Reverse Gear Failures and/or Noise From Manual Transmission on Volkswagen Passat TDI

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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Average mileage: 100,000 (100,000–100,000)
Drive Train affected: 2WD
3 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 2005
3 people reported this problem
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2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI - 2WD 100,000 mi,
Reverse gear died.