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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Volkswagen Passat

2006 Volkswagen Passat

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Engine -- Verified

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

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

2006 Volkswagen Passat Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., January 12, 2007

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The wiper motor may fail during heavy rain due to excessive moisture entering the wiper motor. This may cause the wipers to stop working, which can reduce visibility and lead to a crash. Dealers will install a special cover and sealing kit.

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Brakes, January 12, 2007

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Volkswagen is recalling models equipped with 2.0L engines with 147 kw because they may have a vacuum line that can fracture and become disconnected at low ambient temperatures. This may cause the brake power assist to become inoperative, which can lead to increased braking effort and stopping distance. Dealers will install the newly designed vacuum line.

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Suspension & Steering, December 7, 2005

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The left and right tie rod securing nut may be insufficiently torqued. The tie rod nut may loosen and cause the tie rod to separate, which can result in a loss of steering control. Dealers will inspect and install new left and right tie rod securing nuts at the proper torqued specification.

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Questions and Answers

domino6271, 2006 Volkswagen Passat, 6 Cylinder, Sugar Land, TX

is it normal for the replaced catalytic converter to smoke and smell like something is burning? my service writer spoke to the service tech and said this was normal----

jetski, 2006 Volkswagen Passat, 4 Cylinder, Arlington, WA

Are there any hidden wire connections to sensors? Any special tools needed to remove coils from spark plugs? What are the best choice for replacement spark plugs?

richard50, 2006 Volkswagen Passat, 6 Cylinder, Jamestown, NC

cannot get key out of ignition thank it has something to do with secutiy please someone tell me how to reset

mypassat, 2006 Volkswagen Passat, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Simi Valley, CA

I have a 2006 Passat. Driver side door will not open from the outside, but inside is ok. any suggestions?

Arbnor, 2006 Volkswagen Passat, Baltic, CT

Hello, i have a problem with my 6 CD Player/Radio in my Car, in the Radio written SAFE, where is the problem can u help me please ??

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

THIS VEHICLE IS NOT WORTH THE COST THAT ONE MUST PAY, ESPECIALLY A USED ONE AS THAT'S WHEN THE PROBLEMS START--APPROXIMATELY 75,000 MILES. AND WE ARE TALKING MAJOR PROBLEMS SUCH AS CATALYTIC CONVERTER REPLACEMENT, USED TURBO REPLACEMENT, TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS--RIGHT NOW MY VEHICLE IS SITTING IN A MECHANIC'S LOT AS I CANNOT AFFORD THE $2,800 TO REPLACE THE TRANS. SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS NOT BEING ABLE TO TURN THE HEAD-LAMPS OFF (THERE'S NOT EVEN A KILL SWITCH) DURING THE DAY HAS COSTED A FORTUNE JUST REPLACING THE LAMPS. IT'S A VERY NEEDY/HIGH MAINTENANCE CAR THAT HAS DRAINED MY FINANCES. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER VOLKSWAGEN AGAIN.

I would never ever buy a VW again. Way to many repairs on this car. Seemed ok up to about 75,000 miles. Then its one trip after another to the dealership. I go in for a simple $90 oil change and there is always something needs repaired. Nothing light on repairs very costly!!

SIMPLE - DON"T BUY A VW

I have had my VW Passat for 4 years and had numerous repairs . The capper is my VW just died at 66,000 miles .The engine siezed. Changed oil every 5k with synthetic oil and kept going back to the dealer for power loss and they could not figure out the issue, now my engine is seized.

The famous idiot light for oil pressure only came on in my 2006 Passat as the engine died on the freeway just after I had the oil changed!

After this car, I will not buy another VW! 4 years old and it has broken down 3 times in the last year and had to be towed in.

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