Safety Features by Model

S $20,590 - $21,690

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill hold control (HHC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

S w/Appearance $22,690

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

SE $23,725 - $24,825

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill hold control (HHC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

SE w/Sunroof $25,625 - $28,995

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

TDI SE $25,995

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill hold control (HHC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

SE w/Sunroof & Nav $26,795 - $30,595

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

TDI SE w/Sunroof $27,895

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

SEL $28,395

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav $29,495

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

SEL Premium $29,895 - $32,950

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

TDI SEL Premium $32,195

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Passat S 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Passat S 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 4-door

Overall

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Maintenance Warranty

36 months / 36,000 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

Exterior Lighting May 22, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
May 22, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V389000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2018-2019 Atlas vehicles. The blocking cap disabling the adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
Without the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 10, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94L9.
Recall Mar 17, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 17, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V125000
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.
Consequence:
A loss of low beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagens recall number associated with this campaign is 94G8/7V.
Fuel System, Diesel Apr 4, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 4, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V146000
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.
Consequence:
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 IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Engine And Engine Cooling, Power Train May 11, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 11, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V309000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Transmissions (DSG). The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
Consequence:
If the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter (DPF), it could increase the risk of fire.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23W5.
Unknown Or Other May 16, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 16, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V329000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 Tiguan, and 2011-2016 Golf and 2011-2013 GTI vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
Consequence:
If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or Volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
Air Bags Feb 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V078000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Air Bags Aug 4, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 4, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V483000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
Consequence:
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.