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2012 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Volkswagen Passat

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2012 Volkswagen Passat is between $525 and $642 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
36
2012 Volkswagen Passat
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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36
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40
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What does this score mean?
$584
Annual Repair Cost
on average
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Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
September 13, 2013
2012 Volkswagen Passat
Purchased my 2012 Passat SE in April 2012. Have owned it about 17 months, and 23,000 miles. Have the 2.5 gasoline engine with 5 speed manual transmission. I must say this car rides, drives, brak...
March 12, 2013
2012 Volkswagen Passat
Traded in my Mercedes SL500 in on a Passat. Have had no regrets about that decision. The Mercedes was a money pit; spent over 7K in a year and a half. The Passat has all the comfort and features...