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2006 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 387 repairs.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (48%)

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Chart based on 233 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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 Passat in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

35000 mi
ignition coil replaced steering column lock warning.  
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. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Indiana, United States
Mar 2007 - Dec 2012
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

89300 mi
hard shift from 1 to 2. Dealer replacing Valve Body for free. 
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 - Mar 2018
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 Arizona, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

70000 mi

US $100
Air bag light was on. Loose wiring. 
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 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 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 Georgia, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014 Cam follower, VW repaired under extended warranty for known problem coverage. 
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 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.  
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 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
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 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 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 Alabama, United States
Dec 2005 - Mar 2018
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 cv joints 
Nov 2017

150000 mi

US $1300
Exhaust System failure - replaced catalytic converter etc 
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

30000 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 Michigan, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

34000 mi
A/C Fan noise in below-30F temperatures. 
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 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 South Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

111300 mi

US $545
Windshield motor failed 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

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 - Nov 2017
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 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 
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 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 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 

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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 Minnesota, United States
Sep 2006 - Mar 2018
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 Maryland, United States
- Jun 2010
Dec 2009

US $100
Replaced ignition module 
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 New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2013
Jul 2009

36000 mi
Sub Frame bolt tighten. Transmission flashed. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

57000 mi

US $1600
A/C failed 
Volkswagen Passat in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

70600 mi

US $350
Lots shaking in the front end 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

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 Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2012 - Dec 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 Colorado, United States
Oct 2008 - Nov 2014
Dec 2008

16000 mi
Satellite radio inoperative. Replace satellite radio receiver. 
Jan 2014

56700 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 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 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 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 Ohio, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2018
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 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

20460 mi
Engine malfunction light came on. 
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. 
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

36000 mi
Completed repair of clogged windshield washer nozzles. 

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2006 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Passat in Ireland
Feb 2006 - Mar 2018
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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