1998 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Volkswagen Passat
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1998 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsOil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover GasketsABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
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.
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.