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2000 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 182 repairs.

2000 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 83 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2012
Feb 2007

135000 mi

US $2150
Oil pressure light came on while driving. Pulled off the road, the light went out. Did this 3 times. 3rd time, display said 'STOP!'. Called tow truck totake to dealer. They replaced the oil pump and pressure switch. Also, while there, changed trans fluid 
May 2008

158000 mi

US $10
SAIP hose had broken and was giving an Emmissions Workshop warning. 
Aug 2008

161000 mi

US $500
Passenger side front wheel bearing was replaced. It had been howling for a few months, but was getting worse in the last few days. ABS Module error. Removed module and sent out for repair. Will install in September. 
Jul 2009

180000 mi

US $220
Blower quit working for A/C, took to the shop, was diagnosed as faulty fan switch. Ordered parts, took back to shop for installation. 
Jan 2011

205700 mi

US $135
exhaust pipe needed replacing. front end needed alignment. Air hose from metal pipe on turbo side was broken. Replaced part, all systems OK. 
Jun 2011

212000 mi

US $140
Passenger side front window regulator failed. Replaced item. 1 day. 
Dec 2011

220000 mi

US $28
replaced hood spring 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
Jan 2007

107880 mi

C $200
Failed emission control evap. system purge valve 
May 2007

110980 mi

C $1327
Exhaust system: flexible joints between exhaust manifold and catalytic converter had failed. Rear brake pads and rotors replaced due to excessive wear. Fronts still OK. 2.8 V6 camshaft adjuster seal leaking on right cylinder bank and dripping oil on exhaust manifold. Bad seal replaced. 
Nov 2007

117180 mi

C $1400
Blown engine valley pan gasket and camshaft tensioner seal due to clogged PCV hose. Both front sway bar links worn out -- replaced.  Front brake flexible lines out to wheels were cracked -- replaced. 
Jan 2009

126480 mi

C $900
ABS electronic control unit failed and was replaced. 
Jun 2009

130200 mi

C $50
Cracked plastic engine coolant tank successfully replaced. 
Oct 2010

146500 mi

C $2500
Seized left rear brake caliper and parking brake cable. Both rear calipers and parking brake cables replaced. Leaking camshaft adjuster seal and valve cover gaskets causing oil contamination of engine external components and burnt oil fumes entering the cabin. Replaced camshaft adjuster seal and valve cover gaskets. 
Mar 2012

161820 mi

C $550
Failed secondary air injection pump was replaced. 
May 2013

178520 mi

C $250
ECU was reprogrammed to prevent spurious catalytic converter fault codes. 
Dec 2013

181660 mi

C $885
Replaced failed cooling system thermostat. Crankshaft front oil seal failed, causing catastrophic loss of oil. Accessory belt tensioner bearing noise was excessive. Imminent failure expected. Turn signal assembly retention clip broke, causing turn signal assembly to fall out. Replaced turn signal assembly. Gas-filled strut to hold hood open failed in cold weather. Replaced the strut. 
May 2014

183520 mi

C $1200
Upon attempting wheel alignment, all front control arm bushings and tie rod ends were found to be worn out. All control arms, tie rod ends and stabilizer links replaced. 
Jun 2014

183520 mi

C $705
Rear axle bushings worn out, making alignment impossible. Replaced rear axle lower bushings and did four-wheel alignment. 
Jul 2014

184420 mi

C $685
Exhaust manifold flex joints were broken. Both flex joints replaced. Front motor mount broke. Motor mount replaced. 
Jun 2015

192820 mi

C $530
Failed oxygen sensor Brake discs and pads worn out. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2009
Sep 2007

196000 mi

US $1100
Rt Frt cv shaft axle replacement Bad wheel bearing discovered during road test, new one ordered New wheel bearing installed 
Jun 2008

216000 mi

US $500
Oil breather leaking, repaired cam seals leaking. Not repaired. Too expensive. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

101000 mi
ABS module and pump need to be replaced leak in coolant system Broken dipstick receptacle leaking and defective vacuum hose 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2008
Aug 2007

66000 mi

US $100
Multifunction display area in middle of instrument panel was faded and unreadable 
Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2006 - Mar 2007
Feb 2007

85560 mi

C $648
Secondary Air Pump inoperative - Replaced  Replaced Right Windshield Washer Spray Jet 
Mar 2007

85560 mi

C $925
Secondary Air Injection Pump not working - replaced Replaced Catalytic Converter  Replaced Air Mass Meter 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Nevada, United States
Dec 2006 - Sep 2007
Jan 2007

42000 mi

US $180
Coolant temperature guage was intermitently failing to indicate temperature. This became more frequent and the dashboard guage would fail to provide any indication of coolant temperature. Mechanic diagnosed problem and indicated coolant temperature senso 
May 2007

45000 mi

US $125
Check engine malfunction light started coming on 30 seconds after car was started. This would occur everytime car was started. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Oct 2007 - Nov 2009
Nov 2007

132000 mi
Replaced torn / broken front and side engine mounts. 
Jun 2008

142000 mi

US $80
Steering rack bolts were loose. Passenger wheel had significant play. Steering rack mounting bolts were removed and retorqued with lock-tight on them. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Iceland
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

111600 mi

Rubber hose/seal on the front axle next to the wheel needed replacing. 
Aug 2007

116560 mi

Leaking radiator replaced. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2007 - May 2008
Jun 2007

88000 mi

US $750
ABS System failure 
Apr 2008

106000 mi

US $1000
Check engine light on. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat Repair Histories

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