Volkswagen Passat Lemon Odds and Nada Odds
Other sources of Volkswagen Passat reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Volkswagen Passats with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Volkswagen Passats that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.
These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Volkswagen Passat lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen Passat has been recently.
To see how frequently Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.
Volkswagen Passat Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending December 31, 2014
That said, the Lemon Odds figures are probably much lower than many people suspected, so we've posted them. Similarly, the Nada Odds are probably higher than many people suspected. Even with the least reliable cars in this results set your odds of no repairs would be better than one in three. Surprised? MethodologyThe samples include cars for which we have at least nine months of data in the past year. The "Nada-odds" are adjusted based on the average number of months of data per car. These stats are very close to what they'd be if we included only cars with a full year of data.
Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Recalls and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.
|Year||Make/Model||Nada Odds per 100 Cars||Lemon Odds per 100 Cars|
|43 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 31500 miles driven2013||Volkswagen Passat TDI||see reported repairs|
|26 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 46300 miles driven2012||Volkswagen Passat TDI||Join or sign in to view||see reported repairs|
|36 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 73900 miles driven2008||Volkswagen Passat||see reported repairs|
|29 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 98100 miles driven2007||Volkswagen Passat||Join or sign in to view||see reported repairs|
What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Volkswagen Passat
|Volkswagen Passat Brand Reputation: Pros|
|2012||4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 2.5L I5
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
|Only one problem in 45000 miles - steering wheel internal issue. Well engineered and built. Excellent fuel economy 22 city 35 hwy. Lots of room; quiet, controlled ride; excellent handling. Even more impressed with this car after buying 2010 BMW 328i, also a great car. Much better than any American make, and have owned dozens of those.|
|2009||4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
|well know mark|
|2006||4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
|Solid brand reputation, reliable and solid feeling.|
|2005||4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
|Excellent German car, cheaper than the others, but still drive comparable|
|2004||4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
|Very good, popular car.|
|Volkswagen Passat Brand Reputation: Cons|
|2014||4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
|VW has never had a major following until it's re branding image in NM. It's never been known as a reliable vehicle, however, it's had a strong cult following due to the die hards that could always rely on a great daily driving experience with the best technology, materials and workmanship.|
|2002||4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
|recall recall recall|