Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat Problems
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.
Volkswagen Passat Questions
My airbag light came on last night, then today, my steering wheel started clicking when I turned it, and the controls no longer work for radio/bluetooth on the steering wheel. Of course, this part is no longer under warranty. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? What did it cost to fix it?
I'm trying to tap into the cigarette lighter wiring to run a remote wire to an amplifier. The tray does not seem to pop out and I don't want to pry too hard and damage my new car.
My fuse 6 on my passat keeps blowing everytime I put in a new fuse.
Volkswagen Passat Recalls
The brake power assist function may fail due to failure of the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump. Dealers will repair affected vehicles free of charge (the repair procedure is not available as of the time of this writing) to resolve the concern.
The driver's side air bag may not be powered due to a loss of electrical connection from the clock spring sliding contact in the steering wheel caused by contamination. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge.
The brake line to the left rear wheel may have been left loose during manufacturing. Dealers will tighten the brake line fitting free of charge to resolve the concern.
Volkswagen Passat Reviews
Perhaps I got a lemon, but this car has been trouble since day one.
After this car, I will not buy another VW! 4 years old and it has broken down 3 times in the last year and had to be towed in.
My 86k 2007 VW Passat engine siezed up 4 days after an oil change. I was driving, the oil pressure light came on, then immediately started making a loud noise, I immediately stopped the car and got it towed. I was notified by the dealer that there was sludge that caused low pressure and hence the engine siezing up. I had taken to car to the VW dealer I bought it at numerous times complainin...