1998 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
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1998 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsDigital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail
The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.
Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control modules.
Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which can lead to major problems. Our technicians recommend keeping the tray clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.
1998 Volkswagen Passat QuestionsWhen stepping on brake pedal, my brake lights do not go on? Replaced bulbs but still don't work (1 answer)
I lost the button to open my gas door is there another way to open it... My button is in between the two front seats not on the door
The engine also overheats when you run a few miles, and indicates 'check coolant'. The tank dries up without any leaks
1998 Volkswagen Passat RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1997-2003 Models Due to Possible Fuel Leakage
Volkswagen has recalled certain 1998 Cabrio, 1997-1999 Jetta, and 1998-2003 Passat models because the fuel tank filler neck can suffer abrasion damage if the rear tire goes flat and the vehicle is driven until the tire disintegrates. This may lead to fuel leakage, which can result in a fire. Depending on the model, there are different solutions to the problem. Contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 for more information.