2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volkswagen Passat W8

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control modules.

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.

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How i can change automatic transmission oil?

When switching out the battery on a W8 do you need to reprogram the computer settings ? I have been told NO and I have been told YES...which one is it?

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This would be the perfect car, except for the cost of maintenance and repairs. Typical shops don't have the specific VW tools and shy from them, so it's pretty much back to the dealer. The 4-motion is amazing - if traction begins to break pushing hard in a curve, just give it more gas and feel it grab. Very smooth & comfortable, & very strong. I would drive this car to Hell and back and enjoy i...

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