1996 Volkswagen Passat Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1996 Volkswagen Passat

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Annual Repair Cost
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The annual maintenance cost of a 1996 Volkswagen Passat is $649. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 1996 Volkswagen Passat Problems

1996 Volkswagen Passat vehicles have 12 reported problems.The most commonly reported 1996 Volkswagen Passat problem is: Coolant and Oil Leaks
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. oil leaking from the  valve cover gasket is al...
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

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The Volkswagen Passat Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 18th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $649 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the Passat.

1996 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

1996 Volkswagen Passat vehicles rate highest in Drive Train and needs improvement in Electrical
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Most Common 1996 Volkswagen Passat Questions

There are 9 related questions for 1996 Volkswagen Passat vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
How do you remove/replace the water distribution pipe on a 96 passat 2.8l
How much fluid needed to change oil

1996 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

1996 Volkswagen Passat vehicles have 1 known recalls. The most common recall is: Volkswagen Recalls 1996 Passat Models Due to Failed Ignition Switch Assembly.
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