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2007 Volkswagen Passat Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133344
TSB ID: V171701 2012855

17 17 01 july 5, 2017 2012855 supersedes technical bulletin 17-16-02 (v171602) dated april 29, 2016 due to updated oil standards lists to current specifications. engine oils which meet volkswagen oil quality standards
01/08/18 NHTSA ID: 10126870
TSB ID: V011615 2014815

Update to include additional model year applicability.
01/08/18 NHTSA ID: 10126871
TSB ID: V001605 2033846

Updated to include additional model year applicability.
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125837
TSB ID: TT 21-13-01

Tech tips (equipped with turbocharged engine turbocharger replacement tip): if mechanical damage is found to the turbocharger (e.g. damaged compression wheel, loose or broken shaft), it is not enough to just replace the turbocharger. thi
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125726
TSB ID: V171302 2017813

Technical bulletin (oil consumption measurement): customer states oil consumption is higher than the volkswagen oil consumption standard of up to 0.5 quarts per 600 miles, or 0.5 liters per 1000 km. in order to provide effective lubrica
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124300
TSB ID: V151401 2015153

Technical bulletin (fuel rail / system pressure, fuel trim, and fuel pressure issues): this document informs of excessive wear of intake camshaft lobe that drives the high pressure fuel pump. the wear limits maximum pump piston lift, cau
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12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124302
TSB ID: V011408 2014815

Technical bulletin the use of contaminated gasoline, seasonal fuel changes (summer/winter fuel) or gasoline with a low content of deposit control additives may result in one or more of the following conditions: -excessive accumulation of
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124419
TSB ID: TT 20-06-101

Tech tips (2.0l fsi (bpy) engines - low fuel pressure dtcs (p310b)): this document informs on how to check fuel pressure if you have a complaint of dtcs for the low side fuel pressure being out of specification
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124480
TSB ID: TT 45-09-03

Tech tips (electro - steering issues): if, after replacement of the steering rack, fault code 01309 008 is set in the abs/esp module only, follow the test plan in gff for driver steering recommendation (dsr) or channel 3 activation. if the
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124481
TSB ID: TT 21-10-01

Tech tips 92006-2014 vehicles with 2.0t gasoline engine - n75 solenoid valve diagnosis): when diagnosis on the above engine leads to the testing of the n75, please refer this document with graphical aid. the diagram shows which vacuum port
11/11/17 NHTSA ID: 10123166
TSB ID: V241703 2045138

Remove engine coolant from parts table.
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10122618
TSB ID: V001413 2033846

Technical bulletin (fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults): fuel quality impacts the operating performance, efficiency and service life of the engine. the use of poor quality fuels may result in deposit build up on the fuel
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10122244
TSB ID: V001401 2033846

Technical bulletin (fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults): fuel quality impacts the operating performance, efficiency and service life of the engine. the use of poor quality fuels may result in deposit build up on the fuel
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121170
TSB ID: V151601 2015153

Diagnosis of servicing camshaft lobe that drives the high pressure fuel pump. information of finding warrenty coverage for service
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121114
TSB ID: V401601 2043146

Technical bulletin about a customer concern stating that customer observed one or more of the shocks/struts appearing to have an oil leak. document contains examples of strut or shock absorber leak assessments
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121246
TSB ID: V011503 2014815

Discusses the issues associated with using contaiminated gasoline. there are recommendations to use top tier gasoline retailers
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121123
TSB ID: V011602 2014815

Technical tips on what to do if improper gasoline has been added to the vehicle.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121124
TSB ID: V001602 2033846

Fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults a volkswagen approved fuel additive is available to help remove and prevent deposits on fuel injectors and intake valves.
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10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121192
TSB ID: TT 27-13-01

Tech tips: generator charging concern diagnosis tip - one way clutch pulley testing
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120329
TSB ID: V171404 2012855

Technical bulletin (engine oils which meet volkswagen oil quality standard): this document informs of a sample list of products generally available in the north american market that meet the volkswagen oil quality standard
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120276
TSB ID: TT 20-06-145

Tech tips (2.0 turbo fsi (bpy) high pressure fuel pump replacement): if replacing the high pressure fuel pump, also remove the cam follower from the timing cover/cylinder head and inspect for wear. per reference technical bulletin 2015153
06/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10106512
TSB ID: V011612_2018652

2006-2008 with 2.0l (bpy) update service number in warranty table. 2008-2009 all models with 2.0l (ccta,cbfa) update service number in warranty table.
03/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10096053
TSB ID: TT011605_2045487

Enhanced diagnostic assistance for dtcs p0088 and p1025
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10073071
TSB ID: 2014645

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10073875
TSB ID: TT 96-12-06

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 NHTSA ID: 10070750
TSB ID: TT24-13-04

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 NHTSA ID: 10068939
TSB ID: 42LBAR

Summary to be provided on a future date.
01/06/14 NHTSA ID: 10054266
TSB ID: TT-20-06-145

Volkswagen: remove and inspect cam follower from timing cover/cylinder head, after replacing high pressure fuel pump, for any wear and if found, notify dealer technician for additional instructions. model 2006-2007 jetta a5, gti, passa
07/17/13 NHTSA ID: 10052354
TSB ID: TT-45-09-03

Volkswagen: steering rack. after replacing the steering rack the fault code 01309 008 is set in abs/esp module. also included model gti my 2013, model tiguan my 2005-2007, model rabbit my 2005/2011-2013, model eos my 2005/2013, model cc my
07/10/13 NHTSA ID: 10052306
TSB ID: TT-46-9-04

Volkswagen: update information on models and model years regarding synchronization of electromechanical parking brake (epb) module and due to switch and module not being synchronized, fault codes found. models 2006-2010 passat, 2009-2013
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05/07/13 NHTSA ID: 10052040
TSB ID: TB-19-13-01

Volkswagen: it is a normal occurrence for the electric coolant fans to continue to run after the ignition is switched off. *js
01/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10050079
TSB ID: V201203

Volkswagen:evaporative (evap) emission system, diagnostic trouble code diagnosis. revised procedure developed to test evap system without fuel cap. *js
08/06/12 NHTSA ID: 10044921
TSB ID: V-401202

Volkswagen: front suspension, knocking noise. knocking noise from vehicle front. typically occurs only one time after each direction change (forward or backward, left or right). the sub frame shifts slightly relative to the body due to wax
08/06/12 NHTSA ID: 10044939
TSB ID: V-011220

Volkswagen: mil on dtcs p310b, p129f, p008b, p129e, p008a, p2540 or p0087 stored in ecm fault memory. mil on and one or more of the following dtcs are stored in the ecm data memory. *js
05/01/12 NHTSA ID: 10043906
TSB ID: TB-2028830

Volkswagen: see document search button for owner letter. update- 17d2 positive crankcase ventilation valve. it is mandatory to perform updates on all applicable vehicles in dealer inventory prior to retail sale. *js
05/01/12 NHTSA ID: 10043912
TSB ID: 2028829

Volkswagen: see document searchbutton for owner letter. update- 24w2 intake flap motor. perform this update on all applicable vehicles within intake manifold runner control warranty ext (10 years or 120,000 miles (192, 000km), whichever
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05/01/12 NHTSA ID: 10043913
TSB ID: TB-2028831

Volkswagen: see document search button for owner letter. update- 24w3 fuel pressure sensor. perform this update on all applicable vehicles within fuel pressure sensor warranty ext (10 years 120,000 miles (192, 000km), whichever occurs fi
04/13/12 NHTSA ID: 10043602
TSB ID: TB-01-12-04

Volkswagen: gasoline engines have rough idle, have significant loss of power or stalling with reduced performance.
03/09/12 NHTSA ID: 10043279
TSB ID: TB-01-11-26

Volkswagen: some vehicles may experience low pressure system fuel pressure sensor due to fuel intrusion, providing a false signal sent to controller showing an out of tolerance reading.
03/09/12 NHTSA ID: 10043281
TSB ID: TB-01-15-27

Volkswagen: on certain model vehicles the intake manifold runner position sensor or intake flap motor could be inoperative.
03/09/12 NHTSA ID: 10043282
TSB ID: TB-01-11-24

Volkswagen: certain model year vehicles may experience an oil filler cap leaking, or rushing noise from engine or a whistling noise due to crankcase ventilation pressure or intake turbo pipe malfunction.
03/09/12 NHTSA ID: 10043284
TSB ID: TB-01-11-25

Volkswagen: intake manifold runner position sensor or intake flap motor may be inoperative.
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03/09/12 NHTSA ID: 10043285
TSB ID: TB-01-11-28

Volkswagen: there may be a false signal sent to controller causing an out of tolerance reading due to fuel intrusion to low pressure system fuel pressure sensor.
03/09/12 NHTSA ID: 10043287
TSB ID: TB-15-11-03

Volkswagen: on some vehicles, the high pressure fuel pump, driven by intake camshaft lobe, can wear excessively. fuel rail pressure fluctuations caused by the limited pump piston lift.
02/08/12 NHTSA ID: 10043024
TSB ID: CSC-20082006

Volkswagen: see document search button for owner letter. information pertaining to some vehicles intake manifold runner control motor and the pcv, positive crankcase ventilation valve warranty.
02/08/12 NHTSA ID: 10043025
TSB ID: SB-G-410

Volkswagen: see document search button for owner letter. information pertaining to some model year vehicles regarding the fuel pressure sensor, crankcase ventilation (pcv) valve and intake manifold runner control motor.
09/14/11 NHTSA ID: 10040960
TSB ID: SB-090111

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. production issues may cause premature wear on the intake camshaft and camshaft follower. malfunction light will illuminate.
09/14/11 NHTSA ID: 10040884
TSB ID: TB-01-05

Volkswagen: fuel pump control module update information.
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09/14/11 NHTSA ID: 10040904
TSB ID: TB-15-11-02

Volkswagen: excessive wear of intake camshaft lobe causing fuel pressure fluctuations. it can also lead to wear on the base of the fuel pump cam follower.
09/13/11 NHTSA ID: 10040844
TSB ID: VWP-11-14

Volkswagen: production problems may make camshaft components susceptible to premature wear. this could lead to wear in the base of the high pressure fuel pump camshaft follower. this issue does not cause vehicle stalling. the malfunction l
08/31/11 NHTSA ID: 10040499
TSB ID: VWP-11-09

Volkswagen of america: the camshaft may experience premature wear. the malfunction light will illuminate.
06/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10038656
TSB ID: SB-15-11-01

Volkswagen: malfunction light is on with three possible trouble codes stored. there is wear of the camshaft lobe causing fuel pressure fluctuations.
06/22/11 NHTSA ID: 10038592
TSB ID: SA-48I5

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. when trying to start the vehicle there is a long crank or no start condition. 2009-2010 passat.
06/22/11 NHTSA ID: 10038593
TSB ID: SA-4815

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. when trying to start there may be an extended crank or no start. 2006-2010 passat.
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01/19/11 NHTSA ID: 10034824
TSB ID: TB-01-10-10

Volkswagen: due to fuel intrusion into the low pressure side fuel pressure sensor g410, a false signal may be sent to the ecm resulting in a reading that is out of tolerance.
05/26/10 NHTSA ID: 10032806
TSB ID: TB-01-07-70

Volkswagen: mil on, dtc p0299 stored in ecm fault memory. charge pressure control, negative deviation. the condition may be the result of an abnormal turbocharger recirculationg valve.
05/24/10 NHTSA ID: 10032799
TSB ID: TB-01-07-69

Volkswagen: mil on, dtc p129f and/or p310b stored in ecm fault memory. due to fuel intrusion into the low pressure side fuel pressure sensor-g410, a false signal may be sent to the ecm resulting in a reading that is out of tolerance.
03/17/10 NHTSA ID: 10032414
TSB ID: TB-24-08-01

Volkswagen: fuel pressure sensor replacement (saga code 24m5/05). mil on and dtc p310b and/or p129f stored in the ecm fault memory. a malfuction of fuel pressure sensor-g410 (low pressure side) may cause an incorrect fuel pressure readin
02/26/10 NHTSA ID: 10032272
TSB ID: TSB-01-07-64

Volkswagen: due to fuel intrusion into the low pressure side fuel pressure sensor g410, a false signal may be sent to the ecm resulting in a reading that is out of tolerance. a false signal may result in illumination of the malfunction in
02/25/10 NHTSA ID: 10032252
TSB ID: TB-15-07-05

Volkswagen: fuel pump replacement clarification. excessive wear of intake camshaft lobe that drives the high pressure fuel pump. the wear limits maximum pump piston lift, causing fuel rail pressure fluctuations. the wear on the camshaf
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12/30/08 NHTSA ID: 10026865
TSB ID: 24-08-01

Vw: rvu-fuel pressure sensor replacement (saga code 24m5/05. a malfunction of fuel pressure sensor-g410-(low pressure side) may cause an incorrect fuel pressure reading from the ecm. may result in mil illumination and dtc's stored in fault
04/15/08 NHTSA ID: 10024448
TSB ID: 010769

Mil on, dtc p129f and/or p310b stored in ecm fault memory. *nj
04/15/08 NHTSA ID: 10024449
TSB ID: 010770

Mil on, dtc p0299 stored in ecm fault memory. *nj
02/21/08 NHTSA ID: 10023950
TSB ID: 0705

Mil on, dtc p0087, p1093 or p2293 stored in ecm fault memory. *nj
08/15/07 NHTSA ID: 10022462
TSB ID: 150704

Mil on, dtc p0087, p1093 or p2293 stored in ecm fault memory.
08/15/07 NHTSA ID: 10022463
TSB ID: 200709

Mil on, dtc's p0442, p0445, p0456 or p2404 stored in ecm fault memory, no leaks present.
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03/23/11 Engine NHTSA ID: 10036496
TSB ID: SAC-28F3/P1-REV

Volkswagen: gasoline engine vehicles inspect, and if necessary, replace ignition coils. vehicles affected by this action may have ignition coils that could malfunction under certain conditions. models passat and wagon; golf; gti; jetta a
01/10/11 Engine NHTSA ID: 10034745
TSB ID: TSB-28-10-02

Volkswagen: mil on or flashing, misfire dtcs p0300-0312 stored in ecm. the misfire condition may be caused by a malfunctioning ignition coil. vehicles are out of production.
07/26/10 Engine NHTSA ID: 10033216
TSB ID: SA-28F3

Volkswagen: (revised) vehicles may have ignition coils that could malfunction under certain conditions. if this happens, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) will illuminated to let you know that vehicle may experience some deterioration
07/26/10 Engine NHTSA ID: 10033207
TSB ID: SB-28F3

Volkswagen: vehicles may have ignition coils that could malfunction under certain conditions. if this happens, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) will illuminated to let you know that the vehicle may experience some deterioration in per
10/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10120207
TSB ID: TT 32-14-01

Tech tips (torque converter/flywheel/flexplate installation): incorrect torque converter or flywheel/flexplate installation can result in transmission damage. when installing an engine, flywheel or transmission, please follow the installat
06/23/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10107722
TSB ID: TT 13-16-01

Reminder to follow the correct repair procedure of pilot bearing replacement, when removing and re-installing the dsg transmission
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09/21/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10041250
TSB ID: TB-35-11-01

Volkswagen: the gear box has a momentarily delay while accelerating.
06/06/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037805
TSB ID: VWP-10-06

Volkswagen: warranty information for th e transmission valve body.
04/25/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10036970
TSB ID: CSC-37E6/S8

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. in some vehicles it is possible that a bushing inside the mechatronic unit has the potential to wear out prematurely, causing the clutches inside the transmission
03/03/09 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10028104
TSB ID: TSB-01-08-12

Volkswagen: the intake flap motor or intake manifold runner position sensor g336 may be inoperative (both are included in one single unit). models golf, gti, a5 jetta, gli, eos, passat, passat wagon. updated 9/25/09.
06/27/07 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10021967
TSB ID: 2014927

Tcm, harsh up/down shift from transmission when cold.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133469
TSB ID: TT001703

Tip for scan tool concerns that may occur duing a test plan
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133346
TSB ID: 69M8 and 69M9 Ca

This communication informs the dealers of details on the takata parts allocation/ordering.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130748
TSB ID: Quick Reference

Quick reference of vehicle concerns. includes a list of software versions and the technical bulletin numbers that referred to the concerns updated
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128059
TSB ID: Dealer communica

This communication covers the driver airbag analysis for 2006-2008 passat vehicles.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128084
TSB ID: Ref. - Reflash U

Quick reference update guide of the vehicles expected upgraded software level. the latest corresponding technical bulletins that address the issues, and concerns that have been had with the vehicles.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127681
TSB ID: Update 02122016

Quick reference of vehicle concerns. includes a list of software versions and the technical bulletin numbers that referred to the concerns updated
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128447
TSB ID: Recall 69M8-69M9

Campaign parts bulletin - 69m8 and 69m9 - takata part ordering process - on may 5th, a campaign parts bulletin about the updated takata part ordering process was sent to all dealers. we?ve closely monitored the impact of that communication
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02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128454
TSB ID: 69M8-69M9 Takata

Takata driver frontal airbag exchange program dealer letter
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128426
TSB ID: Bulletin 69M8 an

Campaign parts bulletin - 69m8 and 69m9 - today, may 5th is the final standard weekly allocation of takata airbag inflators. after this date, takata allocations will be based on the previous week?s paid claim volume. it is critical that c
01/08/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126861
TSB ID: V871622 2019947

Update to model year applicability.
01/08/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126869
TSB ID: V191602 2022549

Update model year applicability.
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125626
TSB ID: TT 90-11-10

Tech tips (instrument cluster production mode): during pdi, or after installation of a replacement cluster, ?pro? may be displayed in place of the odometer. the high beam indicator may be flashing in the instrument cluster as well. this in
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124303
TSB ID: V011407 2014603

Technical bulletin this technical bulletin details the general process for carrying out a software version management (svm) software update for any technical bulletin (tsb) / required vehicle update (rvu).
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12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124367
TSB ID: Reference - Refl

Quick reference update guide: this document informs of the corresponding software/hardware and disc availability to the customer concerns about a vehicle
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124287
TSB ID: V941402 2011521

Technical bulletin (exterior lights, moisture accumulation): exterior light assemblies (headlights, taillights, fog lights, turn signals) are vented and may collect moisture on their inner surfaces, depending on humidity and other climatic
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124289
TSB ID: V871401 2005566

Technical bulletin (hvac, unpleasant odor): unpleasant odor is coming from heating and ventilation system. odor mainly occurs after vehicle has been sitting (unused) at least 5 hours and within 20 to 60 seconds after vehicle is first start
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124340
TSB ID: V871402 2005566

Technical bulletin (hvac, unpleasant odor): condensation, which is a normal condition in all a/c systems, can cause a musty odor. if the odor is noticeable in the vehicle when the engine is not turned on, the cause may be mold and mildew i
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124454
TSB ID: 561 065 760 A as

Assembly instructions: installation of original remote start feature accessory, volkswagen passat.
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124479
TSB ID: TT 57-10-11

Tech tips (comfort module (j393) or bcm (j519) replacement): this document informs if a comfort or body control module is replaced during normal diagnosis, make sure the factory mode has been switched off. this can be accomplished by selec
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11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122240
TSB ID: TT 64-14-02

Tech tips (heated rear window, one or more lines inoperative): to detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 v, which will be present after the open in the grid line. this document informs of how to diagnose t
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123015
TSB ID: V871506 2019947

Technical bulletin (air conditioning, cleaning of the refrigerant circuit (u.s.only)): in cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or compon
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123038
TSB ID: TT 90-11-10

Tech tips (instrument cluster production mode): this document informs the procedure to remove the production mode setting when it is displayed in the instrument cluster.
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122881
TSB ID: VWR-17-01

This document reminds dealers that takata sdi frontal airbag inflators replaced with the 69m9 safety recall will not be requested for return through the warranty parts portal but will be requested for return through the takata xpo return pr
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122625
TSB ID: TT 45-09-03

Tech tips (electro ? steering - dtc 01309 008 ?no communication with -j500-? is stored in the abs/esp module only): this document informs if, after replacement of the steering rack, fault code 01309 008 is set in the abs/esp module only, f
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122956
TSB ID: TT 64-14-02

Tech tips (heated rear window, one or more lines inoperative): to detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 v, which will be present after the open in the grid line. the check must be performed with the engin
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11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122629
TSB ID: TT 00-14-03

Tech tips (svm update instructions): this document informs when performing svm updates, the scan tool should be hardwired to the vehicle and the bluetooth physically turned off. a hard wired internet connection is also recommended.
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121083
TSB ID: V551601 2038993

Discussion on corrosion on rear lid at rear window area when the rear window heater is switched on, power is transmitted to the outer sealing lip of the rear window. in some places the window sealer makes contact with the bus bar of the rea
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121121
TSB ID: V191601 2022549

Tech bullentin concerning electric coolant fans that continue to run after ignition is switched off
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121619
TSB ID: V191401 2022549

Technical bulletin (electric coolant fans continue to run after ignition is switched off): this documentation informs it is considered normal operation for the electric coolant fans to continue to run for up to 15 minutes after the ignit
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121536
TSB ID: TT 20-13-01

Tech tips (ecm fault p1250 "fuel level too low" will not clear): this document informs to clear static ecm fault p1250 "fuel level too low", add fuel to vehicle and complete a road test of at least 10 miles. simply adding fuel without co
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121265
TSB ID: V271503 2016076

Technical bulletin: battery, discharged, diagnosis for excessive static current draw
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10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121196
TSB ID: V271501 2011894

Technical bulletin: battery, testing and charging using midtronics vas6161, mcr340v, incharge 940, or grx3000vas charger
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121158
TSB ID: TT 97-14-02ss1

Tech tips damage to data link connector (dlc) from aftermarket devices (cannot communicate with vehicle obd system)
10/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120738
TSB ID: 69M8 and 69M9 pa

This communication informs the dealers of details on the takata parts allocation.
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120272
TSB ID: TT 57-10-11

Tech tips (comfort module (j393) or bcm (j519) replacement): this document informs if a comfort or body control module is replaced during normal diagnosis, make sure the factory mode has been switched off. this can be accomplished by selec
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120316
TSB ID: V871409 2019947

Technical bulletin (air conditioning, cleaning of the refrigerant circuit): in cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or component is circ
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120284
TSB ID: Quick Reference

Quick reference update guide: this document informs of the corresponding software/hardware and disc availability to the customer concerns about a vehicle
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10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120237
TSB ID: V011417 2014077

Technical bulletin (internal control module memory check sum errors): this document contains updates for the engine control module using the svm unit code as listed in the document to address the memory check sum errors issue. the producti
06/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107206
TSB ID: TT871201_2029561

Direction to perform system reset after component replacment or disconnect of the hvac system control head. no test plan information to address this.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106603
TSB ID: TT871201_2029561

Direction to perform system reset after component replacment or disconnect of the hvac system control head. no test plan information to address this.
06/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10069609
TSB ID: 2012810

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10069610
TSB ID: 2012810

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10069634
TSB ID: 2015153

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10068215
TSB ID: 97U3

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/09/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10043286
TSB ID: TB-01-11-30

Volkswagen: on certain model year vehicles, experiencing harsh up/down shift in gears 1-2, 2-3 or 3-2, 2-1. especially during temperatures below 60 c (140 f). programming software update is provided for ecm, tcm and valve body replacemen
06/24/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038665
TSB ID: SB-69-11-01

Volkswagen: air bag light is on with an internal trouble code stored. this could be a wiring problem.
06/22/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038595
TSB ID: SA-97U3-A

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. resistance in the air bag system can cause the air bag light to turn on even though there is no problem. updated 4/9/13.
11/08/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034370
TSB ID: SA-97R7

Volkswagen: see document search button for owner letter. inspect, and if necessary, replace positive battery cable. vehicles affected by this action may have a positive battery cable that may corrode and, in rare cases, break. if this ha
08/09/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10033330
TSB ID: TB-01-09-20

Volkswagen: update programming, tcm, harsh downshift after extended highway driving. internal transmission pressure decrease in c1 clutch due to accumulated air in the c1 oil circuit.
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02/25/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032254
TSB ID: TB-74-07-02

Volkswagen: seat, heating inoperative. seat heater will not operate properly or becomes inoperative.
02/25/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10032256
TSB ID: P8-94C9

Volkswagen: some vehicles with xenon headlamps, condensation can occur inside the xenon headlamps. vehicles will be inspected and if necessary the xenon headlamp caps will be replaced and spring clips installed. the front and rear park as
10/06/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030449
TSB ID: SB-97P4-Y5

Volkswagen: this is to inform you of the release of a new required vehicle update. check and, if necessary, replace positive battery cable. models passat, passat wagon, passat cc.
08/04/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10030116
TSB ID: TB-27-09-01

Volkswagen: the positive battery cable on passat vehicles with v6 engine may corrode and in individual cases break. as a result, the power supply may be disrupted and e.g. the vehicle cannot be started.
06/12/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10029033
TSB ID: TB-27+09-01

Volkswagen: the positive battery cable on vehicles may corrode and in individual cases break. as a result, the power supply may be disrupted and e.g. the vehicle cannot be started.
04/11/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10024403
TSB ID: 01 08 07

Airbag monitoring light on, passenger occupant detection system, dtc 02511 014 stored in memory. *nj
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04/11/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10024404
TSB ID: 69 08 02

Igniter, side airbag, diagnostic trouble code(s) stored in dtc memory. *nj
02/21/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10023952
TSB ID: 0702

Seat, heating inoperative - seat heater will not operate properly or becomes inoperative. *nj
02/20/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10023941
TSB ID: 010767

Epc warning light on and/or throttle body dtc p0121/p0221 stored in ecm fault memory. *nj
06/27/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021957
TSB ID: 2012799

Headlamp inoperative, adaptivehid xenon system.
06/15/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021680
TSB ID: 940608

Headlamp inoperative, adaptive hid xenon system.
04/25/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10021430
TSB ID: 2011271

Igniter, side airbag, diagnostic trouble code stored in dtc memory.
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133236
TSB ID: V581603-2039212

58 16 03 june 13, 2016 2039212 supersedes technical bulletin 581503 dated july 21, 2015 to update claim processing statement. corrosion on rear door in trim strip area
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133345
TSB ID: 69M8 and 69M9 Ow

This communication gives more information on the repair & owner mobility update
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133512
TSB ID: V511602-2039000

51 16 02 june 7, 2016 2039000 supersedes technical bulletin v511403 dated december 16, 2014 to update claim processing statement. corrosion on the roof in the area of the roof rails corrosion on the roof (in the contact area of roof rail/
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128045
TSB ID: V241702 2045138

This technical bulletin was updated per powertain team and warranty team. info from this bulletin is combined with tb 2031075 (v241208) and 2038161 (v241506) due to warranty extension claiming/processing confusion. (basically 3 technical
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128383
TSB ID: V571607-2038995

To update claim processing statement.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128386
TSB ID: V551612-2039446

Corrosion may be found on the folded edge of the hood. supersedes tb v551603
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128387
TSB ID: V551611-2038993

To update claim processing statement.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128389
TSB ID: V551609-2039197

To update claim process statement.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128390
TSB ID: V551606-2038997

To update claim process statement.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128379
TSB ID: VST-16-01

Explaination of cross car distorion when looking through the windshield and how the "effect" in normal.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127969
TSB ID: TT 97-12-02

data link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. update model year applicability.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128104
TSB ID: Elsa 6-22-15

This document contains the vw elsa newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, elsapro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128392
TSB ID: V531602-2040536

To update claim processing statement.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128105
TSB ID: Elsa 6-29-15

This document contains the vw elsa newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128112
TSB ID: Takata - Parts a

Takata - parts allocation update - dealer communication
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127728
TSB ID: Fluid Capacity C

A volkswagen fluid capacity chart which contains the various fluids necessary for a vehicle to run cateorgories include (engine oil, manual transmission, automatic transmission, differential automatic transmission, cooling system, power ste
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128055
TSB ID: 1-2017 Update

This communication is to update our profi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound profi requests.
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126853
TSB ID: Campaign Tip - 6

Campaign tip - 69m8 and 69m9 - takata part label information
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01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126855
TSB ID: Takata Enrollmen

Takata enrollment form
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126783
TSB ID: V871620 2005566

Update model and model year applicability.
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126899
TSB ID: TT 00-16-02

Reminder for dealers to reference the repair manual and replace all necessary fasteners (bolts, nuts) that cannot be re-used
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126785
TSB ID: V691601 2010479

Update model year applicability to include 2017.
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125635
TSB ID: TT 00-13-02

Tech tips (technician helpline vehicle check sheets): when it becomes necessary to open a vw technician helpline vta case while performing diagnosis for a diesel particulate filter, manual transmission repair, or turbocharger concern, it
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125848
TSB ID: PDI - PASSAT TEC

Passat perfect delivery inspection (pdi) - technician and detailer inspections: a checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purc
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12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125830
TSB ID: TT 55-12-03

Tech tips (rear lid will not power close, no faults stored): when diagnosing a power rear lid that will power open but will not power close, check operation of luggage compartment lamp w3. lamp should be on with rear lid open and off wit
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125762
TSB ID: PDI - PASSAT TEC

Passat perfect delivery inspection (pdi) - technician and detailer inspections: a checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purc
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125661
TSB ID: TT 200901

Update to existing tip for fuel quality checking.
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125667
TSB ID: V241708 2045138

Update information regarding top tier brochure.
12/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124348
TSB ID: V001404 2010380

Technical bulletin (squeaks, rattles, noise, repair materials): this doucment contains a list of components and applications developed to repair concerns of squeaks, rattles, noise and trim fit conditions.
11/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123172
TSB ID: V011705 2018652

Update parts table.
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11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122613
TSB ID: V501401 2038981

Technical bulletin (front fender - corrosion on wheel arch): the wheel liner touches the arch area of the fender and rubs off the paint in the contact area. the corrosion is caused by dirt accumulations and movements of the wheel liner. t
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122114
TSB ID: V581604 2039212

To update required parts table.
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122115
TSB ID: V571608 2038995

To update required parts table.
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123018
TSB ID: V581503 2039212

Technical bulletin (corrosion on rear door in trim strip area): because of incomplete bonding of the trim strip water can get between trim strip and door. because of water ingress, corrosion is possible in the area of the guide holes. this
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123021
TSB ID: V571504 2038995

Technical bulletin (corrosion on the front door in trim strip area): because of incomplete bonding of the trim strip water can get between trim strip and door. this document contains information on how to diagnose, and service this issue
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123013
TSB ID: V871508 2005566

Technical bulletin (hvac, unpleasant odor): unpleasant odor is coming from heating and ventilation system. odor mainly occurs after vehicle has been sitting (unused) at least 5 hours and within 20 to 60 seconds after vehicle is first start
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11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122911
TSB ID: V641502 2039887

Technical bulletin (rear door glass inoperative): the rear glass cannot be opened / closed, the rear glass may slide down into the door, or the rear glass motor operates but the glass does not move. this document contains the fault codes,
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122627
TSB ID: TT 45-06-122

Tech tips (active wheel speed sensor diagnosis): this document informs of a procedure to diagnose active wheel speed sensor complaints
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123011
TSB ID: V921502 2026253

Technical bulletin (windshield wipers streak or smear): windshield or rear window is streaked, has a snakeskin appearance, or the surface feels rough. to avoid unnecessary replacement of wiper blades, the condition and cleanliness of the w
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121169
TSB ID: V501604 2014370

Technical bulletin about paint finish, reducing swirl marks and fine scratches new vehicles (prior to retail delivery) with swirl marks and or fine scratches from polishing or cleaning. the document also have infromation about where to fi
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121171
TSB ID: TT 45-06-122

Tech tips (active wheel speed sensor diagnosis): this document informs of a procedure to diagnose active wheel speed sensor complaints.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121109
TSB ID: V551603 2039446

Document discusses corrosion that may be found on the folded edge of the hood. the corrosion may be found on this edge anywhere around the hood. it discusses how to service it, and document that service. it discusses where to find what appl
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10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121111
TSB ID: V531601 2040536

The document refers to corrosion being found where the rear bumper cover meets the quarter panel. it discusses how it can happen, and where to find warranty coverage to service the parts
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121112
TSB ID: V501603 2038981

Document discusses issues with the wheel liner touches the arch area of the fender and rubs off the paint in the contact area. the corrosion is caused by dirt accumulations and movements of the wheel liner. it discusses how to service the
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121053
TSB ID: Elsa Newsletter

Summary of technical bulletin to include additional model and model year applicability. corrosion, front fenders, at upper wheel opening (u.s. only)
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121257
TSB ID: V941501 2011521

Technical bulletin: condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121263
TSB ID: V641501 2039887

Technical bulletin (rear door glass inoperative issue diagnosis): the rear glass cannot be opened / closed, the rear glass may slide down into the door, or the rear glass motor operates but the glass does not move
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120169
TSB ID: V941403 2011521

Technical bulletin (exterior lights, moisture accumulation): this document informs of the condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. the document also informs how to service the issue.
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06/27/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10107841
TSB ID: V551613_2039446

To update model table to clarify jetta wagon applicability to tb content.
03/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10095561
TSB ID: V501505_2038981

To update claim processing statement.
06/22/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10073852
TSB ID: TT 55-12-03

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070778
TSB ID: TT55-12-03

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070366
TSB ID: 2038981

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070367
TSB ID: 2038981

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070391
TSB ID: 2038995

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070393
TSB ID: 2038995

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070396
TSB ID: 2039212

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10070398
TSB ID: 2039212

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10069110
TSB ID: TT 20-06-145

Summary to be provided on a future date.
03/23/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10036493
TSB ID: TB-00-10-06

Volkswagen: child restraint latch guidance fixture; compliance with fmvss 225 (usa only). update to existing technical bulletin. no production change required. all models.
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12/29/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10026848
TSB ID: 2015831

Volkswagen: exhaust heat shield, replacement guidelines. heat shields are to be inspected after completion o any type of repair to the underbody (exhaust system transmission, etc.), and if damaged, replaced.
01/25/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10023691
TSB ID: P8 (94C9)

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. 2006-2007 model year passat & passat wagon with xenon headlamps - replace headlamp caps and install spring clips and check/replace front & rear park distance contro

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Volkswagen Passat TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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