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#1762 of 3341 ABS and Traction Control Lights go on and off daily
Mar 21, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Throughout the winter I have dealt with my ABS and traction control lights going on and off daily in my 2004 VW AWD Passat. It seems that the lights go on together usually within the first ten minutes the car is on. Then they may go off or stay on sporadically. Within the past month, I have also had the "Brake" light flash with the word "STOP" on the message board. When I put the car in park, it seems to reset itself. The dealer is telling me that it could be the sensors but they don't know what's wrong. I'm thinking I could have spent way less money if I wanted to be driving a car without ABS brakes. Any ideas? We're trying another dealer but if they are also not helpful can I escalate this within VW to get it fixed while still under warranty?
#1763 of 3341 re: electrical gremlins
Mar 21, 2006 (7:45 pm)
I owned a 2001 Passat GLX, purchased new and sold it after reaching 19,000 miles. I had issues with the mirrors retracting and not going back, all windows not operating at all, and a terrible vibration in the transmission while idleing in drive. Although the dealership corrected the electrical problems, I lost my confidence in the car and decided to go Japanese.(Infiniti)
#1764 of 3341 2001 Passat GLX 4-motion: Engine shuts down
Mar 21, 2006 (11:17 pm)
I bought this used car in November 2005. Since then, the engine has shut down three times while idling in traffic. All situations have been when the car is at a slight downhill angle, in slow traffic jam speed for at least 3-5 minutes. The engine shuts off, but the radio and all other functions continue to run. I have to take the key out of the ignition and wait a few seconds in order to restart. I am concerned about this. I know Consumer Reports give Electrical systems a big fat Black dot- I guess this is true. Any ideas what could be causing this? Thanks.
#1765 of 3341 Re: ABS and Traction Control Lights go on and off daily [nippke]
Mar 22, 2006 (8:43 pm)
A few monthes ago, i got STOP sign many of times.
However, afterI put break oil, it didnot appear anymore.
So, go check your break fluid and re-fill it. It is just $2. I think it is going to be solved.
#1766 of 3341 warranty for passat 2003
Mar 22, 2006 (8:54 pm)
Hello, everyone. I would like to ask you guys about warranty for my car. I bought a passat 18.T (2003).
My warranty is going to be finished soon. Would it be better for me to buy a new warranty or not? I am still thinking about it. Please let me know.
#1767 of 3341 Re: 2000 Passat- siezed wiper assembly [mjsend]
Mar 25, 2006 (4:29 am)
did you manage to find a repair diagram for the wiper assembly as posted on 08 sep as i need to fit a new front wiper motor
#1768 of 3341 Re: warranty for passat 2003 [aramis0506]
Mar 25, 2006 (10:20 am)
This topic has been discussed before, so you might try a Search.
How much does an Extended Warranty Cost?
What is the Deductible?
What does it Actually Cover?
How LONG does it last? (Years / Mileage)
Who is providing the warranty? (What Company stands behind it?)
What is THEIR reputation?
What is YOUR tendency to "buyers remorse?" (Or, Non-buyers remorse?)
Does warranty require that work be done only at a dealer?
Do you have a local dealer whom you trust?
Probably a few other items you could add to the list, but its similar to any other loss control assessment: Probability of Loss + Likely Cost of Loss against Cost of Transferring Risk (ie: The Warranty) mitigated by any reasonable steps you could take to lower Probability and / or Cost (ie: Regular Maintenance; Self-help - you fix it Yourself...)
Good luck in your decision - & please post results so others can learn from your experience....
Reid / SE MI
#1769 of 3341 Atlanta Repair shops
Mar 27, 2006 (2:13 pm)
I recently bought a 2000 Passat wagon and am looking for a good repair shop here in atlanta...NOT the dealerships. Any ideas???
#1770 of 3341 Re: ABS and Traction Control Lights go on and off daily [aramis0506]
Mar 27, 2006 (6:52 pm)
Many thanks for the tip re: brake fluid and STOP warning. Have you had the ABS and traction control lights go on and off a lot?
#1771 of 3341 Re: Atlanta Repair shops [kkeese]
Mar 28, 2006 (4:34 am)
Since my Passat is under warranty I am still going to the dealer, but I know of a place on PIB (Peachtree Industrial Blvd) that caters to german cars. I think they are called german Motor Works (770-622-2626). I have never used them, but plan to for my 40K service since they are cheaper than the dealer.