Report: Water From Clogged Sun Roof Drains May Damage Control Modules
Volkswagen Passat Problem
Average Mileage: 119,085 mi (30,000 mi - 209,600 mi)
Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control modules.
Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, 100,000 mi
My module malfunctions. Drain under car battery clogged and flooded module located on the driver's side floor. One by one things have stopped working...windows, power sunroof, gas door latch, remote start, heated/power mirrors, vw key malfunctions etc. I think VW should recall and fix the problem. POOR DESIGN...WHAT WERE THEY THINKING !!!!! I found where I can get a new one online...cost about $300.00.
also had the inside of my passat flooded...found drivers side rear drain hose for sunroof kinked between some metal section in the fender opened that but still getting small amounts of water when it rains real hard.... replaced trans. control module under drivers side carpetand got the car to start and run but still need to find the comfort module and replace it so i can get my windows to work....if anyone can help me with that...i would appreciate any info anyone can give me...
Visitor, 2002 Volkswagen Passat
Had this occur 5 yrs back. Entire computer ($5K repair bill)system "flooded". Shocked to learn as have car regularly cleaned; luckily covered under insurance policy. Furious that VW tried to blame me. Filed complaint on-line with NHTSA.
Visitor, 2000 Volkswagen Passat, 165,000 mi
haven't fixed it yet. at a loss to know what to do. car is dead in the water, so to speak. car was flooded front and rear seats, body control module is shorted. vacummed the water out and shoved the car in the garage. I don't have $$$ to fix. Shouldn't VW recall these cars and fix these drains and components?
Visitor, 1999 Volkswagen Passat, 75,000 mi
cleared drains with thick gauge wire and cut nipples off of end drains. Also had to reseal some leaks in right rear of vehicle