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2010 Volkswagen Passat Problems and Repair Histories

51 TrueDelta members own a 2010 Volkswagen Passat. 19 of these members (37.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 40 repairs to 2010 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 Volkswagen Passat problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 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 2010 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

20% of the 2010 Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 5% to the suspension, 50% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 40 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 14000    
37000 54 Car ran rough, lost power and stalled within a few minutes. Would not restart. Car required a tow to dealer for repair. Fuel injector had failed, causing car electronics to shut down. Parts and labor covered by VW out of warranty. 
47000 0 CEL came on. Code and inspection determined the intake flap was sticking. Replaced under warranty 
73000  
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 0    
17500 0 Upper console sunglasses holder broke, replaced under warranty during 2yr/20k service 
33000  
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
7000 0 Door would not unlock Bluetooth would lose connection 
11000 0 The MMI system was replaced. The MMI is a multi media input module that connects to things like an ipod. 
19000 0 trunk close button not working 
30000 0 replaced rear hatch close button which failed for second time 
42000 550 Drivers side door lock solenoid failed and did not allow door to be unlocked from switches or key fob. Repair was include with extended warranty. Owner paid for deductible. Additionally 40K service was preformed. 
54000  
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 8000    
18000 0 Airbag light came on dealer found problem with "spring" and replace. Dealer provided rental car while work was done. 
41000  
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
8000 0 Rear hatch would only go up only 1/2 way. service personnel needed to go to vehicle computer and reboot section dealing with raising rear hatch. Aftyer reboot, rear hatch now operates correctly. 
15000  
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 2000    
51000 115 Air conditioning does not turn on until after the car has been running for more than 5 minutes. 
51000  

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 15000    
15000 0 dealer replaced intake manifold and ignition coil prior to me purchasing it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 1000    
14000 0 Vehicle takes an extremely long time/distance to heat. Not a good thing in Minnesota. Took it to dealer who could diagnose no problem. This on an above freezing day after I had driven 25 miles. They did nothing. 
37000  
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 6000    
22000 0 Left rear window regulator broke. Window stuck in close position. Dealer replaced window regulator under warranty. Horn high note only work intermittently. Replacement horn ordered. Steering wheel leather cracking. New steering wheel ordered. Steering wheel replaced. 
25000 0 Moisture collect behind driver side fog light lens. Replacement fog light ordered. Ordered fog light received and replaced. 
26000 0 Radio not displaying RDS data correctly. Radio functins but RDS data will freeze-up. 
28000 0 Radio replaced to fixed software issues for speed dependent volume and frozen display but did not correct the RDS function. RDS works intermittenly. VW claims problem is due to signal strength. 
 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel hybrid automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Sweden
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2012 27900    
29300 0 Gear 2 lost power in the DSG 
32240  

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