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2000 Volkswagen Passat Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2000 Volkswagen Passat problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2000 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

47% of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 14% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 9% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 145 repairs.

2000 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 4% cost less than $100, 41% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 21% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 70 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 133000    
135000 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 
158000 10 SAIP hose had broken and was giving an Emmissions Workshop warning. 
161000 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. 
180000 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. 
205700 135 exhaust pipe needed replacing. front end needed alignment. Air hose from metal pipe on turbo side was broken. Replaced part, all systems OK. 
212000 140 Passenger side front window regulator failed. Replaced item. 1 day. 
220000 28 replaced hood spring 
228000  

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 106640    
107880 200 Failed emission control evap. system purge valve 
110980 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. 
117180 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. 
126480 900 ABS electronic control unit failed and was replaced. 
130200 50 Cracked plastic engine coolant tank successfully replaced. 
146500 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. 
161820 550 Failed secondary air injection pump was replaced. 
178520 250 ECU was reprogrammed to prevent spurious catalytic converter fault codes. 
181660 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. 
182900  

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 180000    
196000 1100 Rt Frt cv shaft axle replacement Bad wheel bearing discovered during road test, new one ordered New wheel bearing installed 
216000 500 Oil breather leaking, repaired cam seals leaking. Not repaired. Too expensive. 
 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 62000    
66000 100 Multifunction display area in middle of instrument panel was faded and unreadable 
 
Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 83700    
85560 648 Secondary Air Pump inoperative - Replaced  Replaced Right Windshield Washer Spray Jet 
85560 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 42000    
42000 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 
45000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 131000    
132000 0 Replaced torn / broken front and side engine mounts. 
142000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 109120    
111600 500 Rubber hose/seal on the front axle next to the wheel needed replacing. 
116560 300 Leaking radiator replaced. 
 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 87000    
88000 750 ABS System failure 
106000 1000 Check engine light on. 
 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 112000    
120000 140 Mass Air Flow Sensor failure. 
 

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