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Volkswagen Passat Problems

Find the most common issues based on car owner complaints

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Most Common Volkswagen Passat Problems

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate.
Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail.
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2 Known Volkswagen Passat Brake Problems

6 Known Volkswagen Passat Drive Train Problems

2 Known Volkswagen Passat Electrical & Lights Problems

13 Known Volkswagen Passat Engine Problems

7 Known Volkswagen Passat Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known Volkswagen Passat Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

4 Known Volkswagen Passat Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known Volkswagen Passat Suspension & Steering Problem

36 Known Volkswagen Passat Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Volkswagen Passat years 2003, 2002, and 2001 are the most likely to experience problems.

2003 Volkswagen Passat
2002 Volkswagen Passat
2001 Volkswagen Passat
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