2013 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Volkswagen Passat
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
2013 Volkswagen Passat ProblemsVarious 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.
The water pump may fail resulting in engine overheating and possible timing belt damage. Overheating and/or timing belt failure can result in very expensive engine repairs. As a precaution, it is recommended to inspect the timing belt and water pump at regular intervals.
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.
2013 Volkswagen Passat QuestionsI hit a curb and it damaged the lower portion of the passenger side of my car. It looks like that whole lower panel that stretches from the front of the car to back needs replacing. How much would it cost? (1 answer)
Doors, lights, etc are still good. Just the lower side panel is in need of repair
The brake peddle feels, tight, very little give in it....but with my foot on the brake, I push the start button, dash display reads "ignition on". But engine won't start...I pump the brake a few times and can get it started. This has happened about 5 times now...dealer said there i...
But the one located on the drivers side sometimes begins to blink a red color and something a green. What do the box and color indicate? Should i be worried?
2013 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.