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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
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