1996 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Volkswagen Passat
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1996 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsReverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
1996 Volkswagen Passat Questionsremove/replace water distribution pipe (1 answer)
how do you remove/replace the water distribution pipe on a 96 passat 2.8l
How much fluid needed to change oil
want to replace ignition switch
1996 Volkswagen Passat RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1996 Passat Models Due to Failed Ignition Switch Assembly
The electrical portion of the ignition switch assembly can fail and cause the headlights and windshield wipers to stop working. This may increase the risk of a crash, especially in rainy or snowy weather. Dealers will replace the electrical part of the ignition switch assembly.