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2010 Volkswagen Passat Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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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
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10122249
TSB ID: V481401 2027277

Technical bulletin (insufficient steering assistance): a customer may comment about the following concerns: ? steering is stiff. ? yellow and red power steering warning lights on. this document discusses the "fault codes" necessary to
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121561
TSB ID: TT 19-13-02

Tech tips (2.0l ccta/cbfa coolant leak or repeat coolant leak from the water pump area): inspect the water pump for signs of contact with engine oil. engine oil may cause the water pump gasket to swell, which may lead to a coolant leak.
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
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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.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121291
TSB ID: TT 23-10-02

Tech tips (common rail tdi ? fuel filter replacement and prime/bleed procedure): this document informs when replacing fuel system components on the common rail tdi engine (including the fuel filter), the fuel system must be primed. the p
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121192
TSB ID: TT 27-13-01

Tech tips: generator charging concern diagnosis tip - one way clutch pulley testing
10/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10120735
TSB ID: TT011703 2047670

Steps to address false misfire indication
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120149
TSB ID: TT 00-14-02

Tech tips (adapting injector quantity adjustment correction values (ima/iva)): when replacing or adapting fuel injectors, if there is no guided functions test plan, utilize this documents procedure
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120205
TSB ID: TT 20-13-02

Tech tips (fuel line connections): be aware that fuel lines are color coded on vehicles with return fuel pressure lines. the black line is for fuel pressure supply and the blue line is for fuel pressure return.
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: 10120326
TSB ID: V241403 2038161

Technical bulletin (intake manifold faults stored in ecm fault memory issues): this document informs of a failure of intake manifold causing fault codes to be stored in the ecm. the production solution improved intake manifold design. th
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120327
TSB ID: V241402 2038161

Technical bulletin (intake manifold fault issues): this document informs of intake manifold issues that are recognized in the ecm fault memory. the production solution to this issue was an improved intake manifold design. this document dis
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120328
TSB ID: V241401 2038161

Technical bulletin (intake manifold issues): this document informs of a failure of intake manifold causing fault codes to be stored in the ecm. the fault codes are written in the document. the product solution for this issue an improved in
06/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10107504
TSB ID: V011613_2033805

Engine, misfire diagnostic aid the mil is flashing or illuminated.
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10073071
TSB ID: 2014645

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/22/16 NHTSA ID: 10072631
TSB ID: 2030701

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

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/21/14 NHTSA ID: 10055439
TSB ID: TB-48-14-03

Volkswagen: some consumers may complain that the steering is stiff. the yellow and red power steering warning light is illuminated. there may be insufficient steering assistance. *js
12/04/13 NHTSA ID: 10053936
TSB ID: TB-20-13-06

Volkswagen: activated charcoal filter system, solenoid valve and performing gff function test a vacuum check on canister purge valve n80 are essential to diagnose proper operation. model 2009-14 all but routan.
12/02/13 NHTSA ID: 10053891
TSB ID: TB-20-13-07

Volkswagen: diagnosis for high pressure fuel pump where no start, engine crank, without driving, after long periods and may have rough running engine. models 2008-2014 eos, gti, beetle convertible, jetta, cc, passat, tiguan, beetle.
08/30/13 NHTSA ID: 10052670
TSB ID: TB-20-13-05

Volkswagen: on some vehicles, low fuel stored in ecm pressure, engine would crank but not start long periods without driving, may run rough and/or mil on. all models 2008-2013.
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
07/11/13 NHTSA ID: 10052336
TSB ID: 01-13-14

Volkswagen: some vehicles may experience a misfire and/or reduced engine performance. *js
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
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
05/07/13 NHTSA ID: 10052041
TSB ID: TB-48-13-01

Volkswagen: stiff steering paired with yellow and red warning lights. *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
09/10/12 NHTSA ID: 10045560
TSB ID: TB-15-12-01

Volkswagen: all models experience the timing chain slipping, rattling noises of the engine after starting, and engine fails to start. 2008-13 all models.
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
03/08/12 NHTSA ID: 10043276
TSB ID: TB-15-11-04

Volkswagen: certain model year vehicles are experiencing engine not starting, making a rattling noise when engine has started, timing chain keeps slipping and exhaust light comes on.
06/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10038655
TSB ID: SB-10-11-01

Volkswagen: malfunction light is on and there is noise with the engine running rough. multiple trouble codes possibly stored. all models 2008-2012.
06/24/11 NHTSA ID: 10038657
TSB ID: SB-20-11-01

Volkswagen: malfunction light is on with two possible fault codes present. this is a fuel pressure concern.
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.
03/23/11 NHTSA ID: 10036494
TSB ID: TB-20-10-02

Volkswagen: mil on; dtc p0087 and/or p0192 stored in ecm fault memory. one or more of the following codes may be stored in the ecm fault memory-low fuel rail pressure detected; fuel rail pressure sensor circuit low. assistance to properl
10/30/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10121563
TSB ID: TT 01-14-01

Tech tips (lean fuel trim readings): this document informs to recheck the crankcase vacuum at idle. if low, check for additional oil leaks and verify crankcase breather operation (repairing as necessary). erase the faults and road test 10
10/30/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10121115
TSB ID: V371601 2033975

This document was created in response to multiple dealership inquires about aftermarket universal (one fluid fits all) automatic transmission fluids and transmission flushing, volkswagen group of america, volkswagen canada have prepared the
10/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10120273
TSB ID: TT 45-09-04

Tech tips (2009-2015 jetta, eos, rabbit, golf, gti, passat, cc, and tiguan equipped with electromechanical power steering ? g85 location identification tip): ths document informs of the location of the g85 steering sensor. the sensors expe
10/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10120233
TSB ID: V301402 2031366

Technical bulletin (slave cylinder - clutch pedal operation diagnosis): customer may comment: ? complaints on clutch system. ? after pressing the clutch pedal, it remains on the floor. due to mis-diagnosis of clutch systems, and to prev
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
04/13/12 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10043603
TSB ID: TB-30-12-01

Volkswagen: the transmission control module has an implausible transmission shift sequence due to the clutch assembly having debris in it. 8pe
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.
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122144
TSB ID: V011528 2033805

Technical bulletin (engine, misfire diagnostic aid): this document informs that multiple components should not be replaced for 1 misfiring cylinder. repeat repairs must be carefully addressed to identify the root cause of the concern. if m
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: 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: 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: 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: 10121607
TSB ID: TT 91-11-17

Tech tips (rns 510? replacement radio/navigation unit has no sound): replacement rns 510 radio/navigation units may be shipped in transportation safeguard mode and therefore will have no sound output. this document informs how to deactiv
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: 10121241
TSB ID: V241501 2038161

Technical bulletin (p2014 or p2015 intake manifold faults stored in ecm fault memory ): document discusses diagnosis codes necessary to diagnosis, and potential remedy of issue. the diagnosis codes for checking warranty coverage for servic
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121276
TSB ID: TT 91-11-03

Tech tips (rear view camera inoperative issues): the rear view camera operates in conjunction with the rear parking aid system. if there are no faults in the radio or rear view camera, be sure to check the parking aid system for faults. buz
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: 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
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
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107901
TSB ID: TT 911117_203118

Directions to deactivate transport safeguard mode in replacement radios. no directions to address this in the repair manual or scan tool.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107926
TSB ID: V011606_2014603

Update technical bulletin to include all models for 2015, 2016, 2017 model year applicability.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107922
TSB ID: V941601_2011521

Update technical bulletin to include all 2017 models
06/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107742
TSB ID: TT 911117_203118

Directions to deactivate transport safeguard mode in replacement radios. no directions to address this in the repair manual or scan tool.
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.
06/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10071028
TSB ID: 2023500

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10071029
TSB ID: 2023500

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/09/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10069698
TSB ID: 2027277

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10067555
TSB ID: SB-24X8

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10067115
TSB ID: TT 94-13-01

Summary to be provided on a future date.
08/04/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10058138
TSB ID: TT-91-11-03

Volkswagen: before rear view camera is properly operational, should be connected to buzzer or sensor faults and working in conjunction with rear parking aid system. models 2009-15 tiguan, cc, passat, touareg.
05/20/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10037349
TSB ID: SB-28E6

Volkswagen: there is a warranty extension on hard start conditions for customers who had an earlier campaign addressed on their vehicles.
11/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123168
TSB ID: V131701-2046780

Idler roller for ribbed bely now available as a parts kit.
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: 10122115
TSB ID: V571608 2038995

To update required parts table.
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: 10122628
TSB ID: TT 26-14-02

Tech tips (oxygen sensor reset procedures): this document informs of the procedure to rest oxygen sensors -for 2009-2014 vehicles with engine codes cjaa or cbea: -for 2012-2015 vehicles with engine codes ckra, cvca or crua:
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
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: 10121033
TSB ID: TT451101ss3_2030

Update tech tip to include model year 2017 applicability.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121623
TSB ID: V001411 2033708

Technical bulletin (removing paint contaminants from exterior paint): this document informs how to remove paint contaminants such as rail dust and industrial fallout from exterior paint.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121278
TSB ID: TT 27-15-02

Tech tips (test plan to calibrate adaptive cruise control sensors will not begin notice): notification that if the test plan to calibrate the adaptive cruise control sensors will not begin, turn off the overhead lights in the shop. the wave
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
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121262
TSB ID: V661502 2027119

Technical bulletin: diagnosing with damage on external chrome or aluminum surfaces
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121194
TSB ID: TT 57-10-15

Tech tips: vehicles with immobilizer with download/discharge? new key will not program
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.
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.
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: 10068408
TSB ID: 91 10 12

Summary to be provided on a future date.
09/22/14 Other NHTSA ID: 10056164
TSB ID: AL-2008-2011

Volkswagen: see document search button for owner letter. an extension warranty, with specific conditions, 10 yrs or 120,000 miles,whichever is first, has been issued for emissions control systems warranty for intake manifold and fuel inje
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.
02/09/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10035185
TSB ID: TB-80-10-03

Volkswagen: hvac blower only operates on high speed (us only). fresh air blower runs only at highest level. because of permanent frost and snowfall fine snow can get into the fresh air blower via the air intake.

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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.