Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Passat

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Volkswagen Passat
$
253
to $
1,068
Volkswagen Passat
$
299
to $
1,349
Volkswagen Passat
$
296
to $
546
Volkswagen Passat
$
289
to $
2,074
Volkswagen Passat
$
168
to $
326

Volkswagen Passat Problems

ABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure

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.

Ignition Coil, Ignition Wires, and Spark Plugs May Fail

An ignition coil or spark plug may fail unexpectedly resulting in an engine misfire and possible illumination of the Check Engine Light. Vehicles equipped with spark plug wires may also develop a misfire caused by a failed spark plug wire.

Ignition wires may break down and cause misfires

Ignition wire breakdown is common, resulting in misfires.

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Volkswagen Passat Questions

Both driver and passenger airbags deployed. How much (est) to fix? (1 answer)

I am wondering if my car is totaled. It will also have some other things necessary to fix from the wreck.

why won't my engine turn over? (1 answer)

everything turns on but my engine. I tried to him I start it but still nothing... before there were no problems just minor over heating. I drove about 16 miles turned my car off and it started fine. I drove another mile turned it off to go in store and came back out and it wouldn't turn over....

How to repair a fallen rear view mirror? (1 answer)

There isn't any small part to glue on the glass till its ready for the mirror to be replaced??

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Volkswagen Passat Recalls

Fuel Rail Detaches From Engine And Leaks

The fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head, resulting in a fuel leak. Dealers will replace the cylinder heads free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Some of the repairs that were needed. Cv boots, flex pipe, engine speed sensor, water pump, engine temperature sensor, evap valve, ignition coils, abs control module & speed sensor.
Nothing but problems with this vehicle. Failure of camshaft, camshaft follower, fuel pump, fuel pump module and inner CV boot. All with less than 70K miles. Very disappointing for a VW. I owned a VW before and it was a well handling, low maintenance vehicle. Not this model. I seem to be in the repair shop every other month - and that include the minor things that I do like plugs, oil change and...
Although it may be premature- the pure fun to drive experience is incredible!! The milage is awesome- torque is great on takeoff ( I have wondered if printed times are correct- seems faster). I really enjoy the center MFI between 2 analog gauges. We chose a diesel over a hybrid to NOT have to baby it to return mpgs. The DSG works differently in sport mode- worth a try

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