Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail on Volkswagen Passat

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.

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Average mileage: 125,545 (33,000–800,000)
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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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.
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The digital display bottom area has been on and off for a long time.And now stop showing anything.Contact failure.
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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
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Electronic dash display fades when it warms up. Works fine in the cold.
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Car started up fine and then started losing power when I started to take off and the odometer and speedometer and gas gauge and temp gauge are now stuck and I can not start or keep my car going. Have not fixed it yet
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