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2017 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

10000 mi
Radio/navy system display would flicker for about 10 minutes after first start of the day. Also, would not switch from night to day display. VW was contacted, a software update was performed. Dealer could not recreate problem after repair. The flickering seems to be corrected, but the display still will not switch from night to day at times. I think the radio/nav head is at fault. Still working with dealer and VW for resolution. This issue is tough due to the intermittent nature. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2017
Mar 2017

5000 mi
replaced control module part had to come from Germany 
Jun 2017

9000 mi
seat control module 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Mar 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

2700 mi
Car would not start. Battery fine. Towing company damaged battery, ground cable and front tire while towing car. 

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2016 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
- Oct 2016
Oct 2016

5000 mi
Sunroof would not close all the way, dealer performed "Basic Settings", problem corrected. 

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2015 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015 Secondary air exhaust system. Error codes p2440 and p0491 at 200 miles on the odometer. Check engine light came on. Replaced combination valve after talking to VW service. Trip 1 Secondary air exhaust system. Error codes p2440 and p0491 at 250 miles on the odometer. Check engine light came on. Replaced hose leading to combination valve after talking to VW service. Trip 2. CEL set to off. Secondary air exhaust system. Error code p0491 the very next day. Check engine light came on. The hose leading to the combination valve was re-fixed as the attachment and removal of it caused it to become loose. Trip 3. 
Mar 2015

2000 mi
Secondary air exhaust system. Error code P0491 at 750 miles on the odometer. Check engine light came on. Replaced entire secondary exhaust system. Trip 4. 
Nov 2015

9700 mi
Squeaking sound from left tyre audible at low speeds. Caliper was digging into the rotor and caused minor damage and caused squeaking. After repair, some noise gone, but still remains. Will take it back. Groaning sound from the driver window when it comes up. 
Jan 2016

11300 mi
Took the car to another dealer. For the squeaking sound, they tightened wheel nuts claiming the previous dealership didn't do it correctly. The problem re-appeared as soon as the car left this 2nd dealership. For the groaning window, they replaced 2 window seals. But the problem still exists after taking it back from the 2nd dealership. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
May 2015 Asked local dealer to look into rough shifts, especially in manual mode. These popped up in irregular intervals. 
Jun 2017

29000 mi
The car has exhibited a rattle in the trunk area ever since I inspected the tool kit, which is poorly anchored to the chassis of the car. It turns out that the real problem is/was a rattling plastic baffle/plate below the trunk. A "fix" with foam tape didn't work. Will have to return for a full part replacement. In addition the interior rear view mirror vibrates on rough road surfaces. Stuff like this shouldn't happen at all, and it is a waste of time having items like these properly taken care of. 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2015 - May 2016
Feb 2016

15600 mi
Persistent high-speed vibration. Replaced all 4 tires as it was determined that one or more tires were internally damaged and causing the vibration. The new tires did not solve the problem. Following the purchase of new tires, the wheel vibration persisted. Car was taken to a VW dealer for RFV tire balance. Dealer phase matched tires and wheels in attempt to fix vibration. During previous repair attempt, technician incorrectly mounted asymmetrical tire on wheel. Vehicle needed to be returned so tire could be correctly mounted and balanced. Tire vibration remained present. 

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2015 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Mar 2015

2000 mi
Windshield cracked from base and extended across drivers side; believed to be manufacturing-related; NOT due to rock / chip -- dealer agreed and replaced the windshield under warranty (1,000 miles on odometer) 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

19840 mi
Broken cup holder clip Intermittent trouble down-shifting into 5th gear. Dealer could not replicate problem. Not repaired. 
Dec 2016

41540 mi
Start button peeling. 
Apr 2017

49600 mi
Trouble shifting into 5th gear. Dealer serviced and adjusted parts. No parts replaced. Better, but not completely fixed. Speaker cover rattles. The dealer could not identify the source and it persists.  Cabin blower making a squeaking noise when cold. Urea leaking at injector in engine compartment. Dealer replaced Urea tube. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

3300 mi
Car lost programming. Had to be towed to dealer. Reprogramming fixed problem. 
Oct 2016

12200 mi
check engine light came on. Dealer found no problem and reset it 

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2015 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Aug 2015

10400 mi
flashing glow plug light on. Computer module replaced, no help. Turbo replaced, fixed problem. 
May 2016

19100 mi
We had trouble with the engine running properly. They discovered a wire that shorted out occasionally. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Sep 2017
Aug 2016

14100 mi
Check Engine Light was illuminated. Code scan did not find any faults, System was reset, and light went out. 
Feb 2017

19500 mi
Re-flash emissions control software, per emissions recall. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

71920 mi
car was returned to volkswagen due to recall it will not be returned 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2016

24500 mi
Radio would not load 
Jan 2017

19200 mi
Door would not open 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

26660 mi
The front passenger heater did not work since the car was new.I had it in on 4 previous repairs for the problem the problem was never diagnosed correctly the final repair was to replace the heater core parts not availabe traded in for 2015 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

27280 mi
there was no heat coming out from passenger side vents. heating core replaced, covered by recall. 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

3000 mi
The original front springs are do not fit on the strut causing noises every time i hit a bump. 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

21849 mi
Stereo head unit had to be replaced due to electrical fault and volume issues. Head unit for stereo replaced due to erratic operation and sometimes not turning on or off, also volume controls sometimes were not working. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2014

5000 mi
Traction control light illuminated, intermittently, when making right turns. Dealer could not reproduce problem. Dealer inspected, cleaned, and reinstalled speed sensors. Seems to have worked, problem gone. 
Volkswagen Passat in North Dakota, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

41000 mi

US $220
Replace front sway bar links 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

74000 mi

US $500
Brake pads and rotors 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2017
Jul 2016

58000 mi

US $375
Sway bar end links replaced, alignment and state inspection. 
Jan 2017

68000 mi

US $50
Collision damage from dear 
Sep 2017

87000 mi

US $300
Replaced pads and rotors, front brakes. Did work myself 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2014

7720 mi
Strong steering wheel vibration leading to really rough ride. Road force balancing, replaced Hankook tires with Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS, changed stock springs to H/R stiffer springs (resulting in 1" drop).  
Nov 2014

12400 mi
Clicking from turning wheels to extreme left or right. Dealer could not duplicate until 5th day holding the car. Identified when parking. Replacing strut mounts fixed problem. 
Jun 2015

20460 mi
Road noise and vibration 
Sep 2015

24800 mi
Car pulling hard left. Changed suspension parts, alignment 
Nov 2015

26900 mi
Strong vibration in wheel, still pulling left. Re alignment to adjust camber. At the time changed to winters. Problem currently exists with winters installed 
Oct 2016

38420 mi
Removed entire suspension system, Clutch, flywheel, tie rods, sway bars, steering system and replaced with all new parts. No significant improvement. 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2017
Feb 2016

45000 mi

US $55
Bad heater core 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

56000 mi
Heater core clogged. Shows CEL with EGR Cooling System code. Common problem due to poor design. VW replaced for free after some convincing. 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

11700 mi
VCDS diagnostic said: P040D 00, EGR Temperature Sensor 1,: Signal too High. 60pin ECM engine wiring harness replaced, as well as EGR1 sensor. 
Jan 2015

12200 mi
Diesel fuel tank vent leaking. Fuel tank replaced. 
Feb 2015

20000 mi
Very little heat to passenger foot well. Clogged heater core diagnosed. Heater core replaced. 
Sep 2015

35000 mi
Driver's seat memory faulty. Replaced driver's seat position module 
Oct 2015

36000 mi
Nav unit had split screen on startup. Software update performed, tech bulletin 91-15-03 
May 2016

50400 mi
Code P203B00: AdBlue level sensor defective. AdBlue kit installed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Aug 2017
May 2015

20000 mi
One of the two electric cooling fans failed, disintegrating while vehicle was at highway speed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2017
Jun 2014

10000 mi
Short in radio antenna. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

8000 mi
Drivers door hinge was sticking and not opening easily. 
Jun 2016

25000 mi
Infotainment system was randomly locking up. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - May 2017
May 2015

24000 mi
Check engine light on. Pump that injects AdBlue fluid into exhaust stream had failed. This technique used on diesel engines to reduce pollutants. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

31000 mi
Turbo Failed 
Dec 2015

71000 mi

US $120
Replaced heater core 
Jan 2017

78700 mi
Heater core 
Volkswagen Passat in North Dakota, United States
Oct 2013 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

1000 mi
Serious ventilation issues. Fan needs to be run on High (loud) with most of the air directed to the windshield to keep it defrosted in the winter. Dealer recommended monthly cabin air filter changes. They have inadequate airflow. 
Feb 2014

3900 mi
Replaced fuel tank. Couldn't fill the tank with fuel. It would immediately splash back. Something wrong with the crash protection check valves I believe. 
Feb 2015

25500 mi

US $132
very poor ventilation. fan needs to be run on high speeds, and even then window fogging is evident in cold (0 degree) temps. This cars HVAC system is lacking. The fan noise is horrible. This is a great car without a decent HVAC system. 
Mar 2015

30000 mi
antifreeze smell, leak 
Jul 2015

34000 mi

US $60
ongoing issues with cabin airflow. very poor system. filter plugs almost instantly. 
Dec 2015

38000 mi
In addition to poor airflow issues. Dealer thinks heater core has failed. Car blows cold air and will not defrost. 
Apr 2016

48000 mi
Heater core was defective from factory and was only allowing heated/cooled air to parts of the car. Defrost didn't work when it was cold. All work was done at no charge, even though warranty expired long ago. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2014

1700 mi
Driver door interior handle was not fitting properly, dealer replaced part and reinstalled door handle 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

1700 mi
Clunking noise when making left turn over a dip at low speed. Dealer said a tie-rod nut was installed incorrectly at factory. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2017
Jan 2015 Trim piece on dash had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

35000 mi
Change the condenser 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

44000 mi
In tank fuel pump malfunctioned sending metal throughout fuel system. Replaced fuel pump, lines, injectors, lines, high pressue pump. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Mar 2017
Mar 2015

12400 mi
REAR RIGHT DOOR LATCH STOPPED WORKING 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2015

21000 mi
Fender Audio/Nav unit failed. Manually rebooting the unit sometimes re-enabled it. 
Dec 2016

77000 mi
No heat passenger side. Heater core blocked due manufacturers defect. Vehicle was subject of VW repair program 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2016

33900 mi
Driver's seat had crack in leather, seat cover replaced. Finish on button for Start was flaking off, it was replaced. 
Aug 2016

50000 mi
A/C was not consistently putting out cold air. Refrigerant was slightly low and was topped off. The repair from previous service didn't work. One very warm day, I had no a/c. Called dealer and they took me in first thing next morning. It started working on way to dealer. They tested hvac system and could not duplicate problem 
Sep 2016

50000 mi

US $115
Bad a/c condenser was diagnosed, repair bill quote was $1500. I told them no repair, since car is being bought back by VW this fall. Car has been parked, bought a new Sonata Hybrid to replace. 

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

34000 mi
Ignition Coil Bad 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2015 - Oct 2017
Feb 2017

50000 mi

US $410
Sway bar links replaced as it made some rattling noise on left side. 
Jun 2017

53000 mi

US $450
Rear seat belt 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Mar 2015

8000 mi
Came in for annual oil change and they had a software update for the transmission. Transmission shifts really smooth now. Love the car so far. Gets nearly 40 MPG on the highway without diesel. 
Sep 2015

13000 mi
Cigarette lighter has no power. Checked fuses, saw nothing wrong. Dealer fixed it but a few weeks later it has happened again without plugging in anything more than a cell phone charger. 
Oct 2016

24500 mi
Cigarette lighter would not charge phone. Back for the 3rd time for the same thing. The phone charges in other cars just fine. It makes no sense to keep blowing a fuse over charging a car. This car is a lease and it's going back. 

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2013.5 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

84000 mi

US $3240
Blue heating unit and turbo boost pipe 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

2000 mi
car would pull right all the time, in a matter of seconds i could be in the next lane. traveling the speed limit i would let the steering wheel go and the car always would drift right even from the left lane rear camera would not turn on in reverse, radio software was slow, radio functioned very poorly, you could not understand the person giving you directions from the Nav at times the front right DRL would not come on seats are very uncomfortable,too hard, on long trips your legs will go to sleep auto dim mirror was always dim rattles in doors and dash if tires not properly inflated the car would "skip" left or right depending on which way you were turning at hi speed 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

60000 mi
Oxygen sensor 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

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

16000 mi
turbo failure passenger side rear seat release cable would not allow rear seat to fold down clutch pedal clicks when engaged AND outside temp is below 32F AND cabin temp is warmed up. 
May 2014

21700 mi
Drivers side Seat pan developed crack in v-tex. VWoA denied claim. Currently in dispute. 
Oct 2014

32000 mi
Reattach rear spoiler 
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $300
Replace front sway bar links 
Dec 2016

94000 mi
no heat in cabin; replace heater core; flush; refill with antifreeze 
Jun 2017

100000 mi

US $550
replace front sway bar links replace front brake pads 
Aug 2017

110000 mi

US $150
replace sway bar links 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Door rattle and wind noise with driver door 
Jul 2016

81000 mi

US $1700
Cooling fan fragmented and cut radiator 
Sep 2017

105000 mi
Ad Blue subsystem had multiple failures finally resolved by dealer. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2015

47000 mi
Diesel Exhaust Fluid heater module failed, tripping warning light on dash. Module replaced by dealer under CA emissions warranty. 
Mar 2016

59000 mi
Intercooler had sprung a very small leak, thus slowly loosing coolant. 
May 2016

61300 mi

US $25
Interior trunk damper strut bracket had come detached (broken welds) from the chasis where it was attached.rnrnVolkswagen of America agreed to pay 75% of costs to repair, with car already out of warranty. 
Sep 2016

67000 mi

US $198
Starter battery failed to start car. Replaced battery at dealer using Volkswagen of America $500 credit card provided to me as a TDI owner affected by diesel cheating scandal. 
Dec 2016

71000 mi

US $1100
Water pump leak instigated replacement of timing belt, water pump, idlers and drive belts. Also replaced front brake pads and rotors. And did oil and filter change. 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2017
Mar 2014

15000 mi
Faulty design on the 2013 tdi turbos. 
Mar 2015

41000 mi

US $100
Sway bar end links went bad 
Jul 2016

81300 mi

US $100
3rd sway bar end link that went bad 
Oct 2016

88500 mi

US $60
leaking engine coolant. won't fix because because it is being bought back. rnNever buying VW again Leaking oil. Not fixing because it is being bought back. NEVER BUYING A VW AGAIN. 
Jan 2017

91000 mi
Leaking oil and coolant when bought back. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Feb 2017
Jan 2014

63800 mi
Inner trunk trim was loose at delivery, dealer ordered new part but it is not yet available. 
Jul 2015

46800 mi
O2 sensor, VW decided to replace under warranty 
Jan 2016

35000 mi

US $15
No heat on passenger side. Bad heater core. Part is on backorder. Heater core replaced, problem solved 
Jan 2017

57000 mi
Heat not working, second time 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

10000 mi
Diesel Exhaust Fluid leak from claimed faulty cap though I suspect dealer error as occurred only shortly after 10K service. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2017
Oct 2016

69800 mi
engine light came on Day after 70k service. Ad Blue diesel sensor (level & temp sensor) failed and will require $1200 service. isn't covered by current law or warranty. Widespread, costly problem w VW diesels. car is sitting until buyback 
Feb 2017

74000 mi
Alternator failed, vehicle is no longer being driven and is awaiting buyback Adblue sensor never repaired. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2014 - Sep 2017
Apr 2016

27780 mi
Check Engine Code P048C. Needed to replace exhaust flap for particulate system. Dealer thought the low kilometres caused it. Cost $ 700 but covered by warranty. 
Sep 2016

31000 mi
Needed a new urea heater for the ad-blue emission injection system. 
Sep 2017

47740 mi

C $235
Replaced worn links 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

13000 mi
Failed turbo. Replaced basically everything from the exhaust manifold back. 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

US $300
Heater core needed replacement for the 2nd time since new. 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2016
Aug 2013

6000 mi
Battery dead after leaving the parking lights on. However when checked it was found defective and dealer replace it free of charge. 
Sep 2014

28000 mi
Transmision linkage clip broke. So you could not put the car in gear. They order the new clip and replace. 
Aug 2015

44800 mi
Turbo failed! Also the transmission has a delay or shifts hard between 2 and 3 gears. 
Sep 2015

45000 mi
So I took the car in again for transmission hard changes from 2-3 gear. They change the transmission, ECU, and fuel pump! 
Jan 2016

34000 mi
The fuel line for the turbo was defective. Had it replaced and solve the issue. This is the 3rd time I was stranded in the middle of the highway! So traded the car in for a GTI! 
Volkswagen Passat in Kansas, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2017
Jan 2013

2000 mi
Replaced Radio Navigation 
Jul 2013

17000 mi
Radio had to have a hard reset performed in order to receive XM Sirius signal. 
Oct 2016

63000 mi

US $1100
The heater for the ad-blue injection system clogged and burn out. Replacement part included the injection pump and heater as one assembly. Also replaced wire connector and hose connectors. An extended warranty has now been issued for this. 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2017
Jun 2015

18000 mi
Electronic Door Lock was replaced 
Jun 2017

43000 mi
The A/C was taking 5+ minutes to start pumping cool air. The issue was a valve in the system that would stick, was wearing and ultimately contaminated the system. The total bill would have been in excess of $2300 however the repairs were covered by my extended warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

94000 mi
exhaust flap failed at 90K but dealer said it caused the failure of the particulate filter and it's not covered past 80k 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
May 2013

3000 mi
Trunk would not open with switch in car or remote. Dealer replaced latch assembly. 
Oct 2013

8300 mi
Traction control seems to grab occasionally when slowing down from high speed, makes grinding noise at least. 
Aug 2014

13500 mi
Driver door binding/squeaky on opening. Dealer replaced hinge assembly. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maine, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

2700 mi
RNS 510 touchscreen very slow, backup camera can take up to 30 secs to turn on. 
Jun 2014

9000 mi
Automatic mirror not dimming 
Jan 2015 Intermittent short in central locking meant you could be locked in or out of the car in temps below freezing 
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Not cool enough. 
Volkswagen Passat in Idaho, United States
Apr 2013 - Apr 2015
Jan 2015

26700 mi
Emissions Service Action 23N5-ECM software update to prevent turbocharger failure in extreme cold weather conditions 
Mar 2015

30000 mi

US $550
Broken wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

345000 mi
Sensor came on with check engine light for adding Blue this is for TDI technology warranty repair same problem sensor for check engine came on due to EPA add blue dumb ass technology 
Dec 2014

71000 mi
Had to replace Oxygen Censor Satellite radio works intermittently. 
Apr 2016

115500 mi

US $375
sway bar was worn and lose on left side replace both sides of front tire sway bar parts 
Oct 2016

132200 mi

US $393
Broken wire to air cooler pump circuit my check engine light came on 
Mar 2017

144433 mi

US $531
Oxygen Sensor O2 no working correctly had to be replaced first one was broken had to return for another. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

47900 mi

US $400
Oxygen sensor was replaced 
Feb 2016

78000 mi

US $800
Heater core had to be replaced, system was flushed due to plugged/contaminated core. Passenger side would not blow warm heated air. There is a technical service bulletin on this design problem. Dealer has done 100% of on time maintenance. 
Jul 2016

85500 mi

US $1200
Urea system sensor went bad. Had to replace urea tank by removing bumper and replacing entire system. VW later issued a recall and repaid cost of repair 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2017
Mar 2013

20000 mi
the passenger side mirror was collecting water. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2015

19000 mi

US $345
The glow plug light flashed and the car went into limp mode. Dealership drained the diesel and replaced the fuel filter. Error codes indicated that the problem was caused by substandard fuel. 
Jun 2015

22000 mi
Glow plug light began to flash and the check engine light came on as well. Drove to VW dealer who was close by. High pressure fuel pump was defective and had to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
Jan 2015

62000 mi
The drivers side door freezes and will not open with temperatures below 32. Service Bulletin No.: TT-57-14-01 
Jan 2017

96500 mi
Passenger side heater core was clogged up and needed to be replaced. TSB. DEF Heater failed. Replaced under the extended warranty. Rear passenger window would not roll back up. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2017

18000 mi

US $900
knock sensor failed 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Car wouldn't turn off. Some electrical problem. 
Volkswagen Passat in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

29000 mi
Drivers door lock would not open using keyfob remote or switch on the drivers door. Dealer replaced locking mechanism under warranty. 
Sep 2016

43000 mi
engine fuel filter developed a leak. Repaired under parts warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Mar 2017

63000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump shelled and shot metal through the entire system. Entire fuel system needed to be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

20100 mi
Day time running lights were not functional. Also had a recall part replaced in the fuse box. Driver's door latch stuck due to moisture. 
Jul 2015

26700 mi
Sensor in the handle that allows for touch lock / unlock. 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2014
Jun 2013

2000 mi
Squeaking noise eminating from somewhere in the interior 
Jul 2013

2200 mi
Isolated the source of the squeak myself. A retaining screw for the subwoofer mounted under the parcel shelf in the trunk was loose. Unfortunately the screw wouldn't stay tight and would require regular attention. Never returned to the dealer. 
Aug 2014

7000 mi
Ultimately the various squeaks and rattles in this car contributed to my decision to sell it. Please note that the car was otherwise reliable and nothing broke or fell off during our ownership. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2016
Aug 2014

21000 mi
AdBlue tank and pump had to be replaced because of a bad sensor. 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
May 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

2960 mi
Sunroof hard to open, stop in the middle and makeing dragging/clicking noise. Cause: sunshade guide was jammed. Fixed in dealership for no cost by warranty. 
Jul 2015

27900 mi
Fuel gauge intermittently shows zero after starting to drive. Fuel gauge sender removed+reinstalled, electric fuel pump removed+reinstalled. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jun 2016 - Apr 2017
Oct 2016

67800 mi
Fuel pressure code sent. Cleared code has not returned. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

56000 mi
Def Blue heater went out. Dealer repaired at no charge. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2017
Oct 2014

24000 mi
CEL came on, was able to drive to dealer, an emission sensor was diagnosed as faulty and was replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2017
Nov 2015

20000 mi
Rear passenger door handle locking mechanism broke. Part was replaced. 
Jul 2016

28200 mi
DRL went out. Seems like low mileage to be out. 
Sep 2016

29000 mi

US $180
The battery failed and needed to be replaced with less than 3 years of ownership. The battery warranty is only 2 years so it was not covered. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

21000 mi
drivers door trim out of position causing wind noise. Also did 20K mile service: Oil change, fill Adblue and other normal service items. All ok. 
Mar 2016

39000 mi
Heater stopped putting out heat. Dealer installed new heater core. There is a TSB for this problem. Also did the 40K service including tranny service 
Nov 2016

48400 mi
Oxygen sensor indicator light. 
Volkswagen Passat in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2013 - Jan 2017
Dec 2013

1240 mi

C $90
chip and several minor nick on Windshield. The chip was a road hazard but it seem that the windshield is week Left rear door squeaked when very cold 
Feb 2015

20900 mi
Adblue (urea) additive was not serviced properly the first time SI I got a 300 km left warning message. When back to the dealer and they filled it properly. Apparently the mechanics forgot to do the job the first time... Fixed. 
Jan 2017

18600 mi
Heather core défective. This item was colères by va nous cost 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2017
Feb 2014

15000 mi
Dealer replaced head light assembly, after third buld replacement. 
Mar 2015

45000 mi

US $85
Driver's side seat belt sensor malfunctioned. I took the vehicle into the dealership, but we couldn't duplicate the malfunction, which was a constant dinging of the fasten your seatbelt audible warning. 
May 2015

47000 mi

US $463
Check Engine light came on required new O2 sensor. 
Dec 2015

59000 mi

US $450
Drivers side door would not lock or unlock. You had to enter the vehicle through the passenger side. 
Sep 2016

65000 mi

US $100
Tire inflator sensor. 
Nov 2016

67900 mi

US $430
Diesel particulate filter. It was a software issue. I believe my son had made frequent short trips that that had not activated a DPF regen cycle. Charge mostly for diagnostics. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Feb 2017
Jun 2014

69000 mi

US $64
Turbo went, replaced. Replaced particulate filter system which was full of oil. 
Aug 2016

104100 mi

US $500
Bad NOX Sensor 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2017
Sep 2013

3000 mi
Sunroof squeals when opening. 
Aug 2015

30000 mi
Squeal when opening sunroof. Fixed it with lubrication. 
Feb 2016

37600 mi
Check engine light came on. 
Oct 2016

48700 mi
Needed a jump start, then had some "check engine" indications. Diagnosis is the battery should be replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
Nov 2014

23500 mi
Radio/Navigation Unit would not boot up. No audio/video from system. Defective head unit. 
Mar 2015

31000 mi
Continuing to have problems with the audio/navigation unit. System randomly shuts off/disconnects from bluetooth, or crashes. Dealer applied a software update to prevent this. Issues have diminished, but not fully resolved. 
May 2015

32100 mi
Replaced head unit again. 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2017
Nov 2014

25000 mi
Temperature sensor in the adblue tank was defective turning on the Check Engine light. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Oct 2013

3800 mi
Stains in the roof liner around the sunroof. Dealer cleaned out the drain tubes on both sides and problem was cured. 
Jan 2014

9300 mi
Failed Turbo Charger and Catalytic Convertor as a result of the failed turbo 
Jul 2014

23500 mi
Both tie rod ends were replaced. In all fairness to the dealer/manufacturer we had an excessive amount of pot-holes during the spring-thaw this year . . . I obviously hit most of them. 
Mar 2015

43000 mi

US $350
Rear Driver Side Door Handle Locking Mechanism Would Engage & Re-Engage Every Time the Cars Speed Went Below & Back Above 10 mph 
May 2015

48000 mi

US $850
Driver's side wheel bearing was making a lot of noise - dealer replaced and test drove. Found the passenger side was also worn and making noise but had been masked by the driver's side. Both front wheel bearings replaced. 
Sep 2016

81000 mi
Rear Trunk License Plate Light Bulbs & Harnesses. Lights would not work because the harnesses had corroded to the point they were non-functional and in need of full replacement. 
Oct 2016

85000 mi

US $300
3 Sway bar linkages worn out and replaced Bottom protective spoiler/pan underneath engine came loose and was dragging on the road. The estimate to replace the pan was $850. I had the part removed from the vehicle. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

14200 mi
Faulty ABS sensor causing stability control fault messages. ABS sensor was replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Passat in Iowa, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2015
Nov 2013

11700 mi
Door lock malfunction CV boot had tare from factory 
Mar 2014

20000 mi
Bad plunger on clutch master cylinder. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2015

51500 mi
Had an alarm ID'd in Canada Nov/14 as the ad-blue tank heater. (OBD2 alm 205C). "Portfolio Protection" repair insurance covered it. (the bill would have been about $1K.) The repair kit was priced at $625, then labor on top. 
Nov 2015

67600 mi
Turbocharger blew on I29 in SD. Had it aqnd many other components replaced by Graham Automotive VW dealer in Sioux Falls. VW had extended the turbo warranty on this 2013 Passat to 120000 miles so I lucked out. A "hidden" warranty. Figure. 
Dec 2015

71000 mi
Engine light came ON , 80 miles after turbo replacement. Drove from South Dakota to Texas. VW of Corpus Christi found that a grommet had been overlooked during the turbo repair. Fixed as part of the extended warranty on the turbo. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
Sep 2014

22000 mi
Oxygen Sensor was faulty, replaced at no cost. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jan 2014

5031 mi
This visit was the start of several visits for broken, or burnt out DRL bulbs. 
Apr 2014

7798 mi
Drivers side DRL shattered, caused light assembly to melt. Replaced driver's side light assembly. It melted when the DRL shattered. Replaced passenger side DRL bulb. It blew out while at the VW dealership. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
May 2016

98000 mi

US $673
AdBlue heater failure. Replace heater & temperature sensor. 
Jul 2016

98700 mi

US $409
Check engine light came on. I investigated with VCDS software, and found that the code was most likely caused by a faulty front O2 sensor. Dealer confirmed and replaced the sensor. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

14880 mi
Wheel bearing was making excess noise. Replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alaska, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2017
Nov 2013

6000 mi
Gap between headlight and quarter panel on driver side to big. Wheel well liner installed wrong, tucked inside quarter panel lip instead over it and screwed in 
May 2014

15000 mi

US $20
Front license plate bracket loose 
Jan 2016

45800 mi

US $450
Driver door handle and lock freezes in cold weather stopping the door from unlocking or opening if unlocked 
Volkswagen Passat in Oregon, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2017
Aug 2016

74300 mi

US $570
Exhaust control valve was stuck open. they replaced the valve(flap) 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

22000 mi

US $150
rear underbody wind noise due to flapping body part. Was missing bolts, probably due to backing over something; were replaced Sluggish audio response; rear camera took forever to display 
Jun 2015

39000 mi
Fuel rail replacement 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
May 2014

44000 mi
The heat sensor in the adBlue tank failed. VW repaired it at no charge. 
Jul 2014

47700 mi
Turbo hose came loose.  Fault in an engine control module. 
Feb 2015

59000 mi
Fuel pump shattered sending pieces throughout the fuel system. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Sep 2012 Radiator needed replacement 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Nov 2015

44000 mi
Vehicle was loosing coolant. Dealer replaced water pump. 
Jun 2016

49000 mi

US $180
Battery died. Was replaced. Also 1 recall was fixed (steering wheel clock spring). 
Nov 2016

52200 mi
Hesitation after cold start. Injector lines and injectors replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

1000 mi
The driver's side pillar trim was coming loose, leaving an end frayed about and inch long and 5mm deep. The airbag light was on from the factory. The airbag wiring harness was severed when the vehicle was manufactured. Dealer replaced part without hassle. The horn failed by staying on while the car's ignition was in any position but completely off. I pulled the horn fuse which was impossibly labeled; Dealer gave me rental at no charge and replace the entire steering column. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2015
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Rear deck squeak. Not fixed. Dash rattle. Not fixed 
May 2014

25000 mi
Radiator leak. Smelled coolant after driving. No visible loss of fluid. Full radiator replacement after testing showed a leak when under pressure. 
Jun 2014

26000 mi
Driver side power seat would not move forward. Stuck in wife's position and I could not drive my car. After 1 full day of testing, they had to overnight new circuit board. Loaner car provided at the end of day 1. Driver side power seat lumbar not inflating. After 1 full day of testing, they had to overnight new circuit board. Loaner car provided at the end of day 1. 
Jul 2015

40300 mi

US $400
Cam sensor failure. Car would not start. Quoted $1400 repair. Escalated to VW USA and got 75% of costs covered out of warranty. 
Oct 2015

42000 mi

US $503
Alternator 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
Dec 2013

6000 mi
Transmission has been replaced with new one. 

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2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2016
Jul 2015

53300 mi
Original equipment battery died after 25 months of use. 
Apr 2016

71700 mi

US $1300
check engine light, transmission service light and check gas cap messages appeared intermittently. Replaced map sensor, purge valve, clean throttle body, fuel pump relay 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2014

23000 mi
Replaced the instrument cluster due to pixilation. Rattle in the trunk hatch. Repaired trunk latch mechanism. 
Dec 2014

17000 mi
drivers side door lock frozen in cold weather. Door would not open, had to enter exist from passenger side for 2 days. Dealer replaced lock and cable mechanism after reviewing TSB. No charge for repair. 
Volkswagen Passat in Indiana, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015
Jan 2013

15000 mi
Passenger side speaker grill in dash would vibrate, driver door panel near armrest would rattle. Took to dealer they fixed those, ordered part for another rattle, bringing back to address other issues will report back on those when fixed. 
Apr 2013

5800 mi
Rattles galore! Both B pillars rattle, occasional rattle in both dash speakers. Attempted self fix and have given up. Turned up the stereo instead. Passenger side seat squeak. Dealer replaced fore/aft assembly. 
Jun 2015

38000 mi
Rattles never fixed 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
Nov 2015

27100 mi
RNS-510 unit indicated fault 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

75000 mi

US $15
Car was difficult to start after fueling. Infamous N80 valve was defective. Ordered OEM Bosch replacement valve online for less than $15 shipped. Installation took less than 12 minutes. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2014

8000 mi
Parts replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Georgia, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

5500 mi
Intermittently, the engine will shudder at stop signs and red lights for just a second or two. The Dealer downloaded new firmware to the ECM, but the problem is not fixed. Car had to be towed in one month after purchase for a stuck vavlve. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2016
Jun 2014

6000 mi
HD radio does not work properly. VW is aware of the problem but refuses to fix the radio. 
Jan 2016 The HD radio does not work properly. The dealer said VW is aware of the problem, but could not fix it. My new Audi has an HD radio that works great! 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2015
Apr 2013

10000 mi
After inserting two new headlight bulbs I took it to the dealer. They said the whole headlight assembly was fried. Recent recall on HL assy. states design flaw causes excessive shock when hood is dropped, causing assembly to short. Warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2017
Jan 2017

66000 mi

US $180
Parked the car. After work the car didn't start. Got a jump start and took it to AutoZone. They tested it and had the battery replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

37000 mi

US $127
Key fob no longer communicating with car. Dealer reprogrammed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Vermont, United States
Jul 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

47300 mi
Passenger side headlight was allowing condensation to enter the inside of the headlight. The dealership replaced the headlight under warranty. 
Jun 2015

57000 mi
The auto door lock would lock all doors EXCEPT the drivers side front. Also, the rear drivers door would not open from the inside (worked fine from the outside). Dealer fixed both problems under my warranty. 
Aug 2015

59000 mi

US $50
Sway arm joints were broken and needed replacing. 
Sep 2016

70000 mi

US $175
Took car to dealer for a possible bearing problem. They couldn't find problem, but did find rear brake and broken spring - but wouldn't honor extended warranty purchased from them. Took car to local shop for repair. Broken rear spring 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012 The brake pedal sticks to the floor after applied. Dealer said there was a leak in main cylinder. They replaced it but problem still exist. It is about go in the shop for 3rd time. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nevada, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

5000 mi
Drivers seat memory buttons failed. Likely caused by worker performing a detail. Maybe cleaning fluid got into the circuit. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

40000 mi

US $100
Front Speakers 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

28000 mi
Driver door latch intermittently would not work. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

27667 mi
replaced control arm bushing 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2017
Jul 2015

31500 mi
Rear view mirror broke and was replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

70000 mi

US $150
replaced intake manifold absolute pressure sensor 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2012

3700 mi
compass module failed and caused short which discharged battery 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Nov 2016
Jun 2016

62000 mi

US $1200
Heating element in the emissions fluid tank 
Volkswagen Passat in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

114700 mi
Adblue heater 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Germany
Oct 2012 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

68400 mi

€1000
Tdi ad blue tank code 202b, not replaced. Will likely return the car as part of the buy back. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

49000 mi
AdBlue heater went bad. Apparently this is a common issue in warmer climates ironically. 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
Apr 2013

15680 mi
gas release lid not closing properly. under warranty 
Feb 2014

31040 mi
Drivers door locking mechanism would not unlock when below freezing. Had to go through passenger door. Couldn't even unlock drivers door from inside. It warmed up a couple of days later, and was fine. 
Oct 2014

38440 mi
driving light burnt out. Covered under warranty 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2017
Aug 2013

20000 mi
Sirius radio is intermittent. 
Sep 2013

20000 mi
First replacement head did not fix the Sirius cutting out problem and added a screen to dark issue. Second replacement head fixed screen problem, improved but did not completely fix Sirius issue. 
Dec 2013

23000 mi
Third replacement head to fix Sirius radio cutting out. So far so good. 
Jan 2014

33700 mi
Battery failed 600 miles after warrantee ran out. Car had to be towed in. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2012

6000 mi
Driver's side power seat (memory function) didn't work. Needed to replace the seat motor. 
Mar 2013

11000 mi
Passenger overhead light, drivers side lock switch, passenger side window switch,  sunroof trim, and both front door exterior molding (all replaced). 
Jul 2013

15000 mi
Drivers side power mirror will not work. When selecting drivers side the passenger mirror will adjust. When select passenger the passenger will adjust. Drivers side can only be adjusted manually with force. 
Jun 2014

31000 mi
Passenger power mirror stopped tilting down, tried to fix twice and finally got it on the third try. Kessy failed and needed to be reset. Bluetooth then malfunctioned. Each on seperate occassions. 
Nov 2014

38000 mi
Kessy system stopped working 
Dec 2014

40000 mi
kessy system again 
May 2016

60700 mi

US $500
AdBlue Sensor - Heat Element 
Volkswagen Passat in Washington, United States
May 2012 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

5000 mi
Replaced faulty oxygen sensor. Antenna for keyless start replaced. 
Mar 2013

13000 mi
CEL illuminated 2x. Dealer performed recall to fix. Keyless start error returned. Dealer reprogrammed both keys and the problem has no returned. Error with satellite radio causing it not to function. Would happen several times each week. Replaced roof antenna. Previous satellite radio error fix unsuccessful. Replaced entire radio/nav unit and so far the problem has not returned. 
Sep 2013

23000 mi
Passenger headlamp error. Bulb replacement didn't remedy. Dealer had to order new bulb holder and found the old to be melted. 
Jul 2014

36700 mi
CEL for nox sensor. Software update performed. 
Volkswagen Passat in Nebraska, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2012

11700 mi
Passenger side rearview mirror was not moving down when in reverse 
Oct 2013

20500 mi
The driver side headlamp was out and it was determined that the driver side headlight unit needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

23000 mi
Turbo failed. 
Nov 2016

44000 mi
AdBlue heater and level sensor failed. Initially not covered, but then a month later VW extended the warranty coverage. 
Volkswagen Passat in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2014
May 2014

43000 mi
Nitrous sensor was not working correctly, ordered part but then it started to function normally again without repair after a day or two. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2012

8500 mi
bad driver's side cv joint, bad steering wheel (replaced), trunk doesn't open all the way 
Jun 2012

11000 mi
Homelink, the three-way remote system on the driver's visor used to open garage doors, fell off and onto me in intense traffic, at night, at 70 mph. Scary and horribly distracting.took two visits to repair because parts had to be ordered. 
Feb 2013

21800 mi
20k checkup plus a look at the tires again. Tires declared abnormally worn and need replacing. Tire problems started at 10k. No one seems to understand what has gone wrong but I suspect the suspension is not designed for 18-inch o.e. wheels 
Jun 2013

26000 mi
Vibration and noise in front end still there despite replacing all tires as suggested by dealer. Both front wheel bearing sets replaced 
Dec 2013

35000 mi

US $375
two front tires replaced, one under VW warranty. Car pulls to right after replacement. Alignment indicates castor is out of specs, as has always been the case with this car. 
Jul 2014

42000 mi
Car failed to start. Needed new fuel regulator valve to keep the line pressurized when car is turned off. When it fails, fuel feeds by gravity bsck into tank and engine starves. Very rarely fails (dealer had never seen this happen before). Initially $913. Repair failed. Tech Center got involved. Replaced electronic control module ($2,500), but that didn't fix the problem. Appealed to VW Customer Care. Finally a new fuel pump plus other fuel system parts fixed it. VW paid all of $5k bill except the tow. 
Apr 2015

50500 mi

US $250
Since the day I bought the car the battery has occasionally gone dead and required a jump start. The dealer always said the battery was fine. This time they said it was fine but during a software update in the shop it failed completely. 
May 2015

52000 mi
Urea injection pump (Ad Blue system) failed as well as several other parts in the system. 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jan 2014
Feb 2013

7800 mi
Clicking sound when pressing the clutch pedal. Pedal also wobbled. 
Sep 2013

19840 mi
Trunk lid making clunking sound when closed. Some part was loose and they fixed it 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

24800 mi
trunk strut weld failed 
Aug 2015

30960 mi
Fuel Gauge intermittent. 
Jun 2016

39060 mi
Went in for knock sound when engine goes from pulling the car to engine breaking. No solution found. Not sure what the problem is. 
Mar 2017

44020 mi
grinding sound.. did not fix 
Volkswagen Passat in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2012 - Nov 2016
Mar 2014

17000 mi
Garage door opener on visor 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

3000 mi
The cosmetic trim that covered the sunroof track was cracked. Dealer replaced part. 
Jul 2013

20000 mi
Headlight socket melted and headlight stopped working. Dealer replaced headlight assembly. Trim around radio was creaking. 
Aug 2013

21000 mi
Sunvisor replaced as light would not shut off. Replacement sunvisor light also would not shut off. Replaced again. Steering wheel airbag was rattling and cover was warping. Airbag replaced. 
Sep 2013

23000 mi
Creaking on turning the wheel. Caused by heat shield touching steering gear. 
Feb 2014

26000 mi
Navigation system started freezing and acting erratic. Reset and updated firmware, even though dealer had no idea updated firmware for unit existed 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2017
Jan 2013

30000 mi
Squeeky seat, bolts replaced still happening 
Mar 2015

56000 mi

US $50
Took in for cel, o2 sensor recall item 
Sep 2015

58000 mi
High pressure fuel pump died 
Dec 2015

60000 mi
Clock spring recall 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Feb 2017
Dec 2013

20000 mi
Oil housing leaking 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2017
Nov 2013

16700 mi
Driver door lock latch stuck, could not lock/unlock electrically. Lock mechanism replaced under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

55800 mi

US $450
Front right wheel bearing needed to be replaced due to noise 
Volkswagen Passat in Colorado, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

5500 mi
Check Engine Light came on. A VW TSB said engine management software needed to be updated. Update done while I waited. No cost; no issues. 
Jun 2013

16000 mi
Turbo leaking oil. Noticed while on rack for oil change. Dealer replaced turbo under warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
Jul 2012

10000 mi
Headliner pulling away at door Seat discomfort 
Jan 2013 Fuel line leak 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2017
Mar 2013

29000 mi
Failed battery two months after warranty ended 
Dec 2015

89000 mi

US $249
Replace driver's side visor containing garage door controller. Garage door switch cover had broken off during use 
Volkswagen Passat in Missouri, United States
May 2015 - Apr 2017
May 2015

49000 mi

US $350
The secondary fuel pump failed. The problem appeared as the car failing to start. I thought it was caused by the blue additive running out. Replaced fuel pump and a fuel filter. Problem solved. No recurrence. 
Dec 2015

58000 mi
The pump for injecting urea into hot exhaust in order to reduce pollution failed and had to be replaced. VW replaced it at no charge as if covered by warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2011 - May 2017
Oct 2014

52700 mi

US $1050
AdBlue Heating Element. Total cost of diagnosis and repair ~$1050. Fought VW to cover at least part which they did. Lot's of reported AdBlue issues in VW and TDI forums. 
Jan 2016

59300 mi

US $280
Glow Plug replacement for #2 cylinder 
Jul 2016

79200 mi
Adblue fluid level low. Either being used at higher rate or was not properly filled. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2017
Sep 2015

27000 mi

US $100
Modular regulater 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

37820 mi
Replace heater in Urea tank. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Oct 2014

26500 mi

US $250
Battery failed after 2.5 years. Replacement excluded from warranty. 
May 2015

32300 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing 
Volkswagen Passat in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2016
Aug 2012

13000 mi

US $10
The sub-woofer enclosure squeaked and rattled due to connection bolts loosening. Added rubber washers and lock-tite to bolts. 
Mar 2013

22000 mi
The headliner was coming loose above the drivers. New headliner was installed. 
Dec 2013

33000 mi
Two speaker related rattles. One fixed by replacing bolt. One not fixed yet (part on order). 
Feb 2014

35600 mi
Rattle in passenger door. They replaced the speaker in passenger door. Fixed the rattle for a while, but it has recently returned. 
Oct 2015

63500 mi
The sensor pack (level, temperature, etc) for the reductant tank failed. Dealer replaced it under 8/80 federal emissions laws. It isn't technically covered under VW warranty, but VW covered it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2017
May 2016

45600 mi

US $1500
The right front sway bar and other parts are to be changed and the dealer changed it but still have the Issue. 
Jan 2017 Sound on right front wheel suspension when hits pothole and was never identified by the dealership. 
Volkswagen Passat in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2012
Oct 2011

3000 mi
Rear tail light replacement 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Aug 2012

12700 mi
Console side trim came loose. 
May 2014

33702 mi
Check engine light caused by AdBlue tank heater element. Dealer replaced AdBlue tank heater. Dealer replaced failed Ad-Blue tank heater. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Jan 2017

97000 mi

US $465
Heater core replacement due to blockage. Not covered under warranty unlike the 2013-2014 model Passat. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2015 - Aug 2017
Jun 2017

52700 mi

C $120
Ac leaking. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2017
Jan 2013 updated radio software 
Jun 2014

65000 mi
Replaced split intercooler hose 
Jan 2016

96000 mi
Turbo replaced under extended warranty program 
Jun 2016

100000 mi

US $145
CEL for low fuel pressure at rail. Fuel filter replaced. CEL reset. 
Volkswagen Passat in Kansas, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

US $50
Replaced faulty trunk latch, lock and actuator. Open trunk switch did not work. Head up display never showed trunk open, trunk light would not illuminate. 
Feb 2016

80400 mi

US $230
Removed bumper, dropped tank, replaced Adblue pump and heater assembly. Installed part 7L6-198-970-A, lengthened 4 wires 6 inches. Reinstalled tank. Drove a short trip until engine light turned off. Added 2.5 gal of Adblue. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

32000 mi
Dash top had voids in foam under cover. These areas became obvious when heat swelled vinyl covering creating bubbles on dash top. 
Jul 2015

41300 mi
Failed urea heater. Part still on order. 
Oct 2016

57000 mi
Fuel return line separated. Body control module failed The fuel return line repair was quoted at $500 at the dealer. I made a temporary repair with shrink tubing and two clamps. 
Dec 2016

57000 mi
Engine would not start. Dealer found bad relay. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

8700 mi
Leak at fuel filter canister gasket. Fuel filter canister (and FF) replaced, Safety Recall 20R7 
Sep 2013

32000 mi
Nox sensor/module set CEL, "out of range". ECM was reflashed to correct the issue 
Nov 2013

33700 mi
Failed left front headlight. Headlight assembly replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Alabama, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

10000 mi
Corrected the infamous rear deck rattle, and a cracking, creaking sound coming from the front dash. The dash cracking/creaking has returned since repair. 
Jun 2014

48000 mi
Headlight housing recall. Passenger side headlight housing contacts had failed. 
Apr 2016

83000 mi
Clockspring broke while I was turning around in my driveway - with a very discernible "pop" sound within my steering column. The airbag warning light came on immediately, and I knew what had happened. Common problem, recall. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2014
Mar 2013

30000 mi
The turbo failed. 
Jan 2014

46000 mi
Failed turbo, seized engine. They say they are replacing the engine and the turbo and probably the exhaust system. Sad isn't it? 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Oct 2013
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Wind noise front passenger door. Rubber seal on passenger door realigned. Solved noise problem. 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

5000 mi
Repair ding in hood. Dashboard rattle, front passenger door rattle, driver's area rattle. All resolved in a single trip to dealer. Wonderful service. 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2017
Mar 2016

142000 mi

US $70
Check engine light on. Was related to urea tank heater, module needs tone replaced per code. This will be over $1000, and tank never froze during 2 months light was on. VW emissions a joke as we know. I refused repair at this time 
Feb 2017

165000 mi

US $500
Car not starting intermittently. Door ajar light on for a couple months, replaced door switch assembly 
Apr 2017

165000 mi

US $500
Car not starting intermittently. Battery replaced and starter relay replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2015
Jan 2014

58000 mi

US $112
Dealer re-calibrated exhaust sensor 
Dec 2014

87000 mi
Locking Lug Nuts cannot be removed. Dealer was unable to remove three of the factory locking lug nuts. Damaged three VW keys. Dealer estimate to drill out the locking lugs is $100.00 per wheel. Contacted VW of North America. 
Mar 2015

87000 mi
A dealership in a nearby community had the vehicle for one week, was unable to remove the factory locking lug nuts. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed automated manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2014
Dec 2012

2000 mi
ECU computer died. Car would not shut off. Sunroof would open but not close. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Jul 2015
Mar 2012

4000 mi

US $15
The car is equipped with KESSY. I would start the car, it would run for two seconds and then shut off. Dealer could not replicate the problem. It has happened 6 times since purchase. Driver error has been ruled out. The headliner on the A pillar was unraveling. Paint on the drivers side rear fender was chipping. After evaluation, it was not due to rock chip or environmental factors. 
Jul 2012

10700 mi
the rear suspension was making a deep creaking noise when going over bumps and dips. An engineer from VWOA came and determined that a rear strut failure occurred and they replaced both of them under warranty. Loaner car was given. 
Dec 2012

18000 mi
Headliner began to unravel at the A pillar again. Plastic trim on B pillar loose. They replaced the headliner and trim pieces under warranty 
Feb 2013

20900 mi
Rear decklid and subwoofer were rattling and creaking incessantly. A new deck lid was installed along with the appropriated fasteners. 
Apr 2013

23800 mi
There is a creaky rattling sound coming from the lower front end of the vehicle when you remove your foot from the brake and let the car roll. 
Jul 2015

48000 mi
Clutch packs for DSG were faulty. They were replaced under warranty 
Volkswagen Passat in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Oct 2012

19500 mi
Driver seat squeak 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Dealer kept me waiting 4 hours and didn't do a thing to resolve the problems. One-touch windows and rain-sensing wipers not working. Sold car. 
Volkswagen Passat in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

5000 mi
Dealer did not warn me that this engine still was one that needed a break in period. As known it will burn 1 quart of oil. This either caused the oil pressure sensor to malfunction or was coincidence. 
Volkswagen Passat in Delaware, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Check engine light on. Dirty fuel line. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jan 2015
Feb 2014

22200 mi
Drivers side headlight out. Had to repair wiring. I believe there has been a recall for this or similar issue. 
Jun 2014

28000 mi
Passenger side headlight out. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011 Left rear door not locking - faulty actuator 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

27000 mi
Driver door freezes near, at, or below freezing temperatures. Driver door again began to freeze shut near, at , or below freezing temperatures. 
May 2014

33000 mi
Right rear taillight went out 
Sep 2014

36000 mi
One of the 4 rear backup sensors failed. A replacement sensor was ordered by the dealer and I was told they would call me when it came in. 
May 2015

44000 mi
Check Engine Light came on. Brought it to the dealer, was told software needed to be updated. They completed the software update and the light went out. 
Dec 2015

53000 mi
The car wouldn't start. Next day it did. Went to dealer. Nothing wrong was found. License plate light bulb. Charged for half an hour of labor. 
Sep 2017

78000 mi

US $250
Sensor 
Volkswagen Passat in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Oct 2016
Aug 2012

16000 mi

US $1166
AC needed major overhaul. 
Dec 2012

26000 mi

US $90
Replaced Battery 
Volkswagen Passat in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
Apr 2012

3000 mi
Noticed an oily substance running along the right side in the passenger foot well. Dealer indicated it was production grease that got heated and melted from the ascent light located in the foot well. 
Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2013
Jun 2012

7500 mi
Ordered parts for rear view mirror trim and drivers visor home link panel. Lots of rattling from the mirror trim. Home link panel broken. Ordered parts for rear view mirror trim and drivers visor home link panel. Lots of rattling from the mirror trim. Home link panel broken. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2015
Mar 2013

14000 mi
Headliner had separated/ripped on driver's door. Complete replacement was authorized by VW. Work took 2+ days. Equivalent loaner car provided. About a week after replacement of headliner, I noticed that daylight running lights were ALWAYS on - previous functionality missing. Also LED indicators next to shift lever were dark. Full check carried out and defects rectified. 
May 2013

16000 mi
Turning of steering wheel produced slight clicking noise (sounded like a small ratchet malice shop manager guessed that a clock spring in the steering column was at fault. Turns out that the airbag was making the noise. Clicking is still present 
Aug 2013

19000 mi
This was a continuation of the "clicking sound" in the steering wheel when turning. After installation of 2 faulty airbags as remedies, it was indeed determined that faulty airbags were the cause. This took lots of effort to nail down. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi
During cold weather phase it was impossible to open the driver's door. This turned out to be more serious than simply a frozen door lock - the lock was actually broken.The interior door handle was "inoperative" as well.The door was "dead&# 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2012 - May 2015
Oct 2012

6700 mi
the problem was with the gasoline cap door, which wouldn't open on account of a failed actuator. 
Apr 2013

14300 mi
loose connection with rack, caused power steering fluid to leak. I don't know what the rack is--but that is what i was told. 
Jul 2013

16800 mi
This is the second time I brought it in for this problem. Power steering fluid completely leaked out. They put dye in to see if they could find the source of the leak, but were unable to find it. Topped it off and returned it to me. 
Oct 2013

21000 mi
power steering rack replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

51000 mi
Tranny clunks occasionally and where PRNDL usually shows up on the dash is replaced by a wrench -- service transmission wrench, not the oil change wrench. Going back this week for the FOURTH time to repair it. 
Jul 2015

51200 mi
Took the Passat to a different dealership, which fixed the transmission on the first try. 
Jul 2016

59300 mi

US $150
Power window - right passenger's would auto-reverse when going up. Dealer took apart door, readjusted something, cleaned & lubed track. 
Oct 2017

68000 mi

US $180
Problem: ABS / Traction Control / Tire Pressure / Airbag sensors illuminate yellow with chime. Solution: Wheel speed sensor replaced. Problem resolved. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

70000 mi

US $300
Oil pan needed to be resealed 
Dec 2016

80000 mi
Oil pan was leaking (again). 
Jan 2017

85000 mi

US $200
New front pads, rotor refinish 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

31000 mi
Battery had to be replaced 
Volkswagen Passat in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

7220 mi
One of the bolts to secure the sub-woofer was missing. so it makes noise when the car went through a bump. VW stated it is not covered by warranty, but the dealer waived the $65 repairing fee for me. 
Volkswagen Passat in Utah, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Jan 2015

US $170
A creaking noise could be heard when the car was driving over bumps and dips. As the car would bounce a loud creak would come from the front of the car. My mechanic stated that the front swaybar links needed replacing. 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2016
Nov 2015

64000 mi
Noise from front end when driving on bumpy road. Replaced struts and springs. Check engine light. Replaced throttle sensor 
Volkswagen Passat in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

89000 mi
Replaced Takata air bag inflator 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

59000 mi
The side panel came loose 
Volkswagen Passat in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017 Throttle body mechanism malfunctioning and required full replacement. Paid by CA PZEV Warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

47000 mi

US $645
Engine light on & wrench off & on randomly. Also tranny seemed jumpy/clunky. Purge valve and maf sensor malfunctioning - had to replace both. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2017
Jul 2013

9500 mi
Replace headliner. Edge of headliner fabric was exposed at top of driver's side door. Rubber gasket could not be adjusted to conceal exposed edge. Dealer damaged 3 headliners trying to replace. Finally removed windshield to get it in. Squeaking and rattling from Fender stereo subwoofer housing. Dealer added padding and tightened bolts. 
Aug 2013

12000 mi
Grinding sound was occurring when windshield wipers were in use. Dealer stated bearing failing in wiper motor. Ordered replacement motor. 
Feb 2014

20000 mi
Homelink buttons fell off the drivers sun visor. Dealer ordered and replaced the sun visor. 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

37820 mi
AC water condenser drain tube installed incorrectly during factory assembly. Water drained inside the car. New carpet liner replaced. A/C water hose installation corrected. 
Jan 2014 Driver door lock actuator mechanism. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Oct 2012

6700 mi
Loose fuel cap turn check engine light on and did not turn off after driving for couple of days. 
Mar 2013

15000 mi
Faulty fuel cap. 
May 2013

17000 mi
Same problem "very small gas leak" cause engine light on. Replace the fuel cap before and last time replace the purge valve, but problem came back. This time replace the "leak detection pump". I really hope this time they can fix it. 
Volkswagen Passat in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2014
Dec 2013

32000 mi
Wind noise in front & back passenger side windows. They adjusted windows. All is quiet. 
Volkswagen Passat in Florida, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

45000 mi

US $200
Steering wheel had an internal part failure 
Jun 2016

83000 mi

US $600
power rear window end-of-travel sensor failed. Totally discharged battery within 24 hours. 
Volkswagen Passat in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Feb 2013

1000 mi
Hesitation on acceleration 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2013 - Aug 2016
Nov 2013

25000 mi
Passenger side vanity light stayed on. Required new visor. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

40000 mi
Wiper motor replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

10000 mi
Left rear window motor issue. Replaced the motor. 

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.5L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2014

53000 mi

US $250
MAP sensor 
Jun 2014

55000 mi
Updated the MAP sensor limits. Repair successful. 
Nov 2014

66700 mi

US $500
Secondary air injection valve replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Maryland, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2015
Jun 2014

33000 mi
Air Conditioner blowing hot air. This was the second time in one year for this condition. Dealer repaired. 
Oct 2014

36300 mi
Air Conditioner not working. Dealer stated it was OK, but again it was not working one week later. 
Apr 2015

42000 mi

US $200
Air conditioner has been repaired now 4 times. 3 times at the dealer, who last said everything was working properly, but it was not. As winter approached, I let it go. Took car to my regular shop and found the Freon refill valve broken. 
Volkswagen Passat in Virginia, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Nov 2011

707 mi
Front passenger ceiling handle has to be replaced as it came out.  Still awaiting molding replacement on driver side rear door. paint chip from delivery. roof painted but still not correct. Will be going back in January bought with paint chip on roof. Will have to go back again as it still isn't "correct." 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2017
Jan 2012

6000 mi
Broken fuse box cover. Recall for front end noise while turning right. Incorrect fuel cap (won't fit in holder on re-fueling). Also the small plastic wind deflectors at the front of both front wheelwells have broken and been pushed back into the tires, so they also create noise on turns! 
Apr 2012

10800 mi
Both front inner wheelwell liners (plastic) have cracked. Dealer needs to consult w/VW for advice! 
Dec 2016

118000 mi

US $400
Check engine light on; needed intake cleaned. Clogged with carbon. 
Volkswagen Passat in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

26000 mi
Compas module came loose from trunk lid mounting. Re-attached by technician. 
Mar 2016

39000 mi

US $50
Lock mechanism in drivers side door was non responsive, replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2016

41700 mi

US $50
Car made rumbling noise over bumps at low speed. 
Aug 2016

43000 mi

US $50
Broken power steering fluid hose. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2017
Jan 2014

30000 mi
Bad driver's door latch replaced. 
Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2012

3300 mi
Noisy front springs replaced 
Aug 2014

26100 mi
Front passenger window slow to go up. Sometimes when auto-up is used, the window would go almost to the top and then would auto-reverse and go down instead. 
Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
May 2013

10000 mi
Rattle in/by headliner. 
Volkswagen Passat in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

10000 mi
DRL bulb out when car was purchased. Dealer fixed at no cost to me because of warranty. 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

2000 mi
Change engine light came on twice. First repair at dealer for N80 valve replacement. Second time check engine light came on car began to stutter and less acceleration. Third repair rear windows would not go down. 

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