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2007 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 488 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 115 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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2007 Volkswagen Passat

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Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Aug 2010

96000 mi

US $272
Transmission Audio system Goodwill: Electrical system Recently Diagnosed: Charcoal fuel filter disintegrating, Rear struts bad, Rear Wheel bearings bad... EPC system short Airbag control module blower motor 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

57000 mi
Fuel pump light I believe came on to stop car and turn off engine. Towed in on Sunday. Found a bolt head broke off near the timing chain. Ordered all the parts and got the car 8 days later. 1 in a million chance problem I was told. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

23000 mi

US $1100
a/c would not blow cold. owner charged twice, 2nd time w stop leak and dye, dealership stated that there was no dye evident. they charged it and sent it out, stating had dye in it. called dealer next business day to return vehicle. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nevada, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

30000 mi
Some kind of hose broke on top of the engine. Leaked oil, shorted spark plug and car died on me. Then started again but oil kept leaking. They replaced the hose. During normal driving car started to sound like it had no muffler. Dealer replaced broken Catalic converter. 900 dollar repair covered by warranty. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2009

31000 mi
Check engine light was on--code from OBD II indicated an issue with the Flap Motor. Light was reset, and comes on intermittently. Was told that required maintenance (per TSB) might not have been completed...but the car was purchased as certified pre-owned 
Nov 2009

38500 mi
Vacuum leak in exhaust system caused check engine light to illuminate. Covered under extended warranty. 
Dec 2009

40000 mi
Check engine light reilluminated--replaced several parts in the turbo and emissions system 
Jul 2010

47000 mi
Steering column lock defective causing car to not start and/or stall intermittently. Steering column lock replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2011

59000 mi
Malfunctioning seat belt in rear, there was an open campaign to repair it. Malfunctioning hose clip on window washer supply line preventing fluid from reaching the windshield. 
Dec 2011

60000 mi
Power Door locks malfunctioning; had to order parts to replace Fixed malfunctioning seat belt Window washer system malfunction 
Mar 2012

64000 mi
Replaced malfunctioning door locks. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2016
Aug 2012

65500 mi

US $53
The switch that lowers the tail gate failed. It was a simple repair, but unexpected in the first 1000 of ownership. 
Apr 2013

74000 mi

US $190
Right rear wheel bearing replaced. I bought the replacement on line saving $80 campared to shop price. Replaced with OEM FAG assembly. 
Jul 2013

76000 mi
leaking rear shock replaced under waranty 
Dec 2013

79000 mi

US $50
The radio would discharge the battery when parked for over two days. 
Feb 2014

80000 mi

US $50
Airbag light on, replaced sensor Engine light on replaced thermostat 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $1000
Cam follower failed damaging the head beyond repair. This was repaired under VW extended warranty. While the engine was apart timing belt and tension pulleys were replaced along with spark plugs and oil changed. This I had to pay for. 
Oct 2014

86300 mi

US $1120
Exhaust pipe broke at catalytic converter. Entire exhaust system replaced. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $167
I had no indication of a problem but I relied on the opinion of the mechanic. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

84000 mi

US $900
Rear pads and rotors replaced due to grinding noise. Front bushings replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Jul 2011

77700 mi

US $280
Had to replace a sensor that affected fuel pressure in system, causing low fuel pressure and therefore stalling. 
Oct 2011

81000 mi

US $250
Cam Follower - Issue often found with these engines. Fixed under extended manufacturer warranty applied to this issue specifically. 
Mar 2012

90000 mi
ABS Warning light came on. Issue was repaired as followup to a recall previously performed. 
Jun 2013

121000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Compressor and cooling fans. 
Aug 2014

140000 mi

US $2200
Power steering stopped working. Both independent shop and dealer determined that I need a new steering rack! 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2007 - Oct 2010
Nov 2008

33000 mi
Radio am static. 
Dec 2009

48000 mi

US $64
steering column immobilizer failure. steering column replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

97000 mi

US $182
Cooling fans not working CV joint boots all 4 busted 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2012 - May 2016
Jan 2013

72540 mi
Check engine light was on. Loss of power. 
Aug 2013

76880 mi

C $585
Right left ball bearing was making noise. It was replaced 
Nov 2013

80160 mi

C $200
Engine exhaust gasket was replaced 
Jun 2014

85560 mi
Checked oil and it was completely dry. Three liters were added. No leaks found. Must go back to dealer after 1000 km 
May 2016

97960 mi

C $1700
Repared part of exhaust pipe 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $455
LR Parking brake motor burned out. Dealer wants $860 for repair. Local garage did it for $455. Dealer wanted $475 for the part alone! 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

72000 mi

US $120
Replaced the battery. 
Jun 2013

90000 mi

US $1100
Thermostat replacement 
Sep 2013

94000 mi

US $120
Slight misfire at full throttle. Decided to replace coils and plugs since car was coming up on a major service interval anyway. 
May 2014

105000 mi
Rear wheel bearing developed a howling noise over a 2k mileage period. Replaced both rear wheel bearings. 
Aug 2014

111000 mi

US $225
Torn CV boot on left driveshaft. Just replaced entire driveshaft assy. Original front brake pads and rotors changed at 111k miles. 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2010

55000 mi
Oil found dripping, vaccum tube replaced, found drip still happening, faulty turbo seal. Seal not repairable, turbo replaced. 
Jun 2011

70000 mi
In omaha, NE. Faulty PCV. Replaced.  A/C not cold, evacuated, Checked for leaks. Recharged. In Novi. MI. Weld on Turbo catalytic converter broke. New cat converter installed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2012
Feb 2012

44700 mi

US $750
My car has a power drain when it's turned off and locked. The battery initially discharged in 2 weeks but now it's escalated to 3 days. Dealer unable to pinpoint and fix the problem. 
Jul 2012

45000 mi
Continuing problem with power drain. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

39000 mi
they were still investigating why it was losing a quart every 1k and also not showing a warning when there was low oil. Also rattled like an old Ford Pinto. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

88660 mi
Check engine light came on, took into the dealership and they were not able to locate the problem. They did note that there was a technical note on the exhaust lobes of the camshaft and if the engine starts to miss-fire we should return. 
Jan 2016

94640 mi

C $750
The CV boots on the car needed replacement due to cracking. Completely expected at 152,000KM. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2011
Sep 2010

66000 mi

US $35
CD changer seized, won't play or change disks (radio works). Dealer checked code, ordered new radio. CD/radio replaced, new one works fine, plus now has clock on radio (bonus). Lost 6 CDs that could not be removed from old replaced radio (repair under warranty, cost is for CD replacement) 
Dec 2010

70000 mi
For 2+ mo.: push key does not start engine on first try; now "steering column defective" error; eventual no start if untreated (dealership says); dealership repaired/replaced comfort module on steering column and no further issue. 
Apr 2011

73000 mi
Rear window auto up/down not working (but window worked if hold down/up button); replaced motor and window track under certification warranty. Also repaired air bag recall during this visit. 
Sep 2011

81000 mi

US $634
Fuel smell in engine compartment & cabin; shop found fuel leak in fuel injector rails but special tool required to fix, recommended take to dealership. Shop recommend drive straight to dealer. Car at dealership now, on separate repair trip. At least one fuel injector seal leaking fuel from pressurized system. All four seals replaced. (Note: self repair would have required $250 special tool to pull injectors and 4 o-rings $25.) 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

104000 mi

US $450
drivers side door handle completely failed. entire module had to be replaced.  EPB emergency parking brake switch failed. car was immobilized at home in garage w/brake fully engaged, no way to over ride or reset. ordered epb dashswitch, replaced it, problem was solved.  
Dec 2011

119000 mi

US $800
All 4 swing arm bushings replaced, ride is tight like new. 
May 2012

124000 mi

US $1000
rear left bearing has play so we are replacing cv boot replacement 
Apr 2013

144000 mi

US $400
rear hatch hinge blew a bolt. interior disassembly required. 
Jan 2014

158300 mi

US $200
replaced front rotors & pads 
Aug 2014

170000 mi

US $729
Both radiator fans failed & were replaced @ dealership. One of the fans is required for A/C. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2012
May 2012

60000 mi

US $980
Exhaust pipe broke just after turbo 
Jun 2012

62000 mi

US $180
Air mix and actuator broken in HVAC system 
Oct 2012

66000 mi
Air mix and actuator still broken in HVAC system 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2012
Feb 2009

49999 mi
update - no cost issues at all - performed oil change and standard service (at dealers) - Warranty replacement of Parking Brake switch plus warranty replacement of rear lift gate module. Still have original tires and original brakes. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2013
Aug 2011

64000 mi
Both Vanity Mirror lights stopped working. They've been ordered. Turbo was leaking oil. Replaced a gasket. Lumbar in the drivers seat has stopped working.  
Aug 2012

82300 mi

US $400
the weld that connects the exhaust to the turbo flange failed. It had to be rewelded. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

92000 mi
evap system malfuntioning. There is a TSB but car is out of warranty. Faulty system design. Air bag light on. Purchased Ross Tech diagnostic system. Turned light off, has not come back on. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Aug 2011
Mar 2008

14880 mi
Rear hatch closing switch replaced. 
Jan 2009

23560 mi
Electronic parking brake switch replaced 
Aug 2009

30380 mi
The AC compressor required replacement. 
Dec 2009

34720 mi

C $120
Replaced noisy heater fan Right front suspension noisy, replaced bushing. 
Jul 2010

40920 mi
AC not running cold. Leaking O ring replaced. 
Aug 2010

40920 mi
Air not running cold. Compressor replaced. Repair not effective. Will be bringing it back in. 
Sep 2010

41540 mi
AC repaired. I think it was the compressor. 
Nov 2010

42780 mi
A flange on the catalytic converter failed, requiring replacement of the cat converter. Noisy flap when in recirc mode required replacement. 
May 2011

46500 mi

C $150
Problem could not be isolated (leak somewhere). System recharged, with dye, to try to locate source of leak. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Jun 2006

2802 mi
Left front lower sway bar link loose. Re-torque left lower sway bar connecting link. 
Jul 2006

4853 mi
Reported harsh transmission shifts. Result: "Operates to manufacturer's specifications". 
Oct 2006

11066 mi
Harsh transmission shift diagnosed as faulty valve body on previous service visit. Correction: Install new valve body 
Dec 2006

12025 mi
Reported continuing harsh tranmission shifts. Correction: Tech solution 2012810 - reflash for valve body. Auto-up window stops and goes back down. Correction: lubricate window channels 
Jan 2007

13459 mi
Recall P7 (VW) Correction: Install brake vacuum line 
Feb 2007

14213 mi
Return for roof rack repair. Correction: Left rear trim end replaced. Low tone horn faulty. Correction: Replace CPU Flash "OY" applicable but not received at dealer yet. Correction: Return at later date for flash "OY" 
Jul 2007

19314 mi
Returned for flash "OY" Correction: Flash completed 
Sep 2007

23440 mi
Passenger sunvisor light not working. Correction: Order new sunvisor Harsh 1-2 shift and 5-4 shift in transmission Correction: Transmission flash #253038 completed 
Oct 2007

24134 mi
Return for sunvisor replacement. Correction: Sunvisor replaced. Check harsh 1-2 shift. Correction: Reset transmission into basic setting 
Dec 2007

24947 mi
Water leak front passenger floor (frozen puddle discovered in car after 1 week vacation). Correction: Replace door seal Sunroof buzzing - sunshade appears out of alignment. Correction: Refit right side sunshade clip. 
Feb 2008

27638 mi
High tone horn replaced. Bottom door seal drvr door rusting - advised VW Canada. Roof rack rubber falling off - return in Spring. Check engine light on - replace fuel cap. Sunroof buzzing - installed anti-rattle kit. 
Apr 2008

29596 mi
(New) driver door seal coming off - repaired. Rear hatch groaning - new lock plate & motor ordered. MIL light on. Replace charcoal canister. Reset pwr windows to basic setting re: auto up/down issue. Harsh 1-2 shift continues - no solution. 
May 2008

28746 mi
Repair door seal (install ordered parts from last service). Lubricate window channels (auto-up going down). Check engine light on again - install vacuum pipe. Water dripping into car through car washes. No leaks found by dealer. Re-programmed ECU RVUTB 03 
Sep 2008

34252 mi
Headline loose front left side - Replaced headliner. Lock plate installed for groaning tailgate. Harsh 1-2 shift continues - no solution. 
Nov 2008

39665 mi
Front end noise - replace lower control arm bushings TB#2017311. Crankcase ventilation issue - hose replaced. 
Jun 2009

46215 mi
Knocking noise in front end over bumps - Subframe shifting (bolts missing!). Installed & re-torqued new bolts. 
Jul 2009

48140 mi
Harsh 1-2 transmission shift - VTA 497265 replaced fuel pump control module. MIL light on. TSB#2013354 - Replaced N80 valve, hose & clamps. 
Sep 2009

51165 mi

C $125
RPM's surging at idle - Fault P2187, replace breather valve. 
Oct 2009

51395 mi
Hard starts and stalling: Car turns over and starts but dies within 3-5 seconds. Replace steering column control module, comfort control module and N80 valve. Repair not usually covered by warranty, but covered as a goodwill gesture. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
- Apr 2007
Mar 2007

5000 mi
Transmission valve problem resulting in abrupt shifting - repaired under warranty 
Apr 2007

5500 mi
Severe rattling dash and clicking sound from body - faulty body welds, never repaired 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2006 - Feb 2015
Mar 2006

282 mi
06MAR2006 – I received a phone message from Don Barnosky of Süd’s VW in Normal where our 2007 Passat Variant was having its Tailgate problem remedied. I called Don and he said that two VW Engineers came from Germany and replaced one of our Struts and ad 
Aug 2007

32000 mi
No problems found but Fault Code: P0456 - Evaporative Emission System Control System Very Small Leak Detected – Sporadic. They performed the "OY12" Recall Software Update and erased fault codes and reset computer readiness codes. 
Nov 2007

36000 mi
@37545 Miles Süds in Bloomington, IL installed the Transmission Valve Body according to Technical Bulletin 2012810. They also FLASHed the Transmission Software update. So far the Transmission works fine and seems a bit smoother than before. The Rear Lift Gate has been malfunctioning for the last week or so. It goes up mostly OK but it doesn’t close like normal…it sometimes stops ~1/2 way down. Pressing the close button again doesn’t help much either. Email 010508: fixed by cleaning seal Cleaned liftgate seal. 
Jul 2008

49000 mi
The Rear Lift Gate had been malfunctioning again. It opened mostly OK but didn’t close like normal. It many times stopped ~1/3 the way down. The left & right Electric Lift Gate Motors were replaced. All is well now. 
Jul 2009

60800 mi
Had 3 "Campaigns" performed: 1) PCV Valve Update, 2) Engine Control Software Update, 3) Airbag Wiring Update. Also had BG Products Intake Manifold Cleaning service. 
Jan 2010

72700 mi
Replaced rear brake pads, flushed/replaced brake fluid, flushed/replaced engine coolant. 
Mar 2010

74000 mi

US $120
The Heater Temperature Dial and Vent Selector Control did not function correctly for the past several months. A malfunctioning “G191” Interior Air Temperature Sensor (VW P/N: 1K0-907-543-E) was replaced. 
Jun 2012

114000 mi

US $325
I replaced the front Brake Rotors and front Brake Pads. The original Rotors/Pads had never been replaced in 114k miles. Airbag Warning Lamp repaired. 
Aug 2012

117500 mi

US $1240
Exhaust leak at the pipe immediately after the Turbo Exhaust Outlet where the Pipe joins the Flange. The Pipe broke completely free from the Flange. New Exhaust Pipe Catalyst section (VW P/N: 3C0-254-505-X) installed plus Clamp and Gasket. 
Mar 2013

129000 mi

US $290
The Engine was taking a much longer than normal to warm up in cold weather. The Coolant Thermostat was stuck open. The Coolant Thermostat was replaced. 
May 2013

132000 mi

US $79
I replaced all 4 Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs due to P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Code. The Code has remained off for >1200 Miles so far. 
Nov 2013

141000 mi

US $1100
Cleaned Carbon Deposits off Engine Intake Manifold Flaps and Engine Intake Valves. Changed Engine Oil/Filter. Cleaned Evap Valve. 
Dec 2013

142000 mi

US $36
I installed a new Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve (N80 Valve). It stopped the P0171 Fuel Trim, Bank1 System too Lean and P0455 EVAP Emission Contr. Sys. (Gross Leak) Leak Detected DTCs from triggering/logging. 
May 2014

145000 mi

US $39
10MAY2014 - @145,145 Miles I replaced the blown out LH Door Speaker. I installed a Pioneer TS-A1675R 6.5" 3-Way 50-Watt 4 Ω Coaxial Speaker in its place. 
Dec 2014

152000 mi

US $68
18DEC2014 - @152,591 Miles I replaced the Thermostat. It was difficult to remove and replace but probably saved ~$600 doing it myself. 
Feb 2015

152000 mi
Suspect a secondary Thermostat failed. Engine didn't circulate PCV Vapor through the Catch Can as a tan milky substance clogged its hose. Condensation trapped. Engine oil became watery and this led to oil pump failure which ruined the engine. 
Volkswagen Passat in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Some sort of adhesive was present in several places on the engine cover. Dealer states it was from factory. Could not remove without damage to cover. Obtained new cover and installed free of charge. 
Dec 2007

13000 mi
Back lighting on instrument cluster randomly flickered. New instrument cluster ordered. New cluster installed and keys reprogrammed. 
Nov 2009

27700 mi
bad fuses to power outlets power sunroof doesn't open close properly 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Feb 2010
Apr 2006

2000 mi
Satellite radio went out. 
Mar 2007

15000 mi
Steering column replaced. Waited almost 3 weeks while they shipped one from Germany. 
Dec 2008

60000 mi

US $100
Replaced melted taillight. LED taillight literally melted in place. Dealer had never seen this particular problem before. I replaced myself. 
Jul 2009

84000 mi

US $1500
Entire AC system replaced. 
Aug 2009

85000 mi

US $8000
Engine head replaced. Timing belt tensioner broke and the timing belt skipped a tooth. Interference engine caused all 16 valves to get crunched. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2015
Sep 2007

14000 mi
Flapper valve motor needed to be reset to spec. Was told if problem reoccured,the motor would be replaced. No mil so far after2 weeks! 
Apr 2008

18000 mi
Radio stopped, no sound from speakers. Diagnosed as amplifier defected,overnight shipped a replacement,installed next day. Problem corrected. 
Jun 2010

38000 mi
Driver side rear wheel bearing noisy, replaced at dealer under warranty. No out of pocket costs. 
May 2011

47000 mi
REPLACED HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP AND RELATED PARTS AS PER FACTORY EXTENDED BULLETIN.Also intake flapper motor as documented on earlier visits,CEL on. No charge on repairs,rental car for one day. 
Apr 2013

65000 mi

US $335
Check engine light,evaporator sensor replaced Recall on PVC valve,replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

75000 mi

US $390
Check engine light,intake sensor,ran intake deposits cleaner. 
Sep 2014

77000 mi

US $100
cv boot replaced,was split 
Volkswagen Passat in Hong Kong, China
Dec 2006 - Mar 2016
Feb 2007

1240 mi
warning light on for airbag; turned out to be some loose connection 
Jun 2007

4340 mi
rattles in dash, B pillar and trunk 
Aug 2008

19840 mi
Anchor for partition of trunk broken from previous repair for rattle. 
Nov 2008

22320 mi
Another broken anchor of rear partition between cabin and trunk. 
Mar 2009

24800 mi
The warning lamp for exhaust emission lit up. This required replacement of a certain part. 
Oct 2009

29140 mi

$2000
Abs pump replaced 
Mar 2010

32860 mi

$15
The anchor for partition between cabin and trunk fell off (it is a wagon) 
Mar 2011

42160 mi

$650
and leaking ball joint cover replaced. 
Jun 2012

49600 mi

$200
I was told that the one of the joints in the steering system had its 'capsule' broken. This was replaced. 
Aug 2013

58280 mi

$350
Xenon bulb busted; change required removal of bumper by mechanic 
Feb 2014

62620 mi

$400
I was told that the cover of the ball joint had broken Some 'pressure valve' broke 
Aug 2014

67580 mi

$900
AC not cold New pump installed 
Nov 2014

71300 mi

$150
Problem identified in routine check; no noticeable symptoms 
Jan 2015

71300 mi

$23
Broken carbon canister shutoff valve 
Sep 2015

78120 mi

$250
The cupholder at the console was replaced 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Dec 2011
Nov 2009

52080 mi
Had to do with the HVAC system...clicking coming from one of the flap motors 
Dec 2011

81220 mi

C $50
Intake flap module was replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2007 - Apr 2011
May 2007

7440 mi
Fuel cap and check engine lights intermittently illuminating; codes cleared, no recurrence, repaired under warranty 
Sep 2008

39680 mi
Check engine light illuminated; check with my VAG-COM scan tool revealed a series of codes related to the intake runner flap motor. Took the scan result and downloaded TSB to the dealer during routine service. Computer reflashed, problem corrected. 
Mar 2009

48360 mi
Right hand mirror heating element discovered non-functional by self VAG-COM scan. Replaced under warranty. 
May 2009

53940 mi
CEL for random misfire cyl 4 and second random misfire cyl 1, diagnosed by owner (VAG-COM). TSB for crankcase breather valve. Valve replaced by dealer under warranty 
Jul 2009

58280 mi
Squeaking belts when cold. Dealer unable to reproduce. 
Sep 2010

80600 mi

C $800
Preventive timing belt replacement 
Mar 2011

89280 mi

C $1000
Subframe loose. Installed new bolts and shims. Mirror turn signal LED failed. Part replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Strut mount bolts were loose which lead to a clunking noise. I thought it might be the "loose sub-frame bolts" problem I had read about but it was the strut bolts. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

82000 mi

US $1040
Down pipe including cat had to be replace. Pipe cracked after turbo 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2012
May 2007

511 mi

US $900
replace driver and passenger front wheel hub 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
CEL - o2 sensor code. replaced intake flapper, covered under warranty 
Dec 2007

12000 mi
re-repair o2 sensor re-repair radio 
May 2010

48700 mi
Airbag switch in steering wheel, some problem with the air system 
Jul 2011

66000 mi
Car would start, but wouldn't continue running. Covered outside of warranty under a recall 
Apr 2012

74300 mi

US $500
Valve cover gasket cracked 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

76000 mi

£250
Electronic parking brake stuck on. Calipers seized. Engine speed sensor failed. Bolt sheared on attempted removal resulting in gearbox having to be removed 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Aug 2006 - Apr 2012
Jan 2008

19000 mi
Parking brake light came on; went out at dealer. Tire pressure light came on; dealer over-inflated tires to make it go away. 
Aug 2008

23000 mi
Oil pump bolt loosened. Replaced with new model bolt, oil changed because of metal fragments. Requires pulling transmission for access. 
Sep 2009

30000 mi
replaced chain tensioner and bolts 
Dec 2009

32000 mi
bas coolant level sensor replaced 
Sep 2011

40000 mi

US $100
check engine light on; no error code 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - May 2016
Aug 2013

73000 mi
Valve body replaced 
Apr 2014

83000 mi

US $403
Rear brake pads needed replaced. 
May 2015

95700 mi

US $1400
A/c compressor failed, had to replace and recharge the entire system. 
Aug 2015

100000 mi

US $340
Water hose had to be replaced, it was a formed hose and needed special clamps per the dealer and the hose alone was $200. This hose was rubbing the electric fan and developed a leak. 
Mar 2016

105000 mi

US $599
Coil springs broken and replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jul 2007 - Jan 2016
Aug 2007 Steering wheel not aligned in the center, in other words car felt like it was moving to the right. 
Nov 2007

6000 mi
Left Driver's side headlight did not function. It is Bi-Xenon AFS. TPMS monitor was on for second time in one month 
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Driver's side AFS Bi-Xenon light inoperative. 
Jul 2011

43000 mi
Catalytic Converter had to be replaced. Owner noticed major vibrating noise and took it to the dealer. Dealer immdly diagnosed problem and resolved it within 4 hrs. Car was over the 4yr/40k warnty - but the prts/lbr was covered TSB repair - Steering jam in 2007 Passat. I experience this jam - twice while starting(stationary). Restarting the engine - corrected the problem. 
May 2012

50500 mi
Both horns not working - has a faint sound. Total estimate $350 to replace both. Did not repair due to expense involved. 
Nov 2012

56700 mi

US $175
Left AFS Headlight Inoperative 
Jan 2014

61700 mi

US $84
Coolant low warning sign - had to flush out coolant and new coolan 
Apr 2014

63700 mi

US $1000
Driver side sun visor detached - which impacted electrical circuit and fuse. Main cost was for labor to fix fuse/circuit 
Jan 2015

70000 mi

US $280
Replace Vent Hose 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2015
May 2009

41000 mi

US $119
Intermittant immobilizer. 
Mar 2010

49000 mi
Tailgate wouldn't always latch. Replaced tailgate latch. 
Jan 2011

59000 mi
Airbag warning light 
Apr 2011

61500 mi

US $129
Parking brake fault light. Required software update. 
May 2011

62000 mi
Brake light, parking brake light, ESP, ASL lights came on. Also wouldn't shift out of 3rd gear. 
Jun 2011

63000 mi

US $100
Last problem re-occurred after 1 week. Multiple warning lights. VW suggested replacing ABS but not sure that's the problem. So far OK after a week and a half. 
Jun 2012

76000 mi

US $600
Broken right rear spring Leaky hose from squirter tank, cost almost $400! When fixing the hose they found a small leak in the radiator and replaced it. 
Jan 2014

93000 mi

US $100
Floor heat vent not working 
Aug 2014

100000 mi

US $2400
Replace front & read shocks, struts and control arms. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

119300 mi

US $700
Right Rear Caliper Exploded. I was able to drive to the dealership using my brakes minimally. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $1500
paid 1500 to replace brake controller and rewire the wires from right rear caliper to brake controller which was leaking brake fluid *into* the brake controller AC had stopped working normally, dealer suggested a complete recharge. Seemed to fix the problem. Passenger Airbag Fault - dealer reset code, but as soon as passenger got in car, fault returned!!!! $120 wasted! Power Trunk Failed 
Sep 2015

124000 mi

US $550
Left Front Wheel Bearing Failed! :( Passenger Air Bag Fault 
Nov 2015

126000 mi

US $2084
Both lower control arms and ball joints wore out 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

110 mi
Adaptive Front Lights Inoperative 
Volkswagen Passat in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2009
May 2008

24000 mi
Bolt to oil pump broke causing engine to loose oil pressure. Oil pump and timing chain along with all applicable gaskets and hoses replaced under warranty. Known issue on early build 3.6 motors. 
Mar 2009

34000 mi
Electronic parking brake would not disengage, rendering car undrivable. Switch replaced under warranty. Took 3 days to get part.  
Jul 2009

36000 mi

US $5
Rear seat overhead interior light cluster continually falling out of ceiling. Fixed in home garage by owner with glue the first time. Several months later the light fell out again and some epoxy was used by owner. Successful repair at this point.  
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2011

33000 mi
Took car for routine maintenance. Dealer discovered leaking radiator. Fixed under warranty at no cost. 
Apr 2015

63000 mi

US $1200
Serpentine belt roller melted, belt snapped, engine overheated. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

15500 mi
Received message "Parking brake fault." Took it in. Replaced parking brake switch under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Fixed rattle, it was a warped diffuser on top of the dashboard, causing both seats and entire dashboard to be removed. Took three weeks. 
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Parking distance sensor broken. Headlight out, tail light loose. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Passat in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2006 - Nov 2014
Apr 2007

3100 mi
Carpet lifting, had to be replaced 
Aug 2007

5580 mi
Brake noise at low speed 
Sep 2007

6200 mi
Brakes squeaking 
Nov 2008

21080 mi
Electronic handbrake failure. 
Jan 2009

23560 mi

A $450
Rear brake pads. 
Sep 2010

43400 mi

A $1800
Suspension bushings and front control arms replaced 
Oct 2012

64100 mi
Replaced faulty lambda sensor 
Mar 2014

75020 mi

A $1200
Replace failed A/C compressor 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

50840 mi

C $885
Control arm bushing was replaced very costly and apparently a problem with passats in previous years. This should have been a recall! Also had to have an alignment done once replaced and car still pulled to the left returned to redo. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

59000 mi
Valve cover gasket failure, repaired under powertrain warranty 
May 2013

93300 mi

US $62
Ebrake switch malfunction 
Aug 2013

99300 mi

US $63
N80 purge valve failure 
Apr 2015

129500 mi

US $150
CV boot torn, replaced entire CV axlfe. 
Jul 2015

132700 mi

US $129
R&R valve cover gasket 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2014
Aug 2008

20000 mi
Catalytic converter replaced under factory warranty. 
Apr 2009

35000 mi
Outside temperature sensor replaced under factory warranty. 
Sep 2014

85000 mi

US $2300
Crankshaft malfunction. Check engine light came on. Dealer said it will cost 2300 to fix. We decided to trade in the car with its remaining value with a brand new crv. Would never buy a vw. Not in this lifetime. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2012

67000 mi

US $987
A filter in the emissions system broke down and clogged the systems causing a loss of power. 
Mar 2013

78000 mi

US $1400
sensors and air flow motor went out. 
Aug 2013

83000 mi

US $1800
Master Cylinder went out. Front CV joints replaces Manifold replaced 
Dec 2013

87000 mi

US $650
Heating went out. 
Mar 2014

87000 mi

US $957
Serpentine belt Emission failed 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

71300 mi
software update on the radio and replaced sunroof switch. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

55000 mi
pcv valve replacement 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Sep 2011 - Feb 2014
Aug 2012

95700 mi

US $233
test of battery failed; replaced with new 
Nov 2012

99000 mi

US $816
R side inner/outer CV boot defective; L inner CV boot replaced 
Aug 2013

113300 mi

US $1070
valve cover gaskets and breather tube leaking; worn spark plugs replaced. oil return line off turbo leaking. Part and required gaskets replaced. 
Nov 2013

117000 mi

US $98
diagnose lighting system alert; replace R-side halogen headlamp 
Volkswagen Passat in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

51440 mi

C $9000
Plastic belly pan, mounts & rad & inter cooler supports. 
Sep 2014

56420 mi

C $1500
ac compressor 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Apr 2016
Jan 2015

139100 mi
Flex exhaust pipe leaking Other shop advised I wait till it breaks more to do repair 
Mar 2015

144460 mi
Driver door 1 of 3 rollers seized. Advised to spray with Lubricant. Has improved marginally. 
May 2015

150040 mi

C $300
Pads and rotors front 
Nov 2015

159340 mi

C $1500
Front boot replaced Noise when driving bearings replaced 
Apr 2016

166160 mi

C $600
Break pads rear New battery 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

164000 mi

US $520
Leaky CV boot 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

83000 mi

US $300
Crack in CV boot 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

37000 mi
pvc valve bad...causing oil leak. must be taken to dealer to be covered by warranty. 200 mile one way. ordered part to perform DIY repair. trip 
Sep 2012

37000 mi

US $159
made appointment. drove to dealer. told many items on warranty/computer needed update/repair. dealer would only do oil leak as that was why i had an appointment after i returned home (200mi) i found a tube/pipe not reconnected. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alaska, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2012

88700 mi

US $400
Coil caught fire 
Oct 2012

92700 mi

US $1790
Power steering system failed Power amplifier stopped working 
Aug 2013

108000 mi

US $1900
Power Steering rack failure 
Sep 2013

110000 mi

US $550
Could not remove key from electric lock 
Mar 2014

119000 mi

US $800
Another failure of the electronic steering! 
Jun 2014

121000 mi

US $732
Multiple coil pack failure, other sensors. Coils are a constant headache. Going to sell the car! 
Oct 2014

127300 mi

US $650
Ignition coils smoking 
Oct 2015

139700 mi

US $1000
Timing belt broke. Damaged head and block. Car sold off 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Nov 2015
May 2015

48000 mi

US $700
Cracked CV boots replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

111000 mi

US $80
Just bought the car. Broken motor mount bolt point found when changing a timing belt. Used the Diesel Geek park to fit the missing piece of block. Did not take off turbo, just used one of two bolts and JB Weld. Timing belt replacement. Need to use new bolts on these cars. Last bolts used to connect the mount to the block were weak. Two of the three were sheered off almost causing the old timing belt to break and drop the engine. 
Mar 2016

112000 mi

US $1200
Transmission failed. Would not engage into gear and would grind when trying to put it in park due to bad valve body. Cost represents self-found $600 used transmission and $600 for tree shade labor... quite the deal as shops wanted $3k-%5 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

20000 mi
Oil filler cap had a leak, replaced 
Sep 2008

21000 mi
Replaced leaky oil cap. Rear brakes replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Oct 2007

15000 mi
Emission sensor. Front panel rattle, never fixed. 
Oct 2008

24000 mi
Engine light came on, fixed, then came on again, half an hour after leaving shop, took three trips. Had this problem six times while owned the car. VW dealer said they did not know why, never offered to replace the sensor. Then tire pressure light came on again. Fixed it, but have many times before, never stays fixed. Engine started shaking while driving at low speeds. Shop could not replicate problem, but started as soon as we left dealarship. Car returned to us dirty. Sold the damned car. Now just have the Accord to save on money 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2012
Jul 2009

22000 mi
Intake Motor was working incorrectly on recent road trip. CEL came up for a couple of hours and then disappeared. Dealer checked the fault codes and replaced the motor under warranty. 
Jan 2011

39000 mi
CEL denoted a small EVAP. Dealership replaced the entire EVAP line. One of the LEDs in the taillight had gone out. Dealership replaced the entire taillight assembly 
May 2012

61700 mi

US $370
Clock spring in steering failed. Horn & steering wheel controls were disabled. The dealership put in a new clock spring to fix it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2010
Oct 2009

30000 mi
Power lumbar adjustment for driver seat failed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2013
Apr 2008

10000 mi

US $120
Had an occasional airbag fault light on dash. Did not occur while at dealer. Said would replace sensor if it reoccured. Fixed dash rattle. 
May 2008

12000 mi
Dealer fixed airbag seat sensor to correct fault light on dash. Also updated radio software to correct problem with the radio not turning off when key removed. 
Jul 2008

15000 mi
Check engine light came on for airbag. Dealer replaced seat belt buckle catch which fixed problem. Also did 15000 mile service which is basically an oil change. 
Oct 2008

20000 mi

US $330
Routine 20,000 mile service done and a TSB for musty smell from AC. TSB clean AC duct and fixed problem under warranty. 
Nov 2008

23000 mi
Parking brake switch would not operate. Malfunction light on dash turned on. Bad parking brake switch was replaced under warranty.  
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Remote key failed. Would not operate locks, but did operate ignition. Replaced under warranty. Also completed 40K service at same time. 
Jan 2010

47000 mi
burned out headlight bulb. 
Sep 2010

57000 mi

US $125
Electric parking brake switch malfunctioned. Switch on dashboard replaced. This was replaced 2 years ago under warranty. Also did 60K service and rear brake pads at same time. 
Jun 2011

70000 mi

US $1200
replace valve cover gastket to repair small oil leak Alternator failing, replace alternator 
Jun 2012

89000 mi

US $500
Treat AC system to eliminate musty odor 
Mar 2013

101000 mi

US $1450
Drivers door latch mechanism would not open and had to be replaced. The exhaust pipe cracked just before Catlytic converter and had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2015
Jan 2008

14000 mi
Key fob sticking in ignition. New ignition switch ordered. 
Feb 2008

15000 mi
Ignition switch replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2009

23000 mi

US $242
Replaced rear brake pads. 
Aug 2010

36000 mi
PCV valve replaced Switch for raising front passenger window from driver door replaced. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi

US $1763
Broken valve spring Engine control management module and throttle sender unit both failed 
May 2013

69700 mi

US $425
Replaced bearing after noise heard from suspension. Replaced low beam bulb 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Mar 2007 - Jan 2012
May 2007

1200 mi
Realigned trunk lid that was crooked at delivery. Lubricated key/shifter interlock mechanism to stop the key from getting stuck in the ignition. Brake pedal easily goes to the floor - dealership states this is "working as designed." Passenger-side dash 
Jun 2007

3000 mi
Squeak from passenger side of dashboard, can be quieted by pressing on dash. Dealer attempted to repair with foam tape, but the squeak has now moved to the adjacent trim panel around radio. Problem has been changed but not fixed. 
Aug 2009

49000 mi
Front left turn signal housing tab broke, and housing fell out of place. MFD sometimes fades/dims, but it would not do this while car was in shop. 
Mar 2010

61000 mi

US $817
A/C compressor failed, entailing replacement of compressor. 
Jun 2010

67000 mi
Flange that holds front catalytic converter to rear of turbo housing broke off, creating an open exhaust. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Dakota, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2008
Aug 2007

9000 mi
Emissions warning light (gas cap) comes on which eventually leads to the check engine light coming on. Replaced the gas cap and some sensors, had to order some hose from Germany. 
Sep 2007

9000 mi
Return to replace a hose related to emissions ordered after previous visit. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2007 - Jan 2011
Oct 2007

8000 mi
BAss flare issue and power off issues noted. TSB had been issued that fixed the issue and also added a clock to the radio. 
Nov 2007

8000 mi
Took into shop because of musty type smell when air conditioning was not in use. Took into dealer and they mentioned they had seen the problem and had a TSB for it. Did a system flush and deodarized. 
Jun 2009

29000 mi
I believe it was a PCV valve that was replaced. Had an intermittent whine or high pitch whistle. 
Apr 2010

38300 mi
Went in with A/C not working. New compressor installed as it had failed - within warranty.. (Also new battery installed as I had to get jumped the week before.)  Drivers visor including Homelink replaced as light was not functioning on mirror - within warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2013
Nov 2007

10000 mi
Air Bag Fault Light 
Dec 2008

23000 mi

US $325
Air bag light malfunction - needed to order part. Low tire pressure warning light on. 
Jul 2012

49000 mi

US $300
Rear brake pads / machine rotors 
Jul 2013

56000 mi

US $500
Replaced 4 coils - cylinder 1 misfire Replaced front brakes too 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Jun 2011

61000 mi

US $600
Replaced brake pads and rotors. Rear window seals were catching on the windows when they went up and down. Dealer lubed them and they seem to operate smoothly now. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
The carpet tore and would be expensive to replace. 
May 2012

74500 mi
Automatic lumbar support for passenger seat was broken/not functioning. Dealer replaced the part and it works now. Trunk "auto-open" lifters were no longer raising trunk when the release button was pushed. 
May 2013

85000 mi
Plastic piece that covers the seat track kept coming off, exposed the edge of the carpet which then ripped when I got in and out. Plastic on the other side also came off, carpet would have ripped if used much. Never fixed as could only replace, expensive. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2014
Aug 2009

38000 mi

US $60
Repaired the Valve that controls the oil pressure I believe PAF valve 
Jan 2010

46300 mi
Multi function on steering wheel works sporadically this also translated into problems with the horn... very dangerous for me i live in NYC and need it but they are "working on ordering the parts"... 
Dec 2010

56000 mi

US $3000
Bent intake valve broken spark plugs 
Apr 2012

65000 mi
door molding(bottom) came loose 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2016
Apr 2010

60700 mi
My automatic transmission was getting stuck in 3rd gear. VW Dealer replaced with entirely new transmission at request of VW-USA & extended my warranty an extra 12 months. 
Apr 2011

81000 mi

US $600
I had 2 separate issues: 1. Crank Case Valve & gasket leaking/spraying oil. Repaired by Strong VW Dealer in SLC. 2. My car spun on ICE & hit the cement barrier. Had to fix steel wheel & wheel bearing assembly. Repaired at other shop 
Oct 2014

108300 mi

US $3700
The factory turbo down pipe snapped and broke free which meant the turbo system was no longer functioning properly and there was a drastic loss in power and increase in exhaust noise. 
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $1500
oil was leaking into the coil packs and causing misfires. Coils replaced. Transmission work done as well (fluids for tiptronic auto) I think my previous trip to do some upgrades may have opened up gasket and allowed oil into coils 
Dec 2015

121000 mi

US $2
replaced water pump, turbo failure, possible oil pump failure. Gasket failure 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Nov 2010

51000 mi
Flap motor on air intake malfunctioned, produced and error code and was replaced. Codes reset. 
Dec 2010

52000 mi
Motor that controlled air flap on intake quit working again, VW replaced under warranty O-ring at compressor failed. Replaced and recharged. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2007 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

40300 mi
Drivers window not working - cable harness replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2015

85300 mi
Bad coil, new plugs, 
Feb 2015

85700 mi

US $45
Ignition coil Another bad ignition coil 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Excessive oil usage. Diagnosis: one of the cylinders was not round. Entire engine was replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2012

47000 mi
I lemoned this car after 13 months of ownership. It had 49k on the clock. Said vehicle burned 1.3 quarts of oil per 1000 miles. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2012
Oct 2010

36000 mi
Purge valve was replaced. Notorious issue for the FSI 2.0 turbos. Replaced with updated and improved factory part by local VW dealer under warranty. 
Apr 2011

40000 mi
Torque converter had to be replaced. Low rpm shudder under light load while converter was trying to lock. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

43000 mi
Noise from the driver side suspension. The changed the ball joint, but problem just returned a couple of days ago. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2010

61380 mi
Radio keeps fading in and out while driving, sometimes just quits 
Jun 2010

62000 mi
Radio failed 
Sep 2010

65100 mi
Service light on - air mass sensor ordered 
Jan 2011

67560 mi

C $92
112000 km service and replacement of turn signal light in side mirror, oil change 
Jun 2011

71920 mi
heater blower discovered needed replacing - bushing back and front needed replacing 
Jan 2012

79360 mi

C $185
Emergency brake seized 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
May 2011

30500 mi
noticed a low end rhythmic sound occuring above 50mph. Sound had little to no correlation with vehicle speed. Figured it was a wheel bearing and dealer diagnosed the left wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011
Nov 2010

48000 mi
Airbag light went on 
Jun 2011

49000 mi
New sensor installed. Also regular maintenance. ATF changed. 
Nov 2011

52000 mi

US $80
Electronic Parking Brake failed, car not drivable. Car electronic full reset and reflash fixed it, but problem returned a week later. Next fix attempt is to replace EBP module (several hundred $). 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
- Aug 2007
Jan 2007 rattles 
Feb 2007 rattles 
May 2007 rattles 
Aug 2007 A/C 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

97000 mi

US $2300
fuel pump that runs off the camshaft broke and camshaft needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

85000 mi

US $440
CEL came on due to "Performance Malfunction in Cooling System" (error code P2181). After various diagnostics (by myself and by the shop) it turned out that the thermostat had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Saudi Arabia
Dec 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

38620 mi

﷼600
The oil cooler mixed oil and coolant, they replaced it for me. $600 US. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2014
Oct 2008

40000 mi
Performed required vehicle update (RVU) which fixed engine light problem. 
Jul 2009

55000 mi

US $130
Replace brake pads 
Jan 2012

109000 mi

US $35
Replaced the horns. 
Aug 2013

133000 mi

US $220
Replace thermostat 
Jun 2014

149000 mi

US $1200
Need a new ac compressor 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2010
Apr 2010

50000 mi
The air conditioner stopped working (still blew air, but would not get cold). It was diagnosed as a seized compressor. The compressor, dryer and expansion valve were replaced and the system was charged. 
Jul 2010

53000 mi

US $185
Electronic parking brake malfunction light and warning tone came on. Took to dealer, who diagnosed a malfunctioning parking brake motor/actuator. Dealer replaced with manufacturer assistance of 80 percent of repair cost. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Oct 2007 - Nov 2010
Aug 2008

15000 mi
Called for an appointment and they carried the part in stock. Replaced driver side vanity mirror bulb and switch to illuminate bulb. Dropped car off in morning returned after work. 
Jan 2009

24000 mi
Called for an appointment and they ordered the part. Replaced passenger visor including vanity mirror, light and switch. Dropped car off in morning returned at lunch. Successful repair 
Mar 2009

27000 mi
Faulty parking brake switch. Dealer diagnosed and repaired under warranty. I dropped off car before work, was ready at lunch 
Apr 2010

51000 mi

US $25
Headlight bulb exploded in the headlight reflector. This required removal of the entire headlight assembly to remove pieces of glass. Part was difficult to remove but went back together very easily.  
Sep 2010

60000 mi

US $1225
Air conditioner compressor failed. Dealer replaced compressor, dryer and thermal expansion valve and flushed cooling system. Car started rough and then stalled when cold. After restart, car ran normally.  
Nov 2010

61000 mi

US $811
Replaced steering column module. reprogrammed keys. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2013
Jun 2008

16000 mi

US $80
Malfunction Indicator Light on. 2 problems: a) Evap emission ctrl sys recall. New parts installed;  Second problem b) 3 cyls intermittent miss per OBD II. Software flashed 
Jun 2010

41000 mi
Dashboard switch for electric parking / emergency brake failed and needed replacement 
Mar 2011

50000 mi
Squeaking front suspension bushings replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Apr 2007 - Nov 2012
May 2007

700 mi
mfd display fades 
Jun 2007

3000 mi
rattling dash fixed 
Jul 2007

3000 mi
replaced screen all good 
Oct 2007

6000 mi
fuel pump pressure low 
Dec 2007

7000 mi
fuel pump pressure erratic, pump replaced and fuel sensor 
Aug 2009

15000 mi
parking brake will not disengage replaced switch for parking brake 
Oct 2010

31000 mi
AC compressor total fail 
Nov 2010

32000 mi
replaced ac system 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Sep 2006 - Apr 2011
May 2010

66000 mi

US $200
Parking brake switch worn out and had to be replaced. 
Jul 2010

69000 mi

US $160
Rear brake pads worn to about 20% of original thickness. Replaced as preventive measure. 
Feb 2011

79000 mi

US $350
Outer CV joint boot torn, chose to replace entire axle rather than take a chance on later joint failure due to salt/sand intrusion. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
Nov 2008

7000 mi

US $15
Left front low-beam headlamp bulb burned out . Replaced it myself. 
Feb 2009

10000 mi
Right rear door does not stay latched in cold weather (less than 20 degrees F). Dealer could not reproduce problem during service visit, so it may reappear next winter. Separate problem: Tire pressure is inaccurate in cold weather and had to be reset. 
Mar 2009

12000 mi

US $15
Right front low-beam headlamp bulb burned out. Fixed it myself. 
Aug 2009

15000 mi

US $60
Right front parking light burned out. Dealer replaced bulb during oil change without asking permission. Very expensive part and labor. 
Jan 2010

22000 mi
Tire pressure monitor became inaccurate in cold weather (registering low pressure even when tires are properly filled. Also fixed compass (would only indicate North and Northwest). 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Dec 2012
Dec 2010

31000 mi
Park brake would not release. Park brake ingauge/release actuator motor replaced on passenger side. 
Mar 2011

33480 mi
Electronic parking brake failure, driver side actuator replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
Feb 2014

100000 mi

US $400
Thermostat replaced 
Dec 2014

108000 mi

US $250
New battery 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in New South Wales, Australia
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
May 2012

43060 mi

A $1600
Faulty fuel injector sensor replaced - significant cost of $1600, which I consider a high cost / risk for a vehicle with barely 40,000 miles! 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Queensland, Australia
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2011

37200 mi

A $350
Replace Cam Shaft Position Sensor 
Jan 2013

45880 mi
Injector Failure. 4 Injectors replaced. 
May 2013

54140 mi
Replaced injectors failed again. All 4 injectors replaced for second time. Electric Park Brakes fails often. Software Updated. 
Aug 2013

57040 mi
Electric parking brake failed. Required computer reset. 
Aug 2014

66960 mi

A $1600
Engine Light On. Glow Plugs replaced but problem not fixed. Parking Brake Switch Failed 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Mar 2014

78000 mi

US $480
Headlight failed. Because of major labor cost to access headlight I had both headlights replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2014
Oct 2008

27000 mi
ABS light & Parking brake warning lights on. This trip diagnosed problem and ordered parts. Replaced defective ABS unit. Replaced faulty brake pressure sensor 1. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2014
Apr 2014

100000 mi
Seems that there may be an emissions issue, perhaps catalytic converter? Will need more diagnostics. The AFS system has failed, perhaps just due to another bad Xenon bulb. This will make 4 changes? Taking the bumper off each time :(. Rain sensor on windshield wipers not functioning. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2012
Sep 2010

49500 mi

US $400
Replaced entire radio under warranty 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2007

10540 mi
Extreme rattles in driver side b-pillar 
Jan 2008

18600 mi
This problem was resolved 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Feb 2007 - May 2007
Mar 2007

9000 mi
Squeeks and rattles that local VW dealer claims they could not reproduce. Will report them again next time it goes in. 
Apr 2007

9000 mi

US $150
Misc Squeeks and rattles. Dealership keeps telling me they can't duplicate. This time they found one and fixed. Although car still squeeks and rattles all of the time. Chipping occuring all around front of car. Body shops identified as paint didn't adhere to primer properly. Dealership will not warranty vehicle and VW rep tells me it is not covered but they will repaint hood only out of gratitude for my purchase of 4 
Volkswagen in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2007
Feb 2007

6000 mi
rattles in b pillar and dash 
Volkswagen Passat in Malaysia
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

9920 mi

$250
rear window blind detached. Light bulb of external signal light fused. 
Oct 2008

13640 mi
Hand brake light continuously to be on despite car moves on with no dragging action. Malfunction in hand brake warning system. Lack of seriousness in rectifying problem at VW Cars of Malaysia. Mechanic in attendance do not have the diagnosis. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Repair Histories

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