Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Volkswagen Passat Problems
Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.
Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate.
1997 Volkswagen Passat Questions and Answers
Lately, I have my check engine come on, the light next to it as well. Car runs well,but door locks ,and anti-theft no longer work.
Im looking for some instructions on replacing a water pump, belt tensioner and belt on a 97 passat with the vr6. If any one could help, please let me know.
I have removed interior panel. In order to access window contoller I need to remove interior handle housing. Does it pry off? I can't find any evidence of fasteners.
I have a 97 VW passat and it won't drive forward or on in reserve. It starts just fine,but won't move. Can some one please let me know whats going on.