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Volkswagen Passat Digital Display on Instrument Cluster May Fail

Volkswagen Passat Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 121,654 mi (35,000 mi - 233,295 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  •  Rookie

    The dashboard display in my VW Passat faded whenever the weather was hot but I had it fixed at and it works great now.

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  • Visitor, , 104,451 mi

    Backlight of instrument panel(speedometer, RPM, odometer) is out.

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    Can't see the display when the car sits outside and gets hot from the sun.

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  • Visitor, , 114,500 mi

    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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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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...

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 128,000 mi

    Cluster signal fading. Car heating and shaking. Shakes harder when AC or heat on

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