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2009 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (56%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 126 repairs.

2009 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (50%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 38 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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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Jul 2010

20000 mi
sunroof crooked 
Jan 2011

28000 mi
Transmission valve body needs replacement. Radio replacement due to sat problem. Sunroof off kilter. 
Feb 2011

29000 mi
Transmission valve body replaced. 
Sep 2011

38000 mi
Entire intake manifold was replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

27000 mi

US $27
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) module failed. Radio volume was higher upon car restart; Radio volume was extremely high after mute / un-mute cycle. Increasingly loud wind noise on driver side above 45mph. Dealer adjusted driver side door, reducing the problem significantly. 
Mar 2011

40000 mi

US $120
Defog not working; no air flow to windshield 
Oct 2012

74000 mi

US $850
Alternator light came on; dealer said alternator was bad and replaced it. They did not have one in stock or in the metro area. Took four days to get one. 
Apr 2013

81000 mi

US $800
1) cleaned carbon off intake valves (was getting misfires & getting worse by week) 2) replaced intake valve stem seals 
Jan 2014

100000 mi

US $921
Engine using 3 Qts oil in 10K miles. Replace rear main seal. Replace transmission input shaft seal. 
Aug 2014

110000 mi

US $737
Replaced intake manifold Fuel pump died and was replaced. 
Sep 2014

111000 mi
Fuel Pump Control Module died and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2015
Dec 2009

9000 mi
The steering wheel controls for the Bluetooth did not work - apparently an incorrect part was originally installed. A new part was installed and the system now works as it should. 
Dec 2011

46000 mi
Check engine light was on though the car operated normally. Intake manifold and fuel injector o-rings were replaced under warranty and that resolved the problem. 
Oct 2013

77605 mi

US $688
Carbon build up on intake valves. Cleaned carbon from valves and intake ports. Replaced injector origns ans cleaned injector bores. Check engine light was on. Carbon build up on intake valves. Cleaned carbon from valves and intake ports. Replaced injector origns ans cleaned injector bores. 
Sep 2014

93000 mi

US $662
Turbo bypass valve replaced. It was leaking oil into engine. Breather valve failed. It was replaced. Transmission pan gasket was leaking fluid. It was replaced. 
Oct 2015

116000 mi

US $407
Check engine light on. Replaced high fuel pressure sensor in injector rail Two valve stems corroded at seal area. Seal replacement required. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Jul 2009

2000 mi
Transmission fluid leaked. Line replaced. 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Sep 2015
Oct 2008

155 mi
Rear hatch electrical short fixed by dealership 
Oct 2009

23560 mi
Intake flap sensor replaced 
Dec 2009

26040 mi
Intake manifold replaced 
Jul 2010

37180 mi
faulty sensor replaced 
Apr 2013

71900 mi
Engine Light On, Intake manifold replaced a second time. 
Jun 2013

73160 mi

C $100
Heater blower seized. Replaced. 
Feb 2014

79360 mi

C $550
rear hatch power striker replaced 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Germany
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

1240 mi
Noise from driveshafts 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

15000 mi
Airbag sensor failed. 
Apr 2013

51000 mi

US $470
Intake manifold replaced under warranty. $470 charged to clean deposits from intake. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

10000 mi
Lumbar adjustment knob in passenger seat did not work. New part was ordered and will be installed when it arrives. 
Jul 2009

12000 mi
New lumbar knob installed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2012
Jan 2009

200 mi
Replaced headlights - excess condensation in both headlights 
Jun 2009

5051 mi
Check engine light / gas cap light (evap leak warning) 
Sep 2009

8195 mi
Check engine light /gas cap light (evap leak warning) 
Jan 2010

12228 mi
Check engine light/gas cap light (evap leak warning). Dealer replaced N80 purge valve. 
Aug 2010

19000 mi
Check Engine light diagnosed as bad flap/motor in intake manifold. Parts replaced, but check engine light came back. Car immediately returned, dealer performed some adaptation procedures, but check engine light again illuminated. Car returned to shop after a new intake manifold that was ordered, arrived; however, the dealer could not finish the installation because dealer failed to order a few bolts that were also needed. Faulty intake manifold replaced along with two seals for injectors that came out when original manifold was taken out. Check engine light no longer comes on and driveabiliy improved, so I think this fixed the problem 
Jan 2012

32000 mi

US $100
Passenger side airbag sensor failure produced airbag warning light on the dashboard 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2011
Dec 2009

2000 mi
Passenger door gasket was cut 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Repair Histories

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