Safety Features by Model

GL Sedan $21,780 - $23,060

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GL Wagon $22,780 - $24,060

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLS Sedan $23,380 - $26,205

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLS Wagon $24,380 - $27,205

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLX Sedan $29,780 - $32,605

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Traction control-inc: Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

GLX Wagon $30,780 - $33,605

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Traction control-inc: Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

W8 Sedan $38,660 - $40,160

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver/front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Traction control-inc: Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-note horn

W8 Wagon $39,660 - $41,160

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
  • Front/rear side curtain protection
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable seat belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts w/outboard pretensioners
  • 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
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Traction control-inc: Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), brake assist
  • Collapsible steering column
  • 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

Fuel System, Diesel Dec 13, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 13, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V586000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HIGH PRESSURE DIESEL PUMPS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPER FASTENER, WHICH COULD ALLOW DIESEL FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE PUMP.
Consequence:
DIESEL FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL PUMP. THE RECALLBEGAN ON FEBRUARY 8, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-2834.