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#2188 of 3340 Re: Quality issues with VW Passat [vwnomore]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:33 am)
I have a 2000 Passat 1.8 l 4-dr sedan with 70,123 miles on it. BOTH drivers side window regulators went out within 2 weeks in July 2006. Then in March 2007 the front passenger side regulator went out. All together, Ive spent $1250+ repairing the windows! I'm scared to even roll them down at this point. If anyone does have info as to action taken against VW, let me know. And I've tried the advocacy line also, no help at all.
#2189 of 3340 ABS Module 2000 Passat
Apr 02, 2007 (10:10 am)
I have a 2000 Passat 1.8l 4-dr sedan with 70,123 miles on it. It is in the shop (again) for repairs. This time it is the ABS Module, 780.00 to repair. I am 2nd owner, bought with 24,560 miles in 2003 and have had 2713.31 in repairs since then. Anyone else with similar issues? It is frustrating. I'd like to keep car, but what else can go wrong? Any comments welcome. Thanks
#2190 of 3340 Re: ABS Module 2000 Passat [2000passat]
Apr 04, 2007 (10:02 am)
"but what else can go wrong?"
What oil are you using?
#2191 of 3340 Re: ABS Module 2000 Passat [krzyss]
Apr 04, 2007 (10:49 am)
Good one, Krzys!
#2192 of 3340 2002 Passat?
Apr 04, 2007 (9:38 pm)
Has anyone had any major problems with a 2002 Passat?
#2193 of 3340 Re: 2002 Passat? [gw1998]
Apr 05, 2007 (6:11 am)
My '02 had the coil packs fail at 18k miles, and the water pump failed at 40k. Both those issues, and several other niggling problems, were covered under warranty, but rendered the car inoperable for days. Fortunately I had another, more reliable car.
The Passat now has 69k, and has been problem free for the last 20k or so.
#2194 of 3340 Re: 2002 Passat? [gw1998]
Apr 09, 2007 (5:30 am)
Recently, water entered my 2002 passat and i noticed that the drivers side was completely filled with water.I tried to drain it up, but the car wouldnt start.A friend told me to check the central locking circuit hidden under the foot mat of the drivers side.When i brought out the black plastic container, i found out it was covered with water.I cleaned it up and dried it in the sun for a while and tried to replace the circuit back.The car started and all the inner lights came up again, but the central lock will not work!Does any body know how i can make it work again?I cant drive out with the car anylonger because of security.Do i need to reprogramme my remote control?
#2195 of 3340 Re: Certification process for Passat's [dontudare]
Apr 09, 2007 (4:50 pm)
Probably it is too late now and you already purchased the car. If you haven't, don't! I wasn't happy that I bought it and I will NEVER buy a VW again. The most horrible service, the most horrible attitude, and the most horrible reliability.
#2197 of 3340 2000 Passat Mirror Control
Apr 10, 2007 (9:10 am)
The knob snapped off my remote mirror control. Where is the bext place to order a replacement switch, and how do I remove the damaged one from the door panel?