Volkswagen Passat Problem Report

Volkswagen Passat Engine Misfire Due to Failed Ignition Coil, Spark Plug, or Ignition Wire

(46 reports)

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.

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. -
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. -
brought vehicle to parts store, electronic check showed it was number 3 cylinder, easily replaced coil wire and plugs although looking at the plugs they didn't need it and all was good for $40.00 -
Failed ignition coils -
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. -
Misfire in all 4 cylinders. Diagnostic test PO300-303 and P2015. -
Car stalled would not restart. turned over, but nothing. towed to shop, plugs and coils bad. -
No start condition. removed engine cover to discover #4 coil blistered on top along with connector. bought 4 coils 4 spark plugs and 1 connector (all VW parts) and replaced all involved. all is well. I see there have been recalls for previous years. It looks like there is still a problem as coils were replaced by previous owner 2000 miles ago. -
CEL flashing and shaking. Smell something burning. I just got the car in Aug. 2014 and now I have this problem. I wonder how much this will be -
Engine light on with oil consumption more that expected. After changing oil in Sept 2014, millage was 83421KM, I checked oil and found the Oil had only a quarter left. -
I replace the 4 Coils they were not on the warranty. This car has lots of problems VW does not do anything for anyone they fight and deny that there is a problem stay away from them. -
Ignition coil recall -
replace the ignition coils on the car -
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! -
Misfire, coil packs replaced. Failed again -
Misfire from bad coil packs. -
2 Misfires car pops when excerating idles fine but runs rough -
ICM failed, replaced with "huco" brand for $120 instead of the dealers' $350 part. it has lasted over 60k miles. -
My Ignition calls 1st went about 2 months ago and 1 was changed. Now I'm back at the mechanic with another coil shot, and I will be changing all of them. I am becoming very unhappy with the cost of maintaining this car. -
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