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#2659 of 3341 2000 GLX Passat- 100k.......Looking for recommended maintenance
May 21, 2008 (9:15 am)
I just bought a 2000 VW Passat GLX and it just hit 100,000 miles. I am the 2nd owner and when i bought it from the dealer, they said this car is in the best condition that they have ever seen. Yeah sounds like BS, but I took their word for it since I went through a close friend that personally knows the owner of the dealership. They also extended their warranty since they felt so confident about this Passat. I'm not sure what type of maintenance has been done in the past since I just bought it at 93k.
It talked to a VW dealership and they said I am going to need the 20k maintenance done. They also said I should start taking "special care of the car" and recommended a coolant flush and new timing belt.
If anyone can offer advice on what type of service/maintenance should be done, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a million,
#2660 of 3341 Re: 2002 Passat [katerrina]
May 23, 2008 (4:22 pm)
Hi, I own a 2002 Passat GLX and it is experiencing the same problems you are having, I purchased a replacement engine computer which should fix the problem
as soon as I figure out how to re-set the darn thing!
Let me know if you have resolved your issue, my mechanic would love to know!
#2661 of 3341 2004 Passat A/C - Computer question
May 26, 2008 (10:58 am)
The a/c in my Passat died on the hottest day of the year last year. For some reason, I thought the warranty had expired so I didn't take it to the dealer.
This past week I took it to my local repairman - a great person - and after checking it all out he told me he believes the issue is with the computer as the a/c worked fine when he "jump started" it. He hopes there is a software fix and that they won't tell me I need an entirely new computer.
I now have to take it back to the dealer if I want a/c this summer - unfortunately, I don't have a great deal of faith in the dealer and if I'm paying $110/hr. for labor I want them to get it right the first time and I don't want to be, pardon the pun, taken for a ride.
So, my question is: does anyone know if there is a software fix to get the a/c running again or am I looking at a new computer? If so, any idea as to how much that might cost.
#2662 of 3341 Re: Accurate MPG [greatcars]
May 27, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Anybody has done the calculation as I did? Seeing other people posting they got more than 30 MPG on mixed driving drove me nuts.
#2663 of 3341 low lumination on the lcd display
May 28, 2008 (8:31 pm)
I have a 03 Passat, GLX. The LCD display located behind the stering wheel starts fading as the car is driven. When the car is first started the display works perfectly, but after the car is driven, the display starts to fade. Any suggestions?
#2664 of 3341 low lumination on lcd display
May 29, 2008 (7:38 pm)
I have a similar problem with my 02 passat. At nighttime I could see clearly all of the information on the lcd display, but in the daytime I can only see the bottom half information, the top is barely visible. wonder what the problem could be.
#2665 of 3341 Re: The air filter [cragg3r]
Jun 02, 2008 (9:57 am)
I did it again, opened all the way near radiator to the engin chunk and did not see air filter (2008 Passat 2.0T) at all. It's clearly from the openening for air intake till the part connected to the engin and it is empty all the way. I did not open the large cap over the engin afraid of messing up things I am not familiar. As I posted in the original post on air filter, this should be the most easily accessible part and even grandma can do it. While I was doing this another guy with car enthusiasm also checked under the hood carefully. Both of us could not figure out where is the air filter. We concluded it's either under the large cover over the engin or it's missing. A car should have an air filter any way.
I called VW and was told I better go to the dealer to find it out.
The metal clip over the air intake tube is a stupid thing. Unless you have proper tool it's very hard to put it back if you moved it from the car. So if in any case you need to remove the soft plastic tube just push that clip over the metal inner tube for easy reinstallation.
I believe there must be some people who checked their air filter on the 2.0T model given the gas price skyrockets. Where is the air filter? I can't find a replacement air filter anywhere, in local auto stores or online.
#2666 of 3341 Re: low lumination on lcd display [stingray7868]
Jun 02, 2008 (10:23 am)
I definitely have the LCD fade on my '03 Passat, as well. Been there since I bought the car. What's odd about my fade is that it only occurs during the summer months - i.e. when it is really hot outside. Starts at about 80 degrees and is worse the hotter it is outside. The fade does not lessen or increase with driving - it stays very consistent, which anywhere from 80 degrees to 112 (highest I've recorded on the car), is pretty faded out. Any ideas? Again, this is not a new issue, came compliments with the car.
#2667 of 3341 Re: The air filter [greatcars]
Jun 02, 2008 (7:12 pm)
2008 Passat 2.0T engine compartment image
Im guessing that is the same model as your car. I see the black hose disappearing into the engine and I understand what you are saying. I wouldn't want to pry in there either, even though you probably couldn't mess anything up. Although the black box to the right looks similar to what mine looks like, but I'm pretty sure that is probably the fuse box or something.
Anyway, why are you looking to change your air filter if you have a 2008 passat. Its barely a year old. I don't think you need to worry about a clogged air filter bogging you down in such a new car.
#2668 of 3341 Re: The air filter [cragg3r]
Jun 03, 2008 (5:16 am)
Yes, thanks. that image is exactly the one for my 2008 passat 2.0T. There are three parts on the right side of the engine on the image: fuse box, battery, and the hose/tube for air intake from the far right side. So I opened the whole hose/tube for air intake part and did not see air filter and the whole part is empty. First I just wanted to take a look how the air filter look alike and I wanted to order one permanent filter with another car. After I could not find it I became more curious about it and wanted find out. Now if the air filter is indeed under the big piece of the cover over the engine I would say that's a stupid design. If not then is it missing on my car or where is it? I would report here after I visit dealership.