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.
Car Problem Reports
Volkswagen Passat Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail
Volkswagen Passat Problem
Average Mileage: 91,555 mi (14,000 mi - 170,000 mi)
Misfire in all 4 cylinders. Diagnostic test PO300-303 and P2015.
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.
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Passat, 100,000 mi
2 Misfires car pops when excerating idles fine but runs rough
Visitor, 1998 Volkswagen Passat, 54,000 mi
ICM failed, replaced with "huco" brand for $120 instead of the dealers' $350 part. it has lasted over 60k miles.
Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Passat, 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.
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.