Inspect CV Boots and Joints at Each Service on Volkswagen Passat

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

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Average mileage: 95,127 (50,000–215,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
36 people reported this problem
12 people shared problem details
2003 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD110,000
Clicking everytime i turned right. Replaced front driver side axle
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front CV boots is leaking
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2001 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD160,000
I replaced the whole boot and axil.
Purchasing a '06 Passat and one boot is torn. Replacing to resolve issue.
Found tears in both outer CV boots
2003 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD60,000
I have had the CV boots tear open on 6 occasions. My car now has 190,000 miles.
leaking cv boot...
2003 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD50,000
CV shafts replaced at least twice, with first time at 50,000 miles.
2003 VW Passat Both axles and boots replaced in 2008 due to torn outer CV boots. L outer boot torn again 2011. R outer boot torn again 2012.
2001 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD87,770
left CV boot busted. On a clockwise turn would make a noise like a metal is periodically hitting another metal piece.
I went for an oil change and the mechanic cut both cv boots.
2000 Volkswagen Passat- 2WD50,000
Torn CV boot resulted in the need to replace the CV half shaft and CV joint.
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