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Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque Converter on Volkswagen Passat

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 85,400 (38,000–144,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
25 people reported this problem
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Felt like a hard miss at 30-40 mph; could have been engine or transmission. Had it hooked up to read codes...."TCC".. torque converter clutch..ouch..this is gonna be expensive, but check engine light never came on.