CHATTANOOGA, TN – On the vast floor of Volkswagen’s new auto plant here, “Camptown Races” starts to play over the public address system. Does that mean it is break time, combined with an interlude of traditional music? No, it means a problem is causing a delay somewhere on the line of this 2.5 million-sq.-ft. (232,257-sq.-m) facility that makes the all-new ’12 Passat midsize sedan. The song and tempo starts out slow and easy. If the problem were to persist, the music gradually would get ...

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