One or Both Head Lights May Not Work on Volkswagen Passat

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacing bulbs. Damaged connectors should be replaced.

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Average mileage: 99,625 (43,000–160,000)
8 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2007, 2008, 2012
16 people reported this problem
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2007 Volkswagen Passat 65,000 mi,
Kept losing my headlights. Needed to keep replacing bulbs.
2012 Volkswagen Passat 43,000 mi,
HEA LIGHTS , FIRST LOW BEAM LIGHTS WOULD NOT GO ON... THEN AT THE DEALSHIP ALL O A SUDDEN THEY WENT ON....WHICH WAS NEVER LOOKED AT OR TROUBLE SHOOT BY THE DEARLERSHIP....ALSO LEFT TURNING SIGNAL WAS NOT WORKING ...IT WAS NOT FIXED... SO I AD TO DRIVE TO MY DESTINATION WITH THESE ISSUES .. I AM 68 YEARS OLD AND T WAS NEW YEARS EVE I HAD A TWO HOUR DRIVE AHEAD.... WELL I LOVE MY CAR BUT THIS MAKES ME VERY UNSAFE.........
2001 Volkswagen Passat 130,000 mi,
Socket melted, had to replace wire harness
I have a 2007 Passatwagon headlight fell out and burned wires replaced with all new housing on both dealer said would take 3 hours to install went to another shop done in 30 mins charged me $40
2001 Volkswagen Passat 127,000 mi,
Headlight harness shot again. $75.00 for a piss poor design. Volkswagen. have your ever heard of Quality Control?
REPLACED THE HEADLAMP AT A BODY SHOP BECAUSE THE DEALER GAVE ME SUCH A HIGH PRICE QUOTE. 2008. BULB ITSELF WAS $120 AND THE MOST EXPENSIVE HIS SHOP HAD PURCHASED!! wORKING FINE SINCE.