2000 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volkswagen Passat
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2000 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsVarious Probelms Caused by Clogged Plenum Tray Drain
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.
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
2000 Volkswagen Passat Questionswhy won't my engine turn over? (1 answer)
everything turns on but my engine. I tried to him I start it but still nothing... before there were no problems just minor over heating. I drove about 16 miles turned my car off and it started fine. I drove another mile turned it off to go in store and came back out and it wouldn't turn over....
i had a 00' vw passat dropped off to me several months ago by a friend to be fixed. he over heated it by mixing the orange and green together ,which seized water pump. he asked me to do full basic maintance. i pulled valve covers and all the vent holes in the topof covers were plugged solid. ...
My fuse 6 on my passat keeps blowing everytime I put in a new fuse.
2000 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.