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2010 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 113 repairs.
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2010 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (55%)

Chart based on 99 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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2010 Volkswagen Passat

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Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

58000 mi
Was shuddering one morning called AAA towed to dlr (CPO car) ignition coil need replace $0 due to ext wrnty 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

38440 mi
Damaged flywheel was causing clutch noise and vibration. Worn door hinge pin. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

43400 mi
Intermittent grinding/squeaking noise when letting clutch out from dead stop. Found to be hotspots in flywheel. No immediate repairs required. Flywheel and clutch good for another 200KM for highway driving. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2014

76880 mi

C $700
Right rear wheel bearing was worn and noisy. Wheel bearing replaced. 
Nov 2015

101680 mi
Intake manifold problem, covered under VW Canada warranty extension 
Mar 2017

130200 mi

C $2000
Cracked passenger side front spring 
Apr 2017

130820 mi

C $1400
Seized driver's side rear caliper 
Jun 2017

132680 mi

C $1900
Left passenger side door skin, right rear quarter panel (both under warranty), and rear hatch skin (not under warranty) replaced and painted. 
Aug 2017

137640 mi

C $500
Both front wheel bearings replaced. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2014

38300 mi
Leaky coolant pump. Fixed by dealer under power-train warranty. 
Aug 2015

44700 mi

US $300
Minor oil leak from the valve cover. Fixed outside warranty. 
Mar 2016

50000 mi
Intake manifold threw a CEL. Replaced under VW warranty. 
Feb 2017

60000 mi

US $150
Failed PCV Valve (Fault Code P2187). Bought the part from local VW dealer; replaced on my own. 
Sep 2017

65415 mi

US $168
Turbo cutoff valve (Diverter Valve) was leaking oil. Replaced with updated version of the part (06H145710D). 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

50000 mi
Leaking oil 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

104000 mi

US $3000
Oil gasket failure. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

12800 mi
Rear hatch would only go up only 1/2 way. service personnel needed to go to vehicle computer and reboot section dealing with raising rear hatch. Aftyer reboot, rear hatch now operates correctly. 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

45000 mi

US $129
Car out of alignment. Alignment performed 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2016
Nov 2011

17800 mi
Airbag light came on dealer found problem with "spring" and replace. Dealer provided rental car while work was done. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2013
Jan 2013

5000 mi
Seat heater button getting stuck; part replaced by dealership. 
Nov 2013

14000 mi
Rattle in the dash; dealer said it's a common issue and fixed at no cost. Fix was adding foam tape somewhere in the dash and required removing the whole dash, according to them. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Feb 2012

37000 mi

US $54
Car ran rough, lost power and stalled within a few minutes. Would not restart. Car required a tow to dealer for repair. Fuel injector had failed, causing car electronics to shut down. Parts and labor covered by VW out of warranty. 
Sep 2012

47000 mi
CEL came on. Code and inspection determined the intake flap was sticking. Replaced under warranty 
Jun 2015

99000 mi

US $100
Car wouldn't start. Found battery voltage low. Battery still under partial warranty so it was replaced by the dealer. 
Dec 2016

115000 mi

US $400
ignition coils (2) and spark(4) plugs 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2017
May 2012

17700 mi
Upper console sunglasses holder broke, replaced under warranty during 2yr/20k service 
Aug 2014

38900 mi

US $400
Failed battery in summer. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

51000 mi

US $115
Air conditioning does not turn on until after the car has been running for more than 5 minutes. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2016 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

70680 mi
Fuel injector. Covered under VW warranty. 
Sep 2017

74400 mi

C $70
Washer pump leaking. Replaced pump and connector. 
Oct 2017

74400 mi

C $600
Leaky water pump. Replaced the pump. 
Volkswagen Passat in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2010 - Feb 2016
Jan 2010

24800 mi
Car towed to dealership. Failure of electrical power steering when cold outside temperature. Updated on board computer to try to fix problem. 
May 2010

564 mi
Replaced windshield mirror but tech broke windshield in the process The dealer sent my car to a sub contractor to repair the windshield they damaged while doing the previous repair. The subcontractor who installed the new windshield installed the mirror backward. The dealer sent my car again to the sub contractor. 
Jan 2013

34112 mi

C $4000
Failure of power steering system when cool outside temperature. Car towed to dealership. (2nd reported failure) Failure of the power steering system. Car towed to dealership. 3rd reported occurrence of the issue. Installed new ground, confirmed updated computer system. Failure of the power steering system when cold outside temperature. 4th reported occurrence. After lots of discussion with VW Canada, replacement of rack and pinion, wiring and computer modules 
Feb 2014

43400 mi

C $4000
Towed to dealer ship, lost count of the number of occurrences, replaced everything related to the power steering for the second time. 
Mar 2014

47151 mi

C $250
Replaced cruise control switch Replaced the switch for driver power window 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2017
Jul 2010

7000 mi
Door would not unlock Bluetooth would lose connection 
Oct 2010

10500 mi
The MMI system was replaced. The MMI is a multi media input module that connects to things like an ipod. 
Jun 2011

19000 mi
trunk close button not working 
Apr 2012

30000 mi
replaced rear hatch close button which failed for second time 
Apr 2013

41000 mi

US $550
Drivers side door lock solenoid failed and did not allow door to be unlocked from switches or key fob. Repair was include with extended warranty. Owner paid for deductible. Additionally 40K service was preformed. 
May 2014

56000 mi

US $97
ignition coil failed 
Sep 2014

58000 mi

US $200
Front Passanger Door Lock failed to operate Rear Drivers Passanger Door Lock failed to operate Rear Passanger Door window failed to operate. Shop replaced switch but problem return a few days later 
Jul 2015

66500 mi

US $600
Cooling fans would run at full speed while car was running and continue to run after car was turned off for a long time. Battery would run down and car would fail to have enough charge to start 
Oct 2015

69800 mi
Ignition coil failure. 
Aug 2016

78800 mi
rear door lock failed to lock and unlock engine starts then dies 
Sep 2016

80000 mi

US $250
fuel pump controller failed. Took number of trips to the shop and brake downs requiring tows to find a fix the problem. 
Dec 2016

83000 mi

US $250
Rear passenger door lock failed again and needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Sep 2013

65000 mi

US $150
Dead battery. Replaced. 
Dec 2013

68000 mi

US $25
Headlight 
Jan 2014

66000 mi

US $150
Oil light came on when starting. For a $66.48 diagnostic fee the dealer found leaks by the oil sensor and rear seal, which they would fix for $516.04 and $1215.32. I left without getting either repaired, but the oil light has not come on since. 
Mar 2014

68000 mi
Oil leaks. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016
Feb 2014

64100 mi

US $125
Dead battery - replaced battery - no issue 
Apr 2014

67800 mi
CEL came on - code 2760 - advised by diagnostic tool that it could be related to low fuel pressure - was advised to drive the car rough - did so and light disappeared. 
Sep 2014

75000 mi

US $1620
Rough idiling, CEL was coming on more frequently, started at once/quarter, was up to once/month. PCV replaced, $420. Cupping of tires prevented routine rotation of tires. Shocks and struts were replaced, tires were aligned. $1,200. 
Jan 2015

65800 mi
Check engine light came on P2015, air intake manifold found bad. Dealer replaced all parts under manufacturer extended warranty. 
May 2015

90000 mi
Strut replaced in Q3 2014 was failing, found defective and indy shop had replaced under parts manufacturer warranty. 
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $300
Car was hesitant and bucking - took in for DSG fluid flush; was advised that prior to my purchase the vehicle was filled with non DSG fluid. Dealer wanted to install a new tranny at $8,400.00 
Jul 2015

94000 mi

US $196
Non-local Dealer ran engine codes and found the injector to be bad; was able to replace under warranty; and offered to de-carb everything for under $200. 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2013 - Apr 2016
Jul 2014

36780 mi
p2015 code. Malfunctioning intake manifold flap. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

82000 mi

US $150
Exhaust system clamp 
May 2016

84000 mi

US $1200
Rear main seal between 2.0t engine and DSG transmission 
Sep 2017

100000 mi
takata recall 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Mar 2011 - Aug 2014
Nov 2013

48000 mi

£500
Phone module resetting every 35 minutes. Phone module replaced, fault remained, new phone control panel ordered 
Dec 2013

48000 mi
Same problem as previous 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

54000 mi

US $160
Turbo shut-off valve leaking. Replaced O Ring seal 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2012
Sep 2011

22000 mi
Left rear window regulator broke. Window stuck in close position. Dealer replaced window regulator under warranty. Horn high note only work intermittently. Replacement horn ordered. Steering wheel leather cracking. New steering wheel ordered. Steering wheel replaced. 
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Moisture collect behind driver side fog light lens. Replacement fog light ordered. Ordered fog light received and replaced. 
Jan 2012

26000 mi
Radio not displaying RDS data correctly. Radio functins but RDS data will freeze-up. 
Mar 2012

28000 mi
Radio replaced to fixed software issues for speed dependent volume and frozen display but did not correct the RDS function. RDS works intermittenly. VW claims problem is due to signal strength. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

14000 mi
Vehicle takes an extremely long time/distance to heat. Not a good thing in Minnesota. Took it to dealer who could diagnose no problem. This on an above freezing day after I had driven 25 miles. They did nothing. 
Nov 2016

60300 mi
Check engine light. Code P2015. Faulty intake manifold. Dealer replaced manifold at no charge due to extended 10yr/100,000 mile. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

42780 mi

C $50
heat shield between muffler and trunk began to fall off, drooping down under the car. Dealer glued it back on OK but the repair was not covered under VW's 2yr so-called bumper-to-bumper used car warranty 
Jun 2015

50220 mi

C $50
headlight bulb failed and replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2015
Apr 2015

67000 mi

US $200
Repair to correct problems described in VW TSB 336816 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2015 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

87420 mi
Had to replace rear passenger side wheel bearing Warranty covered by Certified Pre-Owned Burning smell from front drivers side wheel which was also very hot to the touch. Replaced brake caliper that was stuck. Loud squealing from heater blower motor when turned to any position. Deemed to be faulty and replaced 
Aug 2016

95480 mi

C $5
Partially siezed brake slide pin (dust cap had fallen off) re-greased pins and reassembled. Works fine 
Mar 2017

101060 mi

C $42
PCV valve faulty and was able to replace the torn diaphragm only (surprised it hadn't thrown a code) at a cost of $42.00 compared to the cost of a replacement for entire unit of almost $300.00. Purchased from Dorman. Excellent fit but be very careful in removing cap from faulty unit so as not to damage (gouge) the housing. Mileage at replacement 163,000kms 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2017
Dec 2013

57000 mi
Timing chain 
Jul 2015

73800 mi

US $210
Carbon buildup on valves 
Aug 2015

74700 mi

US $1200
High preesure fuel pump and regular feuel pump 
Oct 2016

95000 mi

US $150
Tie-rod replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

15000 mi
dealer replaced intake manifold and ignition coil prior to me purchasing it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

62000 mi

C $350
Car stalled and would not start. This is a repeating problem. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2016
Dec 2012

35000 mi
Squeaking/creaking when going over speed bumps. VW replaced both front lower tie-rod bushings. 
Nov 2013

48400 mi

US $300
Engine hard to start when cold. Determined the car had a defective Crank Case Breather Valve. Replaced Crank Case Breather Value with new unit. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Oct 2014

62700 mi

US $60
Headlight switch cracked. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

300-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Victoria, Australia
Nov 2013 - Aug 2016
Feb 2014

39060 mi
AC compressor broke, sending metal shavings throughout the AC system. Under second-hand dealer warranty so it was fixed at no cost. Compressor, Condenser, and Drier were replaced. 
Mar 2015

52700 mi
DSG oil filter o-ring broken/crushed, causing oil leak. Mechanic probably over-tightened the oil filter housing 20,000km ago as part of the DSG service. 
Nov 2015

61380 mi

A $50
DSG transmission jerky and sometimes fails to engage reverse. DSG computer was reset and told to observe if issue still exists. Issue still exists. Will leave unless gets worse. 
Dec 2015

62620 mi

A $50
TCU fault code for gear disengagement. Car more frequently won't get in to reverse. 
Aug 2016

66960 mi
Continued to fail to engage Reverse. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel hybrid automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Sweden
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Jul 2012

28600 mi
Gear 2 lost power in the DSG 
Jun 2014

57660 mi

$1600
Needed to change fuel-spreader for petrol. 

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2010 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Oct 2015
Nov 2014

52440 mi

C $200
engine light on. recall for intake manifold sensor. 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

49000 mi
Turbo needed a new valve or something as it had a small leak that was under warranty. Also arbon build up started at 37K miles. It was out of warranty and was 1000 dollars plus then usually what happen they screw up the injectors. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Nov 2012

41000 mi

US $100
switch for moon roof activation failed. 
Feb 2013

45300 mi
A musty smell in cabin. Clogged drains soaked carpets. Required replacement of all carpets, headliner and seat underlayments 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2016
Apr 2014

115000 mi

US $414
will need de carbonizing of fuel injection manifold 
Aug 2014

123100 mi

US $1053
Car would not start after sitting in parking lot after dinner, replaced bad fuel pump and module assembly 
Nov 2014

130000 mi

US $39
ignition coil replaced 
Dec 2014

131000 mi
Valve spring broke and repaired, Stuck fuel injector 
Mar 2015

138000 mi

US $175
oil pressure sensor 
Nov 2015

155000 mi

US $369
replaced breather valve, vehicle has multiple air leaks 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

71000 mi

US $415
Auto door lock mechanism failed in rear passanger door. Evidence of very slight engine oil leak at turbo bypass vale and timing belt cover. Valve replaced, timing belt cover gasket replaced. 
Apr 2014

77000 mi

US $100
Rear main engine seal leaking. Replaced under extened warranty. Total bill $950, owner's share was $100 due to warranty. 
Dec 2016

94000 mi

US $1100
Rough idle. Engine code indicated bad intake manifold, a known issue with the 2.0 turbos of this era Leaking water pump, replaced 
Sep 2017

96000 mi

US $590
Replaced failing interior blower fan and rheostat 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Dec 2013
Nov 2012

55800 mi

C $560
Manifold flap stuck 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2016
Dec 2009

9000 mi
The steering wheel controls for the Bluetooth did not work - apparently an incorrect part was originally installed. A new part was installed and the system now works as it should. 
Dec 2011

46000 mi
Check engine light was on though the car operated normally. Intake manifold and fuel injector o-rings were replaced under warranty and that resolved the problem. 
Oct 2013

76700 mi

US $688
Check engine light was on. Carbon build up on intake valves. Cleaned carbon from valves and intake ports. Replaced injector origns and cleaned injector bores. 
Sep 2014

93000 mi

US $662
Turbo bypass valve replaced. It was leaking oil into engine. Breather valve failed. It was replaced. Transmission pan gasket was leaking fluid. It was replaced. 
Oct 2015

116500 mi

US $407
Check engine light on. Replaced high fuel pressure sensor in injector rail Two valve stems corroded at seal area. Seal replacement required. 
Jul 2016

128000 mi
Fuel pump needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
Oct 2011

34300 mi
Check engine light, not reproducible. Stuck sunglasses case. New case ordered. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

58000 mi
Vehicle needed to have the Intake Manifold replaced. Included replacement of the Intake Manifold Gasket and Throttle Body Gasket. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2011
Jul 2009

2000 mi
Transmission fluid leaked. Line replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2015 - Nov 2016
Dec 2015

100000 mi

US $670
Engine running rough - spark plugs changed Engine leaking oil - Oil gasket changed 
May 2016

109700 mi

US $850
Water pump. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Jul 2010

20000 mi
sunroof crooked 
Jan 2011

28000 mi
Transmission valve body needs replacement. Radio replacement due to sat problem. Sunroof off kilter. 
Feb 2011

29000 mi
Transmission valve body replaced. 
Sep 2011

38000 mi
Entire intake manifold was replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Oct 2015
Sep 2010

32240 mi
dual mass flywheel is beginning to fail. engine, parking brake and emissions warning lights have all come on recently - adjusted and repl as required. 
Nov 2010

34100 mi
dual mass flywheel continued to degrade - dealer agreed to replace flywheel, clutch, plate and TO bearing on vehicle warranty. cause is believed to be a faulty dual mass flywheel - less of a problem in general as most cars are automatics. 
May 2011

42780 mi
check engine light, check gas cap light and check parking brake light (+ABS warning) came on in the space of a week. Some are related - parts ordered. Annoying! 
Jun 2011

45880 mi
recurring dash warning lights for check engine and gas cap - apparently all related to emissions control. VW says that their warning systems are too sensitive! 
Jul 2011

46500 mi
second failure of intake manifold. Old manifold flapper valve had a plastic tab - these almost all fail. My 1st failed at 15,000km, and now again. New part has metal tab. See service manager more often than my good friends! aux cooling fan - had an intermittent fault - which meant occasionally main cooling fan running longer than it should. Warning light was automatically assumed to be faulty (of course - VW) but this time it was showing as an emmision fault. 
Aug 2011

47900 mi
DMF changed 8 mos ago, dealer changed clutch parts also but not the clutch release bearing - saying the vibration I had was normal. Changed dealerships, now part is ordered and will be installed. Sloppy work! 
Sep 2011

51460 mi
When installing clutch release bearing, the bolt holding crossmember was stripped, thus falling off on street. Car was towed to shop, repairs made and car returned on 3rd day. I know the name of the mechanic's children. Sad! 
Jan 2012

39960 mi

C $130
RF xenon headlight unit has water droplets on inside of lamp unit. Dealer said out of warranty since 4000 km over, even though obviously an old problem. Suggested a hair dryer. 
Mar 2012

59520 mi

C $160
electric pump in the windshield washer bottle failed. 
Apr 2012

60140 mi

C $220
Warning light on for return of gas vapours to intake manifold - faulty light! Ironic that that the warning light is faulty more often that the item it indicates - and costs more. 
Aug 2012

64540 mi

C $190
electric control for driver seat - to recline and raise seat stopped. Easily removed trim and 3 screws hold this part. But 190.00! They say it's elec + switch + German. I say for that price it should last longer. New switch works fine. 
Feb 2013

73960 mi

C $575
HVAC blower motor bearing failure - unable to source non VW part for this model - please note that dealer also recommended changing an additional electrical control along with the blower motor. Cost would be 575+190= $765 plus tx !!! 
Aug 2013

82540 mi

C $700
Heavy carbon buildup mostly due to DI design - off warranty so no help from VW. 2 full handfulls of carbon where removed! Told that this is normal for 2.0T and many other DI motors. s1 injector and 1 coil also needed replacement. 
Sep 2013

83080 mi

C $720
Fuel system - throttle body replaced. Seems premature, as are most component failures. No non proprietary parts available. 
Jul 2014

89280 mi

C $140
parking brake switch indicated fault - dealer indicated this was a known high occurrence item. 
Sep 2014

92380 mi

C $270
bolt holding arm for electric liftgate - wagon, snapped. Trim removed and liftgate detached to replace screw that secured the arm. 3 hours labour. 
Oct 2014

93580 mi
dashboard warning light indicated engine overheating and guage showed maximum temperature. Car was towed to service center, no overheating observed, not recorded in vehicle computer and could not be replicated. Problem has not recurred. 
Jul 2015

108380 mi

C $1
main front crankshaft seal - leaking. Seal is a very flimsy single filament model that replaces earlier more robust units - mechanic reports common early KM replacements required. Expensive!! 
Aug 2015

108780 mi

C $550
main engine cooling fan failed to start till temp at 130, auxiliary fan burned out. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2010

27000 mi

US $27
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) module failed. Radio volume was higher upon car restart; Radio volume was extremely high after mute / un-mute cycle. Increasingly loud wind noise on driver side above 45mph. Dealer adjusted driver side door, reducing the problem significantly. 
Mar 2011

40000 mi
Defog not working; no air flow to windshield HVAC mode switch was very hard to turn; This is a followup to the defog repair; Tech did not have a cable properly seated. 
Oct 2012

74000 mi

US $850
Alternator light came on; dealer said alternator was bad and replaced it. They did not have one in stock or in the metro area. Took four days to get one. 
Apr 2013

81000 mi

US $800
1) cleaned carbon off intake valves (was getting misfires & getting worse by week) 2) replaced intake valve stem seals 
Jan 2014

100000 mi

US $921
Engine using 3 Qts oil in 10K miles. Replace rear main seal. Replace transmission input shaft seal. 
Aug 2014

110000 mi

US $737
Replaced intake manifold Fuel pump died and was replaced. 
Sep 2014

111000 mi
Fuel Pump Control Module died and was replaced. 
Oct 2015

129200 mi

US $540
Radiator fan electrical caused constant battery draw, causing battery to be depleted. 
Nov 2015

130000 mi
PCV Valve Oil Separator failed; part replaced 
Feb 2016

131100 mi

US $500
Car would not start if it sat for >5 days, no lights on the dash. Gel battery had a bad cell, possible related to prior issue draining battery 
Feb 2017

140000 mi

US $700
Cabin fan was making noise when stopping and at low speed. Fan replaced Steering wheel lock failed messages. Car would start then shut down. Replaced steering column lock 
Volkswagen Passat in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

36000 mi

US $50
Front end lower control arm bushings were bad. They were making clunking noise when going over bumps Dealership replaced them. $50 deductible on VW Certified warranty. 
Feb 2015

38000 mi

US $50
Turbo recirculating valve (diverter valve) was leaking oil. Upper timing belt cover was leaking oil. All replaced under VW CPO warranty with $50 deductible. 
Jun 2015

45000 mi

US $50
Water leaking into trunk. Dealer replaced trunk seal. 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Oct 2017
Oct 2008

155 mi
Rear hatch electrical short fixed by dealership 
Oct 2009

23560 mi
Intake flap sensor replaced 
Dec 2009

26040 mi
Intake manifold replaced 
Jul 2010

36880 mi
faulty sensor replaced 
Apr 2013

71600 mi
Engine Light On, Intake manifold replaced a second time. 
Jun 2013

73160 mi

C $100
Heater blower seized. Replaced. 
Feb 2014

79360 mi

C $550
rear hatch power striker replaced 
Oct 2017

109740 mi

C $1200
Water pump replacement. (Check engine light on) 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Germany
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

1240 mi
Noise from driveshafts 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Sweden
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

133300 mi
THe seatbelt sensor in the drivers seat belt stopped working, resulting in the seat belt warning going off all the time. 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2012
Jan 2009

200 mi
Replaced headlights - excess condensation in both headlights 
Jun 2009

5051 mi
Gas Cap light followed by check engine light. Dealer performed "P4 cluster adaptation recall." Check engine light / gas cap light (evap leak warning) 
Sep 2009

8195 mi
Cap light followed by check engine light; Dealer found evap leak fault when they pulled the code, so they ran an evap leak test, but the evap system passed their test so they just cleared the code. Check engine light /gas cap light (evap leak warning) 
Jan 2010

12228 mi
Gas cap loose light followed by check engine light, indicating an evap system leak; 3rd time this problem occurred in one year. Dealer really dug in to troubleshoot and finally replaced "most likely" part, which was the purge valve. Check engine light/gas cap light (evap leak warning). Dealer replaced N80 purge valve. 
Aug 2010

18800 mi
Check Engine light diagnosed as bad flap/motor in intake manifold. Parts replaced, but check engine light came back. Car immediately returned, dealer performed some adaptation procedures, but check engine light again illuminated. Car returned to shop after a new intake manifold that was ordered, arrived; however, the dealer could not finish the installation because dealer failed to order a few bolts that were also needed. Faulty intake manifold replaced along with two seals for injectors that came out when original manifold was taken out. Check engine light no longer comes on and driveabiliy improved, so I think this fixed the problem 
Jan 2012

32000 mi

US $100
Passenger side airbag sensor failure produced airbag warning light on the dashboard 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
Jan 2012

10000 mi
Parking brake sensor control module replaced. Dash light on but brake still worked. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2011
Dec 2009

2000 mi
Passenger door gasket was cut 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2015
Feb 2014

42700 mi

US $200
Fuel injector stopped working 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013
Jul 2010

15000 mi
Airbag sensor failed. 
Apr 2013

50500 mi

US $470
Intake manifold replaced under warranty. $470 charged to clean deposits from intake. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

31300 mi

US $1200
Brake booster had a vacuum leak and needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

10000 mi
Lumbar adjustment knob in passenger seat did not work. New part was ordered and will be installed when it arrives. 
Jul 2009

12000 mi
New lumbar knob installed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Iowa, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

79000 mi
Engine light was on. Mechanic diagnostic as a manifold problem. Stated VW would have to fix also stated that this is a known problem with this vehicle. I have not taken it to VW yet to fix. Mechanic estimated the cost to be around $800. 
Feb 2015

96000 mi

US $2000
Had to replace all four fuel injectors Had to replace fan for the AC/heat 
Mar 2015

96000 mi

US $600
turbo valve being broke. I was told it was wide open and thus pushing oil through the engine. Main rear seal was leaking oil like a sieve. The valve problem caused the seal to leak. The cost to repair the seal would have been over 2 grand, so I fixed the valve and traded in the vehicle within a week. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

101000 mi

US $109
Cam chain tensioner failure resulted in engine locking up. Repair would cost more than car value. Sold to different mechanic for very little who said he would replace engine and then sell. Bought Camry as replacement. No more VWs. 
Volkswagen Passat in United Arab Emirates
Jan 2015 - Oct 2017
Apr 2015

106500 mi

¤500
Fuel pump replacement 
May 2015

107700 mi

¤10
The inside roof and doors textile material fell down and the inside foamy material deteriorated and kept falling down. Probably from the heat in my country. 
Jan 2017

131440 mi

¤1500
Mixed gear oil with radiator water. Gear oil was in the coolant tank. Replaced transmission cooler / radiator and transmission cooler lines and flushed transmission. The problem is not 100 percent fixed because the gear is not 100 percent working properly but I would say that it is 95 percent fixed with noticeable change in gear shifting from time to time 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

125000 mi

US $50
Failed coil pack, was able to diagnose with P-code 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
- Dec 2009
Jun 2009

450 mi
Steering Wheel Rack replaced.  
Oct 2009

8281 mi
Check Engine Light On, hose replaced 
Dec 2009

11206 mi
Engine Light On, hose replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Feb 2011

37000 mi
Faulty fuel injector. Repaired under certified used car warranty.  
Jun 2012

64000 mi

US $35
I parked the car and the power steering failed when I started it. I had it towed to a VW dealer on Friday. They were unable to look at it until Monday. Upon re-start, the power steering worked again. They have no idea what happened. Needed headlight replaced. The owners manual emphasized the dangers of doing it yourself so I brought it to my usual repair shop. 
Aug 2012

67300 mi

US $590
The steering rack, when overheated, would fail rendering the car without power steering. The rack was replaced. VW paid for the part ($1,200) and I paid for labor ($590). The car was 2 months out of warranty when this repair was needed. 
Mar 2013

85000 mi

US $1800
Needs new intake manifold, $650. Apparently, this is a common issue with Passats. The engine light will come on and you will notice a decrease in power. It should be brought in for repairs as soon as possible,. needed new fuel pump, $1150. 
Feb 2014

111500 mi

US $350
I noticed a squeal coming from my engine and brought it to my independent repair shop the next day. The 'blower' stopped working and had to be replaced. About $170 for the part and $180 for labor. 
Apr 2014

115000 mi

US $720
The water pump was leaking and needed to be replaced. replaced water pump 
Jan 2016

115000 mi

US $750
replaced exhaust manifold. This is the 2nd time I've had it replaced. The first was at 80,000 miles. 
Dec 2016

186000 mi

US $175
needed new spark plugs 
Apr 2017

194000 mi

US $800
new water pump 
Jul 2017

203000 mi

US $160
replaced exhaust clamps 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

27000 mi
Intake was replaced under extended warranty for problems with intake flap valve and actuator 
May 2015

28000 mi

US $50
Radiator had a seam leak. Replaced with new Seat lumbar support motor failed and was replaced Driverside door seal was never glued and seal was loose. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

79000 mi

US $430
breather valve clogged 
May 2016

84300 mi

US $1048
water pump leaking 
Jun 2016

84000 mi

US $45
Electronic Parking Brake Switch was not releasing and giving fault. Replaced as research showed VW had updated. Working as should now. 
Nov 2016

87300 mi

US $300
Car would not start. Display said Airbag failure do not drive. Had towed to shop, $130 for diagnostics. No fault found for airbag failure, just battery. Replaced battery after initial 3 yr old battery failed to charge. 
Feb 2017

88000 mi
Timing Cover - Upper: UPPER TIMING CHAIN COVER AND GASKET Oil pan & gasket Inner CV Boot on right After returned home from dealer Replacing UPPER TIMING CHAIN COVER AND GASKET, low coolant warning light came on. Coolant was on floor of my garage. Returned to dealer. They said water pump was out. Cars back at shop that replaced 6 mos ago 
Jun 2017

90000 mi

US $30
Replaced right parking light. About 20 min as had to pull back cover of wheel well to remove and difficult access. Also replaced right turn signal much easier. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

73000 mi

US $414
CEL on due to misfire in 2 cylinders. Replaced spark plugs performed engine wash 
Oct 2016

74700 mi

US $700
Intake manifold carbon buildup. Dealer performed a manual engine cleaning (soda blasting). 
Aug 2017

82000 mi

US $500
Driver side CV Boot replacement due to tear. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

57000 mi

US $500
Recharged frion, includes purple dyed to detect leak in AC system 
Volkswagen Passat in Tennessee, United States
May 2012 - May 2013
Jul 2012

46700 mi

US $675
Warning light on. Initially it was reset (one day and free). It came back on. Flapper sensor valve replaced.($675 - second day). Light came on. Rechecked and determined to be a VW extended warranty repair item for an intake manifold probem. 
May 2013

60000 mi

US $458
the coil for the spark generation went bad for one cylinder. All 4 were replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

103000 mi

US $800
Needed to "decarbonize" the valves - also about $800. 
Apr 2014

104000 mi

US $600
Then needed new water pump - about $600 
Sep 2014

111000 mi
dead battery - replaced for $160 
Feb 2015

115400 mi

US $1109
Water pump - intake manifold studs - injector seal 
Jan 2017

143000 mi

US $825
Needed a new fuel pump 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 110hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ireland
Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

126400 mi

€500
turbo actuator faulty. replaced ok but oil line damaged by tech, also replaced 

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2009 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

66000 mi

US $980
Intake manifolds valve and valve position sensor. Valve stuck in open position. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

103000 mi

US $103
Diagnose engine misfiring. Requires intake valve cleaning. Also CV Boot torn and vacuum pump needs replaced. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Oct 2011 - May 2015
Jul 2013

53000 mi
Battery was replaced due to age. 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $700
Vacuum pump for braking system failed and was leaking engine oil. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

81000 mi
Rear crankshaft seal replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Aug 2015
Oct 2012

74200 mi

US $1500
Intake manifold racked Replaced sunroof switch 
Jan 2014

82500 mi

US $580
Coolant loss due to cracked inlet housing. Had to replace inlet housing. Cost listed also includes an oil change. 
May 2014

95000 mi

US $1200
Power hatch no longer opens. Leak at the windshield washer pump. 
Jun 2014

97000 mi
Power hatch not closing when car sat in the sun for a few hours. 
Aug 2014

98000 mi
Engine has a slight misfire. 
Nov 2014

105000 mi

US $900
Rear main seal leaking; had to be replaced. 
Mar 2015

107000 mi

US $800
Random misfire reported. Changed plugs, removed carbon buildup. 
Jun 2015

108000 mi

US $700
Lack of power and random misfire; took apart and cleaned carbon buildup. 
Jul 2015

110000 mi

US $900
Fuel pump housing cracked causing strong fuel smell in car. Fuel intake valve stuck on wide open flooding one cylinder. 
Aug 2015

110000 mi
Front axles needed replaced. Front-end started to feel noticeably loose. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2011

37700 mi
Memory system for drivers seat would sporadically drive seat. Couldn't set the memory. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

1800 mi
Negative battery cable was improperly tightened during pre-delivery inspection. Negative cable kept coming loose and disabling the entire car. Software reflash. Computer picked up undervoltage code from engine knock sensor...could have been due to brief electrical disconnections. Loose negative battery cable from factory...recall campaign to reflash computer software with latest updates from VW. 
Jul 2009

28000 mi
Dealer replaced defective PCV valve, which had a cracked diaphragm; creating a "screech" or high pitched whistle while engine was running. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Dec 2011
Apr 2008

9300 mi
O2 Sensor. 
Jan 2009

21080 mi
Fuel pressure sensor. 
Jun 2009

29760 mi
Faulty Gas Cap 
Dec 2009

40300 mi
Knock Sensor 
Feb 2010

43500 mi
faulty door latch 
Oct 2010

62560 mi

C $100
Sway bar link 
Jul 2011

75200 mi

C $800
Timing Belt - 120,000km - Tensioner was seizing.  
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2012 - Feb 2017
Feb 2015

60000 mi

US $510
Starter motor gave up, needed replacement 
Nov 2015

70000 mi

US $280
replaced left side inner cv boot 
Feb 2017

85000 mi
During maintenance I was told that there is dry-rot in the ???. That is what causes the clonking noise when I drove over potholes. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2010

28480 mi
Replaced fuel pressure sensor (warranty). 
Jan 2012

46334 mi
Replaced breather valve (warranty) Replaced right front wheel bearing (warranty) 
Mar 2013

58000 mi

US $540
Check engine light came on, however car drove fine. Dealership found that the engine thermostat had to be replaced. 
Mar 2014

70000 mi

US $250
Coolant container was cracked. It was not leaking, but decided to replace. 
Oct 2015

85300 mi

US $1289
Engine chirp when cold; fixed by replacing timing belt, water pump, rollers, tensioner (kit).  Also replaced brake booster vacuum line. Replaced dipstick. 
Feb 2016

89300 mi

US $500
Outer cv boots torn. 
Sep 2016

97000 mi

US $300
Headliner coming undone. 
Dec 2016

99000 mi

US $1369
Coolant system contaminated with oil. Replaced oil cooler, cooler tank, flushed coolant system. 
Sep 2017

106000 mi

US $700
Oil leak from oil pan. Replace oil pan. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Jul 2017
Jan 2013

67700 mi
Car was running too cool, so replaced thermostat. 
May 2016

78800 mi

US $1400
Oil leaks from 3 different locations 
Jun 2016

80000 mi

US $1200
AC compressor died 
Mar 2017

88000 mi

US $692
Replaced brake booster vacuum line: $278 Replaced turbo recirculation valve: $415 
May 2017

90000 mi

US $175
Gummed up radiator. Unsure of cause. Shop said to come back for a couple radiator flushes to get it clean but judging from how the "new" fluid looks in there after 200 miles, they have a long way to go. I believe there is something else to it, like an oil cooler leak, but they haven't found one yet. 
Jun 2017

93000 mi

US $100
Coolant flush; dirty after the last flush 1 month ago. Think they got it all? 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2017
Feb 2011

16700 mi
Parking brake (actuated by electronic dash button, not a direct mechanical linkage) would not reliably disengage [or engage] leaving us concerned about using it for fear of getting stranded. Dash button replaced by dealer under warrantee. 
Jun 2011

20000 mi
AC fan stopped working at any speed other than Max, and would no longer blow cold. Dealer replaced parts under warranty.  Tire pressure warning light came on and stayed on during road trip. I manually checked tire pressure and they seemed fine (32-34 PSI at all corners). Dealer said they refilled all tires to 35 PSI and warning went away. Coin tray rattles on rough roads. Dealer claims they could not reproduce after removing my coins from it. I continue to hear rattles.  
Nov 2011

22000 mi
Engine started making loud high pitched constant shriek/whistle. Didn't vary with engine or vehicle speed but only appears after driving for more than 5 minutes. Diagnosed as turbo vacuum pressure issue. Part replaced under warrantee. 
Jul 2017

51000 mi
I have a motorized rear hatch on my wagon which is able to automatically raise and lower the hatch. One of the mounting bolts that holds the hatch to the motorized hinge/actuator had over the years worked itself loose and as a result of it's mounting being upside down, gravity eventually pulled it down low enough to the point where the motorized actuator snapped the head off the bolt. This left the screw part stuck in the mounting hinge in a terribly inaccessible location. To repair it requires the removal of the entire hatch, which itself actually requires the interior trim to be removed. The dealership estimated this to be an $1100 repair. That cost is simply not worth it to me, so I no longer use the mechanical hatch and operate it by hand. 
Aug 2017

51000 mi

US $823
Car was hard starting and giving CEL for several months. It occasionally would refuse to start, or would start but stay suck in limp mode. My ODB reader was giving me general cooling system codes without any specific detail. This was somewhat intermittent, and I didn't seem to have trouble getting to normal operating temperature, nor was I seeing overheating. There were no signs leaking coolant. So after researching this online, I was able to determine this was either a bad engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor issue, or a thermostat issue. Based on forum advice, I ordered and DIY replaced the ECT sensor which wasn't too difficult and the part was only ~$30. However, it didn't resolve the problem. Realizing I'd have the replace the thermostat, which is a much bigger repair than I have patience to do myself, I took it to the dealer to have it replaced. Post-repair, the car starts and runs perfectly again. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Jan 2009

3000 mi
Ordered sensor that controls flapper valve. Replaced sensor that controls "flapper" valve. Required removal of intake manifold to replace. 
Feb 2009

3000 mi
Noise from steering when cold out until car warms up. Steering gear replaced. Required partial removal of front sub-frame, so front and rear axles were realigned. 
Jun 2011

29000 mi
Parking brake fault. Brake would only release after several attempts. Dealer cleared fault and reset logic. Parking brake fault. Bad parking brake module diagnosed. New module ordered. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Nov 2016
Aug 2015

57900 mi
Bad intake manifold. Fixed under warranty. 
Sep 2016

60000 mi

US $999
Rear main seal leak 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2013

50000 mi

US $190
Intake manifold flaps 
Jul 2013

55800 mi

US $50
Fuel pump, in tank, failure 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2017
Aug 2010

31200 mi
Check engine light on. Engine surging. 
Sep 2011

48000 mi
one of the two electrical cooling fans had stopped working Drivers side sunvisor replaced 
Jun 2012

61000 mi

US $150
Left rear outer tail light melted inside and fell apart. Had to replace entire outer tail light assembly 
Dec 2013

75000 mi

US $150
Trans body valve replaced under warranty Battery replaced by dealer after checking charging system. Pep boys would not warranty the battery I bought from them. What pep boys does is charge the bad battery for a hour then tell you the battery is good. 
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $100
Replaced cam follower for the fuel pump 
Dec 2015

100000 mi

US $150
Coil packs were replaced due to missfire 
Apr 2016

105700 mi

US $650
Low pressure fuel pump flange cracked. Strong fuel odor outside car when tank was over 3/4 full. Low pressure fuel pump was replaced. This is the fuel pump that is in the gas tank. 
Sep 2016

112000 mi

US $300
thermostat replace due to being stuck open and check engine light on. Also temp sensor replaced. 
Sep 2017

125000 mi

US $175
New battery 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Aug 2014
Nov 2010

26300 mi
Intake flap malfunction. window stuck open, replaced motor electronic parking brake would not engage replace mechanical brake. 
Sep 2012

40000 mi

US $800
Window regulator replaced, parking brake button replaced and trunk motor diagnosed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2012
Jun 2010

33000 mi
The car lost power and the MIL came on and made a high pitched noise while coasting. The exhaust bypass valve was broke and was replaced by the dealer. It seems to be a common issue, they knew exactly what it was when I showed up. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Sep 2008 - Dec 2015
Jul 2009

8000 mi
Shimmy at any speed, vibration in the car. 
Jun 2010

16000 mi
Blower fan and unit went bad, no cooling anymore and no high speed for fan Front Passenger Wheel bearing needed to be replaced 
Jan 2012

20000 mi
Had misfire on a few cylinders. Swapped a couple of spark plugs. 
Jul 2013

52000 mi

US $531
Cold start issues. Engine sludge cleanup 
Aug 2013

52800 mi

US $532
Cleaned the manifold - 531$ after 20% rebate. Didn't fix the problem. Replaced the coils - Didn't fix the problem. Replaced the injectors - Fixed the problem. VW extended warranty to 120,000 miles on the injectors and manifold. 
May 2014

61100 mi

US $700
Fuel pump defective, caused car to stop at highway speed or idling 
Volkswagen Passat in Romania
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

12400 mi
Dynaudio amplifier broken. 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

68000 mi
Intake manifold carbon build-up. Hampered throttle valve movement. Replaced under an unpublished courtesy warranty by VW. 
Dec 2014

69000 mi

US $875
Water pump leaking due to cracks in the pump body. Complete unit (including thermostat, temp sensor)was replaced. 
Jun 2015

72000 mi

US $470
Oil pan drain hole was stripped. Not sure who did this, but ended up replacing the oil pan as a result. Dealer said there was no way to re-thread or use a larger drain plug. 
Dec 2015

78000 mi

US $140
Air pressure light was on, but tires were full. Engine light came on shortly afterwards and that was caused by carbon buildup on direct injection ports. Both lights reset and we were given VW branded intake cleaner to apply to next 3 tanks . 
Feb 2016

78000 mi

US $425
Engine light, along w/ EPC light, came on. Engine running rough. Needed new coil pack, so replaced all four along w/ plugs. 
Dec 2016

85000 mi

US $1500
PCV unit became clogged and we experienced high volume shrieking noise from under the hood. Initial thought was that a pulley bearing was going out. This caused the rear main seal to go bad. Also replaced. 
Feb 2017

89000 mi
Alternator went bad (due to an oil spill at a quick oil change shop). Serpentine belt was soaked, as well, so it was also replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

US $4800
Valve body bad and replaced, transmission rebuild kit needed. 
Mar 2017

108000 mi

US $100
Replaced all ignition coils and spark plugs due to misfire under load. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

US $1500
leaking oil and coolant - replaced water pump gasket Timing chain assembly guide broke 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

110000 mi

US $250
replace engine coolant temp sensor and thermostat 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Nov 2016

148000 mi

US $100
Oil Leak 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

148000 mi

US $300
Lost power to 1 of the cylinders and was told it needed to come apart and be sent to a machine shop. Total cost estimate would have been $2000-$2500 so I opted to sell the car 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

79361 mi

US $425
Front left boot had a rip, was replaced. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2008 - Apr 2010
Jan 2009

8060 mi
Fan resistors burned, only worked at 4(full power). 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
Dec 2013

77000 mi

US $400
check engine light, Thermostat replaced 
Dec 2014

90000 mi

US $120
3 of 4 fan speeds stopped working. Blew a capacitor. Second time it has happened 
Feb 2016

104000 mi

US $50
CEL came on. Rough idle. Took to mechanic, scanned car, cleared codes. Couldnt find anything wrong/duplicate. 
Oct 2016

115000 mi

US $250
Check engine light and rough idle. Mechanic replaced sensor 
Feb 2017

121000 mi

US $15
Lost 3 of 4 fan speeds. Replaced capacitor. Third time in 3 years replacing same capacitor 
May 2017

122000 mi

US $1200
Electronic parking brake motor died and seized on rear brake. Also ripped up brakes and rotors. All needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2012
Mar 2008

150 mi
Rear window shade hook fell out. 
Feb 2009

12000 mi
Took in car for electrical problem, but it couldn't be replicated. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

111000 mi

US $1800
Replaced clutch and throwout bearing. Clutch engaging late, bearing noisy. Water pump, Thermostat and belt replaced because water pump was leaking. 
Jun 2016

120000 mi

US $300
Parking brake motor stripped drive gear. Needed to replace entire pass. side caliper. 
Dec 2016

132000 mi

US $200
driver's door latch not functioning properly, would sieze in the open/unlock position preventing door from latching closed. Dealer replaced latch mechanism, was not the problem. Drivers door latch not functioning properly siezed in open/unlock position preventing door from closing. Dealer replaced driver's door handle at their expense due to previously replacing incorrect part. The parking brake motor drive gear was stripped. Replaced caliper and motor under warranty. 
Aug 2017

144000 mi

US $100
Replace PCV valve 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Sweden
May 2011 - Aug 2011
Jun 2011

4960 mi

$500
Clutch stopped working while driving. Some hydraulic part failed. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Apr 2013
Mar 2012

39000 mi
Oil leak on top portion of engine. 3 gaskets replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Jul 2010

19000 mi
Faulty airbag sensor 
Jun 2011

31000 mi
Airbag sensor light fault 
Jul 2011

32000 mi
Steering column TSB 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

79200 mi

US $350
Low-tone horn stopped working. Replaced with aftermarket unit. Failed after about a month. Serpetine Belt Tensioner Pulley seized up, causing the belt to fall off. Car had to be towed home. Parts purchased at local VW dealer, service performed by owner. 
Jun 2014

77000 mi

US $20
Replace low-tone horn. 
Aug 2014

78000 mi

US $70
Metal plate holding rear view mirror in place was installed improperly during the previous owner's replacement of the windshield. Double-stick tape was used instead of approved adhesive, and the tape failed. 
Jun 2015

85000 mi

US $15
Right rear sunroof drain became clogged, causing water in passenger footwells. Removed interior parts to dry out wet areas, removed rear fender liners to expose rear sunroof drain exits, cleared obstructions, reassembled. Pin holding rear passenger window to regulator fell out. Replaced with DIY bolt-and-bushing solution. 
Sep 2015

86000 mi

US $350
Replaced both radiator cooling fans. Replaced low pressure fuel sensor. 
Sep 2017

97000 mi

US $40
Replace Front Stabilizer Bar End Links 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2015
Jul 2014

72800 mi

US $300
Low pressure sensor replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Oct 2012
Feb 2011

18000 mi
Valve motor replaced 
Mar 2011

19000 mi
CD changer broke CD changer replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2017
Apr 2012

17500 mi
Airbag light on dash came on, checked by dealer and found sensor on front bumper failed, ordered replacement and replaced it on a separate trip to dealer the next week. 
Jan 2013

18300 mi
Had problem with radio losing its memory and ipod connector not working; radio and accessory plug were both replaced under extended VW warrantee. 
Sep 2014

73000 mi

US $100
CEL was on and had dealer pull the code, after some diagnostics they determined that the EGR valve needed replacement. Total cost would have been $275, but was covered under extended warantee so only cost me $100 out of pocket. 
Apr 2015

85500 mi

US $100
Final check of car before 85K warrantee expired. Found leaking radiator.  Also found 2 engine oil leaks that required gasket replacement. 
Jul 2016

105300 mi

US $200
Drip around oil drain plug, perhaps it was overtightend on last service visit? 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

48000 mi
Ignition switch required steering column repair 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2017
Nov 2011

35000 mi

US $140
replace battery 
Oct 2013

54300 mi

US $233
MIL came on, thermostat found to be bad also changed temperature sensor right front control arm bushing was found to be bad mechanic found turbo bypass valve to be leaking oil 
Apr 2014

58500 mi

US $800
brake boost had vacuum leak transmission pan gasket leak roller on timing belt squeaked, roller changed on warranty, owner had timing belt & water pump changed 
Feb 2015

67400 mi

US $600
transmission case had a leak had to replace entire transmission changed struts 
Apr 2017

89000 mi

US $460
REPLACED LEFT FRONT INNER CV BOOT AND DID ALIGNMENT 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2016
Apr 2008

1000 mi
Repair Rattling Sunroof 
Jun 2011

28000 mi
900 miles from home, car died, would not restart. Towed to local VW dealer. Told problem was loose engine mounts. Caused by failure to properly tighten mounts during recall replacement of steering rack at selling dealer. Repaired / Warranty Drove 900 miles, after repair of loose engine. No apparent problem. Next day, engine over heating 6 miles from home/City traffic. Drove to dealer for repair. Cooling fans not working. Told problem related to loose engine. Repaired/Warranty 
May 2012

39700 mi
12 Volt DC Power Outlets / Lighter Sockets In Passenger Compartment(Front & Rear) Failed. 
Dec 2012

48000 mi
Noticed headlight not aiming properly. Housing for driver side headlight broken. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Dec 2013

149000 mi

US $1150
Both water pumps - main and auxiliary - were leaking. Both pumps replaced. The fasteners for both water pumps had been over-torqued during a previous repair and caused both pump housings to crack. Also replaced an oil seal 
Jul 2014

152200 mi

US $900
Engine was leaking coolant from freeze plugs between engine and transmission. Transmission had to be pulled to repair coolant leaks. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2010
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Was hearing a loud high pitch sound from engine compartment. Dealer determined that some pressure regulator had been broken and was losing vacuum pressure which was causing high pitch whistle. 
Jan 2010

35000 mi
Check engine light showed up and result was a low-pressure fuel sensor had gone bad. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
- May 2008
May 2008

5000 mi

US $300
oil change, tire needed replacing as the dealer stated, claimed there was a bubble, of course not under warranty, bad start 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2011
Mar 2010

25000 mi
Broken lumbar support front passenger seat. Part ordered. Part installed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
Mar 2010

20000 mi
Electric motor on drivers seat failed. Could no longer adjust. Fuel pressure sensor defective, reading low. 
Nov 2011

36000 mi
Blown gasket on crank-case sensor. 
Jun 2012

41000 mi

US $320
Frayed wires under seat setting off airbag light. 
Aug 2014

72000 mi

US $800
Steering column lock fault. Replaced lock assembly. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2015
Apr 2009

10100 mi
CD changer failed, replaced under warranty Sunglasses holder failed, replaced under warranty 
Dec 2009

23000 mi
The valve body for the automatic transmission was replaced. Also the transmission control unit was flashed with new software. 
Apr 2011

44000 mi
The bearing that operates that steering rack had an unusual amount of play/was loose, causing damage on both sides. Dealer replaced entire steering rack under warranty.  
Jan 2012

45600 mi
The front suspension bushings had worn prematurely, causing a loud squeaking noise on bumps. The problem is common for this generation Passat. Replaced free of change under CPO extended warranty 
Dec 2012

81000 mi

US $1800
-Intake valve carbon cleaning 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Aug 2014
Sep 2010

55000 mi

US $1500
Total steering wheel, airbag and left front electrical failure 
Nov 2010

66000 mi

US $600
Hesitation. Found to be high pres fuel pump mechanical interface. Cam shaft has to be replaced. Replaced interface only, cam shaft repair is $1500 job, and timing belt replacement is soon. Do together. 
Dec 2012

87000 mi

US $100
Rear rim on drivers side has spontaneously deformed. No accident or damage to rim of any kind. Problem progressed quickly over less than one month, tire would no longer hold air. Aftermarket rim purchased 
Aug 2014

101000 mi
Intermittent check engine light under full acceleration 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Mar 2012
Mar 2009

19840 mi

C $120
Air bag fail sensor - passenger air bag sensor malfunctioned; replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2011

66340 mi

C $355
Check engine light on. Not sure if it is being caused by evap purge valve. Car has not been driven much since summer. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2011
Mar 2009

3000 mi
Smell of manure coming from vents when AC was activated. 
Apr 2009

5000 mi
Car smelled badly when AC used. Problem was worsened by intense smell from carpet shampoo on previous visit for the same problem. 
May 2009

5000 mi
Reoccurring bad smell coming from vents when using AC. 
Jun 2009

5000 mi
AC stopped working. They said it was a simple fix. The day I got the car back, the AC failed again. Second time for A/C they kept it for about a week. It has been fine since then. 
Mar 2010

12000 mi
AC air smells like manure when first engaged. Car would sporadically not start. Steering column and EMC replaced. 
Jul 2011

29000 mi
Rear sunshade was broken and they ordered a replacement. They forgot to order some additional parts so I am taking it in again this weekend. 
Sep 2011

30000 mi
Engine light came on. Problem was diagnosed as a faulty valve. It was replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2012
Dec 2008

4000 mi
Air Bag sensor defective. 
Mar 2012

30000 mi
Dead cell in battery replaced bushings 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2011
Sep 2009

15000 mi
Ignition coil, they replaced coil pack on cyclinder 2.  
Dec 2010

24000 mi
Car would only start after two tries dealer could not reproduce it or imo did not even look. Still car starts funny or almost does not catch when turning over for the 1st crank.  Suspension rattles, clicks but nothing found. 
Jan 2011

23300 mi
I have a few issues like over the speed bumps or a dip the front right side makes a noise that seems like the suspension is loose, the car would take more then one try to start, rattles all over the palce. So of course in VW fashion nothing 
Apr 2011

25000 mi
The transmission shudders in the morning when backing out garage. Shop said if they fix it and I complain VW will not pay, dealer has too. Thank goodness I leased it, turned it in april 10th and will never buy again. VW did not care. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Mexico, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2017
Apr 2012

17200 mi
Fuel system 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2012
Dec 2009

35000 mi
Required new Sirius radio module 
Apr 2011

52000 mi

US $310
Engline light code showing system too lean. Proper amount of gasoline not flowing into system due to faulty sensor. Repaired successfully. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2010

43000 mi
Replaced inoperative satellite radio module under warrenty. 
Oct 2010

43000 mi
"Small Evaporator leak".  
Dec 2012

72000 mi

US $200
lowbeam headlight had to be replaced no heat at front dash outlets 
Aug 2013

81000 mi
no heat at front dash outlets, never fixed 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

229500 mi

US $40
Brake caliper serviced 
Aug 2016

236000 mi
Rust perforation on doors around trim and quarter panel 
Volkswagen Passat in Delaware, United States
- Nov 2009
Nov 2009

29000 mi
Third time had to take car in to re-place the gas cap. Check engine light comes on with the fuel cap indicator as well. Check engine light came once again after only one day after being fix 
Volkswagen Passat in Brunei Darussalam
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

32240 mi

$300
Engine overheating, showing symptom of radiator fan running overun for more than 5 minute everytime after engine switch off, temperature rising more than 100 degree C, when running above 120KMH. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

57000 mi

US $100
PCV Valve issue causing a vacuum leak. Reinstalled after applying Silicone but started again after 100 miles. Needs that part and possibly other parts 
Apr 2011

57700 mi

US $300
Same problem as before, PCV valve causing a vacuum leak. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
Dec 2012

53000 mi
Behavior: Intermittent CELs, especially when driven hard Issue: HPFP Cam Follower damage resulting in camshaft wear Dealer replaced intake camshaft and cam follower. Also repaired cylinder head. Replaced the Premium 7 radio head unit. 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Aug 2008 - May 2017
Feb 2015

35300 mi

US $400
new, heavier shocks installed, due to bad local road conditions in desert areas 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2015
Apr 2008

2000 mi
Bad airbag sensor. 
Feb 2010

25000 mi
creaky control arm bushings 
Mar 2011

37000 mi
front park assist sensor replaced 
Mar 2012

48000 mi
replace creaking lower control arm bushings. 
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $1390
A hole rusted the an exhaust sleeve connecting two pipes. sleeve replaced notice oil drips on driveway. 2 days before service schedule transmission started to slip. trans cooler lines leaking, a hole is on of them. replace both lines 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

62000 mi

C $200
Damaged rear wheel bearing, both sides. Repack CV joint, front left 
Feb 2016

83360 mi

C $500
Left CV joint replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in New South Wales, Australia
Aug 2008 - Mar 2011
Sep 2008

9920 mi
Jerky on moving off. Surging at low speeds. They acknowledge, but don't know how to fix. 
Mar 2011

41540 mi
Injector failure. Car stopped. Had to be towed. Workshop said injector design fault. All injectors replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Nov 2012
Aug 2008

2000 mi
wood dash trim cracked/ replaced. Rear sunshade clip cracked/replaced. 
Jul 2011

28500 mi
cdc hardware error, radio replaced 
Apr 2012

37000 mi
turbo solenoid 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2015
Aug 2012

83700 mi
TSB for pcv system, dealer replaced the entire crankcase ventilation system including the turbo pressure release 
May 2013

102100 mi

US $240
Drivers side inner axle boot was torn and leaking grease. Dealer pulled axle, replaced boot and installed axle 
Dec 2013

116000 mi

US $200
The ignition coil on cylinder 2 went bad so I replaced all 4 coils and 4 plugs. The plugs were due to be replaced in 5k miles anyway. Could have repaired the car for $35 but did all the coils just in case. 
May 2014

123600 mi

US $400
Thermostat and sensor replaced 
Dec 2014

134000 mi

US $260
Replaced left side inner cv boot. 
Jun 2015

140000 mi

US $150
Replaced pcv valve and purge valve 
Aug 2015

140000 mi

US $250
Turbo Failed and destroyed intercooler and Catalytic convertor 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2017
Oct 2014

62200 mi

US $400
Intake code po2015 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

90000 mi
PCV Valve recall 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

103000 mi

US $805
High pressure fuel pump destroys cam follower, which wears down intake camshaft. About $2000. New hpfp, cam follower, and intake camshaft to repair it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
Mar 2014

84000 mi

US $1739
Failed crankcase breather caused rear main oil seal to leak 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

39000 mi
Ignition coil blew. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2011 - Feb 2017
Dec 2011

36000 mi
Radio display information suddenly disappeared; sound was still present, but could not see which station or satellite channel was selected. Dealer replaced radio under warranty 
Jul 2013

54500 mi
low tone on horn not working, dealer replaced under extended warranty; no charge 
Apr 2015

79000 mi

US $330
faulty breather valve 
Oct 2016

98300 mi

US $701
intended to have timing belt replaced, learned that car has timing chain, so replacement not needed. however, needed timing chain cover gasket and exterior belts, plus battery. 
Feb 2017

100000 mi

US $750
check engine light showed; problem: oil leaking into ignition coils; replaced coils and spark plugs and valve cover gasket. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

37000 mi

US $65
banging noise in suspension - dealership stated bolts had come loose. sound remained. car sold. 
Volkswagen Passat in Iowa, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2015
May 2012

40000 mi
replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
Apr 2013

53000 mi
Knocking in front end going over bumps and turning. Parts replaced were: Steering rack Drivers side ball joint Drivers side sway bar link 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

10000 mi
Horn was not working. It had to be replaced. 
Oct 2015

40300 mi

US $750
Spark igniter failed. Needed to replace all igniters and plugs. 
Dec 2015

42000 mi

US $250
Steering column lock needed to be replaced Turbo diverter valve seal was leaking 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2012
Oct 2008

7000 mi
Missing sun shade clip for rear passenger window 
Aug 2010

43000 mi
Driver Headlight not properly aligned 
Sep 2010

45000 mi
Breather Valve faulty. 
Nov 2010

50500 mi
Low Tone Horn Replaced 
Oct 2011

65300 mi

US $50
Horn not sounding properly. 
Jan 2012

72000 mi

US $400
PCV Valve Replaced 
Jun 2012

82000 mi
Parking brake not engaging properly after rear brake replacement. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

92000 mi

US $7200
Timing chain tensioner broke and destroyed engine 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2015
Sep 2011

45000 mi
A/C compressor failed. Replaced under warranty.  
Aug 2012

60300 mi
Fuel pump control module failure. Replaced under Certified warranty. 
Jun 2013

75000 mi

US $300
Cracked intake manifold. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2013
May 2013

42000 mi
oil drain plug/lower pan, common problem with 2.0T engine, not covered by warrantee. cost est $200/300. traded instead of fixing because got a good deal on a CC. 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2017
Sep 2007

620 mi
Wind noise from driver's window seal above 70 km/h. New seal ordered. 
Oct 2007

1240 mi
New seal installed. 
Dec 2007

3100 mi
Air bag telltale ON. Parts ordered for repair. 
Jan 2008

3596 mi
Airbag module replaced. Issue closed. 
Feb 2010

29760 mi
Defroster blower noisy at lowest speed 
Jun 2010

33480 mi
Paint peeling off front curbside fender. At sheetmetal bend near tire. Fender repainted. 
Jan 2014

74400 mi

C $800
muffler and tail pipe replacement 
Sep 2014

81220 mi
intake manifold cleaned from carbon deposit sensor and thermostat replaced (cooling system) 
Aug 2015

88080 mi
paint peeling off on main exterior panels with surface corrosion. rear lh fender replaced, cost to repair higher than replacement 
Sep 2015

89280 mi

C $1050
Replaced left hand universal joint Replace both front suspension strut assemblies 
Apr 2016

96100 mi

C $900
head to tail exhaust replacement 
May 2016

96720 mi

C $100
Defroster blower fan replaced, noisy at low speed Fresh air flapper actuator replaced; noticed with loud grinding noise coming from behind glovebox 
Sep 2016

99200 mi

C $25
recirculating fuel vapor valve replaced ignition coils (4) replaced, engine misfire noise sometime occurs when accelerating. Rosstech scan returns #1 cylinder misfire. 
May 2017

105400 mi

C $600
Transmission oil cooler & hoses replaced 
Sep 2017

110360 mi

C $175
suspension link bars replaced, front and rear (curbside) Suspension link replaced front streetside 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
May 2016

92700 mi

US $365
Fuel sending unit failed and wouldn't deliver fuel to the engine. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

115000 mi
we have had several problems with the fuel injectors and ignition coils. On several occasions had to have the water pump replaced. We ended up taking the car in for about 6 times to get water pump replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2015
Aug 2012

43300 mi
sunroof would go up/down while driving. after excorcisim failed. dealer installed new switch under warrenty 
Aug 2013

47300 mi

US $225
car in foor rear brakes. found electonic parking brake would not release shop replaced rotor electric parking brake release motor. Now problem has returned. Will take to dealer. 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
replaced car battery 
May 2015

50000 mi
electronic parking brake not releasing was told repair would cost $300/1000 and $130. diagnostic fee. Not using parking brake. 
Jul 2015

50000 mi

US $50
parking brake still not right after replacing switch.Traded car in for a new vw 2015 passat S 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

3000 mi
TSB for shifting front subframe, fix applied and alignment done. 
Sep 2009

23000 mi
Trunk latch chrome cracked and replaced under warranty. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 160hp 1.8L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Singapore
Jun 2010 - Mar 2014
Oct 2010

27900 mi
Discovered wear and tear of front suspension link arms during 45,000km scheduled servicing. Part replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2011

45260 mi

$270
Fuel pump control module was faulty. Part No 1K0 906 093F. 
Jan 2012

47120 mi

$100
Exhaust downpipe header joint cracked and required welding. 
May 2013

63860 mi

$700
1. Changed rocker arms and hydraulic lifters as they were loose and giving out knocking sounds. 2. Leaking vacuum valve gasket. Rear fuel pump and relay module faulty. 
Jan 2014

54400 mi

$600
Alternator was faulty 
Mar 2014

68200 mi

$700
Water pump and coolant pipes were leaking. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2012

51800 mi
replace fuel injectors 
Jan 2016

£32
Split turbo hose 
Feb 2016

84000 mi

£70
Snapped front suspension spring 
Aug 2016

93000 mi
Snapped front spring Spring came loose, reinstalled 
Volkswagen Passat in Ireland
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

32860 mi
Coming/leaving home lights not functioning.Problem didn't show on first scan.Showed up on second scan 1 week later.Problem fixed 5 days later as part had to be ordered.Courtesy car not offered. Problem discovered, part ordered. Convenience module replaced. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $450
front headlight failed, replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2011
Nov 2010

34300 mi
Button sticking on stock radio. Replaced radio under warrenty. 
Sep 2011

43000 mi
Car was missing. Ended up being a bad ground to the fuel pressure regulator. Repaired, and no problem since. 
Oct 2011

43000 mi
Radio quit working. 
Nov 2011

43000 mi
Radio not working. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2009

5000 mi

US $80
Battery cable had to be replaced 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2008 - Feb 2011
Aug 2008

5000 mi
steering wheel clockspring 
Oct 2008

5000 mi
Steering clockspring replaced. 
Apr 2009

10000 mi
iPOD adapter in glove box stopped working iPOD adapter harness in glove box replaced 
Jan 2010

17000 mi
Driver side passenger power window stopped working. 
Mar 2010

19000 mi
Driver side rear window motor replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2017
Feb 2010

17200 mi
Rear window sunshade broke. Clip in right side guide rail broke when owner operating sunshade. May have been caused by owner error. Dealer repaired when car brought in for routine 15,000 mile maintenance. No charge for repair. Done under warranty. 
Nov 2012

32100 mi
Broken Window Switch, Right (Passenger) Rear. Replaced under warranty during normal maintenance. 
Oct 2013

38000 mi
Repaired rear window sun shade 
Dec 2013

39000 mi
Xenon HID headlight burned out. Service dept said bumper needed to be removed to replace and would take 4 hours and cost $400. While replacing the bulb, mechanic damaged the hood of the car. Tried to repair hood twice. Finally replaced hood. Mechanic damaged hood of car while replacing headlight. Tried to repair hood twice. Both times the repair was unacceptable. Finally replaced hood. Although dealer gave me a loaner, total time was 5 weeks, and four trips to the service dept. 
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $330
Replaced Low Side Fuel Sensor Replaced Head Gasket Replaced Exhaust System Hanger 
Jun 2017

90000 mi
Intermittent "Seat Belt" Warning Light and Chimes. Technician could not find cause of problem. Shop did did not repair the problem. Problem not resolved. Will require another trip to the repair shop. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Dec 2009

14000 mi
Low side horn was not working. 
Jul 2010

21000 mi
Rear window shade bracket replaced, 
Jun 2012

48000 mi
Replaced speed sensor. 
Nov 2012

54000 mi

US $550
High pressure fuel pump on engine not working. 
May 2013

60400 mi

US $45
Replaced electric parking brake switch.. 

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2008 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Libya
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Apr 2011

34800 mi
fan change because of blade breakage and ventilator control switch makes strange noise engine runs uneven and rev meter goes up and down in even rythem, excessive burn of fuel horn not working 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in Saudi Arabia
Dec 2009 - Oct 2011
Oct 2010

38220 mi

﷼600
The oil cooler mixed oil and coolant, they replaced it for me. $600 US. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

23000 mi

US $1100
a/c would not blow cold. owner charged twice, 2nd time w stop leak and dye, dealership stated that there was no dye evident. they charged it and sent it out, stating had dye in it. called dealer next business day to return vehicle. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
Aug 2010

96000 mi

US $272
Transmission Audio system Goodwill: Electrical system Recently Diagnosed: Charcoal fuel filter disintegrating, Rear struts bad, Rear Wheel bearings bad... EPC system short Airbag control module blower motor 
Volkswagen Passat in Nevada, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

30000 mi
Some kind of hose broke on top of the engine. Leaked oil, shorted spark plug and car died on me. Then started again but oil kept leaking. They replaced the hose. During normal driving car started to sound like it had no muffler. Dealer replaced broken Catalic converter. 900 dollar repair covered by warranty. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

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

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Jun 2006

2802 mi
Left front lower sway bar link loose. Re-torque left lower sway bar connecting link. 
Jul 2006

4853 mi
Reported harsh transmission shifts. Result: "Operates to manufacturer's specifications". 
Oct 2006

11066 mi
Harsh transmission shift diagnosed as faulty valve body on previous service visit. Correction: Install new valve body 
Dec 2006

12025 mi
Reported continuing harsh tranmission shifts. Correction: Tech solution 2012810 - reflash for valve body. Auto-up window stops and goes back down. Correction: lubricate window channels 
Jan 2007

13459 mi
Recall P7 (VW) Correction: Install brake vacuum line 
Feb 2007

14213 mi
Return for roof rack repair. Correction: Left rear trim end replaced. Low tone horn faulty. Correction: Replace CPU Flash "OY" applicable but not received at dealer yet. Correction: Return at later date for flash "OY" 
Jul 2007

19314 mi
Returned for flash "OY" Correction: Flash completed 
Sep 2007

23440 mi
Passenger sunvisor light not working. Correction: Order new sunvisor Harsh 1-2 shift and 5-4 shift in transmission Correction: Transmission flash #253038 completed 
Oct 2007

24134 mi
Return for sunvisor replacement. Correction: Sunvisor replaced. Check harsh 1-2 shift. Correction: Reset transmission into basic setting 
Dec 2007

24947 mi
Water leak front passenger floor (frozen puddle discovered in car after 1 week vacation). Correction: Replace door seal Sunroof buzzing - sunshade appears out of alignment. Correction: Refit right side sunshade clip. 
Feb 2008

27638 mi
High tone horn replaced. Bottom door seal drvr door rusting - advised VW Canada. Roof rack rubber falling off - return in Spring. Check engine light on - replace fuel cap. Sunroof buzzing - installed anti-rattle kit. 
Apr 2008

29596 mi
(New) driver door seal coming off - repaired. Rear hatch groaning - new lock plate & motor ordered. MIL light on. Replace charcoal canister. Reset pwr windows to basic setting re: auto up/down issue. Harsh 1-2 shift continues - no solution. 
May 2008

28746 mi
Repair door seal (install ordered parts from last service). Lubricate window channels (auto-up going down). Check engine light on again - install vacuum pipe. Water dripping into car through car washes. No leaks found by dealer. Re-programmed ECU RVUTB 03 
Sep 2008

34252 mi
Headline loose front left side - Replaced headliner. Lock plate installed for groaning tailgate. Harsh 1-2 shift continues - no solution. 
Nov 2008

39665 mi
Front end noise - replace lower control arm bushings TB#2017311. Crankcase ventilation issue - hose replaced. 
Jun 2009

46215 mi
Knocking noise in front end over bumps - Subframe shifting (bolts missing!). Installed & re-torqued new bolts. 
Jul 2009

48140 mi
Harsh 1-2 transmission shift - VTA 497265 replaced fuel pump control module. MIL light on. TSB#2013354 - Replaced N80 valve, hose & clamps. 
Sep 2009

51165 mi

C $125
RPM's surging at idle - Fault P2187, replace breather valve. 
Oct 2009

51395 mi
Hard starts and stalling: Car turns over and starts but dies within 3-5 seconds. Replace steering column control module, comfort control module and N80 valve. Repair not usually covered by warranty, but covered as a goodwill gesture. 
Volkswagen Passat in Rhode Island, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

102000 mi

US $1000
Poor performance, turbo was no longer functioning properly after mechanic worked on vehicle. 
Jun 2016

109000 mi

US $3000
Knocking, poor performance, and lack of power 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

98000 mi

US $30
Passenger side lightbulb replacement. Checked housing unit and wiring for moisture....ok. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2006 - Feb 2010
Apr 2006

2000 mi
Satellite radio went out. 
Mar 2007

15000 mi
Steering column replaced. Waited almost 3 weeks while they shipped one from Germany. 
Dec 2008

60000 mi

US $100
Replaced melted taillight. LED taillight literally melted in place. Dealer had never seen this particular problem before. I replaced myself. 
Jul 2009

84000 mi

US $1500
Entire AC system replaced. 
Aug 2009

85000 mi

US $8000
Engine head replaced. Timing belt tensioner broke and the timing belt skipped a tooth. Interference engine caused all 16 valves to get crunched. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
- Apr 2007
Mar 2007

5000 mi
Transmission valve problem resulting in abrupt shifting - repaired under warranty 
Apr 2007

5500 mi
Severe rattling dash and clicking sound from body - faulty body welds, never repaired 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Oct 2016
Dec 2014

88660 mi
Check engine light came on, took into the dealership and they were not able to locate the problem. They did note that there was a technical note on the exhaust lobes of the camshaft and if the engine starts to miss-fire we should return. 
Jan 2016

C $750
The CV boots on the car needed replacement due to cracking. Completely expected at 152,000KM. 
Jun 2016

97340 mi

C $375
We had to replace the rear wheel hub bearings on both sides. At this mileage it's an expected maintenance repair. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $455
LR Parking brake motor burned out. Dealer wants $860 for repair. Local garage did it for $455. Dealer wanted $475 for the part alone! 
Nov 2016

92400 mi

US $45
High and low beams aimed/tracking too low. Adjusters are rusted badly which prevented this from being a DIY project. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

97000 mi

US $182
Cooling fans not working CV joint boots all 4 busted 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2012
Feb 2009

49999 mi
update - no cost issues at all - performed oil change and standard service (at dealers) - Warranty replacement of Parking Brake switch plus warranty replacement of rear lift gate module. Still have original tires and original brakes. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2006 - Feb 2015
Mar 2006

282 mi
06MAR2006 – I received a phone message from Don Barnosky of Süd’s VW in Normal where our 2007 Passat Variant was having its Tailgate problem remedied. I called Don and he said that two VW Engineers came from Germany and replaced one of our Struts and ad 
Aug 2007

32000 mi
No problems found but Fault Code: P0456 - Evaporative Emission System Control System Very Small Leak Detected – Sporadic. They performed the "OY12" Recall Software Update and erased fault codes and reset computer readiness codes. 
Nov 2007

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. The Rear Lift Gate has been malfunctioning for the last week or so. It goes up mostly OK but it doesn’t close like normal…it sometimes stops ~1/2 way down. Pressing the close button again doesn’t help much either. Email 010508: fixed by cleaning seal Cleaned liftgate seal. 
Jul 2008

49000 mi
The Rear Lift Gate had been malfunctioning again. It opened mostly OK but didn’t close like normal. It many times stopped ~1/3 the way down. The left & right Electric Lift Gate Motors were replaced. All is well now. 
Jul 2009

60800 mi
Had cold engine low idle instability. Dealer replaced PCV and reflashed controller. Also cleaned intake ports with BG Products cleaner Had 3 "Campaigns" performed: 1) PCV Valve Update, 2) Engine Control Software Update, 3) Airbag Wiring Update. Also had BG Products Intake Manifold Cleaning service. 
Mar 2010

74000 mi

US $120
The Heater Temperature Dial and Vent Selector Control did not function correctly for the past several months. A malfunctioning “G191” Interior Air Temperature Sensor (VW P/N: 1K0-907-543-E) was replaced. 
Jun 2012

114000 mi

US $325
High Pressure Fuel Pump, Intake Camshaft, and HPFP Cam Follower (found to be badly worn) replaced under Extended VW HPFP Warranty. No fault code, usually required for inspection.  Airbag Warning Lamp repaired. 
Aug 2012

117300 mi

US $1240
Exhaust leak at the pipe immediately after the Turbo Exhaust Outlet where the Pipe joins the Flange. The Pipe broke completely free from the Flange. New Exhaust Pipe Catalyst section (VW P/N: 3C0-254-505-X) installed plus Clamp and Gasket. 
Mar 2013

129000 mi

US $290
The Engine was taking a much longer than normal to warm up in cold weather. The Coolant Thermostat was stuck open. The Coolant Thermostat was replaced. 
May 2013

132000 mi

US $79
I replaced all 4 Ignition Coils and Spark Plugs due to P0303 Cylinder 3 Misfire Code. The Code has remained off for >1200 Miles so far. 
Nov 2013

141000 mi

US $1100
Cleaned Carbon Deposits off Engine Intake Manifold Flaps and Engine Intake Valves. Changed Engine Oil/Filter. Cleaned Evap Valve. 
Dec 2013

142000 mi

US $36
I installed a new Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Canister Purge Regulator Valve (N80 Valve). It stopped the P0171 Fuel Trim, Bank1 System too Lean and P0455 EVAP Emission Contr. Sys. (Gross Leak) Leak Detected DTCs from triggering/logging. 
May 2014

145000 mi

US $39
10MAY2014 - @145,145 Miles I replaced the blown out LH Door Speaker. I installed a Pioneer TS-A1675R 6.5" 3-Way 50-Watt 4 Ω Coaxial Speaker in its place. 
Dec 2014

152000 mi

US $68
18DEC2014 - @152,591 Miles I replaced the Thermostat. It was difficult to remove and replace but probably saved ~$600 doing it myself. 
Feb 2015

152000 mi
Suspect a secondary Thermostat failed. Engine didn't circulate PCV Vapor through the Catch Can as a tan milky substance clogged its hose. Condensation trapped. Engine oil became watery and this led to oil pump failure which ruined the engine. 
Volkswagen Passat in District of Columbia, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2012
May 2009

31000 mi
Check engine light was on--code from OBD II indicated an issue with the Flap Motor. Light was reset, and comes on intermittently. Was told that required maintenance (per TSB) might not have been completed...but the car was purchased as certified pre-owned 
Nov 2009

38500 mi
Check engine light and airbag fault light illuminated. Vacuum leak in exhaust system caused check engine light to illuminate. Covered under extended warranty. 
Dec 2009

40000 mi
Check engine light reilluminated--replaced several parts in the turbo and emissions system 
Jul 2010

47000 mi
Steering column lock defective causing car to not start and/or stall intermittently. Steering column lock replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2011

59500 mi
Malfunctioning seat belt in rear, there was an open campaign to repair it. Malfunctioning hose clip on window washer supply line preventing fluid from reaching the windshield. 
Dec 2011

60000 mi
Power Door locks malfunctioning; had to order parts to replace Fixed malfunctioning seat belt Window washer system malfunction 
Mar 2012

64000 mi
Replaced malfunctioning door locks. 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Dec 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2010

55000 mi
Oil found dripping, vaccum tube replaced, found drip still happening, faulty turbo seal. Seal not repairable, turbo replaced. 
Jun 2011

70000 mi
In omaha, NE. Faulty PCV. Replaced.  A/C not cold, evacuated, Checked for leaks. Recharged. In Novi. MI. Weld on Turbo catalytic converter broke. New cat converter installed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2012
Feb 2012

44300 mi

US $750
My car has a power drain when it's turned off and locked. The battery initially discharged in 2 weeks but now it's escalated to 3 days. Dealer unable to pinpoint and fix the problem. 
Jul 2012

45000 mi
Continuing problem with power drain. 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2012 - Oct 2017
Jan 2013

72540 mi
Check engine light was on. Loss of power. 
Aug 2013

76880 mi

C $585
Right left ball bearing was making noise. It was replaced 
Nov 2013

80460 mi

C $200
Engine exhaust gasket was replaced 
Jun 2014

85560 mi
Checked oil and it was completely dry. Three liters were added. No leaks found. Must go back to dealer after 1000 km 
May 2016

97960 mi

C $1700
Replaced rear right bearing Repared part of exhaust pipe 
Jul 2016

99500 mi

C $289
Front wheel bearing had to be vhanged 
Aug 2016

100100 mi

C $500
Starter failed and was replaced 
Jan 2017

97380 mi

C $500
Front springs on both sides were replaced after driving through a pothole 
May 2017

106640 mi

C $50
Check engine and gas cap warning came on. Changed gas cap. 
Oct 2017

111600 mi

C $450
Rear left bearing changed 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2007 - Aug 2011
Mar 2008

14880 mi
Rear hatch closing switch replaced. 
Jan 2009

23560 mi
Electronic parking brake switch replaced 
Aug 2009

30380 mi
The AC compressor required replacement. 
Dec 2009

34720 mi

C $120
Replaced noisy heater fan Right front suspension noisy, replaced bushing. 
Jul 2010

40920 mi
AC not running cold. Leaking O ring replaced. 
Aug 2010

40920 mi
Air not running cold. Compressor replaced. Repair not effective. Will be bringing it back in. 
Sep 2010

41540 mi
AC repaired. I think it was the compressor. 
Nov 2010

43180 mi
A flange on the catalytic converter failed, requiring replacement of the cat converter. Noisy flap when in recirc mode required replacement. 
May 2011

46500 mi

C $150
Problem could not be isolated (leak somewhere). System recharged, with dye, to try to locate source of leak. 
Volkswagen Passat in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2007 - Apr 2011
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Some sort of adhesive was present in several places on the engine cover. Dealer states it was from factory. Could not remove without damage to cover. Obtained new cover and installed free of charge. 
Dec 2007

13000 mi
Back lighting on instrument cluster randomly flickered. New instrument cluster ordered. New cluster installed and keys reprogrammed. 
Nov 2009

27600 mi
bad fuses to power outlets power sunroof doesn't open close properly 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2015
Sep 2007

14000 mi
Flapper valve motor needed to be reset to spec. Was told if problem reoccured,the motor would be replaced. No mil so far after2 weeks! 
Apr 2008

18000 mi
Radio stopped, no sound from speakers. Diagnosed as amplifier defected,overnight shipped a replacement,installed next day. Problem corrected. 
Jun 2010

38000 mi
Driver side rear wheel bearing noisy, replaced at dealer under warranty. No out of pocket costs. 
May 2011

47000 mi
REPLACED HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP AND RELATED PARTS AS PER FACTORY EXTENDED BULLETIN.Also intake flapper motor as documented on earlier visits,CEL on. No charge on repairs,rental car for one day. 
Apr 2013

64000 mi

US $335
Check engine light,evaporator sensor replaced Recall on PVC valve,replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

75000 mi

US $390
Check engine light,intake sensor,ran intake deposits cleaner. 
Sep 2014

77000 mi

US $100
cv boot replaced,was split 
Volkswagen Passat in Hong Kong, China
Dec 2006 - Sep 2017
Feb 2007

1240 mi
warning light on for airbag; turned out to be some loose connection 
Jun 2007

4340 mi
rattles in dash, B pillar and trunk 
Aug 2008

19840 mi
Anchor for partition of trunk broken from previous repair for rattle. 
Nov 2008

22320 mi
Another broken anchor of rear partition between cabin and trunk. 
Mar 2009

24800 mi
The warning lamp for exhaust emission lit up. This required replacement of a certain part. 
Oct 2009

29140 mi

$2000
Abs pump replaced 
Mar 2010

32860 mi

$15
The anchor for partition between cabin and trunk fell off (it is a wagon) 
Mar 2011

42160 mi

$650
and leaking ball joint cover replaced. 
Jun 2012

49600 mi

$200
I was told that the one of the joints in the steering system had its 'capsule' broken. This was replaced. 
Aug 2013

58280 mi

$350
Xenon bulb busted; change required removal of bumper by mechanic 
Feb 2014

62620 mi

$400
I was told that the cover of the ball joint had broken Some 'pressure valve' broke 
Aug 2014

67580 mi

$900
AC not cold New pump installed 
Nov 2014

71300 mi

$150
Problem identified in routine check; no noticeable symptoms 
Jan 2015

71300 mi

$23
Broken carbon canister shutoff valve 
Sep 2015

78120 mi

$250
The cupholder at the console was replaced 
Sep 2016

91760 mi

$300
Suspension cover broke 
Nov 2016

92960 mi

$300
Broken wheel bearing; replaced 
Mar 2017

96100 mi

$1000
Replace 3 wheel bearings One rear brake pad fell apart and replaced 
Aug 2017

96720 mi

$450
Check engine light lit up Told by mechanics it was due to some broken vacuum pipe 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
Nov 2016

85000 mi

US $100
engine light on 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2007 - Oct 2010
Nov 2008

33000 mi
Radio am static. 
Dec 2009

48000 mi

US $64
steering column immobilizer failure. steering column replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

57000 mi
Fuel pump light I believe came on to stop car and turn off engine. Towed in on Sunday. Found a bolt head broke off near the timing chain. Ordered all the parts and got the car 8 days later. 1 in a million chance problem I was told. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2011
Sep 2010

66000 mi

US $35
CD changer seized, won't play or change disks (radio works). Dealer checked code, ordered new radio. CD/radio replaced, new one works fine, plus now has clock on radio (bonus). Lost 6 CDs that could not be removed from old replaced radio (repair under warranty, cost is for CD replacement) 
Dec 2010

70000 mi
For 2+ mo.: push key does not start engine on first try; now "steering column defective" error; eventual no start if untreated (dealership says); dealership repaired/replaced comfort module on steering column and no further issue. 
Apr 2011

73200 mi
Rear window auto up/down not working (but window worked if hold down/up button); replaced motor and window track under certification warranty. Also repaired air bag recall during this visit. 
Sep 2011

81000 mi

US $600
Fuel smell in engine compartment & cabin; shop found fuel leak in fuel injector rails but special tool required to fix, recommended take to dealership. Shop recommend drive straight to dealer. Car at dealership now, on separate repair trip. At least one fuel injector seal leaking fuel from pressurized system. All four seals replaced. (Note: self repair would have required $250 special tool to pull injectors and 4 o-rings $25.) 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012

84000 mi

US $900
Front bushings replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2012
May 2012

60000 mi

US $980
Exhaust pipe broke just after turbo 
Jun 2012

62000 mi

US $180
Air mix and actuator broken in HVAC system 
Oct 2012

66000 mi
Air mix and actuator still broken in HVAC system 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

39000 mi
they were still investigating why it was losing a quart every 1k and also not showing a warning when there was low oil. Also rattled like an old Ford Pinto. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2017
Jun 2012

72000 mi

US $120
Replaced the battery. 
Jun 2013

90000 mi

US $1100
Thermostat replacement 
Sep 2013

94000 mi

US $120
Slight misfire at full throttle. Decided to replace coils and plugs since car was coming up on a major service interval anyway. 
May 2014

105000 mi
Rear wheel bearing developed a howling noise over a 2k mileage period. Replaced both rear wheel bearings. 
Aug 2014

111000 mi

US $225
Torn CV boot on left driveshaft. Just replaced entire driveshaft assy. 
Jul 2017

140000 mi

US $200
A/C stopped working during a road trip. Worked fine during the trip out, then failed on the way home. Took the car in for a recharge, and after the attempted recharge, did not work at all. Dealer quoted $1800 for new compressor and receiver/dryer. Have not decided course of action yet. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Apr 2012 - Jan 2016
Aug 2012

65700 mi

US $53
The switch that lowers the tail gate failed. It was a simple repair, but unexpected in the first 1000 of ownership. 
Apr 2013

72700 mi

US $190
Right rear wheel bearing replaced. I bought the replacement on line saving $80 campared to shop price. Replaced with OEM FAG assembly. 
Jul 2013

76300 mi
leaking rear shock replaced under waranty 
Dec 2013

79000 mi

US $50
The radio would discharge the battery when parked for over two days. 
Feb 2014

79800 mi

US $50
Airbag light on, replaced sensor Engine light on replaced thermostat 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $1000
Cam follower failed damaging the head beyond repair. This was repaired under VW extended warranty. While the engine was apart timing belt and tension pulleys were replaced along with spark plugs and oil changed. This I had to pay for. 
Oct 2014

85800 mi

US $1120
Exhaust pipe broke at catalytic converter. Entire exhaust system replaced. 
Mar 2015

93000 mi

US $167
I had no indication of a problem but I relied on the opinion of the mechanic. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Jul 2011

77300 mi

US $280
Had to replace a sensor that affected fuel pressure in system, causing low fuel pressure and therefore stalling. 
Oct 2011

80000 mi

US $250
Cam Follower - Issue often found with these engines. Fixed under extended manufacturer warranty applied to this issue specifically. 
Mar 2012

90000 mi
ABS Warning light came on. Issue was repaired as followup to a recall previously performed. 
Jun 2013

121000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Compressor and cooling fans. 
Aug 2014

140000 mi

US $2200
Power steering stopped working. Both independent shop and dealer determined that I need a new steering rack! 
May 2016

160600 mi

US $2500
Transmission Valve Body and Water Pump 
Volkswagen Passat in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

92000 mi
evap system malfuntioning. There is a TSB but car is out of warranty. Faulty system design. Air bag light on. Purchased Ross Tech diagnostic system. Turned light off, has not come back on. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2013
Aug 2011

64000 mi
Both Vanity Mirror lights stopped working. They've been ordered. Turbo was leaking oil. Replaced a gasket. Lumbar in the drivers seat has stopped working.  
Aug 2012

82100 mi

US $400
the weld that connects the exhaust to the turbo flange failed. It had to be rewelded. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2017
Mar 2011

104000 mi

US $50
drivers side door handle completely failed. entire module had to be replaced.  EPB emergency parking brake switch failed. car was immobilized at home in garage w/brake fully engaged, no way to over ride or reset. ordered epb dashswitch, replaced it, problem was solved.  
Dec 2011

119000 mi

US $800
All 4 swing arm bushings replaced, ride is tight like new. 
May 2012

124200 mi

US $1000
rear left bearing has play so we are replacing cv boot replacement 
Apr 2013

144000 mi

US $400
rear hatch hinge blew a bolt. interior disassembly required. 
Aug 2014

170000 mi

US $729
Both radiator fans failed & were replaced @ dealership. One of the fans is required for A/C. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

5000 mi
Strut mount bolts were loose which lead to a clunking noise. I thought it might be the "loose sub-frame bolts" problem I had read about but it was the strut bolts. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

82000 mi

US $1040
Down pipe including cat had to be replace. Pipe cracked after turbo 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Dec 2011
Nov 2009

52080 mi
Had to do with the HVAC system...clicking coming from one of the flap motors 
Dec 2011

81220 mi

C $50
Intake flap module was replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2007 - Apr 2011
May 2007

7440 mi
Check engine and loose fuel cap light came on in spite of fuel cap being well secured. Cleared codes and did software reflash at same time to comply with an unrelated TSB. Ordered new fuel cap but did not prove necessary, problem seems related to overfi Fuel cap and check engine lights intermittently illuminating; codes cleared, no recurrence, repaired under warranty 
Sep 2008

39680 mi
Check engine light illuminated; check with my VAG-COM scan tool revealed a series of codes related to the intake runner flap motor. Took the scan result and downloaded TSB to the dealer during routine service. Computer reflashed, problem corrected. 
Mar 2009

48360 mi
Right hand mirror heating element discovered non-functional by self VAG-COM scan. Replaced under warranty. 
May 2009

53940 mi
CEL for random misfire cyl 4 and second random misfire cyl 1, diagnosed by owner (VAG-COM). TSB for crankcase breather valve. Valve replaced by dealer under warranty 
Jul 2009

58280 mi
Squeaking belts when cold. Dealer unable to reproduce. 
Sep 2010

80600 mi

C $800
Preventive timing belt replacement 
Mar 2011

89280 mi

C $1000
Subframe loose. Installed new bolts and shims. Mirror turn signal LED failed. Part replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2012
May 2007

511 mi

US $900
replace driver and passenger front wheel hub 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
CEL - o2 sensor code. replaced intake flapper, covered under warranty 
Dec 2007

12000 mi
re-repair o2 sensor re-repair radio 
May 2010

48300 mi
Airbag switch in steering wheel, some problem with the air system 
Jul 2011

66000 mi
Car would start, but wouldn't continue running. Covered outside of warranty under a recall 
Apr 2012

74200 mi

US $500
Valve cover gasket cracked 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

76000 mi

£250
Electronic parking brake stuck on. Calipers seized. Engine speed sensor failed. Bolt sheared on attempted removal resulting in gearbox having to be removed 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017

C $100
gas cap defective 
May 2017

78740 mi

C $200
liftgate motor problem parking brake motor seized 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2017
Aug 2013

73600 mi
Valve body replaced 
May 2015

95300 mi

US $1400
A/c compressor failed, had to replace and recharge the entire system. 
Aug 2015

100000 mi

US $340
Water hose had to be replaced, it was a formed hose and needed special clamps per the dealer and the hose alone was $200. This hose was rubbing the electric fan and developed a leak. 
Mar 2016

105000 mi

US $599
Coil springs broken and replaced. 
Jun 2016

110000 mi

US $540
Radiator had to be reconnected per the dealer. Also AC system drained and recharged per dealer. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Aug 2006 - Apr 2012
Jan 2008

19000 mi
Parking brake light came on; went out at dealer. Tire pressure light came on; dealer over-inflated tires to make it go away. 
Feb 2008

20000 mi
Plastic cover beneath engine loose because dealer failed to tighten screws that secure it. Second dealer replaced and tightened screws, original dealer paid for the work. 
Aug 2008

23000 mi
Oil pump bolt loosened. Replaced with new model bolt, oil changed because of metal fragments. Requires pulling transmission for access. 
Sep 2009

30000 mi
replaced chain tensioner and bolts 
Dec 2009

32000 mi
bas coolant level sensor replaced 
Sep 2011

40000 mi

US $100
check engine light on; no error code 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2015
May 2009

41000 mi

US $119
Intermittant immobilizer. 
Mar 2010

49000 mi
Check engine light. Replaced gas cap. Also ordered sensor. Sensor replaced. Check engine light out. Tailgate wouldn't always latch. Replaced tailgate latch.  Tailgate wouldn't always latch. Replaced tailgate latch. 
Jan 2011

59000 mi
Airbag warning light 
Apr 2011

61300 mi

US $129
Parking brake fault light. Required software update. 
May 2011

62000 mi
Brake light, parking brake light, ESP, ASL lights came on. Also wouldn't shift out of 3rd gear. 
Jun 2011

63000 mi

US $100
Last problem re-occurred after 1 week. Multiple warning lights. VW suggested replacing ABS but not sure that's the problem. So far OK after a week and a half. 
Jun 2012

76000 mi

US $500
Broken right rear spring Leaky hose from squirter tank, cost almost $400! When fixing the hose they found a small leak in the radiator and replaced it. 
Jan 2014

93000 mi

US $100
Floor heat vent not working 
Aug 2014

100000 mi

US $2400
Replace front & read shocks, struts and control arms. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Apr 2015

119200 mi

US $700
Right Rear Caliper Exploded. I was able to drive to the dealership using my brakes minimally. 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $1500
paid 1500 to replace brake controller and rewire the wires from right rear caliper to brake controller which was leaking brake fluid *into* the brake controller AC had stopped working normally, dealer suggested a complete recharge. Seemed to fix the problem. Passenger Airbag Fault - dealer reset code, but as soon as passenger got in car, fault returned!!!! $120 wasted! Power Trunk Failed 
Sep 2015

124000 mi

US $550
Left Front Wheel Bearing Failed! :( Passenger Air Bag Fault 
Nov 2015

125400 mi

US $2084
Both lower control arms and ball joints wore out 
Sep 2016

134000 mi

US $327
Failed oxygen sensor was replaced 
May 2017

137000 mi

US $770
Left Rear Caliper failed, and was then replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jul 2007 - May 2017
Aug 2007 Steering wheel not aligned in the center, in other words car felt like it was moving to the right. 
Nov 2007

6000 mi
Left Driver's side headlight did not function. It is Bi-Xenon AFS. TPMS monitor was on for second time in one month 
Jun 2008

12000 mi
Driver's side AFS Bi-Xenon light inoperative. 
Jul 2011

43000 mi
Catalytic Converter had to be replaced. Owner noticed major vibrating noise and took it to the dealer. Dealer immdly diagnosed problem and resolved it within 4 hrs. Car was over the 4yr/40k warnty - but the prts/lbr was covered TSB repair - Steering jam in 2007 Passat. I experience this jam - twice while starting(stationary). Restarting the engine - corrected the problem. 
May 2012

50700 mi
Both horns not working - has a faint sound. Total estimate $350 to replace both. Did not repair due to expense involved. 
Nov 2012

55100 mi

US $175
Left AFS Headlight Inoperative 
Jan 2014

58800 mi

US $84
Coolant low warning sign - had to flush out coolant and new coolan 
Apr 2014

63500 mi

US $1000
Driver side sun visor detached - which impacted electrical circuit and fuse. Main cost was for labor to fix fuse/circuit 
Jan 2015

70000 mi

US $280
Replace Vent Hose 
Sep 2016

79000 mi
Panel over the driver's side wheel rusted. 
May 2017

82000 mi

US $1300
Control Arms replaced along with bushing 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

110 mi
Adaptive Front Lighting System became inoperative Adaptive Front Lights Inoperative 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

15500 mi
Received message "Parking brake fault." Took it in. Replaced parking brake switch under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2016
May 2016

103100 mi

US $150
Failed flapper motor causing heat to blow when AC was requested 
Jul 2016

104300 mi

US $250
AC was not cold 
Sep 2016

106000 mi

US $550
Rear wheel bearing failed and was replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Fixed rattle, it was a warped diffuser on top of the dashboard, causing both seats and entire dashboard to be removed. Took three weeks. 
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Parking distance sensor broken. Headlight out, tail light loose. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Sep 2017
Jun 2011

33000 mi
Took car for routine maintenance. Dealer discovered leaking radiator. Fixed under warranty at no cost. 
Apr 2015

63200 mi

US $1200
Serpentine belt roller melted, belt snapped, engine overheated. 
Volkswagen Passat in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2009
May 2008

24000 mi
Bolt to oil pump broke causing engine to loose oil pressure. Oil pump and timing chain along with all applicable gaskets and hoses replaced under warranty. Known issue on early build 3.6 motors. 
Mar 2009

34000 mi
Electronic parking brake would not disengage, rendering car undrivable. Switch replaced under warranty. Took 3 days to get part.  
Jul 2009

36000 mi

US $5
Rear seat overhead interior light cluster continually falling out of ceiling. Fixed in home garage by owner with glue the first time. Several months later the light fell out again and some epoxy was used by owner. Successful repair at this point.  
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Oct 2016

121000 mi

US $163
Rear window washer jet was inoperative. Replaced wiper blade, wiper arm, cap, and nozzle. Special order parts took some time for the dealer to obtain. 
Feb 2017

1 mi

US $59
Replaced failed air conditioning blower motor resistor. 
May 2017

123000 mi

US $300
Water Intrusion. Passenger side plenum drain area in engine bay became clogged with debris. Result is that water collects in blower motor and creates a sloshing sound. Diagnosis and fix required partially dismantling the dash. 
Sep 2017

126000 mi
Paint on the left front wheel arch bubbled above the left front wheel. Replaced left front fender under corrosion warranty. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Volkswagen Passat in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2006 - Nov 2014
Apr 2007

3100 mi
Carpet lifting, had to be replaced 
May 2007

3720 mi
Scratched trim in April trip - had to be repaired. Updated engine management software at the same time 
Nov 2008

21080 mi
Electronic handbrake failure. 
Sep 2010

43400 mi

A $1800
Suspension bushings and front control arms replaced 
Oct 2012

63000 mi
Replaced faulty lambda sensor 
Feb 2013

68400 mi

A $250
Headlight harness had dislodged 
Mar 2014

75020 mi

A $1200
Replace failed A/C compressor 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2008
Oct 2007

15000 mi
Emission sensor. Front panel rattle, never fixed. 
Oct 2008

24000 mi
Engine light came on, fixed, then came on again, half an hour after leaving shop, took three trips. Had this problem six times while owned the car. VW dealer said they did not know why, never offered to replace the sensor. Then tire pressure light came on again. Fixed it, but have many times before, never stays fixed. Engine started shaking while driving at low speeds. Shop could not replicate problem, but started as soon as we left dealarship. Car returned to us dirty. Sold the damned car. Now just have the Accord to save on money 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

19000 mi
Dealer left oil cap loose, Check engine light came on 
Aug 2008

20000 mi
Oil filler cap had a leak, replaced 
Sep 2008

21000 mi
Replaced leaky oil cap. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2010
Oct 2009

30000 mi
Power lumbar adjustment for driver seat failed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Nov 2015
May 2015

48000 mi

US $700
Cracked CV boots replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2014
Aug 2008

20000 mi
Catalytic converter replaced under factory warranty. 
Apr 2009

35000 mi
Outside temperature sensor replaced under factory warranty. 
Sep 2014

85000 mi

US $2300
Crankshaft malfunction. Check engine light came on. Dealer said it will cost 2300 to fix. We decided to trade in the car with its remaining value with a brand new crv. Would never buy a vw. Not in this lifetime. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Nov 2010

51000 mi
Flap motor on air intake malfunctioned, produced and error code and was replaced. Codes reset. 
Dec 2010

52000 mi
Motor that controlled air flap on intake quit working again, VW replaced under warranty O-ring at compressor failed. Replaced and recharged. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - May 2014
Aug 2009

38000 mi

US $60
Repaired the Valve that controls the oil pressure I believe PAF valve 
Jan 2010

54800 mi
Multi function on steering wheel works sporadically this also translated into problems with the horn... very dangerous for me i live in NYC and need it but they are "working on ordering the parts"... 
Dec 2010

56000 mi

US $3000
Bent intake valve broken spark plugs 
Apr 2012

65000 mi
door molding(bottom) came loose 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2010

61380 mi
Radio keeps fading in and out while driving, sometimes just quits 
Jun 2010

62000 mi
Radio failed 
Sep 2010

65100 mi
Service light on - air mass sensor ordered 
Jan 2011

61840 mi

C $92
112000 km service and replacement of turn signal light in side mirror, oil change 
Jun 2011

71920 mi
heater blower discovered needed replacing - bushing back and front needed replacing 
Jan 2012

79360 mi

C $185
Emergency brake seized 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2012
Jul 2009

22000 mi
Intake Motor was working incorrectly on recent road trip. CEL came up for a couple of hours and then disappeared. Dealer checked the fault codes and replaced the motor under warranty. 
Jan 2011

39000 mi
CEL denoted a small EVAP. Dealership replaced the entire EVAP line. One of the LEDs in the taillight had gone out. Dealership replaced the entire taillight assembly 
May 2012

60100 mi

US $370
Clock spring in steering failed. Horn & steering wheel controls were disabled. The dealership put in a new clock spring to fix it. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Dakota, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2008
Aug 2007

9000 mi
Emissions warning light (gas cap) comes on which eventually leads to the check engine light coming on. Replaced the gas cap and some sensors, had to order some hose from Germany. 
Sep 2007

9000 mi
Return to replace a hose related to emissions ordered after previous visit. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2007 - Jan 2011
Oct 2007

8000 mi
BAss flare issue and power off issues noted. TSB had been issued that fixed the issue and also added a clock to the radio. 
Nov 2007

8000 mi
Took into shop because of musty type smell when air conditioning was not in use. Took into dealer and they mentioned they had seen the problem and had a TSB for it. Did a system flush and deodarized. 
Jun 2009

29000 mi
I believe it was a PCV valve that was replaced. Had an intermittent whine or high pitch whistle. 
Apr 2010

37700 mi
Went in with A/C not working. New compressor installed as it had failed - within warranty.. (Also new battery installed as I had to get jumped the week before.)  Drivers visor including Homelink replaced as light was not functioning on mirror - within warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Mar 2007 - Dec 2016
May 2007

1200 mi
Trunk was badly misaligned with body of car and required hinges to be unscrewed and aligned. Brake pedal goes to floor with moderate pedal pressure. Key would sometimes get stuck in its socket - safety lock would sometimes stick and not release it. Fixed with lube of internal interlock parts. Squeak from passenger side of dashboard, can be quieted by pressing on dash. Dealership lubed glovebox hinges, which did not fix the problem. Realigned trunk lid that was crooked at delivery. Lubricated key/shifter interlock mechanism to stop the key from getting stuck in the ignition. Brake pedal easily goes to the floor - dealership states this is "working as designed." Passenger-side dash 
Jun 2007

3000 mi
Squeak from passenger side of dashboard, can be quieted by pressing on dash. Dealer attempted to repair with foam tape, but the squeak has now moved to the adjacent trim panel around radio. Problem has been changed but not fixed. 
Aug 2009

49000 mi
Front left turn signal housing tab broke, and housing fell out of place. MFD sometimes fades/dims, but it would not do this while car was in shop. 
Mar 2010

61000 mi

US $817
A/C compressor failed, entailing replacement of compressor. 
Jun 2010

67000 mi
Flange that holds front catalytic converter to rear of turbo housing broke off, creating an open exhaust. 
Jan 2016

71000 mi

US $400
Turbocharger failed. I replaced it with a good used one, for which I paid $300. Ancillary parts and fluids were about $100 more. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2007 - Sep 2017
Sep 2011

59000 mi
TSB for sesat wiring harness, steering interlock switch, powertrain ignition coils. Valve cover gasket failure, repaired under powertrain warranty 
Mar 2013

92000 mi

US $2788
Motor mount bolt failure, failure of motor mount. R/R timg belt, valves, mount, bolts. Suspect that bolt not properly replaced when removed for earlier timing belt replacement. 
May 2013

94900 mi

US $62
Ebrake switch malfunction 
Aug 2013

98000 mi

US $63
N80 purge valve failure 
Apr 2015

128700 mi

US $150
CV boot torn, replaced entire CV axlfe. 
Jul 2015

132300 mi

US $129
R&R valve cover gasket 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2007 - Jul 2011
Nov 2010

40300 mi
Drivers window not working - cable harness replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2013
Jun 2011

61000 mi

US $600
Rear window seals were catching on the windows when they went up and down. Dealer lubed them and they seem to operate smoothly now. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
The carpet tore and would be expensive to replace. 
May 2012

74800 mi
Automatic lumbar support for passenger seat was broken/not functioning. Dealer replaced the part and it works now. Trunk "auto-open" lifters were no longer raising trunk when the release button was pushed. 
May 2013

85000 mi
Plastic piece that covers the seat track kept coming off, exposed the edge of the carpet which then ripped when I got in and out. Plastic on the other side also came off, carpet would have ripped if used much. Never fixed as could only replace, expensive. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2013
Apr 2008

10000 mi

US $120
Had an occasional airbag fault light on dash. Did not occur while at dealer. Said would replace sensor if it reoccured. Fixed dash rattle. 
May 2008

12000 mi
Dealer fixed airbag seat sensor to correct fault light on dash. Also updated radio software to correct problem with the radio not turning off when key removed. 
Jul 2008

15000 mi
Check engine light came on for airbag. Dealer replaced seat belt buckle catch which fixed problem. Also did 15000 mile service which is basically an oil change. 
Oct 2008

20000 mi

US $330
Routine 20,000 mile service done and a TSB for musty smell from AC. TSB clean AC duct and fixed problem under warranty. 
Nov 2008

23000 mi
Parking brake switch would not operate. Malfunction light on dash turned on. Bad parking brake switch was replaced under warranty.  
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Remote key failed. Would not operate locks, but did operate ignition. Replaced under warranty. Also completed 40K service at same time. 
Jan 2010

47000 mi
burned out headlight bulb. 
Sep 2010

57000 mi

US $125
Electric parking brake switch malfunctioned. Switch on dashboard replaced. This was replaced 2 years ago under warranty. Also did 60K service and rear brake pads at same time. 
Jun 2011

70000 mi

US $1200
replace valve cover gastket to repair small oil leak Alternator failing, replace alternator 
Jun 2012

89000 mi

US $500
Treat AC system to eliminate musty odor Standard service performed. Dealer also completed 3 tech service items at not cost to me. 
Mar 2013

101000 mi

US $1450
Drivers door latch mechanism would not open and had to be replaced. The exhaust pipe cracked just before Catlytic converter and had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Aug 2013
Nov 2007

10000 mi
Air Bag Fault Light 
Dec 2008

23000 mi

US $325
Air bag light malfunction - needed to order part. Low tire pressure warning light on. 
Jul 2013

56000 mi

US $500
Replaced 4 coils - cylinder 1 misfire Replaced front brakes too 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2016
Apr 2010

60300 mi
My automatic transmission was getting stuck in 3rd gear. VW Dealer replaced with entirely new transmission at request of VW-USA & extended my warranty an extra 12 months. 
Apr 2011

80500 mi

US $600
I had 2 separate issues: 1. Crank Case Valve & gasket leaking/spraying oil. Repaired by Strong VW Dealer in SLC. 2. My car spun on ICE & hit the cement barrier. Had to fix steel wheel & wheel bearing assembly. Repaired at other shop 
Oct 2014

108200 mi

US $3700
The factory turbo down pipe snapped and broke free which meant the turbo system was no longer functioning properly and there was a drastic loss in power and increase in exhaust noise. 
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $1500
oil was leaking into the coil packs and causing misfires. Coils replaced. Transmission work done as well (fluids for tiptronic auto) I think my previous trip to do some upgrades may have opened up gasket and allowed oil into coils 
Dec 2015

121000 mi

US $2
replaced water pump, turbo failure, possible oil pump failure. Gasket failure 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2015
Jan 2008

14000 mi
Key fob sticking in ignition. New ignition switch ordered. 
Feb 2008

15000 mi
Ignition switch replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2010

36000 mi
PCV valve replaced Switch for raising front passenger window from driver door replaced. 
Jun 2012

57000 mi

US $1763
Broken valve spring Engine control management module and throttle sender unit both failed 
May 2013

69000 mi

US $425
Replaced bearing after noise heard from suspension. Replaced low beam bulb 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

43000 mi
Noise from the driver side suspension. The changed the ball joint, but problem just returned a couple of days ago. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2012
Oct 2010

36000 mi
Purge valve was replaced. Notorious issue for the FSI 2.0 turbos. Replaced with updated and improved factory part by local VW dealer under warranty. 
Apr 2011

40000 mi
Torque converter had to be replaced. Low rpm shudder under light load while converter was trying to lock. 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

111000 mi

US $80
Just bought the car. Broken motor mount bolt point found when changing a timing belt. Used the Diesel Geek park to fit the missing piece of block. Did not take off turbo, just used one of two bolts and JB Weld. Timing belt replacement. Need to use new bolts on these cars. Last bolts used to connect the mount to the block were weak. Two of the three were sheered off almost causing the old timing belt to break and drop the engine. 
Mar 2016

112000 mi

US $1200
Transmission failed. Would not engage into gear and would grind when trying to put it in park due to bad valve body. Cost represents self-found $600 used transmission and $600 for tree shade labor... quite the deal as shops wanted $3k-%5 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Sep 2011 - Feb 2014
Aug 2012

95000 mi

US $233
test of battery failed; replaced with new 
Nov 2012

99600 mi

US $816
R side inner/outer CV boot defective; L inner CV boot replaced 
Aug 2013

112300 mi

US $1070
valve cover gaskets and breather tube leaking; worn spark plugs replaced. oil return line off turbo leaking. Part and required gaskets replaced. 
Nov 2013

115900 mi

US $98
diagnose lighting system alert; replace R-side halogen headlamp 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2012

67000 mi

US $987
A filter in the emissions system broke down and clogged the systems causing a loss of power. 
Mar 2013

78000 mi

US $1400
sensors and air flow motor went out. 
Aug 2013

82700 mi

US $1800
Master Cylinder went out. Front CV joints replaces Manifold replaced 
Dec 2013

87000 mi

US $650
Heating went out. 
Mar 2014

87000 mi

US $957
Serpentine belt Emission failed 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

83000 mi

US $300
Crack in CV boot 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

71300 mi
software update on the radio and replaced sunroof switch. 
Volkswagen Passat in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2016
Jun 2016

188000 mi

US $1400
Other repairs included replace both drive shaft,  tie rods end 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015 Flex exhaust pipe leaking Other shop advised I wait till it breaks more to do repair 
Mar 2015

144460 mi
Driver door 1 of 3 rollers seized. Advised to spray with Lubricant. Has improved marginally. 
Nov 2015

159340 mi

C $1200
Front boot replaced Noise when driving bearings replaced 
Apr 2016

168360 mi
New battery 
Sep 2017

205840 mi
Coughing when stopped. Had it checked by a Dealer and found nothing and charged. My mechanic looked at the engine and a vacuumed hose was not properly connected. Fixed it and all is well. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2015 Bad coil, new plugs, 
Feb 2015

86100 mi

US $45
Ignition coil Another bad ignition coil 
Volkswagen Passat in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Jan 2014

50920 mi

C $9000
Plastic belly pan, mounts & rad & inter cooler supports. 
Sep 2014

56420 mi

C $1500
ac compressor 
Volkswagen Passat in Alaska, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2015
Apr 2012

88300 mi

US $400
Coil caught fire 
Oct 2012

92500 mi

US $1790
Power steering system failed Power amplifier stopped working 
Aug 2013

107100 mi

US $1900
Power Steering rack failure 
Sep 2013

110000 mi

US $550
Could not remove key from electric lock 
Mar 2014

119000 mi

US $800
Another failure of the electronic steering! 
Jun 2014

121000 mi

US $732
Multiple coil pack failure, other sensors. Coils are a constant headache. Going to sell the car! 
Oct 2014

126700 mi

US $650
Ignition coils smoking 
Oct 2015

143000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt broke. Damaged head and block. Car sold off 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

55000 mi
pcv valve replacement 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Mar 2011

30000 mi
Excessive oil usage. Diagnosis: one of the cylinders was not round. Entire engine was replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2012

47000 mi
I lemoned this car after 13 months of ownership. It had 49k on the clock. Said vehicle burned 1.3 quarts of oil per 1000 miles. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

US $520
Leaky CV boot 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011
Nov 2010

48000 mi
Airbag light went on. Faulty seat belt lock sensor (due to wear). Airbag light went on 
Jun 2011

49000 mi
New sensor installed. Also regular maintenance. ATF changed. 
Nov 2011

52000 mi

US $80
Electronic Parking Brake failed, car not drivable. Car electronic full reset and reflash fixed it, but problem returned a week later. Next fix attempt is to replace EBP module (several hundred $). 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
May 2011

30500 mi
noticed a low end rhythmic sound occuring above 50mph. Sound had little to no correlation with vehicle speed. Figured it was a wheel bearing and dealer diagnosed the left wheel bearing. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2013
Jul 2012

37000 mi
pvc valve bad...causing oil leak. must be taken to dealer to be covered by warranty. 200 mile one way. ordered part to perform DIY repair. trip 
Sep 2012

37000 mi

US $159
made appointment. drove to dealer. told many items on warranty/computer needed update/repair. dealer would only do oil leak as that was why i had an appointment after i returned home (200mi) i found a tube/pipe not reconnected. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

50840 mi

C $885
Control arm bushing was replaced very costly and apparently a problem with passats in previous years. This should have been a recall! Also had to have an alignment done once replaced and car still pulled to the left returned to redo. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2010
Apr 2010

50000 mi
The air conditioner stopped working (still blew air, but would not get cold). It was diagnosed as a seized compressor. The compressor, dryer and expansion valve were replaced and the system was charged. 
Jul 2010

53000 mi

US $185
Electronic parking brake malfunction light and warning tone came on. Took to dealer, who diagnosed a malfunctioning parking brake motor/actuator. Dealer replaced with manufacturer assistance of 80 percent of repair cost. 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
- Aug 2007
Jan 2007 rattles 
Feb 2007 rattles 
May 2007 rattles 
Aug 2007 A/C 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Apr 2007 - Nov 2012
May 2007

700 mi
rattles in the dash trip comp display fades mfd display fades 
Jun 2007

3000 mi
rattling dash fixed 
Jul 2007

3000 mi
replaced screen all good 
Oct 2007

6000 mi
fuel pump pressure low 
Dec 2007

7000 mi
fuel pump pressure erratic, pump replaced and fuel sensor 
Aug 2009

15000 mi
parking brake will not disengage replaced switch for parking brake 
Oct 2010

31000 mi
AC compressor total fail 
Nov 2010

31300 mi
replaced ac system 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2017
Dec 2014

85000 mi

US $440
CEL came on due to "Performance Malfunction in Cooling System" (error code P2181). After various diagnostics (by myself and by the shop) it turned out that the thermostat had to be replaced. 
Oct 2017

130000 mi

US $1400
Turbo down pipe to th catalytic converter cleanly sheared off / separated from the flange. Entire catalytic converter has been replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2015

97000 mi

US $2300
fuel pump that runs off the camshaft broke and camshaft needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Sep 2006 - Apr 2011
May 2010

66000 mi

US $200
Parking brake switch worn out and had to be replaced. 
Feb 2011

79000 mi

US $350
Outer CV joint boot torn, chose to replace entire axle rather than take a chance on later joint failure due to salt/sand intrusion. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
Nov 2008

7000 mi

US $15
Left front low-beam headlamp bulb burned out. Replaced it myself. Left front low-beam headlamp bulb burned out . Replaced it myself. 
Feb 2009

10000 mi
Right rear door does not stay latched in cold weather (less than 20 degrees F). Dealer could not reproduce problem during service visit, so it may reappear next winter. Tire pressure is inaccurate in cold weather and had to be reset. Right rear door does not stay latched in cold weather (less than 20 degrees F). Dealer could not reproduce problem during service visit, so it may reappear next winter. Separate problem: Tire pressure is inaccurate in cold weather and had to be reset. 
Mar 2009

12000 mi

US $15
Right front low-beam headlamp bulb burned out. Fixed it myself. Right front low-beam headlamp bulb burned out. Fixed it myself. 
Aug 2009

15000 mi

US $60
Parking light fixed by VW dealer. Cost approx. $60. Right front parking light burned out. Dealer replaced bulb during oil change without asking permission. Very expensive part and labor. 
Jan 2010

22000 mi
Tire pressure monitor became inaccurate in cold weather (registering low pressure even when tires are properly filled. Also fixed compass (would only indicate North and Northwest). 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2013
Jun 2008

16000 mi

US $80
Malfunction Indicator Light on. 2 problems: a) Evap emission ctrl sys recall. New parts installed;  Second problem b) 3 cyls intermittent miss per OBD II. Software flashed 
Jun 2010

41000 mi
Dashboard switch for electric parking / emergency brake failed and needed replacement 
Mar 2011

50000 mi
Squeaking front suspension bushings replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Oct 2007 - Nov 2010
Aug 2008

15000 mi
Called for an appointment and they carried the part in stock. Replaced driver side vanity mirror bulb and switch to illuminate bulb. Dropped car off in morning returned after work. 
Jan 2009

24000 mi
Called for an appointment and they ordered the part. Replaced passenger visor including vanity mirror, light and switch. Dropped car off in morning returned at lunch. Successful repair 
Mar 2009

27000 mi
Faulty parking brake switch. Dealer diagnosed and repaired under warranty. I dropped off car before work, was ready at lunch 
Apr 2010

51000 mi

US $25
Headlight bulb exploded in the headlight reflector. This required removal of the entire headlight assembly to remove pieces of glass. Part was difficult to remove but went back together very easily.  
Sep 2010

60000 mi

US $1225
Air conditioner compressor failed. Dealer replaced compressor, dryer and thermal expansion valve and flushed cooling system. Car started rough and then stalled when cold. After restart, car ran normally.  
Nov 2010

61000 mi

US $811
Previous air conditioner repair removed front bumper and light assembly. After repair headlight was misaligned and marker light was intermittent. Shop reinstalled headlight bulb securely and replaced marker bulb and checked the connections. Replaced steering column module. reprogrammed keys. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2014
Oct 2008

40000 mi
Performed required vehicle update (RVU) which fixed engine light problem. 
Jan 2012

92700 mi

US $35
Replaced the horns. 
Aug 2013

133000 mi

US $220
Replace thermostat 
Jun 2014

149000 mi

US $1200
Need a new ac compressor 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2014
Feb 2014

100000 mi

US $400
Thermostat replaced 
Dec 2014

108000 mi

US $250
New battery 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2007 - Dec 2012
Dec 2010

31000 mi
Park brake would not release. Park brake ingauge/release actuator motor replaced on passenger side. 
Mar 2011

33480 mi
Electronic parking brake failure, driver side actuator replaced. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in New South Wales, Australia
Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
May 2012

42460 mi

A $1600
Faulty fuel injector sensor replaced - significant cost of $1600, which I consider a high cost / risk for a vehicle with barely 40,000 miles! 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Queensland, Australia
Oct 2011 - Aug 2017
Oct 2011

37200 mi

A $350
Replace Cam Shaft Position Sensor 
Jan 2013

45880 mi
Injector Failure. 4 Injectors replaced. 
May 2013

53140 mi
Replaced injectors failed again. All 4 injectors replaced for second time. Electric Park Brakes fails often. Software Updated. 
Aug 2013

57040 mi
Electric parking brake failed. Required computer reset. 
Aug 2014

66960 mi

A $1600
Engine Light On. Glow Plugs replaced but problem not fixed. Parking Brake Switch Failed 
Jul 2016

85960 mi
Fuel Pump Leaking 
Mar 2017

91760 mi

A $300
Replace A/C solenoid and re-gas. The problem was not fixed. The A/C compressor requires replacing. 
May 2017

95480 mi

A $1200
Replace Fuel Pump Seal Replaced Front CV Boots Replaced 2 engine position sensors Replace Glow Plug Driver Board 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2014
Mar 2014

78000 mi

US $480
Headlight failed. Because of major labor cost to access headlight I had both headlights replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jun 2007 - Oct 2014
Oct 2008

27000 mi
ABS light & Parking brake warning lights on. This trip diagnosed problem and ordered parts. Replaced defective ABS unit. Replaced faulty brake pressure sensor 1. 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Dec 2012 - May 2014
Apr 2014

100000 mi
Seems that there may be an emissions issue, perhaps catalytic converter? Will need more diagnostics. The AFS system has failed, perhaps just due to another bad Xenon bulb. This will make 4 changes? Taking the bumper off each time :(. Rain sensor on windshield wipers not functioning. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2012
Sep 2010

49500 mi

US $400
Replaced entire radio under warranty 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2007

10540 mi
Extreme rattles in driver side b-pillar 
Jan 2008

18600 mi
This problem was resolved 

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2007 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2007
Feb 2007

6000 mi
rattles in b pillar and dash 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Feb 2007 - May 2007
Mar 2007

9000 mi
Squeeks and rattles that local VW dealer claims they could not reproduce. Will report them again next time it goes in. 
Apr 2007

9000 mi

US $150
Misc Squeeks and rattles. Dealership keeps telling me they can't duplicate. This time they found one and fixed. Although car still squeeks and rattles all of the time. Chipping occuring all around front of car. Body shops identified as paint didn't adhere to primer properly. Dealership will not warranty vehicle and VW rep tells me it is not covered but they will repaint hood only out of gratitude for my purchase of 4 
Volkswagen Passat in Malaysia
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

9920 mi

$250
rear window blind detached. Light bulb of external signal light fused. 
Oct 2008

13640 mi
Hand brake light continuously to be on despite car moves on with no dragging action. Malfunction in hand brake warning system. Lack of seriousness in rectifying problem at VW Cars of Malaysia. Mechanic in attendance do not have the diagnosis. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in Puerto Rico
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

21000 mi
Transmission valve body possible failure 
Mar 2011

22000 mi
Steering column switch, Wiper switch 
Jun 2011

24000 mi
PCV valve 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

84000 mi
intake manifold kept getting stuck open. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007

5000 mi
window wiper motor burnt out!!! 
Volkswagen in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2005 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

39000 mi
The catalytic converter separated from the flange is what I was told. Sounded like the muffler or some other exhaust component fell off. It was covered under VW's warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

35000 mi
ignition coil replaced steering column lock warning.  

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2012
Dec 2009

49000 mi

US $165
The trunk latch broke and we could not close the trunk without some serious effort. 
Mar 2010

53000 mi

US $305
Passenger headlight replaced 
Jul 2010

57500 mi

US $500
Steering lock control module 
Oct 2010

60000 mi

US $800
Turbo bypass valve failed causing CEL light to come on. CV boot ruptured 
Oct 2011

70500 mi

US $390
Drivers side power door lock would not work Sunroof randomly opens and closes. Intermittent. 
Nov 2012

82600 mi

US $850
Some kind of EGR valve replaced, as well as CV boot, and tuneup. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2010
Jan 2010

50155 mi

US $185
both outer CV boots were splitting. Had both outer boots replaced. 
Sep 2010

57000 mi

US $250
Air would stop blowing cold at stop. Replaced compressor and condenser. car would shut off spontaneously. Fuel pump replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

58000 mi

US $80
MIL came on, dealer scanned and said it was an evaporative leak code but they could not find a problem.  Same visit, ignition coils were replaced via recall/warranty, no cost to me, and car runs noticeably better. My $80 cost was the diagnostic charge. 
May 2010

60300 mi

US $180
Replace left outer CV boot 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

39000 mi
At temperatures below freezing radio controls on steering wheel non functioning. also horn non function in cold weather. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

34000 mi
A/C Fan noise in below-30F temperatures. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

79300 mi
hard shift from 1 to 2. Dealer replacing Valve Body for free. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

111300 mi

US $545
Windshield motor failed 
Volkswagen Passat in Rhode Island, United States
May 2010 - May 2014
Aug 2010

47700 mi
Transmission downshifting hard 5TH To 4TH gear, intermittently...Dealer performed latest software upgrade. Car is still covered under CPO warranty. 
Oct 2011

61500 mi
Had creaking sounds while turning steering wheel..both while moving and stationery. Problem turned out to be spacers at top of front (passenger) spring/strut had rusted..both sides were replaced under CPO warranty. Wheel algn't not covered. 
Dec 2011

64000 mi
transmission pan gasket leak..repaired under CPO warranty 
Feb 2013

80900 mi

US $200
CEL came on and problem was identified...replaced thermostat 
Mar 2014

103000 mi

US $470
parking brake motor, right side rear failed..complete caliper relacement performed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jun 2007 - Sep 2015
Aug 2007

10000 mi
Replaced peeling buttons on automatic windows 
Apr 2009

24000 mi

US $100
Replace cracked windshield 
Oct 2013

68500 mi

US $550
Changed Thermostat and cooling sensor Changed Thermostat and cooling sensor Changed Thermostat sensor 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Oct 2006 - May 2009
Feb 2007

15000 mi
Order new lid for storage compartment to replace broken one (email 050207) Flash update. Compartment above radio/below AC vent would not close completely, was replaced. 
Mar 2008

42000 mi
Replaced door lock switches because they were peeling. 
Nov 2008

59000 mi
Intake manifold runner flap motor was stuck open. This problem initially came up in March, but was repaired with a computer flash. Dealer covered replacement under warranty even though warranty was expired. 
Feb 2009

65000 mi
Drove 1 block from home and a warning sounded instructing me to shut down the engine because of critically low oil pressure. The dealer could find no leaks or other issues, but oil was low over 2 qts. None was showing on the dipstick. 
Apr 2009

68000 mi
Same oil pressure problem as before. This time when the light came on I was near a PepBoys and added a quart of oil. I took it in 2 days later. An oil change was performed and was told to monitor it regularly. No leak was found. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007

5000 mi
Couldn't duplicate parking brake switch. 
Feb 2007

6000 mi
Two issues required three trips to dealer. First visit air bag sensor needed replaced they had to order. Couldn't duplicate parking brake fault. Second visit fixed air bag sensor ordered parking switch. Third visit fixed parking switch. Airbag sensor replaced ordered parking switch 
Mar 2007

7000 mi
Replaced parking brake assist switch. Had ordered last visit and they called me to co me in and change. 
May 2007

10000 mi
Airbag fault switch needed to be replaced. Had to leave car overnight. They gave me a rental. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2013
Sep 2009

57653 mi

US $1125
Had to have the Steering Column and Comfort/Convenience Module (immobilizer) replaced because car would not start 
Oct 2009

59000 mi
Key is not getting released by the car when car is in park sometimes. Took to Dealer and could not get it to replicate. Happened 2 more times since visit to Dealer. Was able to get it to release by moving shifter through the gears. 
Apr 2010

66300 mi

US $126
Bad passenger rear Wheel Bearing 
Jul 2010

73700 mi

US $770
Car would not start and acted like engine was seized.Shop even determined the engine was locked up but did a few more test and determined the A/C compressor had seized up not allowing the engine to turn over. No A/C problems before this. 
Aug 2010

75000 mi

US $120
Driver side rear wheel bearing started howling. Just replaced it myself 
Mar 2011

84000 mi

US $306
Exhaust separated from down pipe after Turbo. VW did not weld this connection and separates pretty easy over time. Took to local shop and had it welded up 
Apr 2011

86000 mi
Cam Follower had wore out. After inspection dealer noticed that the cam had signs of wear from the follower so Both the cam and follower where replaced. Fell under a VW TSB. Cam Follower had wore out. After inspection dealer noticed that the cam had signs of wear from the follower so Both the cam and follower where replaced. Fell under a VW TSB. 
Sep 2011

95000 mi

US $300
Turbo Diverter Valve failed. Car would not build boost 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2017
Nov 2009

12000 mi
trunk did not close 
Sep 2014

32000 mi

US $750
Replace thermostat. 
May 2017

41000 mi

US $800
There was a turbo delay. Related to the turbo and timing but successfully repaired. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

23000 mi
Sensor for airbag system, replaced very quickly under warranty, part was in stock at dealer 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2016
Feb 2011

49700 mi

US $600
Thermostat needed to be replaced, causing "check engine/smog" light to come on. 
Jan 2012

60000 mi

US $873
Replace turbo pressure regulating valve,replace left outer axle boot, replace both low beam headlights plus 60,000 mile service. 
Jun 2013

73000 mi

US $578
Replace cracked CV boot 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2011
Jun 2009

33000 mi
Replaced defective cam shaft due to abnormal wear on the lobe that drives the fuel pump. Also replaced the fuel pump. This is a known problem. 
Jun 2011

53000 mi
broken weld on exhaust manifold 
Sep 2011

55000 mi
replaced clips on steering column lock 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
Nov 2009

58000 mi

US $875
Fuel pump modulator failed, also caused some wiring in fuse box to fail. 
Jun 2010

60000 mi
Coil packs replaced On way home from repair 1, cam follower failed causing engine damage. Entire cylinder head needs replacement at cost of $3000! 
Aug 2010

60300 mi

US $4800
Repairs necessarily included new oil pump ($1300) and main bearings. 
Jun 2011

63000 mi

US $600
Main bearing seal. 
Jul 2011

63000 mi

US $400
Bolt sheared on gear from timing chain to oil pump. Entire engine needs replacement. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

8400 mi
Ignition coil went bad. Towed a week later for same problem. I was told it was my ignition coil that went bad, this was my 2nd time within a week having the car towed for this same problem, all within 12 days of purchasing the car Failed Ignition Coil...took break downs and two trips to the dealer to determine the issue. Read many bad reviews regarding ignition coils in vw. I'm praying I make it home from work today!! 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2006 - May 2009
Sep 2006

19220 mi
AC Failure 
May 2007

31000 mi
Single horn failure. Both horns replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2007

34720 mi
Vanity mirror failed. Something petty but it is the third one now. Valve body failure - cause MIL to come on. Changed under warranty, quick and painless. 
Aug 2007

36120 mi
New vanity mirror installed. 
Dec 2007

43400 mi
The car had a broken coolant line bracket (or something like that) 
Feb 2008

45260 mi
I had a faulty fuel pump. The pump was replaced along with the TSB to replace the fuel cap. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2015
Oct 2010

84000 mi

US $380
Diverter valve and another part were bad and replaced 
May 2011

95000 mi

US $1000
Down pipe had to be welded back on to turbo.  
Apr 2015

131000 mi

US $450
Replaced axel & cv boots on both sides 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Nov 2006 - Jul 2007
Dec 2006

13000 mi
Front passenger window would not work on AUTO up or down. Would work if you held the button only. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Dec 2006 - Aug 2008
Jan 2008

26000 mi
Trunk Latch was not working correctly, would not shut sometimes. Door lock and unlock stickers were peeling. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2007 - Nov 2013
Nov 2008

30000 mi
Creaking noise from suspension when going over bumps. Driver's vanity mirror cracked. Rattle underneath car when going over bumps. 
Mar 2009

35000 mi

US $65
Fog light grill was loose. 
Oct 2009

42000 mi
high pressure fuel pump and cam shaft needed replacement 
Feb 2010

45000 mi

US $370
control arms were creaking in suspension. parts replaced. TSB was available for problem. 
May 2010

48000 mi
suspension part. control arms? 
May 2012

70800 mi

US $600
thermostat needed replacement 
Sep 2012

75000 mi

US $1200
compressor wiring corroded and needed new compressor catalytic converter became dislodged. Axle Boots showed tears, preventive replacement. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
May 2007

11000 mi
The Passat has an electric parking brake. The electric switch on the dash malfunctioned. The parking brake system would cycle on/off about once a week. The dealership diagnosed the switch itself with a malfunction. The switch was replaced, but the trim ar 
Sep 2007

18000 mi
Malfunction Indicator Lamp illuminated on a trip through Texas. Dealer at San Antonio diagnosed a "runner valve" on the top of the intake manifold as being stuck open. OK to drive back to Alabama to local dealer. Local dealer could find no computer codes 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Oct 2009
Feb 2008

19000 mi
Air Bag fault detected. Auto-up function for front-passenger window non-op. 
Mar 2009

31000 mi
Electronic parking brake would not disengage after setting the brake. Required a battery disconnect to release brake. New switch was installed. 
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Electronic Parking Brake malfunctioning 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jul 2006 - Jun 2010
Mar 2007

3000 mi
VW P7 recall 
Apr 2008

8000 mi

US $41
Parking brake switch in dash was bad - the PB warning in dash was displayed, and fault code found in PB control module. Owner replaced switch with updated version, problem solved. Parking brake switch in dash was bad - the PB warning in dash was displayed, and fault code found in PB control module. Owner replaced switch with updated version, problem solved. 
May 2008

9000 mi
Auto tranny had hard shift 1-2, 2-3. TSB addressed problem, but dealer tech tried another TSB Intake Runner fix. Problem still there, return trip tommorrow for TCM reflash. Might need new Valve body in auto tranny. 
Jun 2008

9000 mi
Dealer installed new Transmission Control Valve Body to eliminate rogh shift per TSB. Flashed TCU with software update (1135)and replaced transmission's Valve Body, problem fixed. Auto tranny had hard shift 1-2, 2-3. TSB addressed problem, but dealer tech tried another TSB Intake Runner fix. Problem still there, return trip tommorrow for TCM reflash. Might need new Valve body in auto tranny. 
Aug 2009

18000 mi
RVU 17D1/07 on PCV Valve and Hose.  Installed new Fuel Pump Control Module, per TSB 010806. RVU 17D1/07 on PCV Valve and Hose.  Installed new Fuel Pump Control Module, per TSB 010806. 
Oct 2009

19000 mi
Had "clunk" in driveline at low speeds when gently accelerating. Had "play" in right side inner CV joint. Had to order new half-shaft, not yet repaired. New half-shaft installed by dealer as Warranty Repair. Had "clunk" in driveline at low speeds when gently accelerating. Had "play" in right side inner CV joint. Had to order new half-shaft, not yet repaired. New half-shaft installed by dealer as Warranty Repair. 
Apr 2010

20200 mi

US $45
Installed "D" version of Diverter Valve on turbo. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014 Cam follower, VW repaired under extended warranty for known problem coverage. 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Nov 2013

96400 mi

US $800
Electronic parts that controlled vacuum and emission needed to be replaced 
Dec 2013

98000 mi

US $235
Drivers side CV joint clicking 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $300
replaced the head gasket 
Jun 2015

109000 mi
Compressor and condenser both broke 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
Jan 2006 - Jul 2009
Mar 2007

9000 mi

US $146
The gas cap would seal completely, but the warning light would indicate it was not sealed randomly. coming on and going off with no changes to the cap made. The cap was replaced, bad seal on it. 
May 2008

19000 mi
The camshaft on the fuel pump was binding. Part was replaced and new bolts installed. 
Jun 2008

20000 mi
Oil drip after last repair trip and check engine light on. They corrected the drain plug mistake and replaced a flap motor. 
Aug 2008

21000 mi

US $1468
The car would not start, no sounds were made, the lights would come on and prompted to turn wheel, eventually vehicle would start after trying for 2 minutes. Steering column control module internal malfunction and faults with comfort control module. 
Apr 2009

26000 mi

US $354
Cam breather stuck closed causing the engine to idle rough and stall when stopped. 
Jul 2009

27000 mi
Fuel sensor replaced. Fuel, sensor, pump, and injector on national back order took 5 days to come in. Fuel injector replaced Fuel pump replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

138000 mi

US $1400
There were many electric issues, airbag sensors, horn, ac, check engine light. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Feb 2013

109300 mi

C $140
The power steering would not function. I drove it to the repair shop and when they brought it in it worked again. The dealer said it sometimes does that and that shutting it off, letting it sit and starting it fixes it. Cost $100 for diag. The front brake pads worn excessively on the inside. The caliper pins were seizing up. Shop put new pads and freed up the pins. 
May 2013

111600 mi

C $945
Left parking brake motor needed to be replaced. We had the right one replaced 2 years ago under warranty. This one cost us 545.00 just for the part 100.00 for the diagnostic and then labor and taxes. 
Jun 2013

113460 mi
Radio tone was going up and down randomly. The variable volume control in the radio settings doesn't work like it should . They took the radio out and shipped it to a repair shop under my aftermarket warranty. 
Jul 2013

114060 mi

C $349
Fought with VW for 2 yrs over flaking paint. Even changed dealers. Finally, after threats of court action they painted the complete car except hood and rear bumper, which cost us 349.00. See the Lemon Aid Guide for info on consumer rights. 
Oct 2013

117980 mi
Finally got the radio back from after market repair shop. They did not fix it. Do not purchase Ensurall aftermarket warranty biggest mistake we ever did. Nothing but a big fat hassle and pain in the a**. VW dealer did not charge us anything. 
Mar 2014

122760 mi

C $300
Started doing my own repairs using VCDS software. No more $95/hr shop fees for me. Just changed rear pads and tried to get parking brakes to work again. No luck. This car has been super reliable so far and still runs & drives like new. 
Nov 2014

134540 mi

C $185
Lower control arm bushings worn out. Removed control arms and pressed in new bushings with a vise. Would have cost over $500 at the dealer. Camshaft position sensor working intermittently according to VAG-COM. Replaced sensor and reset codes. Coolant temperature sensor causing an engine code. Replaced sensor and reset codes 
Apr 2015

140740 mi
D/S power window not working. Found some broken wires between door and body. Took door apart pulled wires in, repaired and back out again. Also reset multiple codes. Recurring parking brake motor issues on this car so I give up fixing it. 
Jul 2015

145160 mi

C $275
Howling noise in front end. Left front wheel bearing was bad. Found rip in right outer cv boot. 
Sep 2015

148800 mi
Hard shift from 6th to 5th (automatic) but not always. sometimes other gears. tried resetting several times but fix only lasts a short time. 
Dec 2015

151900 mi

C $269
4 wheel alignment which included right side inner tie rod 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2013 - Apr 2013
Mar 2013

39000 mi
Diagnostics for car dying while driving. AC also stopped working, apparently caused by failed compressor. Would cost $1300. Front power jack also stopped working, not fuse and dealer thinks its a more complex issue. Car having electrical issues, certain components randomly would stop working. Cig Lighter never worked, could not fix. AC died, was quoted $1300 to repair. 
Volkswagen Passat in Montana, United States
Dec 2005 - Nov 2015
May 2009

47000 mi
squeaky front control arm bushings. Changed under warranty. There is a TSB covering this. occasional lack of power. Checked intake runner flap, reflashed. 
Mar 2012

82000 mi
There was a valve body recall for rough shifts. Driver had noticed these a couple of times. Replaced it, and also put in a new PCV valve under a recall. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Nov 2005 - May 2013
Jan 2007

19000 mi
A rear window trim piece had a small crack. Dealer offered to replace. The first piece ordered had a defect so a second part was ordered. This is the only defect the car has had since new. 
May 2008

37000 mi
Steering lock sensor failure. Required replacement of steering column. Paint bubbling on radio and door lock buttons. Buttons were replaced with new design. 
Sep 2009

42000 mi
Boost Pressure Control Valve replaced with redesigned part. Intake flap or intake manifold runner remained stuck and caused CEL. Part was ordered and changed. Trunk latch did not latch. Latch was replaced. Instrument cluster has a loose spot that rattles occasionally. 
Dec 2009

45000 mi

US $315
Problem fixed on second visit to dealer with the replacement of the N80 valve. On initial visit, the dealer had replaced several parts but the CEL reappeared on the way home. 
Apr 2010

51000 mi

US $450
Catalytic converter weld failure: the flange between the cat and the turbo cracked at the weld line. Replaced with an after-market part at a fraction of the OEM cost. 
Mar 2011

70000 mi
Steering lock TSB Airbag TSB 
Jan 2012

82800 mi

US $100
CV boots cracked. Inner and outer joint boots were replaced by owner on both axles. 
Oct 2012

104000 mi

US $50
OBDII error code shoes small leak detected 
Mar 2013

112000 mi

US $100
Thermostat failure: engine takes long time to warm up, especially in cold weather. 
May 2013

116000 mi
Alternator clutch (pulley) started slipping and then froze. Replacement was easy, but a special tool ($12 on ebay) is needed. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2005 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

41000 mi
check engine light on and scan showed intake runner motor caused error. reset successful with no error for two weeks after visit. 
Sep 2007

44000 mi
In-dash CD Changer stopped working and radio had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2005 - Feb 2011
Mar 2008

20000 mi
Cosmetic damage to radio and other interior button caused by heat damage. Covered by warranty. 
Feb 2011

41000 mi
Catalytic converter fell off immobilizer stopped working 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Nov 2005 - Sep 2015
Jul 2009

44000 mi
Catalytic Convertor light came on steady. Took Passat to dealership and they had to repair a sensor. Took two days. 
Dec 2012

68000 mi

US $680
Engine Warning Light On. Fuel Pump code indicated failure. Replaced fuel pump. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

98000 mi

US $4500
Compressor and Condensor/Dryer needed to be replaced. Expansion valve needed replacement, system recharged Leak causing mass airflow sensor to not accurately measure air going in Camshaft Timing Chain & cam chain tensioner needed replacement. Car sounded like a diesel. Check engine light blinking. periodic loss of power 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

142000 mi

US $578
six separate OBD codes, fuel system low pressure, cooling system out of range Parking Brake Fault - dash alarm going off over 5mph. Replaced rear parking brake motor with salvage part (new part would have been over $400 just for the part). Air bag fault reported; system showed a single sensor error, cleared the code and the fault did not return. Full system diagnostic charge was $175. Parking Brake Fault - dash alarm going off over 5mph. Replaced rear parking brake motor with salvage part (new part would have been over $400 just for the part). Paid $200 for used parts. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2010
Jul 2010

45000 mi
Car stopped on a highway, with CEL and ECP flashing. Had to be towed to a dealer. They could not find a problem for almost an hour. After that they said a fuse had shorted... replaced it... did not charge me. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Dec 2005 - Sep 2017
Apr 2007

12000 mi
electronic parking brake malfunctioned - would not activate, and inoperable parking brake message appeared on MultiFunction Display. repaired under warranty 
Dec 2007

21000 mi
Check Engine Light came on, Dealers said it ws Intake Manifold Sensor, had to be special-ordered from Germany 
Jun 2009

42000 mi

US $600
electronic parking brake repaired radio surface damaged/peeling, replaced under warranty 
Dec 2010

61000 mi

US $112
replaced valvetrain cover 
Dec 2012

92000 mi

US $1500
cel - cooling system reported a probem lock would not engage on passenger door 
Jun 2017

140000 mi

US $3500
Transmission rebuilt Replace inner and outer db2 joints 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2013
Feb 2012

65000 mi
Valve cover gasket leak. CV Boot replaced Control Arm Bushings 
Jul 2012

70300 mi

US $350
Compressor failed. Replaced compressor 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jul 2006 - Sep 2015
Oct 2009

55000 mi

US $1770
electronic steering problem. VW said the entire steering column had to be replaced. trunk latching system broken mostly due to plastic locking mechanism 
Sep 2010

70000 mi

US $468
warning light. took to dealer, thermostat, one sensor also replaced. way too expensive. 
Jun 2011

83000 mi

US $620
turbo underboost sensor/switch defective. torn cv boot cover 
Nov 2011

90000 mi

US $1520
wheel bearing in right front disintegrated. replaced bearings in all 4 wheels 
Sep 2012

106000 mi

US $900
compressor failed 
Nov 2012

108500 mi

US $400
2nd time torn cv boot cover on left side ABS, parking brake fault, ESP warning lights all came on at the same time 
Mar 2014

128000 mi

US $800
two coils had developed shorts. One died completely and the other was misfiring 
Nov 2014

134600 mi

US $2300
All brake and abs lights on. Replaced multiple parts over 3 week period. Kept recommending more work even though the problem was not isolated or corrected 
Mar 2015

141000 mi

US $1100
continued brake issues from previous repair trips. Once again, dealer charged 1100 (more actually) and was unable to repair. Again, dealer kept recommending more work and was unwilling to stop charging even though the work was unneeded. 
Jun 2015

144000 mi

US $2700
Abs controller was defective. Controller was replaced. Part cost $1800. 
Sep 2015

144000 mi

US $2200
Massive pcm failure, continued after 2200 in repairs. Dealer unable to repair. Ended up trading it in 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

70000 mi

US $100
Air bag light was on. Loose wiring. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Mar 2007 - Dec 2012
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011
Dec 2010

85000 mi

US $5000
oil pump chain and possibly turbo went. They can't replace the chain, since VW has converted to a different system. They will convert it to their new oil pumping system for a mere $5,000. 
Oct 2011

85000 mi
Passat finally had new turbo put in in September. Engine light still on – sold it Oct 1 to somewill willing to play with it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Nov 2012
Aug 2012

122500 mi

US $690
Fuse change 
Nov 2012

125000 mi

US $3000
Driver front side door does not lock or unlock at times. Passenger front side window goes down first before going up when "up" button engaged. Sunroof flips open randomly by itself. Lumbar support stopped working. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Jun 2006 - Sep 2016
Mar 2011

31000 mi

US $100
Windshield wipers became detached from motor linkage after heavy ice and snow. Dealer removed wipers and cowl and re-attached the linkage. 
Mar 2014

42000 mi

US $200
Cv boot replaced 
Jul 2014

43300 mi
Thermostat not functioning. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2012
Feb 2012

76100 mi

US $1500
multiple problems with air conditioning. had to replace fan and compressor. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jan 2006 - Jul 2007
Dec 2006

20400 mi
Airbag module was bad, had to be replaced. It also affected the function of the electronic parking brake. Since then electrical subsystems of the car are run on CANBUS architecture, when one system fails, it often impacts the function of others. 
Jun 2007

26000 mi
Gas cap would not seal causing light to come on. It was replaced under warranty. Main computer software reflash per TSB. Car has been consuming over 1 quart of oil every 2,500 miles, which I consider excessive for a modern piston engine. Volkswagen says anything under 1 quart per 1,000 miles is within spec, although I countered that I doubted my car would meet emissions sp Soot buildup on rear bumper above exhaust had stained paint to the point I could not get it off. The dealer's paint shop had a solvent which removed the stain. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2012
Nov 2011

76800 mi

US $100
The electronic parking brake would work intermittently saying "Parking Brake Fault, contact..." Took it in, they updated the computer and installed a newer system that doesn't have the problem. The trunk would not latch when temperatures were below 65 degrees. The latch was replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Apr 2012

105800 mi

US $430
The Electronic Parking brake would not release 
Jun 2012

110000 mi

US $172
The Exhaust converter/adaptor from the exhaust manifold weld failed causing serious noise. 
Feb 2015

155900 mi

US $300
Car stumbled occasioanly 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2006 - Feb 2010
Nov 2006

6820 mi
EVAP SENSOR Radio clipping - new radio ordered 
Jan 2007

9920 mi
replaced defective radio under warrant. Parts finally came in 
Mar 2008

26660 mi
Check engine . Replaced sensor on TSB. 
Dec 2008

39680 mi
Electronic parking brake sensor needed replacing.  

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2006 - Jul 2011
Dec 2006

20000 mi
Small Issue with airbag. I took the car to the dealer when the "airbag falure" light came on. Dealer took about an hour and told me that I the conection to the seat sensor (wire under the seat) came disloged/loose and that they pluged it back in. Less 
Apr 2007

20000 mi
Same old issue with airbag warning light. Dealer replaced connection clip under passenger seat. Problem continues. 
Dec 2010

131000 mi

US $300
wheel bearing  axle boot 
Jul 2011

146000 mi

US $1600
high pressure fuel pump 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Nov 2005 - Dec 2009
Aug 2009

63000 mi

US $1500
Valve repair. Very successful as this corrected the problem immediately (sluggish acceleration, lower than typical gas mileage).  
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

109000 mi
Mass airflow sensor 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

68000 mi

US $55
Torn driver's side CV boot replaced by owner. 
Feb 2012

69800 mi

US $25
Replace cam follower (for High pressure fuel pump). Clean Intake Valves (carbon buildup due to Direct Fuel Injection design deficiency). 
Sep 2012

76000 mi

US $60
Replaced electronic parking brake switch. 
Feb 2013

79500 mi

US $22
A/C not blowing cold. Replaced evaporative sensor. 
Nov 2013

84600 mi
Replace driver side belt buckle (Airbag sensor wires were broken), for the second time. Electronic parking brake motor, passgr side, seized up, locking rear wheel. Removed motor, cleaned and lubricated drive mechanism - unit is working OK for now. Will probably need to replace motor eventually. 
Dec 2015

108000 mi

US $1800
New timing belt broke, destroying cylinder head. Installed complete new cylinder head, timing belt, and camshaft timing chain and tensioner. 
May 2016

111300 mi

US $400
New AC compressor, condenser, expansion valve and drier. Flushed and recharged system. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2012
Sep 2010

45000 mi
Took vehicle in for routine maintenance. Upon inspection, mechanic discovered driver's side CV boot in need of replacement. Replaced under manufacturer's factory warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
Dec 2013

85000 mi

US $2400
Issue with the coolant sensor - was reporting false "low coolant level" Passenger seat sensor failed. 
Jul 2014

89300 mi

US $139
Clutch needed to be bled. CV boot needed replacement 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2007 - Apr 2013
Mar 2007

10216 mi
Vacuum hose(s) replaced 
Aug 2009

40805 mi
Intake air tempature sensor replaced 
Oct 2010

57495 mi

US $283
MIL came on @ 57025 miles. Replaced spark plugs and reset code. Total cost $282.56. MIL came on @ 57147 miles. False positive. Code reset. $0/No charge. MIL came on @ 57495 mi. Injector flush and code reset. $0/no charge. 
May 2012

75768 mi
Replaced intake camshaft and valve cover gasket. Replaced high pressure fuel pump. Replaced PCV valve and turbo pipe/tube. All repairs covered under TSB #17D2. 
Apr 2013

83107 mi

US $260
Trouble shifting into 2, 4 or 6th. Dealer said "failed transmission". Independent said "nothing wrong," problem possibly fixed during dealer troubleshooting. Then problem started coming back, got rid of car. Cracked front left and right lower control arm bushings. MIL came on. Replaced Engine thermostat and code cleared. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Jan 2008 - May 2014
Apr 2014

84300 mi

US $1300
Cam chain phaser assembly replaced 
May 2014

86000 mi

US $300
Oil Leak 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Great Britain
Jul 2010 - Mar 2014
Aug 2010

37000 mi

£1000
Having driven approx 3 miles from home, 'engine fault - workshop' message displayed; engine stopped, would not re-start. Local repair shop recovered vehicle; faulty injector (diesel 2.0L PD engine) diagnosed. 
Jan 2011

38000 mi
Inlet manifold pressure sensor failure (warning light on dash illuminated - but problem occured a few weeks before light came on) vehicle would go into 'limp home mode' intermittently (usually after fresh start from cold). 
May 2011

42000 mi
Previous problem (intermittently going into limp mode)returned within an hour of 'repair' - i.e: inlet-manifold pressure-sensor showing overboost! Turbo removed & cleaned; also, VNT checked-ok. Refitted turbo - fault cleared. 
Jun 2011

42000 mi

£40
Limp-mode 6 weeks after turbo clean-up; checked all vacuum lines etc also, vac-tested related parts of system, all ok. Removed turbo for checks, cleaned all relevant parts & re-fitted; still in limp-mode. MAP sensor fault, ordered sensor. 
Jul 2011

43000 mi
While at dealer for replacement injectors VCDS flagged MAF fault but car ok - not going into limp-mode & no warning lights on dash. Vehicle runs fine. 
Feb 2012

47200 mi
Auto parking-brake fault; lights flashing on dash. Vehicle driven (audible warning constant)to local dealer for diagnosis. Nearside rear caliper failure evident - not covered on my extended warranty (Warranty Direct uk) as I later discoverd 
Mar 2012

47000 mi
Vehicle would not start; then, after a few attempts, started but went into limp-home mode with engine management light luminated on dash. Dealer repair consisted of replacement ecu loom. Front, off-side spring & bearing broken causing noise in steering mechanism. Spring/bearing replaced all ok. Car would not start but no warning lights illuminated on dash - also, no fault-codes logged on system! Dealer retained vehicle for tests but drew a blank & returned car but, on return fault re-occurred but after a few minutes all was ok. 
May 2012

47500 mi
Engine cutting-out on long run to Paris. Nursed vehicle home & drove to dealer for repair. Lots of fault codes evident but main problem (they said) was camshaft positioning sensor; this part being replaced under extended warranty. Engine cutting-out but able to re-start it. Crankshaft positioning sensor replaced. 
Feb 2013

52200 mi
Electronic parking brake fault (warning lights/beeping) appeared on dashboard. Replaced switch (as brakes were functioning ok) but still fault showing; will reset all codes when laptop available. 
May 2013

52300 mi
Vehicle taken to my usual repair dealer who reported both rear brake motors (e-parking brake) faulty; one replaced under VW parts warranty (only 15 months/6K miles covered)but other motor not covered - awaiting decision from ext warranty. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2011

58040 mi
Steering module and various computer items failed, and were replaced. 
Jun 2016

93000 mi

C $1064
New rear suspension coil/springs. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Sep 2006 - Oct 2010
Oct 2006

1000 mi
The bi-xenon headlight bulb burnt out prematurely. The front park assist sensor will beep continuously when wet. Dealer washed the car and sprayed the sensor but was unable to reproduce the problem. Car stereo showed NO SAT RADIO message. Radio software has been upgraded it hasn't shown since. The car experiences throttle hesitation. There has been a TSB issued for repair, however even after the re-flash of the ECU the problem still presists. 
Jan 2007

4000 mi
Passenger side rear bass speaker was not working. Computer registered the fault at mile 254 on 06/20/06. I did not take delivery of the car until 9/30/06 so this fault has always been present. Dealer ordered replacement part then replaced faulty speaker. Driver front window was not rolling all the way down and the auto up feature would work only intermittenly. Dealer acknoweldged that the error code was recorded however they could not reproduce the problem. They seem to have lubricated the window rails as The headlight connector pulled itself loose from the headlight assembly causing the front passenger headlight to go out again. This time I explained to the dealer that there is a TSB for this issue and it is not a faulty bulb but a loose connection. Deale 
Feb 2008

17000 mi
My car had the infamous hesitation from a rolling stop. Finally VW has resolved the issue and issued a TSB to have it re-flashed. The vehicle seems to be fine and drives better with the latest software. My stereo had the sudden bass syndrome. This problem has allegedly been resolved with the latest software update. We shall see, so far so good. After the ECU reflash my car has developed a problem with the E-brake (electronic parking brake) It gives a message on the MFD stating "e-brake switch failure see owner's manual"). The shop removed the switch plugged it back in and the problem went away. 
Mar 2008

18000 mi
The electrical emergency brake switch finally went completely broke. The car was stuck in my driveway and had to be towed. Dealer replaced the switch and everything has been fine since then. 
Jan 2009

27000 mi
Driver side headlight was inoperable. This is the 3rd time it happened. It has to do with the Adaptive Light System motor loosening the connector, there is a TSB out for it. Hopefully it's fixed for good this time. 
Sep 2009

35000 mi
Electronic Steering Lock was inoperable. Locked car down twice. Managed to drive it to dealership, dealer replaced faulty lock and electric module. Rear LED tail light had two LEDs not working. Replaced whole assembly with new one. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
- Jun 2010
Dec 2009

US $100
Replaced ignition module 
Volkswagen Passat in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

64500 mi

US $2463
Timing chain broke. EPC indicator on, and no power on acceleration. 
Volkswagen Passat in Mississippi, United States
- Apr 2007
Mar 2007

23000 mi
Had engine and steering column lock lights on... Took it to the dealership not fixed 
Apr 2007

24500 mi
Car started and died about three times Gave a little rest and the car started up NOT FIXED by dealership 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

70600 mi

US $350
Lots shaking in the front end 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2013
Jul 2009

36000 mi
Sub Frame bolt tighten. Transmission flashed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2006 - Sep 2017
Jun 2008

15000 mi
Check engine light came on while driving. Diagnostics indicated small leaks in tank ventilation system and evaporative emission system. Fuel cap was defective. New fuel cap installed. 
Aug 2009

27000 mi
Check engine light on. Fault P2401 evaporator emission system leak and P0456 tank ventilation system small leak recognized. Cleaned small amount of "debris" from fuel cap gasket. GFF test plan showed system ok. Y5 update. Checked and replaced positive battery cable. 
Jun 2011

43000 mi
Driver seat air bag fault 01217. Installed new wiring harness under seat. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2006 - Jan 2009
Oct 2007

33000 mi
bi-xenon headlamp burned out. Service manager said defective; $359.00 to repair; had to remove bumper. 
Aug 2008

49000 mi
High beam headlight burned out. VW Tech removed bumber, installed nes part, under warranty, thankfully. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2010
Aug 2010

59000 mi
Catalytic converter is falling apart at 59k miles. Parts ordered. Repair will be covered under 80k emissions warranty. 
Sep 2010

61000 mi
Front catalytic converter replaced under 80k emissions warranty 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
Aug 2011

112000 mi

US $1100
Replaced whole a/c system When turning to the left car makes a noise and comes from the front wheel. Same thing with my last car but i forgot the part name 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jul 2012
Dec 2009

50000 mi
Repair of trim pieces. Replacement of interior light switch. 
Sep 2010

59000 mi
Car was hard to start. Immobilizer issue. It fell into "no information in ECU" and "dealer was unable to recreate the issue." 
Dec 2010

62000 mi

US $100
Car would not recognize the key. If key was recognized, car would not start. The was an intermittent problem. Performed VAG-COM scan myself and pulled codes for immobilizer. Immobilizer was replaced by dealer under extended warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

57000 mi

US $1600
A/C failed 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2010
Dec 2009

34000 mi
Upper horn quit working 
Jan 2010

36000 mi
Passenger door won't open from outside...2nd occurrence. I think door module related...not fixed...parts ordered 
Feb 2010

36500 mi
fixed passenger door  Window washer pump failed and was replaced with another they had in stock Replace window washer pump 
Aug 2010

41500 mi
Driver's door would not open from the outside...only from the inside. Replace door latch and Boden cable under OEM warranty. 
Sep 2010

43000 mi
Steering wheel column lock and control module 
Oct 2010

44000 mi
Replace steering wheel column lock and control module Parts in for prior steering column trip. although i was out of warranty by 2 weeks....they covered it. Would have been an expensive repair. Steering column electrical starting issue 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Nov 2014
Dec 2008

16000 mi
Satellite radio inoperative. Replace satellite radio receiver. 
Jan 2014

29200 mi

US $200
Replacement of HID headlight bulb. 
Sep 2014

70000 mi

US $280
Front differential axle seal was leaking. Seal replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Oct 2013

28520 mi

C $65
Trunk opening lifts stopped working 
Nov 2015

35220 mi
Passenger side mirror no longer dips on selection of reverse. Problem not resolved yet. VW contacting engineering dept. re solution. 
Feb 2016

36980 mi

C $112
Diagnosed and repaired passenger mirror not dipping on reverse. 
Apr 2016

36780 mi

C $1100
Replaced both HID headlamps which failed simultaneously. Not covered by extended warranty. 
Oct 2016

38440 mi

C $100
Front lower control arm bushings and rear tie-rod bushings needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

53000 mi
Oil Pump bolt sheered off. Timingchain and support assemblies replaced. If we had continued driving the car the engine would have been lost. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2011

63000 mi
Major oil leak due to botched engine repair in May, 2011 to repair oil pump bolt issue. 
Nov 2012

79000 mi

US $1400
Engine shut off while driving with no warning. Diagnosed problems were fuel pressure sensor, evap canister, and eap purge valve (N80). 
Feb 2013

82700 mi

US $160
low coolant due to leaking hose damaged when major engine work was performed. airbag fault (wiring harness) code cleared - no problems found by mechanic 
Jun 2013

86000 mi

US $470
Bearing destroyed by pothole. 
Nov 2014

107000 mi

US $7
Headlight bulb replaced 
Nov 2015

119000 mi
Diagnose OBD code, replace O2 sensor. 
Jan 2016

87300 mi

US $600
Replaced parking brake electro-mechanical caliper which would not disengage, and dash switch Replaced rear struts 
Mar 2016

124000 mi

US $17
Replaced low beam headlight bulbs after one failed. 
Mar 2017

136000 mi

US $221
Replaced RR door actuator Replaced front lower arm rear bushings 
May 2017

138820 mi

US $1316
Replaced rear coil springs & lower control arms. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Feb 2012
Sep 2010

86611 mi

US $70
electronic parking brake locked car up - had to be towed. had to pay towing after 5 miles. Dealer had to fix as I just got the car that day. replace air conditioning compressor done by non dealer shop Replace AC compressor. Car Air not working when purchased, I told them it had to be fixed. It took them 4 days but it works! ( it cost them $1500.00)  electronic parking break locked car up - had to be towed. had to pay towing after 5 miles. Dealer had to fix as I just got the car that day. 
Oct 2010

86311 mi
Steering column replaced.. this is common problem in Passat 06. I realized this problem existed when i bought the car i insisted the car be fixed, same with Air condit compressor. I bought it used... with 82000 miles on 
Dec 2010

85000 mi

US $570
Brakes rear replace pads and service, also tune up done 
Sep 2011

94000 mi

US $405
The engine didn't upshift Properly. Cam shaft and crank shaft sensors replaced, delay for part availability sent from Canada!Fixed, one week later light back on. another wire ? had to be replaced under the car which had to do with this. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2011

88000 mi

US $8000
oil bolt failure, common with this year motor, VW does not recognize the problem as a defect even though I found 58 exact same engine failures due to this faulty oil pump bolt Needed complete new engine. 
Jun 2011

94000 mi
Ignition key lock working intermittently, air bag recall defect 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Nov 2006 - Feb 2008
Nov 2006

40 mi
check engine light on and low tire pressure light on at test drive. both fixed prior to delivery 
Jan 2007

5000 mi
My compass not stay calibrated. I also noticed when I turn on the rear window defogger the compass will change it's direction within five seconds of activating the rear defogger. Then if you turn off the defogger the compass will go back to original headi 
Feb 2007

7000 mi
Vehicle compass malfunctions when rear defroster is activated causing compass display to be inaccurate. Manufacture unable to determine cause, and cannot fix at this time. During 3rd repair attempt vehicle paint was damaged and will also need repair/pai 
Apr 2007

10000 mi
Check engine light on. Replaced gas cap with new one. Light is now out. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
May 2011

67580 mi
Catalytic Converter was replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2010

42000 mi
New key fob ordered, would not communicate with vehicle, not due to low battery. New radio head unit (sound will alternate from really low and bassy sounding to really loud on its own without speed volume control being enacted) happens with tuner only, not CD's. 
Apr 2010

42000 mi
New Radio is working well.  New key fob works as it should. 
May 2010

44700 mi
Suspension was creaky at under 60degrees, new strut mount plates installed, better but still not 100 percent, however, don't plan on doing anything further to it regarding this issue. 
Mar 2011

69000 mi
TSB for steering column and wires that run under seat for air bag. 
Jun 2011

74000 mi

US $655
right front tie rod replaced and car aligned, took the dealer quite a while to figure out what it was.. but in their defense it was a clunking noise from the right front and it was difficult to narrow down. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volkswagen in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2005 - May 2008
Dec 2007

36000 mi
clogged windshield washer nozzles Parking light out, too expensive to have the shop repair it. Did it myself in five minutes. 
Jan 2008

17000 mi
Completed repair of clogged windshield washer nozzles. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

20460 mi
Engine malfunction light came on. 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2005 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

44000 mi
The trunk was not latching shut, the fix took roughly an hour. 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
Dec 2006 - Apr 2008
May 2007

24000 mi
air intake manifold bad 
Aug 2007

29000 mi
catalatic convertor parts fell off or not originally attached correctly 
Sep 2007

33000 mi
catalatic convertor sensor issues. Not properly install from prior repair 
Oct 2007

34000 mi
a/c unit went out had to be replaced. Also multiple light failure. 
Mar 2008

37000 mi
Replace intake manifold again. Fuel pump replaced. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ireland
Feb 2006 - Oct 2017
Feb 2016

71300 mi

€90
Battery replaced 
Aug 2016

73160 mi
airbag 
Oct 2016

74400 mi

€50
airbag again 
Oct 2017

80600 mi
The passenger side airbag shows an intermittent error. I simply cleared the error and it hasn't shown again 

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