1999 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volkswagen Passat
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1999 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.
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.
1999 Volkswagen Passat Questionsmy car has been sitting over a year and it cranks ,runs a few minutes and shuts (1 answer)
1999 Volkswagen Passat RecallsVolkswagen Recalls 1999-2005 Passat Models Due to Multiple Fuel System Issues
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.
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.