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 ProblemsABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure
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.
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 QuestionsNeed a chart for r:elays and fuses (2 answers)
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.