1993 Volkswagen Passat Problem Reports

Most Reported 1993 Volkswagen Passat Problem Reports

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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.

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

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is also common.

Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.