Volkswagen Passat TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volkswagen Passat TDI
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Volkswagen Passat TDI ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Faulty Torque ConverterFlasher Relay Failure Can Cause Erratic Turn Signal Operation
Erratic turn signal operation can be a result of a failing turn signal flasher relay which will require replacement.
Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on 2004-2005 model years only.
Volkswagen Passat TDI Questionswhere to service the high & low AC under the hood? (1 answer)
Where is this located?
A red light is blinking in my husband's Volkswagen Passat TDI,could it possibly be the thermostat or could it be that the reservoir is low.
When I am turning the car from "off" to "Ignite" position, to wait for the glow plugs to warm, when I turn the key I hear a very faint noise, almost electrical I guess you could say, for 0.2-0.5 seconds. I turn on the car after the glow-light has disappeared and the car runs g...
Volkswagen Passat TDI RecallsUnder Body Sensor Electrical Short
A sensor under the vehicle body may have improperly assembled wire seals in its electrical connector which could allow water inside and cause a short circuit. Dealers will inspect the connector and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
Vehicles equipped with a diesel engine may have been assembled with a fuel filer that may not seal correctly. This could result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the diesel fuel filter to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 20R7/W3.