Last post on Oct 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Passat
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Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Wagon
#8267 of 8276 puzzled too
Nov 10, 2010 (9:19 pm)
Yes it is kind of strange, i will lt you know if somebody comes up with ananswer, thanks for responding
#8268 of 8276 VW Passat, 05
Jan 11, 2011 (10:28 am)
When I turn off the car, having driven maybe half an hour or so with the heater on, I sometimes get a suspicious 'something's overheating' smell! Everything works fine but I'm wondering what it could be? And what is a 'heater core". I've 78,000 miles on this Passat and wondering what kind of problems I should be looking forward to?
#8269 of 8276 4motion tire replacement
Jun 22, 2011 (5:53 am)
I've got an '02 Passat 4motion with one bad tire. do I need to replace all 4? Will it stress the AWD system to have one tire new and the other 3 with 1/4" of tread left?
#8270 of 8276 Re: 4motion tire replacement [morey000]
Jun 22, 2011 (6:02 am)
Never mind. Read some other forums. Looks like for this AWD setup (Torsen differential), you just need to replace them in pairs- rather than all 4. OK- that saved some coin.
Aug 15, 2011 (12:35 pm)
My '04 Passat tdi wagon has about 100,000 miles on it. It was not running well and had poor compression, so I had the head taken off. The valve lifters and cam lobes are worn badly, and I'm told the head needs to be rebuilt at a cost $4300 (not by a dealer)! This is not what I expected with a diesel! The machinist said he had heard stories of some early Passat diesels having such wear problems.
VW has said they are not offering any consideration for the problem.
Anyone else out there who has had the problem or heard about them?
#8272 of 8276 2005 passat 1.8T air filter change
Aug 15, 2011 (4:30 pm)
I would like to know how to change the air filter on my daughter's 2005 passat 1.8T.I am completely lost at words at all the stuff thats hooked up on the cover.Genius engineering.
#8273 of 8276 Passat 2002 - Loss of Power Issues
Oct 11, 2011 (9:14 am)
My wife's Passat has been giving her the following issues. It has happened twice on the highway. Any thoughts? Thank you in advance:
Driving down the road and all of a sudden the EPS light and warning triangle w/ arrow circle around it (anti slip regulation) light came on and the car had loss of power.
#8274 of 8276 Re: 2005 passat 1.8T air filter change [jimbo92]
Oct 11, 2011 (9:49 am)
try this search in google "Vw 1.8T air filter how to"
Look for Passat, A4 or A6 with 1.8T engine. They all had the same setup.
#8275 of 8276 Re: Slamming Passat Trasmission [sammyja]
Mar 20, 2012 (4:55 pm)
i own a 99 passat and whenever i press on the gas too hard to take off i get this thumping grinding sound as if i ran over something. im not sure what it is yet but im guessing its gotta be the transmission or engine mounts that need to be replaced
#8276 of 8276 Re: Airflow Distribution Switch ('02 Passat GLS 1.8 Turbo) [cdtower]
Oct 24, 2013 (3:14 pm)
I have a great 2005 v6 Passat - but the heater system is a flop, along with the song and dance you will get from the dealership. My car has been serviced routinely at VW dealerships. It was to have had the coolant changed at 40,000 miles, now its at 75,000 miles and the coolant went bad and has ruined my heater core. The dealership changed the heat flap, then I had it completely flushed elsewhere because the dealer acknowledges there is a a coolant issue but won't stand behind it, nor will the supplier. Your only recourse is a new heater core, at your expense - unbelievably true - and yes this is a ongoing issue and really should have been a recall. We have owned a total of 4 VW over 30 years - all have had heater/coolant issues - to bad the cars ride great but too costly to repair and the company refuses to face the fact that this is a problem. I am so disappointed in the company right now, use to be a big fan but having a hard time keeping or event thinking about buying another VW ...good luck.