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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Volkswagen Passat W8
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 Problems
A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.
Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which can lead to major problems. Our technicians recommend keeping the tray clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 Questions and Answers
The air conditioner fan is blowing but the air flow is low...
Hi, there! My vw passat W8 is running rough, Had it check, after replacing 6 coils and two injectors,which was sum of the codes which flagged up.
Still not right, on start up fine , then 15-20 sec ...
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?
2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 Reviews
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 it all.