1994 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Volkswagen Passat

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1994 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Reverse Gear Failures and Noise in Manual Transmission Models are Common

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Hard starting due to coolant temp or oxygen sensor faults


Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

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1994 Volkswagen Passat Questions

Why won't it start up anymore? (1 answer)

Car ran fine. Was driving one day and entire wheel and tire came off. I eased to the side of the road, and the car never slammed down to the ground. I towed it home, we fixed the lug-nuts and replaced tire. Now the car will crank but it won't ever start! Fuses fine, has gas, ignition switch r...

Where is the cooling system for the engine located? (2 answers)

I have coolant fluid spraying out of the side of the engine. I am wondering where the coolant parts are located, everything is too tightly packe together to get a good look, if i could get a picture with this answer it would be great. and if you have any advice for me,feel free to talk. PLEASE HE...

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1994 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

Recall 95V178000
IMPROPER MATERIAL WAS USED IN MANUFACTURING THE RADIATOR FAN MOTOR SHAFT CAUSING THE SHAFT TO WEAR AND BECOME NOISY.

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