2003 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volkswagen Passat
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2003 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.
2003 Volkswagen Passat QuestionsHow do I change battery to main ignition key or can I even do this myself? (1 answer)
When using key to engage alarm, my key has stopped working leading my thought to be the internal battery needs to be replaced. What battery is needed & is this a service I can handle without fuss? Or must VW dealership attend to this to avoid complication?
How can you tell if a relay is burnt out
2003 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.