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2010 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 81 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 17 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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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2012

37000 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2012

47000 mi
CEL came on. Code and inspection determined the intake flap was sticking. Replaced under warranty 
Jun 2015

99000 mi

US $100
Car wouldn't start. Found battery voltage low. Battery still under partial warranty so it was replaced by the dealer. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2012

17500 mi
Upper console sunglasses holder broke, replaced under warranty during 2yr/20k service 
Aug 2014

39300 mi

US $400
Failed battery in summer. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2015
Jul 2010

7000 mi
Door would not unlock Bluetooth would lose connection 
Oct 2010

11000 mi
The MMI system was replaced. The MMI is a multi media input module that connects to things like an ipod. 
Jun 2011

19000 mi
trunk close button not working 
Apr 2012

30000 mi
replaced rear hatch close button which failed for second time 
Apr 2013

42000 mi

US $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. 
May 2014

56000 mi

US $97
ignition coil failed 
Sep 2014

58000 mi

US $200
Front Passanger Door Lock failed to operate Rear Drivers Passanger Door Lock failed to operate Rear Passanger Door window failed to operate. Shop replaced switch but problem return a few days later 
Jul 2015

67000 mi

US $600
Cooling fans would run at full speed while car was running and continue to run after car was turned off for a long time. Battery would run down and car would fail to have enough charge to start 
Oct 2015

69000 mi
Ignition coil failure. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Oct 2015
Nov 2011

18000 mi
Airbag light came on dealer found problem with "spring" and replace. Dealer provided rental car while work was done. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

8000 mi
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. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

51000 mi

US $115
Air conditioning does not turn on until after the car has been running for more than 5 minutes. 

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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
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

15000 mi
dealer replaced intake manifold and ignition coil prior to me purchasing it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2015
Jan 2012

14000 mi
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. 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2012
Sep 2011

22000 mi
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. 
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Moisture collect behind driver side fog light lens. Replacement fog light ordered. Ordered fog light received and replaced. 
Jan 2012

26000 mi
Radio not displaying RDS data correctly. Radio functins but RDS data will freeze-up. 
Mar 2012

28000 mi
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
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2012

29300 mi
Gear 2 lost power in the DSG 
Jun 2014

57660 mi

Needed to change fuel-spreader for petrol. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Repair Histories

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