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  1. Camshaft Position Sensor System NO START (P0012/P0010) *may resort to insurance scam*

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Vickie is being a real bitch. :banghead: She's a 2001 VW Passat 1.8t AUG manuel who is throwing out codes p0012 and p0010. This isn't the first time. Last June I began randomly losing power as I drove... it progressively got worse (one a week, to daily) until finally the car would not start at...
  2. 2000 Wagon, 1.8T, Manual Trans. Insurance Total but still viable. $150.

    Vehicles For Sale
    *** Parts are GONE, Car is GONE. Sad day.*****:( :( :(
  3. Totaled or Fixable? Opinions? Insurance co to weigh in soon I hope

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Innocent victim of a T-boning. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the rear left wheel is significantly bent in at the top -- I'm not quite sure what has been bent, but something has, and the rear door is pretty well jammed shut. Nobody is injured. No airbags deployed. What's the...
  4. Tree Branch,Insurance Adjuster and a Total loss?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Like the title says this involves a tree branch,State Farm and a total loss according to the adjuster who was a very positive and I felt honest individual.Here in Millington TN on the 3rd we had a storm.HI winds,heavy rain and me not wanting to go out in it to pull under the covered area.I hear...
  5. Insurance company is sending me a check, tell me how to spend the money?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So a couple of weeks ago I was on my way to the store to pick up some compound and polish to get scratches out of my paint, then I got rear ended. Ironic right? Also, the lady that hit me said she didn't brake in time because she was distracted by another accident that had already happened in...
  6. Specialty insurance? Agreed value insurance?

    Anything Auto
    I've done a LOT of work to my 1998 Passat -- basically, everything worn or ugly has been replaced, the engine is ready for another 100k, full exterior repaint is in process now, full interior re-do with new seat pads, leather, heaters, headliner, etc. So -- now I find myself wondering what kind...
  7. VW credit and Liberty Insurance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I received a letter from Liberty Insurance offering a deal for VW Credit customers. Their website is not available as of right now. Has anyone else received this letter or has anyone switched to them based on this offer?
  8. Rear Ended: what do you think insurance will do?

    The Showroom
    So my wagon got hit this morning while it was parked outside of my house. The lady hit it doing about 60 km/h (38 mph) and pushed it about 40 feet, while I was inside eating breakfast. The driver side corner is push in pretty good and the fender around the rear wheel is messed up too. rear...
  9. Best Auto Cover website feedback needed

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I've just joined the forum to help spread the word about a new website that I've written which I'd like some feedback on. I hope this isn't considered as spam (if it is, please remove it as appropriate), but my website isn't commercially intended, but simply tries to help find the best...
  10. Welcome 21st Century Insurance!

    21st Century Insurance
    We would like to welcome 21st Century Insurance as our newest supporting vendor! Please take a moment to visit their site: https://auto.21st.com/insurance-information/home.do.
  11. Hit a deer...'03 Passat totaled???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, newbie here and two-time Passat owner. This weekend I hit a deer in my 2003 1.8 GLS sedan 80K miles. Thankfully I was fine, deer was HUGE and seemed to be stunned at first but limped off and then picked up a little speed. Impact mainly to center and passenger side of front. Did not think to...
  12. insurance fraud posts in relation to bulletin boards...

    The Black Hole
    following this happening earlier http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314075 and the admin/mod staff being VERY angry for a very god and legit reason, i'm just kind of curious, what all can actually happen to these boards for even mentioning these kind of things? i know it's taken...
  13. DO NOT start threads about an intent to defraud an insurance company

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    guys, this is NOT COOL. defrauding an insurance company, ANY insurance company, is still fraud. you can go to jail and pay hefty fines for doing so. to the OP of any such thread, and anyone else contemplating doing such a thing - we will not tolerate discussions such as these on this website...
  14. Progressive Insurance Is Creepy As Hell...

    Anything Auto
    This is not my story however I thought I would share it as it was quite creepy to me. __________ Progressive notified me today that they "highly recommended" I sign up for their "My Rate" program, where they will install a device in my car which transmits my driving habits wirelessly to their...
  15. Accident in L.A....and Insurance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was just driving on Pico Ave. in L.A coming from Venice Beach when a 2003 Toyota Solara hit my passenger door and rear right door with her bumper. She was coming from a drive way leaving Salon's parking lot to Pico Ave where I was at. Here are the pictures of my car and her car (I'm just...
  16. Health Insurance companies "push back".

    The Black Hole
    This is fuckin nuts and BLOWS my mind these folks are even allowed to say anything. http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-HealthcareReform/idUSTRE5B25NF20091203 "The health insurance industry on Thursday struck back at provisions in Congress' healthcare proposals that it said would do little to...
  17. Insurance question and a bit of a rant

    Anything Auto
    So some may know I ran over a huge metal tool box a few weeks ago and damaged both downpipe/cats and punctured my tranny oil pan. So my insurance says that they will cover the oil pan, gasket and oil, but not the filter, saying it wasn't damaged in the 'collision'. For me, this doesn't make...
  18. insurance report:total loss

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :thumbdown the other day took a turn too wide/fast and hopped the curb, bent all the axle and everything around it, pushed the whole wheel back about 4 inches. I will always love the b5 and have respect for them. i drove the heck out of that car. I didnt have too much money put into it but...
  19. Health Insurance companies are exempt from anti-trust legislation

    The Black Hole
    On my way into work this morning, I tuned into NPR (WGBH). According to a report I was listening to, health insurance companies were granted an exemption from anti-trust legislation in 1945 (and it was supposed to be a temporary measure). I'm not going to chase down the link from work (where I...
  20. "Obese" 4 month old baby denied health insurance

    The Black Hole
    Heavy infant in Grand Junction denied health insurance http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/?p=72010
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