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: 114,288 mi (33,000 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.
Visitor, 2000 Volkswagen Passat, 104,451 mi
Backlight of instrument panel(speedometer, RPM, odometer) is out.
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, 2001 Volkswagen Passat, 80,000 mi
Dash Board Display - lower center of dashboard - sometimes it lights up and sometime it does not - hit or miss and annoying it is.
Visitor, 2007 Volkswagen Passat, 120,000 mi
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
Visitor, 2003 Volkswagen Passat, 140,000 mi
Can't see the display when the car sits outside and gets hot from the sun.
Visitor, 2007 Volkswagen Passat, 33,000 mi
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
Visitor, 2006 Volkswagen Passat, 63,000 mi
MFI/MFD resets to 1200 on restart, steering wheel control will not change settings
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Passat, 88,400 mi
My digital display goes black when it hot outside. If it cold outside than its okay.