2008 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volkswagen Passat
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2008 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsOil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover GasketsABS 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.
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.
2008 Volkswagen Passat QuestionsMy control panel does not turn on heat or ac please help? (1 answer)
My cigarette lighter plug in front and back has also stopped working
Dealer wants $300.00 to fix it. Said they have to replace the entire tail light assembly. That's outrageous!
2008 Volkswagen Passat RecallsDriver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.