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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1999 Volkswagen Passat

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1999 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

1999 Volkswagen Passat Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, October 9, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. A CONTROL VALVE IN THE VACUUM HOSE CONNECTING THE BRAKE BOOSTER TO THE INTAKE MANIFOLD MAY NOT OPEN OR CLOSE FULLY AT TEMPERATURES BELOW -4 F UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS.

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Engine, June 13, 2008

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The heat shield may become damaged and the fuel line/fuel tank ventilation valve may fracture and leak. Both of these conditions are potential fire hazards. Dealers will install an additional underbody heat shield and inspect and replace affected fuel components.

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Engine, June 13, 2003

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, October 5, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE RODS OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY ARE PROTECTED ON EACH SIDE BY A SEAL TO PREVENT MOISTURE AND DUST PARTICLES FROM ENTERING THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TIE ROD SEALS MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY.

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Suspension & Steering, February 5, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE RODS OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY ARE PROTECTED ON EACH SIDE BY A SEAL TO PREVENT MOISTURE AND DUST PARTICLES FROM ENTERING THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TIE ROD SEALS MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY.

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1999 Volkswagen Passat Questions and Answers

kiawanna, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, 6 Cylinder, Coram, NY

My radio isn't working, the windshield wippers aren't working, and the heat isnt blowing at all. What could be the problem?

Mariosan, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, 6 Cylinder, Lawndale, CA

My windshield jus slipped out of place I took off the blades and plastic protector my question is there a bracket that holds the glass in place?

tonyinparis, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, 4 Cylinder, Alameda, CA

This item is not working on my car. It goes on when the car is warmed up but not moving. If it is cold, the dashboard light ABS/Brakes don't go on until it is warmed up. The repair is expensiv...

Sharris, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, Aurora, CO

105K Miles. 6cyl. No 4 motion, automatic. car shudders when you take your foot the gas, and slightly at highway speeds. New CV and rocker arms.

Daddio52, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, 4 Cylinder, Clemmons, NC

Have had this problem for 2 yrs, mostly just don't bother, but would be nice on trips to have the cc work. The odd thing is, it works occasionally for 4-10 miles or so, then cuts out by itself...

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1999 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

MY STORY ABOUT A 1999 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT I WILL SAY THIS IS THE BEST CAR I EVER HAD....DON'T SPEND MUCH MONEY ON ANYTHING SINCE I HAD THIS CAR...MEANING MAJOR.....I'M HAVING PROBLEM ON THE WINDOWS AND SUNROOF...NEITHER WILL GO DOWN OR OPEN.....THE WINDOWS PERIOD WILL NOT GO DOWN....WHAT'S UP WITH THAT......OTHER THAN THAT GREAT CAR///I WILL SAY///

I have a 1999 Volkswagen Passet and I love it! It has 182,000 miles on it and is excellent in the snow. Although I was use to driving a Toyota Tacoma, I enjoy this car.

However, we need a waterpump replacement and timing belt. This will be costly, but will do one thing at a time which is the waterpump.

The only disadvantage about owning this type of car is that it is very expensive to repair.

I bought it brand new 1999 it currently has 78K miles had the following issues:
1. Replaced ignition coil $500
2. Replaced o2 sensors
3. Replaced rear window regulator plus others $1500

Besides the above maintenance the car was very reliable and still drives as new. I enjoy the comfort, and safety.

We have a 1999 VW Passat 2.8 V6 5spd., my uncle bought it new. I bought it from my uncle at 90K. My uncle had new axles installed, control arms, and clutch. I now have a 122Kmi on this car and I think its a poor example of transportation. Coolant pipes under intake leak, major oil leak and smell from valve covers and cam chain tensioners.
Electric water pump quit working, power steering leak, expensive timing belt replacement. Only seats I have ever rode in that give me lower back pains after 400+ road trip. For my house hold this car has been a piece of junk.

I wanted to love this car - and did at first. But didn't take long for me to find out how expensive this car is to maintain.

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