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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

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

63000 mi

US $1000
Replace ABS controller. Technically this is the Brakes system, but I believe it is a computer or computer service. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

178000 mi

US $3400
Pump in trans went and blew seal, along with computer. That's what they told me. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

112000 mi
Worn bushings in motor mounts 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Nigeria
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Oct 2013

153140 mi

$5000
BRAKE, BEARING AND ELECTRICAL FAULTS 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2011
Oct 2007

75000 mi

US $1000
Exhaust, vacuum hoses 
Jan 2011

101000 mi

US $1000
ECU failure, but car had been "chipped" many years ago. Sold car to shop after excessive cost of new ECU considered 
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 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

214000 mi

US $550
Rebuilt the steering rack Replaced all control arms 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2010
Mar 2009

104000 mi

US $1200
CV joint;  Front suspension arm. 
Mar 2010

108000 mi

US $1000
Oil leaks were beginning to increase -- so replaced top engine oil seal gasket and oil pan gasket. Also replaced a ruptured breather tube and the cam adjuster seal.  Hood release latch was also found to be worn and was replaced. 
Jun 2010

108000 mi

US $400
Replaced front brake pads and rotors 
Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Sep 2007 - Jun 2015
Jun 2007

75500 mi

£150
Air Mass Flow meter replaced, car was jerky to drive, not smooth at all. 
May 2008

82500 mi

£200
LH CV joint whining 
May 2009

86000 mi

£160
Headlamp adjuster seized, replaced whole headlamp 
Aug 2009

87000 mi

£330
The electric fan attached to radiator that runs when A/C is ON was vibrating badly 
Mar 2010

90000 mi

£620
Sump dropped, cleaned out sludge, new oil pump. Cam-cover removed and de-carboned/desludged around cams. 
May 2010

92000 mi

£330
Rear brake caliper seized ON, decided to get new calipers, pipes, cables, discs for rear. Exhaust flexible connector after catalytic converter had split 
Apr 2011

98000 mi

£140
Coolant sensor reading high. Sensor replaced. Lambda sensor (O2 sensor) reading high. Sensor replaced. 
Sep 2011

102300 mi

£345
CV boot splitting Suspension joints were worn 
Feb 2013

119500 mi

£158
Would not start at home, would have required a tow or getting to a shop to buy new spark plugs. Spark plugs replaced. Turbo by-pass hose. Small dia. hose going from inlet manifold sensor to air-bypass near turbo. Might be EGR. The hose had uncoupled itself, the ends were split, not able to reinstall, hose rubber degraded. Near-side headlamp unit replaced. Lens was becoming clouded due to plastic lens degradation after 13 years. Coolant thermostat had failed, planned to replace anyway at 120,000 mile major service. It was only after it was replaced that I realised how bad it was, particularly overcooling going down hills with fuel injection cut-out on over-run. 
Aug 2013

126300 mi

£464
Undertray vibrating badly, sounded like a wheel bearing had gone Coolant leak from water-oil heat exchanger on top of oil filter. Heat exchanger replaced 
Jan 2014

132000 mi

£26
Indicators stopped flashing. Replaced Hazard warning switch, which contains the indicator relay. 
May 2014

134300 mi

£250
Three outer window seals (window-door aperture seals where the window slides down into the door). These were rusted - bubbled up with rust and the driver's door seal in particular was bad/leaking. Both a water sealing and a cosmetic issue. 
Aug 2014

136300 mi
One cell of the battery died. Battery replaced. Battery had 5 year warranty, only 2 years of use, so replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2015

142000 mi

£449
LPG ECU alarm sounded with single instantaneous misfire. 100s of miles between events. Changed spark plugs fuel pump relay LPG pressure sensor NO CODES. Finally changed Ignition Switch as blower speed went up on one misfire. Not fixed, must be ECU itself. Offside outer CV boot split 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - May 2015
Jul 2013

100700 mi
CV boot 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

117000 mi

US $500
Rotors 
Mar 2014

127000 mi

US $2000
Routine 
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. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2015
May 2012

116000 mi

US $66
Coolant reserve tank replaced. 
Feb 2013

120000 mi

US $333
replace belt tensioner 
Jul 2013

123700 mi

US $440
remote coolant hoses replaced 
Apr 2014

131000 mi

US $1200
ABS Control unit replaced. NJ re-inspection. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2014
Aug 2010

128000 mi

US $300
viscous fan clutch was replaced 
Dec 2010

130000 mi

US $480
Brake Fault - ABS failure. I used VwVortex as source for ordering a re-built AB electronic module. Will install tonight. Update results on the next survey After installing ABS, I took it to be programmed to my local indie shop. They claim they programmed it successfully yet the fault lights and indicators all remain as before. The indie shop reports an error 65535 with J217 code 
Jan 2011

130000 mi

US $475
Installed a warranty replacement of the ABS Electronic Control unit i had just bought 2 weeks before. It worked indicating the first one that BBA-REMAN sent was broken. BBS-REMAN did not credit me my $$ at exposing their faulty new unit!!!! 
Apr 2011

131000 mi

US $300
Flex joint gave way. sent out for weld in new flex. Came back fixed, but 1 week after CEL. Going back to replace an O2 sensor. 
May 2011

131000 mi

US $450
Original problem of EMISSIONS WORKSHOP CEL discovered in Feb. Re-cap - flex joint, then O2 sensor, but still no fix. Finally gave it the entire CAT and pipe and so far no CEL after a week which appeared to be the previous limit. Caut. optim 
Mar 2012

135000 mi

US $400
Replaced Cam chain tensioner gaskets, and valve cover gaskets 
Jun 2013

141000 mi

US $150
upstream oxygen sensor. Replaced it with a Bosch from auto parts store secondary air insufficient flow codes thrown with CEL. It took 5.5 hours to troubleshoot it to the relay, then .5 hours to replace and put it all back together again 
Sep 2014

145000 mi

US $800
3 motor mounts 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

99200 mi

C $145
Update to turn off sensitive Cat code Brake warning light flashing. ABS light on. Scan showed intermitant problem between ABS contoler and dash connections.  
Dec 2010

127720 mi

C $180
Check engine light. Scan codes. Sensor 2 Bank 2. Replaced sensor.  

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - May 2012
Aug 2009

138880 mi

C $3125
springs replaced transmission synchros replaced rear pads and rotors 
Dec 2009

143220 mi

C $1500
Parking brake failed on hill.  Shaking and rattling in engine compartment. Main engine mount replaced. Rough ride. Shocks and springs replaced. 
Apr 2010

147560 mi

C $1200
CV joints replaced. Brakes, rotors and pads 
Sep 2011

155620 mi

C $3000
had to replace all 4 catalytic converters and entire exhaust assembly 
Dec 2011

160580 mi

C $380
Wiper motor had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

164000 mi
Small leak in power steering system--most likely from the couplings to the pump which was repaired about a year ago by an independent who replace the couplings vs. the entire cable that the dealer wanted to do. One CV joint was beginning to make noise on full right turns.  
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Dec 2011

108000 mi

US $620
Oil leak. Two trips to fix leaking valve cover gaskets and rear seals. Second trip no charge. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

106000 mi
The clips that hold the rear passenger window in place recently broke. Took to dealer to repair. Part (not in stock) is over $400. Still deciding whether to repair or not. It is the first non-covered problem I've had with this car 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

110000 mi

US $2022
Clogged O Tube Mass Airflow Sensor -idling high and engine light turned on day after ac repair. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

143000 mi

US $600
Control arms, axles, inner and outer tie rods. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

182000 mi

US $120
Intermittent starting up and not starting. The mechanic thought that it was an issue with the computer relay. So we replaced it ($120). 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Apr 2010 - Aug 2010
May 2010

96000 mi

US $1200
Leaking valve gaskets. Had to be towed as the engine lights went on and smoke started coming from the hood. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2013
Jan 2011

145000 mi

US $15
headlight bulb 
Aug 2011

151000 mi

US $290
Replaced window regulator. 
Mar 2012

158000 mi

US $30
Replaced temperature sensor 
Apr 2012

159000 mi

US $190
Replaced thermostat 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

82300 mi

US $50
Engine did not maintain temperature. Replaced thermostat and temperature sensor. 
May 2015

93000 mi

US $400
Replaced the oil pump to repair a low oil pressure problem due to a clogged pickup screen Replaced passenger-side upper control arms 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2013
May 2009

177000 mi

US $200
Upper Control arms replaced. 
Jul 2009

179000 mi

US $4
Evap Purge valve clogged. Cleaned with Carb Cleaner, issue resolved. 
Mar 2010

189200 mi

US $300
Alternator & Battery replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2015
Jun 2008

114000 mi

US $150
Replaced Mass air flow sensor (MAFS). Was giving faulty reading causing lean fuel trim and pinging. Problem fixed by replacing faulty MAFS. 
Feb 2009

121000 mi

US $177
The Bosch ABS module developed a problem indicated by warning lights and error codes. I removed the module and sent it out to http://www.modulemaster.com for repair. Car driveable without module. Received repaired module back after 1 week and reinstalled. 
Aug 2009

124000 mi

US $320
Tie-rod end. 
Jan 2011

136300 mi

US $250
Replaced PVC and turbo vacuum tubing to address drivability issues. Also replaced a single failing ignition coil pack, a common problem with these cars.  
Mar 2011

137000 mi

US $400
AC wasn't working. Repaired successfully. 
Apr 2012

138000 mi

US $1100
New CV joint Exhaust flex pipe needed replacing A relay needed replacement 
Apr 2014

140000 mi

US $450
Frozen caliper replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2012
Dec 2009

143000 mi

US $250
Left tie rod end replaced. 
Jun 2010

154000 mi

US $950
Tie rod replaced alignment AC Alt P/S Belts replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2012
Mar 2010

165000 mi

US $600
Misfiring and CEL. iginition coils and module replaced. 
Jun 2011

177000 mi

US $300
Upper downpipe Exhaust rotted out.  

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

126000 mi

US $744
body hardware - front door - window regulator front right turn blinker popped out ABS control not responding. Needs a new one to install. Cost to fix unrepaired problems about $2,800. front-left tie-rod end needed a new part Oil leakage from the engine. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2015
Sep 2011

127000 mi

US $516
excessive play in front suspension. replaced suspension/steering components on both sides . 
Jan 2013

144000 mi

US $250
replacement of leaking camshaft tensioner (right side) parasitic drain in courtesy light/comfort module circuit. drains battery in 3 days. 
Dec 2013

155000 mi

US $450
leaky valve cover gaskets and leak camshaft seals replaced. 
May 2014

158000 mi

US $400
car handling and ride had deteriorated. front end suspected. replaced right outer tie rod and both upper control arms. 
Oct 2014

163500 mi

US $100
replaced left flex joint in exhaust system. 
Nov 2014

164000 mi

US $690
waterpump pully failed. replaced pump and timing belt 
Apr 2015

170000 mi
check engine light on 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
Feb 2014

70000 mi

US $200
Sunroof and cowl drains plugged. Again. 
Jul 2014

72000 mi

US $100
Failed abs controller 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2009
Oct 2008

59000 mi

US $1400
Clutch related. Car died. Has had clutch problems before. Manual 5 speed. 
Jul 2009

63000 mi

US $600
Starter died. 
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 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 
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 Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

52000 mi

US $412
Replaced Secondary Air Injection Pump (SAIP) 
Aug 2009

52000 mi

US $463
faulty coolant temp. sensor and repinning of connector. Throttle body also cleaned and reset. Codes cleared to normal. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Sep 2009 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

233000 mi
The timing belt let go, and the engine needed a valve job. I sold it to someone more ambitious than I, and he's going to get it going again. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009

92000 mi

US $3000
Carbon build up in the engine. Unsuccessful repair, sold car. 
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

$500
Rubber hose/seal on the front axle next to the wheel needed replacing. 
Aug 2007

116560 mi

$300
Leaking radiator replaced. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

137000 mi

US $2500
Exhaust system rusted through. Oxygen sensor rusted through. 
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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1999.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Brazil
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

66960 mi

$200
Comfort Central module 

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