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2007 Volkswagen Passat Problems and Repair Histories

172 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. 101 of these members (58.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 362 repairs to 2007 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Volkswagen Passat problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

31% of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 34% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 362 repairs.

2007 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 23% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 78 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Volkswagen Passat problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Hong Kong, China
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 0    
1240 0 warning light on for airbag; turned out to be some loose connection 
4340 0 rattles in dash, B pillar and trunk 
19840 0 Anchor for partition of trunk broken from previous repair for rattle. 
22320 0 Another broken anchor of rear partition between cabin and trunk. 
24800 0 The warning lamp for exhaust emission lit up. This required replacement of a certain part. 
29140 2000 Abs pump replaced 
32860 15 The anchor for partition between cabin and trunk fell off (it is a wagon) 
42160 650 and leaking ball joint cover replaced. 
49600 200 I was told that the one of the joints in the steering system had its 'capsule' broken. This was replaced. 
58280 350 Xenon bulb busted; change required removal of bumper by mechanic 
62620 400 I was told that the cover of the ball joint had broken Some 'pressure valve' broke 
6820  

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
5000 0 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 Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 6200    
8100 0 Fuel cap and check engine lights intermittently illuminating; codes cleared, no recurrence, repaired under warranty 
39680 0 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. 
48360 0 Right hand mirror heating element discovered non-functional by self VAG-COM scan. Replaced under warranty. 
53940 0 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 
58280 0 Squeaking belts when cold. Dealer unable to reproduce. 
80600 800 Preventive timing belt replacement 
89280 1000 Subframe loose. Installed new bolts and shims. Mirror turn signal LED failed. Part replaced 
 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 0    
0 Adaptive Front Lights Inoperative 
 

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 0    
3100 0 Carpet lifting, had to be replaced 
5580 0 Brake noise at low speed 
6200 0 Brakes squeaking 
21080 0 Electronic handbrake failure. 
23560 450 Rear brake pads. 
43400 1800 Suspension bushings and front control arms replaced 
64100 0 Replaced faulty lambda sensor 
75020 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 Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
0 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 
3000 0 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. 
49000 0 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. 
61000 817 A/C compressor failed, entailing replacement of compressor. 
67000 0 Flange that holds front catalytic converter to rear of turbo housing broke off, creating an open exhaust. 
101000  

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 1000    
2000 0 mfd display fades 
3000 0 rattling dash fixed 
3000 0 replaced screen all good 
6000 0 fuel pump pressure low 
7000 0 fuel pump pressure erratic, pump replaced and fuel sensor 
15000 0 parking brake will not disengage replaced switch for parking brake 
31000 0 AC compressor total fail 
32000 0 replaced ac system 
 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 5580    
10540 0 Extreme rattles in driver side b-pillar 
18600 0 This problem was resolved 
 

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2007 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 6000    
9000 0 Squeeks and rattles that local VW dealer claims they could not reproduce. Will report them again next time it goes in. 
9000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 5000    
6000 0 rattles in b pillar and dash 
 

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