2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8

2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Problems

Water From Clogged Sun Roof Drains May Damage Control Modules

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter

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

ABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure

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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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Questions

Just filled gas tank completely full drove it now dripping gas under car. (2 answers)

In need of a DIY write-up for cooling system flush in Volkswagon W8 passat (1 answer)

2003 vw passat, w8, 4.0 liter, 32valve
pictures would go a long way

eletric window motor replacement (1 answer)

My mechanic told me that it'll cost eleven hundrend US dollars to fix the right rear window for my Passat W8. He said that the motor needs to be replaced. Does it really cost that much?

I'd appreciate your help.

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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Reviews

Love the car but it cost to much.
Great car. Never had a problem except for normal maintenance. Looking for another with low miles. Best 8 cylinder german car made and better if you by one used with maintenance records. Price another German 8 cylinder and you will understand.
I will never buy a limited addition again. I've replaced the expensive hallogen head lights once a year several years in a row now. My computer board fragmented and I replaced that. My ABS brake harness broke, that was another $600. My drainage lines for the sun roof melted together causing the water to back up into the car, ruining my headliner and rusted the entire floor in my car. I kept cal...

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