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2002 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

144 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Volkswagen Passat. 47 of these members (32.6%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 43 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2002 Volkswagen Passats--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

46% of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 350 repairs.

2002 Volkswagen Passat transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 24% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 96 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.

2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 99000    
99000 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

Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 69000    
70000 60 CV Joint Boot torn and replaced. 
 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 85000    
86000 250 Both outer CV boots cracked and leaking grease. Had both boots replaced with OEM parts by an independent mechanic. 
 
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 Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 48000    
50000 600 Right front axle shaft damaged 
 
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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2001.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 75000    
87000 950 CV boot on one front wheel was torn. Replaced CV boot. 
 

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