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 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.
Check Engine Light illumination can be related to a catalytic converter fault. Our technicians tell us a re-flash of the ECM may correct the concern. If not, replacement of the catalytic converter may be required.
An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.
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.