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Volkswagen Passat Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2016

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
26 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 39000 miles driven2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 39000 miles driven
39 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 58500 miles driven

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
2013
Volkswagen Passat TDI
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  39 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 58500 miles driven

Multiple turbo failures reported for the TDI, but few since 2014.
26 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 66000 miles driven

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.
2012
Volkswagen Passat TDI Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 66000 miles driven

Redesigned. TDI less reliable than gas.

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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.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
well know mark see full Volkswagen Passat review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Solid brand reputation, reliable and solid feeling. see full Volkswagen Passat review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Excellent German car, cheaper than the others, but still drive comparable see full Volkswagen Passat review
2004 4dr Wagon 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very good, popular car. see full Volkswagen Passat review
Volkswagen Passat Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
recall recall recall see full Volkswagen Passat review