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2002 Volkswagen Passat repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (9%)

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2002 Volkswagen Passat transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Volkswagen Passat

Engine not specified

160000 mi Horrific noise coming from flywheel 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6500 mi

US $130
Replaced both CV Joints and wheel bearings in front. Failing CV Joints will cause bearings to go bad if unattended. 
94000 mi Half axles needed to be replaced when sold. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

83000 mi

US $442
Preventative work - Boots around front axles very deeply cracked. replaced both. 
140400 mi

US $334
replaced cv and boot. 
147700 mi

US $280
right CV boot ripped and replaced. Load check done on alternator. 
109200 mi

US $145
Torn R/F CV boot, discovered during annual state inspection. CV joint was still in good shape, shop R&R'd the boot while I waited. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

94860 mi

C $520
While driving in the city at about 30 km/h inner joint of driver-side axle shaft suddenly self destructed (greasy bearings all over the road) leaving the car stranded with no drive. Replaced entire assembly with new part and two hours labour. 
106640 mi

C $200
While changing to summer wheels, I noticed front passenger outer drive-shaft boot was shredded. Had local mechanic replace the part. 
99000 mi

US $120
Replaced both drive axles when I discovered the CV boots were torn. 
166000 mi

US $450
Replaced driver's side axle due to leaking boot and worn universal joint. 
125074 mi

US $832
Replace left exhaust flex pipe, replace l/f axle 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

103200 mi

US $750
fluid leak 
95000 mi

US $800
the transmission was found to be leaking because it needed a new prop shaft seal or something on the transmission...it was pretty expensive between the diagnostic and the repair..almost 600 dollars.  
101000 mi

US $760
transmission slipping and interior shifter mechanism loose...they repaired the shifting mechanism but it still feels like the gears are slipping.. 
101000 mi

US $760
the tranmission still sounds funny...a guy who had a VW Passat in the past told me that his did the same thing and it turned out to be an electrical harness or something rather than the actual transmision. I am looking further into this 
85000 mi

US $143
replaced output shaft seal it was leaking transmission oil 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Wagon

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

122500 mi

US $600
split CV boot needed replacement 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

90978 mi

C $1063
During scheduled service inspection turned up requirement for Left and Right outer CV boots and possibly CV joints. Repair estimate given. Left and right CV axle shaft assemblies were replaced. Left and right CV axle shaft assemblies were replaced. 
94000 mi

US $1050
Both CV boots/axels were replaced - ripped boots caused loss of grease. 
62207 mi

US $931
CV Boot replaced, new tires 
91000 mi

US $2500
Transmission had to be rebuilt. 
91000 mi

US $350
Transmission had to be fixed again after it was not fixed properly the first time. 
95000 mi

US $450
Driver-front axle replaced 
76627 mi

US $1355
Replace both front axles with VW axles  
118000 mi

US $2624
Right outer CV boot replaced. 
86000 mi

US $250
Both outer CV boots cracked and leaking grease. Had both boots replaced with OEM parts by an independent mechanic. 
230000 mi

US $250
Replaced torque converter. 
66000 mi

US $24
Passenger side constant velocity (CV) boot failed and threw grease inside wheel well. 
72400 mi

US $21
Replaced drivers side VC joint. 
125000 mi

US $250
Drivers side CV joint boot was split and needed to be replaced 
157000 mi

US $493
Replaced some axle parts on each front side based on muffled ratcheting sound we noticed. Long trip after repair and seemed more solid and noise gone. 
70000 mi

US $60
CV Joint Boot torn and replaced. 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

156000 mi

US $300
cv boots 
170000 mi

US $354
Replaced left and right CV joints 
67000 mi

US $296
Replaced passenger outer CV boot - broken 
78500 mi

US $975
Replace driver's side outer CV Boot, Replace valve cover gasket, replace vacuum hoses 
98000 mi

US $600
Front CV axles replaced 
65000 mi

US $1500
CV boots 
64000 mi

US $500
CV joint (new axle installed).  
72300 mi

US $300
Left front axle 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

71000 mi

US $4500
Transmission was discovered to be burned out. 
76200 mi

US $1500
Leaking transmission seal 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4dr Sedan

190-horsepower 2.8L V6 5-speed manual FWD

188000 mi

US $200
Broken drivers side cv axel 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

78000 mi

US $377
Under certain driving conditions the automatic trransmission will "bang" down into a lower gear vs shifting down. 
50000 mi

US $600
Right front axle shaft damaged 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

65000 mi

US $500
Also found damaged CV boot 

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Transmission Problems

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