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VW Passat a lemon?

Asked by Rahul

We purchased a 2011 VW Passat 118TSI new last year and have had ongoing issues with it. Last week the dealership changed the transmission entirely and within a day the power steering had failed. We are worried about our investment, have we bought a lemon? If we sell now we will make a loss. What should we do? We have two years of warranty left on this VW.

Answered by CarsGuide

14 Jun 2012 Graham Smith

It's impossible to say whether or not you have bought a lemon, but I would strongly urge you not to sell it, that would be the wrong thing to do at this stage. If you look on the positive side, VW has repaired the failures that have occurred, so they have backed the vehicle. The downside is that you would not expect a new car to have issues of the sort yours has had, and that's both disappointing and frustrating. But having bought the car, it's best to stick with it.

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