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Volkswagen Passat Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

1597 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Passat. 241 of these members (15.1%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 205 brakes and traction control repairs to Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volkswagen Passat problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volkswagen Passat problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

40% of the Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 2427 repairs.

Volkswagen Passat brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the Volkswagen Passat brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 39% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 233 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Volkswagen Passat Brakes and Traction Control problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
2000 0 Brake pedal goes to floor with moderate pedal pressure. 
101000  

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 0    
11000 0 The Passat has an electric parking brake. The electric switch on the dash malfunctioned. The parking brake system would cycle on/off about once a week. The dealership diagnosed the switch itself with a malfunction. The switch was replaced, but the trim ar 
 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 0    
12000 0 electronic parking brake malfunctioned - would not activate, and inoperable parking brake message appeared on MultiFunction Display. repaired under warranty 
42000 600 electronic parking brake repaired 
105000  

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2004 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 45000    
46000 500  
 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 160000    
186000 0 ABS unit went bad. Not a real safety concern, so will get unit refurbished and re-installed at a later time. 
 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 62000    
63000 1000 Replace ABS controller. Technically this is the Brakes system, but I believe it is a computer or computer service. 
 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 133000    
161000 200 ABS Module error. Removed module and sent out for repair. Will install in September. 
228000  

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 106640    
117180 1400 Front brake flexible lines out to wheels were cracked -- replaced. 
126480 900 ABS electronic control unit failed and was replaced. 
146500 2500 Seized left rear brake caliper and parking brake cable. Both rear calipers and parking brake cables replaced. 
182900  

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 100000    
101000 0 ABS module and pump need to be replaced 
 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 145000    
149000 170 ABS sensor broken; problem returned after about 3 weeks 
178000 0 The ABS sometimes would randomly fire and then turn off for the rest of the trip, bad sensor; lived with until sold car. 

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