Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat
2005 Volkswagen Passat Problems
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.
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.
Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control modules.
Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.
2005 Volkswagen Passat Recalls (Recent)
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.Learn more »
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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.
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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.
2005 Volkswagen Passat Questions and Answers
I took my car in for the 35,000 mile oil change and was told my outer CV boot had to be replaced. Of course my warranty ended in December and I have no way of knowing I needed this. Is this commo...
what does it mean when a light comes on that has a car on it with a bolt?
I want to change the ignition coils for my 2005 VW Passat, it's the 4 cylinder 1.8L 4 door model.
How many ignition coils are there in the car and how do I change them?
For the past several days I've noticed my passat wagon makes an electronic sounding beeping noise after it has been driven. It cannot be heard from inside the car, only from the outside. It ...
2005 Volkswagen Passat Reviews
Good car. Mine is the V6 w/4Motion. Nice legroom, and I'm 6'2". Engine is peppy enough, but could be a little stronger.
I like the TipTronic transmission, but shifting with it isn't as nearly satisfying as a manual with a clutch, but that's not why I bought this car. This is a very comfortable, quiet riding car.
MPG is a little low around town, but between 20 - 24 on the highway. So far, there haven't been any extraordinary repairs required.