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Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

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Volkswagen Passat suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 339 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3000 mi The original front springs are do not fit on the strut causing noises every time i hit a bump. 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

8720 mi Strong steering wheel vibration leading to really rough ride. Road force balancing, replaced Hankook tires with Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS, changed stock springs to H/R stiffer springs (resulting in 1" drop).  
12400 mi Clicking from turning wheels to extreme left or right. Dealer could not duplicate until 5th day holding the car. Identified when parking. Replacing strut mounts fixed problem. 
20460 mi Road noise and vibration 
24800 mi Car pulling hard left. Changed suspension parts, alignment 
26000 mi Strong vibration in wheel, still pulling left. Re alignment to adjust camber. At the time changed to winters. Problem currently exists with winters installed 
59000 mi

US $375
Sway bar end links replaced, alignment and state inspection. 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

2300 mi Clunking noise when making left turn over a dip at low speed. Dealer said a tie-rod nut was installed incorrectly at factory. 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

5000 mi car would pull right all the time, in a matter of seconds i could be in the next lane. traveling the speed limit i would let the steering wheel go and the car always would drift right even from the left lane if tires not properly inflated the car would "skip" left or right depending on which way you were turning at hi speed 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

50000 mi

US $300
Replace front sway bar links 
41000 mi

US $100
Sway bar end links went bad 
80000 mi

US $100
3rd sway bar end link that went bad 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

30000 mi

US $550
Broken wheel bearing 
25000 mi Both tie rod ends were replaced. In all fairness to the dealer/manufacturer we had an excessive amount of pot-holes during the spring-thaw this year . . . I obviously hit most of them. 
48000 mi

US $850
Driver's side wheel bearing was making a lot of noise - dealer replaced and test drove. Found the passenger side was also worn and making noise but had been masked by the driver's side. Both front wheel bearings replaced. 
117000 mi

US $375
sway bar was worn and lose on left side replace both sides of front tire sway bar parts 
14880 mi Wheel bearing was making excess noise. Replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

8000 mi Parts replaced 
59000 mi

US $50
Sway arm joints were broken and needed replacing. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

22000 mi 20k checkup plus a look at the tires again. Tires declared abnormally worn and need replacing. Tire problems started at 10k. No one seems to understand what has gone wrong but I suspect the suspension is not designed for 18-inch o.e. wheels 
26000 mi Vibration and noise in front end still there despite replacing all tires as suggested by dealer. Both front wheel bearing sets replaced 
35000 mi

US $375
two front tires replaced, one under VW warranty. Car pulls to right after replacement. Alignment indicates castor is out of specs, as has always been the case with this car. 
56700 mi

US $450
Front right wheel bearing needed to be replaced due to noise 
45000 mi

US $1500
The right fron sway bar and other parts are to be changed and the dealer changed it but still have the Issue. 
33300 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automated manual FWD

11300 mi the rear suspension was making a deep creaking noise when going over bumps and dips. An engineer from VWOA came and determined that a rear strut failure occurred and they replaced both of them under warranty. Loaner car was given. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

34300 mi

US $170
A creaking noise could be heard when the car was driving over bumps and dips. As the car would bounce a loud creak would come from the front of the car. My mechanic stated that the front swaybar links needed replacing. 
45000 mi

US $200
Steering wheel had an internal part failure 
64000 mi

US $50
Noise from front end when driving on bumpy road. Replaced struts and springs. 
14700 mi loose connection with rack, caused power steering fluid to leak. I don't know what the rack is--but that is what i was told. 
17700 mi This is the second time I brought it in for this problem. Power steering fluid completely leaked out. They put dye in to see if they could find the source of the leak, but were unable to find it. Topped it off and returned it to me. 
22800 mi power steering rack replaced. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

42000 mi

US $50
Car made rumbling noise over bumps at low speed. 
43000 mi

US $50
Broken power steering fluid hose. 
3700 mi Noisy front springs replaced 
6000 mi Recall for front end noise while turning right. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

76880 mi

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

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

24800 mi Car towed to dealership. Failure of electrical power steering when cold outside temperature. Updated on board computer to try to fix problem. 
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 
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. 
75000 mi

US $1620
Cupping of tires prevented routine rotation of tires. Shocks and struts were replaced, tires were aligned. $1,200. 
90000 mi Strut replaced in Q3 2014 was failing, found defective and indy shop had replaced under parts manufacturer warranty. 
45000 mi

US $129
Car out of alignment. Alignment performed 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

35000 mi Squeaking/creaking when going over speed bumps. VW replaced both front lower tie-rod bushings. 
87420 mi Had to replace rear passenger side wheel bearing Warranty covered by Certified Pre-Owned 
67500 mi

US $200
Repair to correct problems described in VW TSB 336816 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

36000 mi

US $50
Front end lower control arm bushings were bad. They were making clunking noise when going over bumps Dealership replaced them. $50 deductible on VW Certified warranty. 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

64000 mi

US $150
I parked the car and the power steering failed when I started it. I had it towed to a VW dealer on Friday. They were unable to look at it until Monday. Upon re-start, the power steering worked again. They have no idea what happened. 
68500 mi

US $590
The steering rack, when overheated, would fail rendering the car without power steering. The rack was replaced. VW paid for the part ($1,200) and I paid for labor ($590). The car was 2 months out of warranty when this repair was needed. 
450 mi Steering Wheel Rack replaced.  

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

3000 mi Noise from steering when cold out until car warms up. Steering gear replaced. Required partial removal of front sub-frame, so front and rear axles were realigned. 
8000 mi Shimmy at any speed, vibration in the car. 
16000 mi Front Passenger Wheel bearing needed to be replaced 
62660 mi

C $100
Sway bar link 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

48000 mi

US $65
banging noise in suspension - dealership stated bolts had come loose. sound remained. car sold. 
89280 mi

C $1050
Replace both front suspension strut assemblies 
44000 mi The bearing that operates that steering rack had an unusual amount of play/was loose, causing damage on both sides. Dealer replaced entire steering rack under warranty.  
55000 mi The front suspension bushings had worn prematurely, causing a loud squeaking noise on bumps. The problem is common for this generation Passat. Replaced free of change under CPO extended warranty 
54000 mi Knocking in front end going over bumps and turning. Parts replaced were: Steering rack Drivers side ball joint Drivers side sway bar link 
30000 mi replaced bushings 
54700 mi

US $233
right front control arm bushing was found to be bad 
67300 mi

US $600
changed struts 
25000 mi creaky control arm bushings 
48000 mi replace creaking lower control arm bushings. 
24000 mi Suspension rattles, clicks but nothing found. 
35700 mi

US $400
new, heavier shocks installed, due to bad local road conditions in desert areas 
52500 mi

US $500
Pot hole damaged front right strut. Dealer wanted $900. Took it to a local Euro shop who fixed it for $500 with OEM parts. 
62000 mi

C $1400
Damaged rear wheel bearing, both sides. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 160hp 1.8L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

27900 mi Discovered wear and tear of front suspension link arms during 45,000km scheduled servicing. Part replaced under warranty. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

84000 mi

£70
Snapped front suspension spring 
93000 mi

£230
Snapped front spring Spring came loose 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

96000 mi

US $272
Recently Diagnosed: Charcoal fuel filter disintegrating, Rear struts bad, Rear Wheel bearings bad... 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

119000 mi

US $800
All 4 swing arm bushings replaced, ride is tight like new. 
124000 mi

US $1000
rear left bearing has play so we are replacing 
84000 mi

US $900
Front bushings replaced 
48000 mi

US $64
steering column immobilizer failure. steering column replaced. 
15000 mi Steering column replaced. Waited almost 3 weeks while they shipped one from Germany. 
140000 mi

US $2200
Power steering stopped working. Both independent shop and dealer determined that I need a new steering rack! 
2802 mi Left front lower sway bar link loose. Re-torque left lower sway bar connecting link. 
39665 mi Front end noise - replace lower control arm bushings TB#2017311. Crankcase ventilation issue - hose replaced. 
46215 mi Knocking noise in front end over bumps - Subframe shifting (bolts missing!). Installed & re-torqued new bolts. 
282 mi 06MAR2006 – I received a phone message from Don Barnosky of Süd’s VW in Normal where our 2007 Passat Variant was having its Tailgate problem remedied. I called Don and he said that two VW Engineers came from Germany and replaced one of our Struts and ad 
97340 mi

C $375
We had to replace the rear wheel hub bearings on both sides. At this mileage it's an expected maintenance repair. 
42160 mi

$650
and leaking ball joint cover replaced. 
49600 mi

$200
I was told that the one of the joints in the steering system had its 'capsule' broken. This was replaced. 
62620 mi

$400
I was told that the cover of the ball joint had broken 
71300 mi

$150
Problem identified in routine check; no noticeable symptoms 
91760 mi

$300
Suspension cover broke 
34720 mi

C $120
Right front suspension noisy, replaced bushing. 
47000 mi Steering column lock defective causing car to not start and/or stall intermittently. 
76880 mi

C $585
Right left ball bearing was making noise. It was replaced 
97960 mi

C $1700
Replaced rear right bearing 
99200 mi

C $289
Front wheel bearing had to be vhanged 
38000 mi Driver side rear wheel bearing noisy, replaced at dealer under warranty. No out of pocket costs. 
105000 mi Rear wheel bearing developed a howling noise over a 2k mileage period. Replaced both rear wheel bearings. 
74000 mi

US $190
Right rear wheel bearing replaced. I bought the replacement on line saving $80 campared to shop price. Replaced with OEM FAG assembly. 
76000 mi leaking rear shock replaced under waranty 
93000 mi

US $167
I had no indication of a problem but I relied on the opinion of the mechanic. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

5000 mi Strut mount bolts were loose which lead to a clunking noise. I thought it might be the "loose sub-frame bolts" problem I had read about but it was the strut bolts. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

105000 mi

US $599
Coil springs broken and replaced. 
124000 mi

US $550
Left Front Wheel Bearing Failed! :( 
126000 mi

US $2084
Both lower control arms and ball joints wore out 
76000 mi

US $100
Broken right rear spring 
100000 mi

US $2400
Replace front & read shocks, struts and control arms. 
Steering wheel not aligned in the center, in other words car felt like it was moving to the right. 
43000 mi TSB repair - Steering jam in 2007 Passat. I experience this jam - twice while starting(stationary). Restarting the engine - corrected the problem. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

43400 mi

A $1800
Suspension bushings and front control arms replaced 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

50840 mi

C $885
Control arm bushing was replaced very costly and apparently a problem with passats in previous years. This should have been a recall! Also had to have an alignment done once replaced and car still pulled to the left returned to redo. 
92700 mi

US $1790
Power steering system failed 
108000 mi

US $1900
Power Steering rack failure 
119000 mi

US $800
Another failure of the electronic steering! 
43000 mi Noise from the driver side suspension. The changed the ball joint, but problem just returned a couple of days ago. 
159340 mi

C $1500
Front boot replaced Noise when driving bearings replaced 
69700 mi

US $425
Replaced bearing after noise heard from suspension. 
30500 mi noticed a low end rhythmic sound occuring above 50mph. Sound had little to no correlation with vehicle speed. Figured it was a wheel bearing and dealer diagnosed the left wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

50000 mi Squeaking front suspension bushings replaced under warranty 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

35000 mi steering column lock warning.  

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

30000 mi Creaking noise from suspension when going over bumps. 
45000 mi

US $370
control arms were creaking in suspension. parts replaced. TSB was available for problem. 
49300 mi suspension part. control arms? 
65700 mi Control Arm Bushings 
67700 mi

US $126
Bad passenger rear Wheel Bearing 
75700 mi

US $120
Driver side rear wheel bearing started howling. Just replaced it myself 
58000 mi

US $500
Steering lock control module 
109400 mi

C $100
The power steering would not function. I drove it to the repair shop and when they brought it in it worked again. The dealer said it sometimes does that and that shutting it off, letting it sit and starting it fixes it. Cost $100 for diag. 
134540 mi

C $185
Lower control arm bushings worn out. Removed control arms and pressed in new bushings with a vise. Would have cost over $500 at the dealer. 
145860 mi

C $275
Howling noise in front end. Left front wheel bearing was bad. 
151900 mi

C $269
4 wheel alignment which included right side inner tie rod 
55000 mi

US $1770
electronic steering problem. VW said the entire steering column had to be replaced. 
90000 mi

US $1520
wheel bearing in right front disintegrated. replaced bearings in all 4 wheels 
47000 mi squeaky front control arm bushings. Changed under warranty. There is a TSB covering this. 
93000 mi

C $900
power steering rack replaced with a rebuilt 
142000 mi

US $80
Steering rack bolts were loose. Passenger wheel had significant play. Steering rack mounting bolts were removed and retorqued with lock-tight on them. 
37000 mi Steering lock sensor failure. Required replacement of steering column. 
62000 mi Had creaking sounds while turning steering wheel..both while moving and stationery. Problem turned out to be spacers at top of front (passenger) spring/strut had rusted..both sides were replaced under CPO warranty. Wheel algn't not covered. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

131000 mi

US $300
wheel bearing  
84000 mi Cracked front left and right lower control arm bushings. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

47000 mi Front, off-side spring & bearing broken causing noise in steering mechanism. Spring/bearing replaced all ok. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

58240 mi Steering module and various computer items failed, and were replaced. 
93000 mi

C $1064
New rear suspension coil/springs. 
23000 mi Had engine and steering column lock lights on... Took it to the dealership not fixed 
35000 mi Electronic Steering Lock was inoperable. Locked car down twice. Managed to drive it to dealership, dealer replaced faulty lock and electric module. 
70700 mi

US $350
Lots shaking in the front end 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

83000 mi Steering column replaced.. this is common problem in Passat 06. I realized this problem existed when i bought the car i insisted the car be fixed, same with Air condit compressor. I bought it used... with 82000 miles on 
86000 mi

US $470
Bearing destroyed by pothole. 
121300 mi

US $600
Replaced rear struts 
74000 mi

US $655
right front tie rod replaced and car aligned, took the dealer quite a while to figure out what it was.. but in their defense it was a clunking noise from the right front and it was difficult to narrow down. 

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

133920 mi

C $293
CV Driveshaft (passenger side) replaced 
139500 mi

C $249
CV Driveshaft - driver side replaced 
155605 mi

C $316
Suspension work: rear control arm replaced (with ball joint) 
172820 mi

C $300
Renewed control arms, passengers side. 
187240 mi

C $700
I replaced shocks (4) and strut bearings 
98982 mi

C $351
Replaced Left Outer CV Joint Boot & outer CV joint. Rubber boot had separated at seam & allowed road salt into CV joint. Joint bearing surfaces and ball bearings had deteriorated and made noises at left turns while accelerating. 

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2005 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

100440 mi

C $590
Discovered during last maintenance. Was noisy for some time – parts not in stock. $330 parts and labor, $70 for installing winter tires. Right Front Outside Suspension Boot replaced. $260 
86000 mi

US $700
cv joint boots split and joints dry cv joints replaced 
99200 mi

C $500
Front ball joints. 
99820 mi

C $325
Noticed during routine maintenance that a CV joint boot was split. Investigation showed that the CV joint was worn, clicking and needed to be repaired. Part ordered, replaced in subsequent visit on 01 Oct. 
107260 mi

C $600
4 front ball joints clunking and needing replacement. Deferred to later to fit in budget later. 
112220 mi

C $3200
Replaced suspension arms. 
123380 mi

C $875
Steering failure. Leaking seals on steering rack, could not retain power steering fluid. Replace steering rack with remanufactured unit. 
153320 mi Power steering leak 
165540 mi Slightly leaking power steering hose 
167080 mi

C $480
Slow loss of power steering fluid. Replaced power steering pump and hose. 
70000 mi

US $650
Replaced driver CV boot and axle. 
75000 mi

US $100
Replaced CV boot on passenger side. 
88000 mi Sagging right rear suspension when sold. 

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2004.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual AWD

82300 mi

US $1200
Broken spring. Replaced spring and all 4 shock absorbers with Bilstein heavy duty shocks, which are an upgrade adding $400 in expense. Worth it, too. 
94000 mi

US $380
Failed Bilstein HD shock, less than 1 year old. Wide pothole jolted both front wheels off the ground, and the retaining ring holding on the top of the left front shock freakishly snapped. Left cap and rod attached to the shock's piston flapping around. 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

77000 mi

US $1000
Power steering unit failed 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

37000 mi

US $450
CV joint boot destroyed. Axle replaced. Private shop fast service. Good work. Reasonable price. 
66000 mi

US $500
Both front wheel bearings replaced due to vibrations and noise. Verified from replacement, they were the issue. 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

128700 mi

US $215
Routine Tie Rod and Control Arm replacement 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

108000 mi

US $327
Power steering whine. Shop noted the fluid was low. No leaks found. Fluid topped off and a vacuum was attached to purge the system of any air. New break pads and rotors re-finished where done also. Parts app 120. Labor 174. 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

76000 mi

US $153
They noticed clunking in the suspension - upper suspension arms were replaced. 
86000 mi

US $600
Dealer also notice that a lubrication boot was leaking on one front suspension component but repair was declined 
78700 mi

US $250
Replaced shocks and struts 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

82000 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing replaced. 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

167000 mi

US $1150
Replaced left front upper control arm 
170000 mi

US $900
Replaced front wheel bearings 

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2004 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

121075 mi

US $300
Replace tie rod ends 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

95320 mi

C $250
Wheel bearings replaced 
70340 mi Steering column universal joint squeak 
85560 mi

$15
Steering column U joint replaced 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

122000 mi

US $700
replace front wheel bearings. Control arm broke during repair and was replaced free by dealer. 
178000 mi

US $1500
Replace upper control rods, bushings, and struts. 
182000 mi

US $1500
Replace lower control arms and bushings 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

143000 mi

US $300
Replaced control arms. 
145000 mi

US $1900
Worn bushings in upper control arms replacement 
139000 mi

US $360
Bearing noise 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

96700 mi

US $2500
Control arm bushings worn out. Replace all control arms. 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

77000 mi

US $650
Coil springs broke 
85000 mi

US $500
cv joint replaced 
44000 mi

US $480
CV Joint and boot replaced for 480 dollars 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

156000 mi

US $200
Both tie rod ends were shot, replaced both myself and then paid Sears for an alignment. 
205000 mi Broken coil spring, front driver-side 
120000 mi

US $250
Noisy right front wheel bearing. Replaced. 
136300 mi All struts and shocks preemptively replaced. The suspension was making noise when going over rough patches of pavement, but there weren't any real problems. I'd say it was mostly preventive. 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

270-horsepower 4.0L W8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

107000 mi

US $800
Replaced bushings and ball joints on front suspension Front struts replaced 
85000 mi

US $900
replace front wheel bearings 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

25000 mi

US $800
shock absorbers needed to be replaced 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

130200 mi

C $900
Tie rod changed on both sides, alignment needed 

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2002.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

62620 mi

$300
Noise from worn control arm bushing 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

85000 mi

US $550
Replaced control arms before selling. 
90000 mi

US $236
Loose outer tie rod replaced, would not pass state safety inspection. 
94000 mi

US $400
Dealer wanted $200 more for same repair 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

146000 mi

US $300
Installed new shocks and struts. 
59000 mi completely sworn out control arms, frozen tie rod end 
90000 mi

US $203
Broken left front (driver side) coil spring 
110700 mi

US $1050
Failing left front upper control arms, ball joints, tie rod ends. Replaced all with new. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

270-horsepower 4.0L W8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

100500 mi

US $600
Left rear of vehicle was lower than the other three points and ride quality degraded. Inspection found a broken shock. Decision was made to replace all 4. 1st delivery was wrong rear shocks. 2nd delivery was correct shocks. All replaced 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

99000 mi

US $294
Left wheel bearing was slowly going out. The shop replaced it and there are no further issues. 
104600 mi

US $95
F/L outer tie rod replaced 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

85000 mi

US $115
Stabilizer bar bolt worn out. Was replaced. 
99300 mi

US $115
tighten left front wheel - adjusted sway bar brackets 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

184000 mi

US $504
Shocks were replaced front and rear. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

67000 mi

US $1400
Replaced broken CV boot. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $450
Out of alignment and needed frozen tie rod replaced. 
65000 mi

US $210
Replaced worn Rt side front wheel bearing. 
80000 mi

US $600
Inner and outer tie rods replaced. 
96000 mi

US $2220
R&R'd Springs, shocks, control arms, 
154000 mi Both rear springs broken, replaced along with rear struts. 
76500 mi

US $1500
Bad sway bar end links replaced. Car sounded like a pirate ship before repair. Front control arms going bad. All 4. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

80000 mi

US $1756
Replaced CV Boots; also timing belt 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

132000 mi

US $1000
Steering rack was leaking hydraulic fluid 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

154000 mi

US $680
tie rods replaced 
167000 mi

US $900
the right front tie rod end (defective from last year) had to be replaced. 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

77500 mi

US $330
Upper control arm bushings (inner) broken. Mechanic quoted replacing all control arms because comes as a kit. 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

95000 mi

US $230
replaced right front control arm because of bad ball joint. 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

125000 mi

US $200
Tie-rod end was worn and needed replacement 
128000 mi

US $2200
Replaced all suspension parts, windshield, egr 
133280 mi

C $650
Replaced control arm 
154360 mi

C $550
replaced both sides front tie rods. Drivers had to be replaced. Passenger was good for 50k more only. 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

156000 mi

US $530
Replaced front and rear shocks 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

78000 mi

US $575
Upper control arms, front right side. 
79000 mi

US $554
New rear shocks. 
83000 mi

US $750
Tie rod ends replaces, front lower right control arms replaced. 
73000 mi

US $350
Play in ball joints. Wheel bearing going bad. 
80000 mi

US $850
Control arm bushing worn. Replace. 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

81000 mi

US $275
Also dealer wanted to replace the front control arm lubrication bushings due to deterioration for a mere $1300. We passed on that. 
91000 mi

US $2000
Leaking transmission fluid and bushings resulted in mis-alignment of tie rods which pulled the tires inward. Had to replace tires as well as a result (not included in the total cost) Total including tires, oil change, etc was $2,500 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

116000 mi

US $490
Tie rod ends replaced $490.00 1 hour extra labor charged due to rusted frozen parts Also 4 wheel alignment ($150) 

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2001 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

68000 mi

£200
Replace springs and check shock absorbers 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

153140 mi

$5000
BRAKE, BEARING AND ELECTRICAL FAULTS 
214000 mi

US $550
Rebuilt the steering rack Replaced all control arms 
161000 mi

US $300
Passenger side front wheel bearing was replaced. It had been howling for a few months, but was getting worse in the last few days. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

102300 mi

£260
Suspension joints were worn 
104000 mi

US $1200
Front suspension arm. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

117180 mi

C $1400
Both front sway bar links worn out -- replaced.  
183520 mi

C $1200
Upon attempting wheel alignment, all front control arm bushings and tie rod ends were found to be worn out. All control arms, tie rod ends and stabilizer links replaced. 
183520 mi

C $705
Rear axle bushings worn out, making alignment impossible. Replaced rear axle lower bushings and did four-wheel alignment. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

138880 mi

C $3125
springs replaced 
143220 mi

C $1500
Rough ride. Shocks and springs replaced. 
167000 mi Small leak in power steering system--most likely from the couplings to the pump which was repaired about a year ago by an independent who replace the couplings vs. the entire cable that the dealer wanted to do. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

143000 mi

US $600
Control arms, axles, inner and outer tie rods. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

143000 mi

US $250
Left tie rod end replaced. 
154000 mi

US $950
Tie rod replaced alignment AC Alt P/S Belts replaced 
93000 mi

US $400
Replaced passenger-side upper control arms 
124000 mi

US $320
Tie-rod end. 
177000 mi

US $200
Upper Control arms replaced. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

126000 mi

US $744
front-left tie-rod end needed a new part 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

127000 mi

US $516
excessive play in front suspension. replaced suspension/steering components on both sides . 
158000 mi

US $400
car handling and ride had deteriorated. front end suspected. replaced right outer tie rod and both upper control arms. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

196000 mi

US $1100
Bad wheel bearing discovered during road test, new one ordered New wheel bearing installed 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

111600 mi

$500
Rubber hose/seal on the front axle next to the wheel needed replacing. 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

195000 mi

US $1500
broken control arm 
125000 mi

US $1800
Replaced tie rod ends and other front suspension parts that were causing the front end to feel loose and vibrate on the highway 
151000 mi

US $1000
replace tie rod end & ball joint 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

154000 mi

US $500
Had to replace control arms and tie-rod ends, after 150k miles, they just plumb wore out. 
168000 mi

US $940
Rocker Arm Broke off 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

120280 mi Car no longer being driven regularly. Suspension and electrical problems would cost more to fix than the car is worth. 
140000 mi

US $400
power steering pump, tie rod end left and control arm left 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

155000 mi

C $3136
Installed a control arm kit, replaced the passenger's side axle,replaced tie rods and replaced front wheel bearings by an independent shop. 
97000 mi Needed new control arms. 
167000 mi

US $225
Replaced power steering pump (original failed), serpentine belt (WYAIT maitainence) 
219300 mi Whining noise, was not isolated but suspect power steering pump. No repair was attempted for now. 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

73000 mi

US $330
Power Steering Hose 
121300 mi

US $350
Front passenger side upper control arm ball joints worn out. 
87000 mi Right CV Boot wide open, throwing grease, Left CV Boot cracked. Replaced both CV Boots. 
99000 mi

US $700
Felt clunking in front end. Tech found upper left control arm worn. Ordered parts. While diagnosing problem 1, tech found front sway bar bushings worn, not holding sway bar. Ordered parts.  Installed new control arm. Installed new sway bar bushings. 
109300 mi

US $605
Felt ball joint clunking from front suspension. Tech found passenger side upper control arm worn. Ordered parts. Parts installed 
114000 mi

US $1550
Front suspension made clunking noise going over bumps. Tech found tie rods worn. Replaced tie rods and did 4 wheel alignment. 
117000 mi Clunking noise in front end when going over bumps. Tech took car for test ride, didn't hear the noise. Customer took ride with service writer, service writer heard the noise. Tech inspected front end and couldn't find cause. 
119000 mi

US $1574
Also replaced orig front and rear shocks/struts and strut mounts. 
86000 mi

US $1700
Changed front upper arms shocks etc 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

117800 mi

$1
One of the suspension upper control arms has broken 
122760 mi Lower Suspension Control Arm broke. Same wheel. I've now replaced all eight. 
140080 mi

$100
Replaced front and rear shocks 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

137000 mi

£286
replace both stabliser arms 
139000 mi Replaced all top and bottom ball joints due to gator rips, replace bottom steering joints, M.O.T. major service 

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Volkswagen Passat Suspension Problems

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