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2002 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Problems

145 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. 42 of these members (29%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 56 transmission repairs to 2002 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2002 Volkswagen Passat problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2002 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Chart based on 438 repairs.

2002 Volkswagen Passat transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 101 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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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

99000 mi US $120 Replaced both drive axles when I discovered the CV boots were torn. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

70000 mi US $60 CV Joint Boot torn and replaced. 
86000 US $250 Both outer CV boots cracked and leaking grease. Had both boots replaced with OEM parts by an independent mechanic. 
94000 US $1050 Both CV boots/axels were replaced - ripped boots caused loss of grease. 
66000 US $24 Passenger side constant velocity (CV) boot failed and threw grease inside wheel well. 
71700   Replaced drivers side VC joint. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

50000 mi US $600 Right front axle shaft damaged 
80000 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   Both CV boots this time. 

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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

87000 mi US $950 CV boot on one front wheel was torn. Replaced CV boot. 

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