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2010 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (33%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 90 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

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Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

58000 mi
Was shuddering one morning called AAA towed to dlr (CPO car) ignition coil need replace $0 due to ext wrnty 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

38440 mi
Damaged flywheel was causing clutch noise and vibration. Worn door hinge pin. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

43400 mi
Intermittent grinding/squeaking noise when letting clutch out from dead stop. Found to be hotspots in flywheel. No immediate repairs required. Flywheel and clutch good for another 200KM for highway driving. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
May 2014

76880 mi

C $700
Right rear wheel bearing was worn and noisy. Wheel bearing replaced. 
Nov 2015

101680 mi
Intake manifold problem, covered under VW Canada warranty extension 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Sep 2013

65000 mi

US $150
Dead battery. Replaced. 
Dec 2013

68000 mi

US $25
Headlight 
Jan 2014

68000 mi

US $150
Oil light came on when starting. For a $66.48 diagnostic fee the dealer found leaks by the oil sensor and rear seal, which they would fix for $516.04 and $1215.32. I left without getting either repaired, but the oil light has not come on since. 
Mar 2014

68000 mi
Oil leaks. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - May 2016
Sep 2014

65000 mi

US $500
repaired worn rear brakes (rotors, pads, etc.) 
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $150
Exhaust system clamp 
May 2016

84000 mi

US $1200
Rear main seal between 2.0t engine and DSG transmission 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Nov 2013

45000 mi

US $129
Car out of alignment. Alignment performed 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2016
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

70300 mi
Ignition coil failure. 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2014

36880 mi
p2015 code. Malfunctioning intake manifold flap. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

38500 mi
Leaky coolant pump. Fixed by dealer under power-train warranty. 
Aug 2015

44500 mi

US $300
Minor oil leak from the valve cover. Fixed outside warranty. 
Mar 2016

50000 mi
Intake manifold threw a CEL. Replaced under VW warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

65000 mi

US $125
Dead battery - replaced battery - no issue 
Apr 2014

68700 mi
CEL came on - code 2760 - advised by diagnostic tool that it could be related to low fuel pressure - was advised to drive the car rough - did so and light disappeared. 
Sep 2014

75000 mi

US $1620
Rough idiling, CEL was coming on more frequently, started at once/quarter, was up to once/month. PCV replaced, $420. Cupping of tires prevented routine rotation of tires. Shocks and struts were replaced, tires were aligned. $1,200. 
Jan 2015

84300 mi
Check engine light came on P2015, air intake manifold found bad. Dealer replaced all parts under manufacturer extended warranty. 
May 2015

90000 mi
Strut replaced in Q3 2014 was failing, found defective and indy shop had replaced under parts manufacturer warranty. 
Jul 2015

95000 mi

US $196
Non-local Dealer ran engine codes and found the injector to be bad; was able to replace under warranty; and offered to de-carb everything for under $200. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2013
Jan 2013

9300 mi
Seat heater button getting stuck; part replaced by dealership. 
Nov 2013

14000 mi
Rattle in the dash; dealer said it's a common issue and fixed at no cost. Fix was adding foam tape somewhere in the dash and required removing the whole dash, according to them. 
Volkswagen Passat in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2010 - Feb 2016
Jan 2010

24800 mi
Car towed to dealership. Failure of electrical power steering when cold outside temperature. Updated on board computer to try to fix problem. 
May 2010

564 mi
Replaced windshield mirror but tech broke windshield in the process The dealer sent my car to a sub contractor to repair the windshield they damaged while doing the previous repair. The subcontractor who installed the new windshield installed the mirror backward. The dealer sent my car again to the sub contractor. 
Jan 2013

34112 mi

C $4000
Failure of power steering system when cool outside temperature. Car towed to dealership. (2nd reported failure) Failure of the power steering system. Car towed to dealership. 3rd reported occurrence of the issue. Installed new ground, confirmed updated computer system. Failure of the power steering system when cold outside temperature. 4th reported occurrence. After lots of discussion with VW Canada, replacement of rack and pinion, wiring and computer modules 
Feb 2014

43400 mi

C $4000
Towed to dealer ship, lost count of the number of occurrences, replaced everything related to the power steering for the second time. 
Mar 2014

47151 mi

C $250
Replaced cruise control switch Replaced the switch for driver power window 
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. 
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 New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2016
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 Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2016
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 Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

50000 mi
Leaking oil 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2016
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. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Mar 2011 - Aug 2014
Nov 2013

48000 mi

£500
Phone module resetting every 35 minutes. Phone module replaced, fault remained, new phone control panel ordered 
Dec 2013

48000 mi
Same problem as previous 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
Oct 2014

63300 mi

US $60
Headlight switch cracked. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2015
Apr 2015

67000 mi

US $200
Repair to correct problems described in VW TSB 336816 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

62000 mi

C $350
Car stalled and would not start. This is a repeating problem. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

87420 mi
Had to replace rear passenger side wheel bearing Warranty covered by Certified Pre-Owned Burning smell from front drivers side wheel which was also very hot to the touch. Replaced brake caliper that was stuck. Loud squealing from heater blower motor when turned to any position. Deemed to be faulty and replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

57000 mi
Timing chain 
Jul 2015

74700 mi

US $210
Carbon buildup on valves 
Aug 2015

76300 mi

US $1200
High preesure fuel pump and regular feuel pump 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2016
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. 
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 Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2015
Dec 2012

35000 mi
Squeaking/creaking when going over speed bumps. VW replaced both front lower tie-rod bushings. 
Nov 2013

49700 mi

US $300
Engine hard to start when cold. Determined the car had a defective Crank Case Breather Valve. Replaced Crank Case Breather Value with new unit. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Mar 2016
Aug 2014

42780 mi

C $50
heat shield between muffler and trunk began to fall off, drooping down under the car. Dealer glued it back on OK but the repair was not covered under VW's 2yr so-called bumper-to-bumper used car warranty 
Jun 2015

50220 mi

C $50
headlight bulb failed and replaced 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Victoria, Australia
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Feb 2014

39060 mi
AC compressor broke, sending metal shavings throughout the AC system. Under second-hand dealer warranty so it was fixed at no cost. Compressor, Condenser, and Drier were replaced. 
Nov 2015

61380 mi

A $50
DSG transmission jerky and sometimes fails to engage reverse. DSG computer was reset and told to observe if issue still exists. Issue still exists. Will leave unless gets worse. 
Dec 2015

62620 mi

A $50
TCU fault code for gear disengagement. Car more frequently won't get in to reverse. 

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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

$1600
Needed to change fuel-spreader for petrol. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

51740 mi

C $200
engine light on. recall for intake manifold sensor. 

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