Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
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2008 Volkswagen Passat
2008 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.
2008 Volkswagen Passat Recalls (Recent)
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The engine control module may not correctly control the idle speed with the air conditioning on. The could result in an unexpected idle surge, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the engine control module software to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by May 30, 2008. The Volkswagen recall number is 24M9/R7.
2008 Volkswagen Passat Questions and Answers
I put the car in park position, engage the hand brake only for me to come back to the car hours after and the hand brake won't release when the button is depressed, sometimes till an hour. I a...
I can only afford an oil change or a coolant flush right now. Which is more important priority-wise?
how do I reset the service now after I have change my oil?
The engine whistles (loudly, can be heard a block away) & only stops when in drive (or reverse) and accelerating. If coasting or at stop the noise continues.