2002 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volkswagen Passat

2002 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

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.

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

Oil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover Gaskets

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

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Questions

Car wont start just clicks when i try starting it. (1 answer)

Was driving on hiway car kinda startled slowed down abs lite came on wouldnt start.changed battery drove for a few hours same thing happened now it just clicks when i try starting it all lites work fine.sometimes the radio goes out when i try starting it.what can this be.sometimes it will start b...

Is a 2002 Volkswagen paasata v6 3.0 a diesel engine or a gas (1 answer)

Do I need to replace Hazzard Switch for just one Blinker? (1 answer)

I just replaced the Hazzard Switch a few months ago for both turn signals, now just the right turn signal is out! This happened after I got it back from having my alternator replaced as well as the headlight. Do I need to replace the switch again to get the right blinker to work?

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

Volkswagen 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 Recalls 2002 Passat Models Due to Incorrect Tires

Volkswagen is recalling models equipped with 4.0L engines because the affected vehicles are equipped with tires of the maximum load rating index 93h instead of 97h. Dealers will replace all four tires with the proper size tires.

Volkswagen 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.

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

How much will it cost to replace a thermostat on a 2002 vw passat 2.8????
After rushing and buying my Passat I had to put an extra $3.000 to get it up to par ! Had Sludge problem -Problems with coils. I am now very happy with my Passat after giving it a little TLC!
So after having this car for a year, i had to replace the spark plugs because the engine had an oil leak and burned up the spark plugs. Everytime i press my break to accelerate i hear this knocking on the back of my car. The steering wheel ticks when i turn it and the car always blows out hot air till at least 8 miles. The car has 119,000 miles on it. Replaced the tire boot last year and have t...

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