2013 Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Volkswagen Passat

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.

Condensation may develop in the heater case which can cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system.  Our technicians tell us a cleaner is available for the heater case. Also, the drain system should be checked for debris.

Can't seem to fix them. All kind of excuses.

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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?

I went to a dealer for the 20000 mile service and asked about the cost to change the transmission fluid. They stated that the fluid must be changed at 40000 miles, and the cost today would be $375.00.

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The good- great ride, great power V-6, nice interior, quiet. The bad- poor gas milage with V-6, not very good steering feedback, the cost of changing the transmission fluid $400.00 for DSG transmission (I will trade this car in before the transmission fluid change is due) will never buy a car with DSG transmission again. I would love to see VW change to the new ZF 9 speed.

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