Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Passat
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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.
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.
Volkswagen Passat Questions
Dealer wants $300.00 to fix it. Said they have to replace the entire tail light assembly. That's outrageous!
I just replaced the Hazzard Switch a few months ago for both turn signals, now just the right turn signal is out! This happened after I got it back from having my alternator replaced as well as the headlight. Do I need to replace the switch again to get the right blinker to work?
Volkswagen Passat Recalls
The driver's side air bag may not be powered due to a loss of electrical connection from the clock spring sliding contact in the steering wheel caused by contamination. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge.
The brake line to the left rear wheel may have been left loose during manufacturing. Dealers will tighten the brake line fitting free of charge to resolve the concern.
The fuel rail is a tube that carries fuel to the fuel injectors. A sealing cap on the fuel rail may leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected fuel rail to correct this concern.
Volkswagen Passat Reviews
Perhaps I got a lemon, but this car has been trouble since day one.
After this car, I will not buy another VW! 4 years old and it has broken down 3 times in the last year and had to be towed in.
My 86k 2007 VW Passat engine siezed up 4 days after an oil change. I was driving, the oil pressure light came on, then immediately started making a loud noise, I immediately stopped the car and got it towed. I was notified by the dealer that there was sludge that caused low pressure and hence the engine siezing up. I had taken to car to the VW dealer I bought it at numerous times complainin...