Volkswagen Passat Problem Report

Volkswagen Passat Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail

(70 reports)

The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Digital display works when car is cold, but fades out after 5-10 minutes of running. On a warm or hot day it will be faded out at all times. -
Backlight of instrument panel(speedometer, RPM, odometer) is out. -
The digital display bottom area has been on and off for a long time.And now stop showing anything.Contact failure. -
The dashboard display in my VW Passat faded whenever the weather was hot but I had it fixed at and it works great now. -
My digital display goes black when it hot outside. If it cold outside than its okay. -
Dash Board Display - lower center of dashboard - sometimes it lights up and sometime it does not - hit or miss and annoying it is. -
Would fade her and there seemed like when it was hot out, now it's complete out and I can't read anything of the computer display -
Can't see the display when the car sits outside and gets hot from the sun. -
Volkswagen Passat Digital Display -
Display is brighter when initially starting the engine, then fades out and can't be read at all. -
Digital display fades out once car becomes heated -
clogged drains water pooled in spare tire area -
Dashboard lights dont light up well -
First started fading in and out intermittently about 3 mos. ago, would stay on for several days, then blank out, didn't think about heat...hasn't been that hot here, now it's 'almost' out, I can still see the top of the letters for 'speed warning'. I was hoping it might be a cluster bulb or something...dang and at this low mileage -
MFI/MFD resets to 1200 on restart, steering wheel control will not change settings -
The information display on the cluster panel garbles, fades, and go blank when it gets hot. The other components of the panel have not fail yet. -
in my instrument panel the digital instrument (MFI?)fades out to where you can't even read it after my passat warms up on a cold day, on a warm/hot day you cannot even read it upon start up. I never know what gear it's in when i use the triptonic never know my MPG, etc... wish i never bought this Passat... -
My red LCD display in the instrument cluster faded in hot weather. I took the advice of others in this forum and shipped my instrument cluster to They replaced the display with a new display and it has worked fine ever since then. LCD Auto Tech only replaces the half-height display not the full height display. -
Cluster signal fading. Car heating and shaking. Shakes harder when AC or heat on -
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