Slammin’ the VW
This TSB applies to 2012-2013 VW Passat models. Under certain conditions (speed, force, temperature), the day time running light (DRL) bulb can be subjected to premature failure.
Excessive shock is generated when closing the hood, caused by allowing it to drop from too great of a distance, which could result in failure of the DRL bulb filament.
When closing the engine hood, make sure that the front of the hood is at a distance no greater than 12 inches before allowing the hood to drop closed.