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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Problems

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Most Common 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Problems

Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control mo...
A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
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1 Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 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 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Drive Train Problems

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

1 Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Electrical & Lights Problem

Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.

1 Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Engine Problem

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

2 Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light.
Check Engine Light illumination can be related to catalytic converter faults, which will require a re-flash of the ECM or replacement of the catalytic converter.

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3 Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Miscellaneous Problems

Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control mo...
The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.
Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which c...

1 Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 Suspension & Steering Problem

Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment probl...

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Known 2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 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.
Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which c...
A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
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.
Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.
Check Engine Light illumination can be related to catalytic converter faults, which will require a re-flash of the ECM or replacement of the catalytic converter.
An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light.
Premature wear in various multi-link suspension components can cause noises that are difficult to diagnose. Worn suspension parts can also cause uneven tire wear and create steering alignment probl...
Clogged sunroof drains can allow water to enter the interior and accumulate under the carpet where various control modules are mounted. Over time, the accumulated moisture can damage the control mo...
The digital display portion of the instrument cluster may fail. Our technicians tell us the entire instrument cluster will need to be replaced to correct this concern.
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