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

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.

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Average mileage: 81,598 (99–170,000)
12 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
63 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
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
I have had the spark plugs & coils replaced for the 3rd time, recently I had issues twice in 1 week. For months have had the engine light on, sometimes, disappears, then appears randomly. Recently I had the engine light flash, running rough. I have nothing but problems since I bought this car as used exactly 1 year ago. I have put in over $1,300 in the 1 year and still have to replace the valve cover for the gasket, another 300.00. I called VW twice earlier in the year to see if my car on recall list, they said no, I just can't believe that. I love my mechanic that is truly trying to fix the issue. I don't trust the dealerships. I am about to get a lemon law lawyer!!
the engine is light is on but when I turn a corner the car seems to lose power and my trunk is rusting by the plate and under the plate were the lights are to light up the back plate my seat on the passenger side is cracking I have leather seats.
Since I bought my car it's been nothing but a pain. Right now my problem has been a check engine light for misfires, I've fixed this problem mutilple times and my engine light keeps coming back on. This car is nothing but problems for me and I regret buying it 100%.
Two out of four of my spark plugs aren't firing up
Mt car HSS been sitting in my driveway while I try to find a Volkswagen mechanic in a small rural town! I'm so disappointed with this VW it'd been nothing but a headache since I purchased it. I think its super shady there hasn't been a recall for this year/model... Makes me rethink my love of VWs
1 ignition was bad and the other 3 were right behind.
Ignition Coil Failure, a few months after replacing spark plugs
We have the same problem and no solution yet
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
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