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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 (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 480 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 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Hong Kong, China
Dec 2006 - Dec 2015
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

Abs pump replaced 
Mar 2010

32860 mi

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

42160 mi

and leaking ball joint cover replaced. 
Jun 2012

49600 mi

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

58280 mi

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

62620 mi

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

67580 mi

AC not cold New pump installed 
Nov 2014

71300 mi

Problem identified in routine check; no noticeable symptoms 
Jan 2015

71300 mi

Broken carbon canister shutoff valve 
Sep 2015

78120 mi

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 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 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 

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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 

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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 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. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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 

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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 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Repair Histories

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