inc: Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLX $28,750 - $32,375

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Side Curtain Protection
  • Front color-keyed 3-point height-adjustable seat belts
  • Rear color-keyed outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front/rear seat belt emergency tensioning retractors
  • Rear seat interlock
  • Child seat lower attachment points & top tether, rear outboard seating positions (LatCH)
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector
  • Traction control-inc: Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

W8 $37,900 - $40,200

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Side Curtain Protection
  • Front color-keyed 3-point height-adjustable seat belts
  • Rear color-keyed outboard 3-point seat belts
  • Front/rear seat belt emergency tensioning retractors
  • Rear seat interlock
  • Child seat lower attachment points & top tether, rear outboard seating positions (LatCH)
  • Child safety locks on rear doors
  • Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector
  • Traction control-inc: Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note 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

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48 months / 50,000 miles

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

Air Bags Jun 13, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 13, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V406000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2003 Volkswagen Passat sedan, Jetta, Jetta wagon, Golf, EuroVan, EuroVan Camper Van and EuroVan Chassis vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began May 2, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69X3.