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 ProblemsEngine Overheating Due to Damaged Water Pump Impeller
A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. The coolant o-ring seal can be damaged if the oil filter housing turns when removing or installing the oil filter. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.
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.