2009 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

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

2009 Volkswagen Passat Problems

Premature Head Light Bulb Burnout and Bulb Harness Failure is Common

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

ABS 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.

Oil Leaks From Camshaft Chain Tensioner and Valve Cover Gaskets

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

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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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