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What causes tie rod and axle problem? - 1998 Volkswagen Passat

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No solution really. It is a VW thing. They have had terrible, terrible quality and durability problems for over a decade. My Passat was a true drivers car but ultimately I swore off German engineering for the dependability of an Acura. Ive heard more than once "my VW was the best car I ever hated".

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Normal wear and tear, and exposure to the elements usually is the cause of those parts failing. It's not uncommon - they're subjected to a lot of abuse from road debris and weather.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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