89 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. 27 of these members
(30.3%) have reported electrical repairs for their car.
A total of 45 electrical repairs to 2005 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.5 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Noise in front of engine. TDI alternator has clutch similar to ac pump so alternator only runs when needed. Clutch froze up damging alternator, so replaced alternator with new clutch, belt and tensioner pulley. Now needs tires.
Drivers door lock module failed requiring replacement
Door locks do not reliably work with key fob. Sometimes have to use the key to unlock. Per dealer problem reported on computer as being the driver door lock assembly. Awaiting part delivery. Out of warranty, VW will pay labor Door locks not working again. Now they say they are seeing a problem code. More parts ordered.
Door locks not working with key fob. New part installed by VW, now working fine.