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1993 Volkswagen Passat Problems

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Most Common 1993 Volkswagen Passat Problems

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacin...
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
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1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Brakes Problem

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.

2 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Drive Train Problems

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.

1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Electrical & Lights Problem

One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacin...

2 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Engine Problems

The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

1 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.

0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1993 Volkswagen Passat Problems & Complaints

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) control module may fail causing the ABS light to illuminate. Failed modules should be replaced to restore ABS operation.
One or both head lights may not work due to premature head light bulb burnout and/or bulb harness failure. Care should be taken to inspect the head light harness connector for damage when replacin...
The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.
Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.
Extensive transmission damage can occur in some of the automatic transmission models when the transmission oil cooler fails and allows coolant to mix with the automatic transmission fluid.
Poor drivability symptoms—including hard starting—can be caused by coolant temperature sensor and oxygen sensor faults.
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