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Volkswagen Passat Car Problems

Inspect CV Boots and Joints at Each Service on Volkswagen Passat

Problem Description and Solution

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.

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Problem Data

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Average mileage: 95,452 (50,000–215,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
13 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

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Had a ripped boot on the front right axle, caused intense oil smell in the cabin. Tried to repair with a 2 piece boot however, it did not go together correctly and thus purchased and replaced the entire axle with the boot.
2003 VW Passat Both axles and boots replaced in 2008 due to torn outer CV boots. L outer boot torn again 2011. R outer boot torn again 2012.
left CV boot busted. On a clockwise turn would make a noise like a metal is periodically hitting another metal piece.