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2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI

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Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a ...
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.
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When I am turning the car from "off" to "Ignite" position, to wait for the glow plugs to warm, wh...
They used the hand computer on my car. I thought he said it was the trottle. He said it was som...
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November 25, 2013
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI
I have had this car for a year now, about 160,000 miles. I have already had to replace the transmission (the new one has 70,000 miles on it) and it is now doing the same clunking and hard shifting ...
March 07, 2013
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI
My Passat now requires transmission work for the 3rd time. By far the most expensive car for repair bills I have ever had (30 years of driving). Dealership won't cover anything under their "bumper...
January 11, 2012
2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI
I really love this car. I have had it for a little over 6yrs. Great mileage (42mpg) when cruise control is set at 72 mph. Great stereo. Sadly, I will likely let this car go. I am facing having...