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2005 Volkswagen Passat Electrical Problems

86 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. 24 of these members (27.9%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 40 electrical repairs to 2005 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2005 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2005 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Chart based on 218 repairs.

2005 Volkswagen Passat electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 45 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

62000 mi US $5000 Remotes did not work, interior lights did not work. Locks did not work. Cause of problem shorted out comfort module (located under passenger seat) 

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

103000 mi US $1200 Heater core blocked and needed replacement. 
60740 C $350 Drivers door lock module failed requiring replacement 
61380   Replaced drivers door lock module. 

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

57660 mi   compressor crapped out would coat 1900 to repair decide to not to fix 

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

125000 mi US $60 Passenger headlight bulb (daytime running light) was defective. Dealership replaced bulb while also replacing a leaking radiator. 
175000   Air conditioning worked but would not cool air immediately. Inspection revealed AC compressor clutch not receiving exciter signal. Clutch control relay defective and replaced. 
129000   AC not effective most of the time 
50000 US $550 A/C switch only worked sometimes. 
123380   Failure of right front power window mechanism. New winder mechanism on order to be installed in July. 

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

26000 mi US $553 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. 
29000   Door locks not working with key fob. New part installed by VW, now working fine. 

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2004.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

53000 mi US $10 Right front halogen headlight bulb. 
60500   Left low beam (daytime running light) headlight bulb replaced. 

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