2009 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Volkswagen Passat

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Problems

ABS Light Due to 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.

Decreased Power and Fuel Economy from Carbon Buildup

The 2006-2017 Volkswagen Passat uses FSI and TSI direct injection engines. These engines are subject to carbon buildup in the intake system which can cause power loss, OBD codes and a check engine light, and a rough idle. In normal engines, the engine is cleaned by the gasoline flowing through the injectors and into the intake system, however, since the Passat uses direct injection, gasoline does not flow through common carbon buildup areas. 

Possible trouble codes include: P0300P0301P0302P0303P0304, P0305, P0306.

The solution is to remove the intake manifold and professionally clean the intake manifold, intake ports on the cylinder head, and the intake valves. This may need to be done in as few as 20,000 miles. 

Various 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.

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Questions

where to find the power steering fluid reservoir? (1 answer)

the steering wheel is a little bit hard and the power steering signal lamp is orange what to do?

To correct leak at the the rear main seal requires taking the engine down? (1 answer)

What causes this problem?

keyless entry will not set locks but sets alarm... (1 answer)

When I push the lock on my remote to activate the alarm, the lights do not flash and/or horn does not sound. But when the door is opened, the alarm begins to sound. I've changed the battery in the remote.

Any help on what this may be would be greatly appreciated.

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

Driver'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.

Volkswagen Recalls 2009 Passat Models Due to Malfunctioning Steering Gear Control Unit

Volkswagen is recalling 2009 Passat models because a damaged capacitor may cause the electromechanical steering gear control unit to malfunction. This may compromise the driver's steering input and cause vibration in the steering wheel, the steering system motor to shut off, audible warnings, and warning lights. Dealers will replace the steering gear in the affected vehicles.

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