9 6 2 4 9

Follow TrueDelta

TrueDelta at Facebook TrueDelta at Google+ TrueDelta at Twitter

Volkswagen Passat Reliability

You won't find Volkswagen Passat reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Volkswagen Passat truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen Passat reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen Passat was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen Passat has been recently.

Volkswagen Passat Reliability:
Take the TrueDelta survey on your car and get free access to all of the data on this page. Click here to get started!
Members can see an exclusive preview of our most recent results.
See reliability results for all Sedans and Wagons.

See only powertrain and chassis results

Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Volkswagen Passat   24 Passats, 4.6 months of data per Passat, average 4900 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 24 Passats, 4.6 months of data per Passat, average 4900 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs
2013 Volkswagen Passat 71 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 14600 miles40
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2012 Volkswagen Passat 69 Passats, 10.0 months of data per Passat, average 31100 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with headlights and rattles. Some turbo failures reported for the TDI.
61
80% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2010 Volkswagen Passat 27 Passats, 9.3 months of data per Passat, average 48300 miles62
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2009 Volkswagen Passat   16 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 74300 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 16 Passats, 8.8 months of data per Passat, average 74300 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs
2008 Volkswagen Passat 50 Passats, 10.2 months of data per Passat, average 65200 miles69
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2007 Volkswagen Passat 38 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 92600 miles

Unclear why this repair frequency is so much higher than that for the 2006.
103
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2006 Volkswagen Passat 30 Passats, 8.9 months of data per Passat, average 83800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
54
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2005 Volkswagen Passat 25 Passats, 8.7 months of data per Passat, average 116200 miles110
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2004 Volkswagen Passat   21 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 118400 miles

* Small sample size.
Join
or 21 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 118400 miles

* Small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs
2003 Volkswagen Passat 28 Passats, 9.3 months of data per Passat, average 134200 miles97
60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2002 Volkswagen Passat 32 Passats, 9.8 months of data per Passat, average 113800 miles127
90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
2001 Volkswagen Passat   12 Passats, 9.4 months of data per Passat, average 127200 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 12 Passats, 9.4 months of data per Passat, average 127200 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs
2000 Volkswagen Passat   14 Passats, 9.0 months of data per Passat, average 135000 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 14 Passats, 9.0 months of data per Passat, average 135000 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs
1999 Volkswagen Passat   11 Passats, 10.7 months of data per Passat, average 161200 miles

* Very small sample size.
Join
or 11 Passats, 10.7 months of data per Passat, average 161200 miles

* Very small sample size.
sign in
to view
see reported repairs

Return to top

 

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volkswagen Passat

blog comments powered by Disqus

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
The Passat is a very solid and well-built car; our previous Passat was very reliable (if maintained properly).
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
my last Passat lasted 190,000 miles never garaged it and the paint was still glossy after 11 years.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In two years i never had any real problems with it.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
History of reliability on all product models.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have 98000 miles I have had to replace the turbo bypass valve 100bucks and thats it... just change the oil and air filter every 5 to 7k miles always use mobil 1.
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very solidly built car.
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I bought two Passats at the same time. Both proved equally reliable without any major repairs.
Volkswagen Passat Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
many breakdowns
2008 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
High maintenence costs when the car ages.
2008 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Minor problems so far such as driver information computer information screen showing inaccurate readings, example reading for average miles per gallon bouncing around from 78 to 08.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This was a used model, several years old, and had not held up well. Lots of rubber coated plastic bits were deteriorating, discoloration was common.
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not as reliable and trouble-free as its Japanese competitors.
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Buggy with a bad reliability record.
2005 4dr Wagon 190-horsepower 2.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Though garaged when not in use and with less than 60k miles, exhaust hangers had rotted through such that the exhaust pipe literally fell off the car while driving down the road. Additionally, neither rear window motor remains in working order.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The 1992 VW we owned we could never be sure it would get us to our destination with out some thing happening to it. Things would fall off of it just sitting in the garage. The alarm system would go off as we drove down the street. It lost two hub caps.
2004 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
VW have spotty reliability
2003 4dr Sedan 270-horsepower 4.0L W8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The W8 is a unique beast in that it was a limited run Passat/Engine combo and it needs to be serviced by the dealer. Quality has never been job one with Volkswagen and having to have it serviced at the dealership raises your total cost of ownership.