2004 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Volkswagen Passat
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2004 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.
2004 Volkswagen Passat QuestionsBoth driver and passenger airbags deployed. How much (est) to fix? (1 answer)
I am wondering if my car is totaled. It will also have some other things necessary to fix from the wreck.
2004 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.
Some vehicles may have a high pressure diesel pump with an incorrect fastener, which may allow the fuel to leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a fire. Dealers will replace the diesel pump. The recall began February 8, 2005. The Volkswagen recall number is VY.