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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Passat Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail
Volkswagen Passat Problem
Average Mileage: 123,510 mi (35,000 mi - 233,295 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Passat, 129,000 mi
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.
The dashboard display in my VW Passat faded whenever the weather was hot but I had it fixed at www.lcdautotech.com and it works great now.
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen Passat, 114,500 mi
The digital display bottom area has been on and off for a long time.And now stop showing anything.Contact failure.
Visitor, 2007 Volkswagen Passat, 35,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Passat, 131,000 mi
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 lcdautotech.com 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.
Visitor, 2001 Volkswagen Passat, 128,000 mi
Cluster signal fading. Car heating and shaking. Shakes harder when AC or heat on
Visitor, 2000 Volkswagen Passat, 104,451 mi
Backlight of instrument panel(speedometer, RPM, odometer) is out.
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Passat, 140,000 mi
Can't see the display when the car sits outside and gets hot from the sun.
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Passat, 145,000 mi
My car can't sit out in the heat without the digital display disappearing. I hate this.