I've experienced four burned out headlamps on my 2001 Passat in eighteen months. Called VW customer care - claimed this is a disposable item and that they have no record of other complaints. Called my dealership service manager to ask about mean time between failure rates, known electrical problems, headlamp assembly problems, quality control issues, got no answers. I think this is a serious safety issue. I drive for a living and have been left in the dark each time!!! Suggestions?? Experiences??