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1996 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Volkswagen Passat

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1996 Volkswagen Passat is between $525 and $642 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1996 Volkswagen Passat
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$584
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Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
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Body, Interior & Misc.
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1996 Volkswagen Passat
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