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2015 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 36 repairs.
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2015 Volkswagen Passat repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (96%)

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Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
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. 
Dec 2017

35000 mi
A persistent rattle, thought to be a "loose tool kit" or something simple turned out to be a loose or detached sway bar. The potential severity of this noise should have been caught and rectified much earlier. 
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. 
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 Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

33000 mi
Right rear turn signal bulb housing was loose causing non-operational turn signal. Housing/wiring/bulb replaced 

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2015 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
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 
Nov 2017

26000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer replaced Mass Air Flow Sensor. Had to order part. The check engine light came on the day after they had replaced the MAFS. Dealer kept it overnight saying it was giving the same code as before but the light never came back on for them. It has been OK since. 
Feb 2018

28000 mi
The key could not be put into the ignition. My wife was stranded 3 times with the same problem. A white plastic piece (dust cover?) blocked the entrance for the key. After searching the internet, I sprayed in lubricant and pried it back with different items (a sucker stick worked well). The last time I pried it back with a flat head screw driver until I heard a snap. I probably broke the plastic piece but we haven't had the problem since (over a month). 
Volkswagen Passat in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Mar 2018
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. 
Feb 2018

74400 mi
Urea leaking at injector in engine compartment (2nd time it has failed). Dealer replaced Urea tube. 
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) 

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2015 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

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

Volkswagen Passat in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

9000 mi
This was a "new" 2015 TDI purchased in 2017. Battery should have been replaced before delivery along with fluids, tires, etc as part of the TDI program. But the battery went bad at 9000 miles and I suspect the original battery was not replaced before delivery. 
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 Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Mar 2018
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 Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2017
Jul 2016

24500 mi
Radio would not load 
Jan 2017

19200 mi
Door would not open 
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. 

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