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2009 Volkswagen Passat Problems and Repair Histories

55 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Volkswagen Passat. 25 of these members (45.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 81 repairs to 2009 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Volkswagen Passat problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

49% of the 2009 Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 14% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 81 repairs.

2009 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Volkswagen Passat repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 44% between $500 and $999, and 6% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 18 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 15000    
20000 0 sunroof crooked 
28000 0 Transmission valve body needs replacement. Radio replacement due to sat problem. Sunroof off kilter. 
29000 0 Transmission valve body replaced. 
38000 0 Entire intake manifold was replaced 
42000  
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 0    
27000 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. 
40000 120 Defog not working; no air flow to windshield 
74000 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. 
81000 800 1) cleaned carbon off intake valves (was getting misfires & getting worse by week) 2) replaced intake valve stem seals 
100000 921 Engine using 3 Qts oil in 10K miles. Replace rear main seal. Replace transmission input shaft seal. 
103000  
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 0    
9000 0 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. 
46000 0 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. 
77300 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. 
85000  
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 0    
2000 0 Transmission fluid leaked. Line replaced. 
20000  

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Rear hatch electrical short fixed by dealership 
24000 0 Intake flap sensor replaced 
28700 0 Intake manifold replaced 
37180 0 faulty sensor replaced 
71900 0 Engine Light On, Intake manifold replaced a second time. 
73160 100 Heater blower seized. Replaced. 
79360 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 620    
1240 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 7000    
15000 0 Airbag sensor failed. 
51000 470 Intake manifold replaced under warranty. $470 charged to clean deposits from intake. 
53000  
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 1000    
10000 0 Lumbar adjustment knob in passenger seat did not work. New part was ordered and will be installed when it arrives. 
12000 0 New lumbar knob installed. 
 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replaced headlights - excess condensation in both headlights 
3000 0 Check engine light / gas cap light (evap leak warning) 
0 Check engine light /gas cap light (evap leak warning) 
13000 0 Check engine light/gas cap light (evap leak warning). Dealer replaced N80 purge valve. 
19000 0 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 
32000 100 Passenger side airbag sensor failure produced airbag warning light on the dashboard 
 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 1000    
2000 0 Passenger door gasket was cut 
 

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