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Volkswagen Passat transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 366 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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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

36000 mi @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. 

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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

59000 mi

US $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. 
74000 mi

US $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

54000 mi Torque converter seal was leaking transmission fluid between the engine and transmission bell housing. Engine and transmission removed to replace torque converter seal. 
63000 mi

US $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 mi

US $600
Transmission output shaft seal was replaced 
87000 mi

US $500
Driver side half axle was replaced. Outer CV boot was ripped. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

94000 mi

US $1050
Both CV boots/axels were replaced - ripped boots caused loss of grease. 
66000 mi

US $24
Passenger side constant velocity (CV) boot failed and threw grease inside wheel well. 
71700 mi

US $21
Replaced drivers side VC joint. 
125000 mi

US $250
Drivers side CV joint boot was split and needed to be replaced 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

80000 mi

US $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

65000 mi

US $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

45000 mi

US $125
CV boot was cracked and needed replacement 
51000 mi

US $350
Both CV boots this time. 

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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

196000 mi

US $600
Rt Frt cv shaft axle replacement 

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1999 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

82000 mi 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 mi Remanufactorered transmission found bad. Ordered another transmission Installed new transmission 

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Volkswagen Passat Transmission Problems

1807 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Passat. 219 of these members (12.1%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 307 transmission repairs to Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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