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2012 Volkswagen Passat Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

128 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. 25 of these members (19.5%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 39 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2012 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 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 2012 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

17% of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 3% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 34% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 30% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 115 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
3300 0 compass module failed and caused short which discharged battery 
28000  

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 0    
12000 0 Passenger side rearview mirror was not moving down when in reverse 
21000 0 The driver side headlamp was out and it was determined that the driver side headlight unit needed to be replaced. 
24000  
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2013 29000    
29000 0 Failed battery two months after warranty ended 
57000  
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 0    
5500 0 Driver's side power seat (memory function) didn't work. Needed to replace the seat motor. 
11000 0 Passenger overhead light, drivers side lock switch, passenger side window switch,  
16000 0 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. 
24000  
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2012 0    
5000 0 Antenna for keyless start replaced. 
13000 0 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 0 Passenger headlamp error. Bulb replacement didn't remedy. Dealer had to order new bulb holder and found the old to be melted. 
27000  
Volkswagen Passat in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 0    
3000 0 Rear tail light replacement 
24000  

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 1000    
1000 0 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

Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 0    
16700 1166 AC needed major overhaul. 
26000 90 Replaced Battery 
61000  
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
0 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

Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 1000    
2000 0 Third repair rear windows would not go down. 

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