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Volkswagen Passat Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

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

Average Mileage: 92,452 mi (14,000 mi - 170,000 mi)

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An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    all 4 of my ignition coils went out and vw's manufacturer of parts kept replacing them with bad coils. they knew about it but I'm sure it's a great way for them to make money. This happened 1 year before VW finally sent out a recall letting me know that there was a problem. Lucky me, I got to pay for it out of pocket and because I chose not to go to the dealership (since they like to exploit and rape you for any services you have done there) they would only reimburse me for the parts and not the labor or the 3 times I had to have my car towed over for repairs. Thanks a lot VW. You can be sure I tell everyone how poor their service is and how I will NEVER buy another VW as long as I live. Poorly made cars and even worse customer service.

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  •  Rookie

    My vw pasat 1.8t gls 4 motion has this problem but i am unable to diagnose what is actually causing my car to not start. I scanned the car with a OBD2 and retrieved a P0321 code. I recharged the battery then replaced the Crankshaft sensor and the Spark plugs, but it still will not start.

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  •  Rookie

    Misfire in all 4 cylinders. Diagnostic test PO300-303 and P2015.

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  •  Enthusiast

    misfiring,spluttering, check engine light, easy job to do, always have spare coil packs/plugs and iff 99 1.8t a spare icm in the trunk.

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  • Visitor, , 68,000 mi

    Ignition coil recall

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  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    replace the ignition coils on the car

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  • Visitor, , 81,782 mi

    Bought car from used car dealership and check engine came on 5 days after purchase. Autozone decoded for me. Cylinder 3 misfire, waiting to see if dealership will pick up the tab since they admitted to not doing any checks after purchasing from an auction!

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Misfire, coil packs replaced. Failed again

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    Misfire from bad coil packs.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    2 Misfires car pops when excerating idles fine but runs rough

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