Volkswagen Passat 2013

Volkswagen Airbag Recall Unlikely to Be Takata Crisis All Over Again

By Kelsey Mays on May 8, 2020

Unlike millions of other airbag inflators manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp. that were recalled over the past decade in a massive federal safety action, a new batch is now under recall despite co... Read More
Volkswagen Passat, Golf and Audi A3: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on December 19, 2019

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 230 model-year 2012-15 Volkswagen Passat sedans, model-year 2011-14 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks, and model-year 2011-13 Audi A3 sedans and hatchbacks thought to have... Read More
2012-2020 Volkswagen Passat, Atlas: Recall Alert

By Patrick Masterson on July 2, 2019

Approximately 662,100 model-year 2012-20 Volkswagen Passat sedans and model-year 2018-19 Atlas SUVs are being recalled for block caps on headlights. Read More
Takata Airbag Recall: Volkswagen and Audi Recall 850,000 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on July 19, 2018

CARS.COM — Volkswagen Group today announced that it is recalling about 850,000 cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp. This latest actio... Read More
More VW Diesels Get Emissions Fix

By Kelsey Mays on March 14, 2018

CARS.COM — The Volkswagen Group has received regulatory approval to fix more than 84,000 cars with a batch of four-cylinder diesel engines involved in its ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, in which... Read More
Recall Alert: 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat

By Matt Schmitz on April 1, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 91,000 model-year 2012-14 Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with diesel engines The Problem: Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for ... Read More
Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 20... Read More
Our view: 2013 Volkswagen Passat

By Kristin Varela on October 16, 2013

While the 2013 Volkswagen Passat’s straightforward simplicity may not win over the tech-addicted, its massive rear seat legroom should certainly win over those who plan to use it for real liv... Read More
Mother Proof's view

By Carrie Kim on April 15, 2013

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI is one of the most family-friendly midsize sedans I’ve ever driven with its large backseat, ample trunk and ah-mazing fuel economy. Its got lots to offer and a ... Read More
Our view: 2013 Volkswagen Passat

By Mike Hanley on October 15, 2011

Editor’s note: This review was written in June 2011 about the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2013, click her... Read More