hi - I've recently become a passat owner (2007 3.2 V6 4 motion).
Have been a merc (C32 AMG) man but decided to branch out recently buying the Passat as a second car. However, I've also run into my first issue with the Passat - steering wheel column problem - which I believe is a manufacturing defect - a quick search on the internet reveals that there has been a lot of issues in the US including a recall. See my post in the Passat section on this issue. Wondering if other Passat owners have come across a similar problem?