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Volkswagen Passat Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

1597 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Passat. 297 of these members (18.6%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 230 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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Don't infer 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 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

40% of the Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 2427 repairs.

Volkswagen Passat transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Volkswagen Passat transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 42% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 310 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 22000    
36000 0 @37545 Miles Süds in Bloomington, IL installed the Transmission Valve Body according to Technical Bulletin 2012810. They also FLASHed the Transmission Software update. So far the Transmission works fine and seems a bit smoother than before. 
144000  

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 49000    
59700 200 Right outer CV joint went bad. Probably because outer boot failed. Replaced entire right axle assemble and left outer boot. I did the work myself. Left boot was also splitting as so was replaced. 
73000 105 Driver's side axle CV joint worn out. Entire axle was replaced. 
 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 52000    
54000 0 Torque converter seal was leaking transmission fluid between the engine and transmission bell housing. Engine and transmission removed to replace torque converter seal. 
63000 15 Torn right front outer CV boot. CV joint still good, but replaced complete axle for $200 - put down $15 b/c a boot was all that was really needed. 
78000 600 Transmission output shaft seal was replaced 
87000 500 Driver side half axle was replaced. Outer CV boot was ripped. 
108000  

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 75000    
94000 1050 Both CV boots/axels were replaced - ripped boots caused loss of grease. 
 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 60000    
66000 24 Passenger side constant velocity (CV) boot failed and threw grease inside wheel well. 
71700 21 Replaced drivers side VC joint. 
107000  

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 74000    
78000 377 Under certain driving conditions the automatic trransmission will "bang" down into a lower gear vs shifting down. 
 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 64000    
65000 500 Also found damaged CV boot 
 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2006 37000    
45000 125 CV boot was cracked and needed replacement 
51000 350 Both CV boots this time. 
 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 180000    
196000 600 Rt Frt cv shaft axle replacement 
 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 81000    
82000 0 Automatic transmission hesitating during upshift and banging into gear during downshift. Automatic transmission replaced under 10yr/100K warranty. Tech found transmission fluid burnt and black. 
87000 0 Remanufactorered transmission found bad. Ordered another transmission Installed new transmission 
119000  

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