2012 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Volkswagen Passat
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2012 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsPremature 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.
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.
Check Engine Light illumination can be related to a catalytic converter fault. Our technicians tell us a re-flash of the ECM may correct the concern. If not, replacement of the catalytic converter may be required.
2012 Volkswagen Passat QuestionsHow likely is 2012 Passat with 60000 miles in need of rear sway bar link (1 answer)
it has a 2.5l engine and is a USA version.
2012 Volkswagen Passat RecallsDrivers Side Air Bag Does Not Function In Crash
The driver's side air bag may not be powered due to a loss of electrical connection from the clock spring sliding contact in the steering wheel caused by contamination. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge.
The low beam headlights may stop working due to a faulty bulb holder. Dealers will replace the affected bulb holder free of charge to resolve the problem.