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2001 Volkswagen Passat Repair Histories

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2001 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

Chart based on 46 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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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
132500 mi US $250 Replaced 2 ignition coils 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Oct 2014
41000 mi US $5 There are 4 3.5mm cloth-over-rubber vacuum lines on the 1.8T engine. So far, two of mine have ruptured where they are forced to make sharp bends, and I have replaced them, plus a third, with high temperature silicone, for what should be a lifetime fix. 
48000   PCV system -- pressure regulator, valves, and suction pump, to fix oil leak. 
51300   coilpack (one went bad, replaced all 4 @ $22 ea.) 
52000   Replaced fourth of four OEM 3.5mm vacuum hoses. (Intake manifold to diverter valve control port.) 
52100   Replaced O2 sensor 
54000   Replaced Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. 
55000   ECU relay intermittent -- replaced 
57000   Oil cooler replaced. 
58000   ABS control module -- removed myself, sent out for resoldering of bond wires (well-known Bosch 5.3 module problem), replaced myself. 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2014
95000 mi US $230 replaced right front control arm because of bad ball joint. 
97000   ABS sensor unit went kaput 
100000   right front CV joint and boot 
109000   replaced clouded front headlights with new units 
109000   replaced driver side CV boot and joint replaced hoses for air intakes 
109000   drivers door window regulator clips broke. this is a common problem replaced corroded brake hoses to comply with state inspection 
112500   replaced main fan bearing (involved removing the front bumper!) replaced motor mounts - they were leaking fluid 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
100000 mi   replace fuel pump after car died while being driven. drains connected to moonroof plugged, leaking into vehicle when it rains 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Iowa, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2010
37000 mi   Air conditioner intermittently not blowing cold air After ordering the part, they were unable to replicate the issue. No work done. 
38000 US $450 CV shaft needed to be replaced 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Jul 2008 - May 2012
130000 mi US $200 Replaced worn CV boots 
133000   Clean throttle body and some other fuel intake problems Changed rear brake pads 
150000   Thermostat stuck and had to be replaced 
153000   Bad oil sensor was triggering low oil pressure warning 
155000   Oil cooler had a crack in it that caused oil to be fed back into the cooling system. Had to replace the oil cooler, replace the coolant reservoir, and flush the cooling system several times. 
159000   Drop in oil pressure over time of driving, assumed to be sludge or clogged intake. I ended up selling it as non-working to someone on Craig's List who was going to part it out. (Initially reported in March.) 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Jun 2008 - Oct 2010
78000 mi US $575 CEL for MAF - replaced buy independant shop. Upper control arms, front right side. 
79000   Breather tubes replaced/CEL now stays off. New rear shocks. 
83000   Tie rod ends replaces, front lower right control arms replaced. ABS module replaced. 
89000   Ignition coil went bad again 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
115000 mi US $120 2 exhaust joints replaced.  
116000   Tie rod ends replaced $490.00 1 hour extra labor charged due to rusted frozen parts Also 4 wheel alignment ($150) 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Florida, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2008
70000 mi US $800 Gurgling sound behind the dash, then received "stop engine" warning and had a near-empty radiator. Dealer was unable to replicate. Occurred twice more before VW figured it out, replaced the radiator. 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Jun 2009 - Apr 2011
62000 mi £500 brake disc and pads changed ignition coil no. 2 replaced CVT boot replaced front right 
68000   Replace springs and check shock absorbers 

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