Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
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Most reported 1993 Volkswagen Passat problems
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.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.