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2012 Volkswagen Passat Electrical Problems

131 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. 26 of these members (19.8%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 45 electrical repairs to 2012 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.3 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 2012 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2012 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Chart based on 138 repairs.
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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

3300 mi   compass module failed and caused short which discharged battery 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

12000 mi   Passenger side rearview mirror was not moving down when in reverse 
21000   The driver side headlamp was out and it was determined that the driver side headlight unit needed to be replaced. 
29000   Failed battery two months after warranty ended 
5500   Driver's side power seat (memory function) didn't work. Needed to replace the seat motor. 
11000   Passenger overhead light, drivers side lock switch, passenger side window switch,  
16000   Drivers side power mirror will not work. When selecting drivers side the passenger mirror will adjust. When select passenger the passenger will adjust. Drivers side can only be adjusted manually with force. 
31000   Passenger power mirror stopped tilting down, tried to fix twice and finally got it on the third try. Kessy failed and needed to be reset. Bluetooth then malfunctioned. Each on seperate occassions. 
5000   Antenna for keyless start replaced. 
13000   Keyless start error returned. Dealer reprogrammed both keys and the problem has no returned. Error with satellite radio causing it not to function. Would happen several times each week. Replaced roof antenna. Previous satellite radio error fix unsuccessful. Replaced entire radio/nav unit and so far the problem has not returned. 
23000   Passenger headlamp error. Bulb replacement didn't remedy. Dealer had to order new bulb holder and found the old to be melted. 
3000   Rear tail light replacement 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automated manual FWD

2000 mi   Dealer kept me waiting 4 hours and didn't do a thing to resolve the problems. One-touch windows and rain-sensing wipers not working. Sold car. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

16700 mi US $1166 AC needed major overhaul. 
26000   Replaced Battery 
  Left rear door not locking - faulty actuator 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

2000 mi   Third repair rear windows would not go down. 

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