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Volkswagen Passat Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Volkswagen Passat

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Volkswagen Passat is between $525 and $642 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Volkswagen Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1990 Volkswagen Passat
Timing Belt Replacement
$249 - $353
1990 Volkswagen Passat
Head Gasket Replacement
$1014 - $1510
1990 Volkswagen Passat
Water Pump Replacement
$351 - $593
1990 Volkswagen Passat
Brake Pad Replacement
$0 - $0
1990 Volkswagen Passat
Thermostat Replacement
$186 - $256
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Volkswagen Passat
$
245
to $
1,066
Volkswagen Passat
$
657
to $
2,412
Volkswagen Passat
$
372
to $
1,347
Volkswagen Passat
$
162
to $
325
Volkswagen Passat
$
214
to $
651

Volkswagen Passat Problems

Engine Oil Leaks

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

ABS Light Due to 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.

Engine Misfire Due to Failed Ignition Coil, Spark Plug, or Ignition Wire

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.

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Volkswagen Passat Questions

How to adjust my timing chain. (1 answer)

Timing chain is off track

06 passat has 140,000.00 miles and STOP Engine oil pressure lite came on. (1 answer)

repair shop advised the motor is ruined. and quoted me 4951.00 for new motor and timing belt. Claimed car oil filter wasnt changed yet I had 2 oil changes recently. The oil pan showed metal shards and very black. Did the oil change place charge for synthetic oil and a new filter and yet NEVER put...

Recently just today, the engine sounds like it's running super hard. (1 answer)

Normally, the car runs perfectly with the engine, but before hand, when we got the car a couple of months ago, it came with a bad master brake cylinder and that needed to be replaced, after it was, the shifting was very late at times and we had to use the paddle gears. My question is, could the l...

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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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