Four problems related to car will not start have been reported for the 2007 Volkswagen Passat.
Car would not start towed to independent vw repair shop. Was told that the steering column lock is defective and it is covered by vw recall, he was able to get the car running. Next day while driving the car it emitted 3 beeps and stalled out while in motion unable to get car running had it towed home. Contacted vw of America was told the is an outdated service bulletin which expired as 02/2013 all repairs are now on the car owner. This is an unsafe car stalling out while in motion.
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and the key was unable to be removed from the ignition. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to shift from park to neutral. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 75,000.
The contact owns a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the key fob failed and became stuck in the ignition. The steering column defective light has illuminated on the instrumental panel after trying to insert the key. The failure occurred on an intermittent basis. The contact was able to remove the key from the ignition after several attempts. The vehicle would not start and was not inspected by a dealer nor was it repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but provided no further assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 56,000.
2007 vw Passat "steering column defected". My key "fob" to the ignition gets stuck inside the ignition slot. Car will not start. Sometimes it will start but then immediately die. I have to very slowly push the fob back and forth to finally get the car to start eventually. Problem is, there are thousands other 2006-2007 vw Passats and jettas that have this issue. It is unsafe. The vw dealer is charging on average $1,400 to replace the defective parts.