2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 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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2003 vw passat, w8, 4.0 liter, 32valve
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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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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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