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I purchased a 2012 Passat for my son last summer. He just slid into a snow drift (we live in Minnesota) and the front grille shattered. Today, I removed the front bumper cover to replace the grill and was shocked to see that there wasn’t a bumper reinforcement or a bumper absorber. There is no protection whatsoever between a plastic bumper cover and the radiator. This is my first VW purchase. Please tell me that the car isn’t manufactured without a bumper reinforcement or absorber. A concerned father.
 

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CC or Passat? Because, you posted this in the CC forum. Provide a picture or two of the are in question?
Honestly, it doesn't matter if the vehicle was built with or without one, it had to pass a crash test, so it is still a safe car.
 

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CC or Passat? Because, you posted this in the CC forum. Provide a picture or two of the are in question?
Honestly, it doesn't matter if the vehicle was built with or without one, it had to pass a crash test, so it is still a safe car.
I strongly agree! VW won't manufacture a car that didn't pass the crash test.
 
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