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#3261 of 3342 Re: Looking for used Passat, 2002-2004 [bcass1]
May 05, 2011 (3:39 pm)
I have the same car you were looking at, although 80K miles (bought new). It's a blast to drive, but does require some upkeep. I did the whole timing belt, water pump thing at 65K (didn't want to risk it and plan to keep car for a while). Had valve cover gasket leak, but no issues with transmission, coolant leaks. I recently had to replace the front engine mounts (they were leaking), fuel filter, brake pads (3rd time for front and rear) and CV boots. If you get a VW, buy your parts at Germanautoparts.com. and find a good independent shop to peform the repair. This has saved me big $$$ over dealership. Personally, I would not buy a used VW unless I had all repair/maintenance documentation. Good luck!
#3262 of 3342 idle noise issue on a 2001 Passat
Jul 06, 2011 (6:11 pm)
Several people have posted issues reguarding the rattle noise when the car is in idle. When you accelerate the noise goes away. I have been told several things reguarding what it "could" be.... from the serpentene belt, a lifter, the cam shaft, the oil pan and even the hydrolic converter shaft... whatever that is?! So far I have only did an oil change with 5/30 synthethic oil and replaced the serpentene belt. Still have the noise. I just want to know ... Has anyone actually FIXED the problem???? And if so .. PLEASE tell me what it is! Thanks!
#3263 of 3342 2006 VW Passat Stalls WITH OUT WARNING!!!
Jul 18, 2011 (11:31 am)
#3264 of 3342 Re: idle noise issue on a 2001 Passat [nagylynne]
Jul 18, 2011 (11:35 am)
I had a similar rattle on my 2004 Passat wagon that would happen when I would first start the car up and then it appeared to go away once the car had warmed up or after I had started driving. In my case it was the cam chain tensioner.
#3265 of 3342 VW PASSAT (06) STALLS WITH OUT WARNING...
Jul 20, 2011 (7:04 am)
6 MONTHS AGO MY PASSAT (06 2.0 T) STALLS WITH OUT WARNING... Dealership advised it was High and low pressure sensor. Replaced, and car is still stalling out. Found out this time it was a cracked hose that attached to the fuel pump and tank.. The kicker is, I had to have a new fuel pump as well.. NOTHING WRONG WITH THE PUMP, but there are "ears" inside of the pump which help attach the hose (one above).... $1200.00 LATER I thought my car was fixed.... 6 months later, I'm traveling out of town (600 miles from my hometown) and my car stalls out again on interstate.. NOT TO MENTION OF PRETTY MUCH GOT PUSHED OFF THE ROAD BY ANOTHER CAR! My car restarted and I made it to my destination.. I took it to the local VW dealership and they advised it was the "fuel pump/control unit" Fuel PSI sensor, and 3 other things per diagnostic test... They said the pump and sensor were making it stall , but the tech also said he had seen this before, we would probably be ok to drive it back home as long as we kept tank full and of course premium gas in it. Basically a preventive measure for it NOT to stall out. Not a mechanic and followed his suggestion. On the way home, car broke down again, and I decided I would not drive it all the way home. Went to the VW dealership (this is a different one) and they looked at car (diagnostic test) said it was somethint totall different.. Camshaft and high pressure fuel pump making it stall and 7 other issues! SO WHICH PLACE IS RIGHT? I had to leave my car there to have this problem fixed which by the way is covered under the extension of the warranty. Dropped it last wed the 14th and the part is on national back order. They wont have part until 25th of July. I have no choice, but is this really the problem? I have read to many complaints about the same issues i have had... STALLING OUT IS DANGEROUS! SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET KILLED.. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THESE CARS. THIS DESERVES MEDIA ATTENTION AND I WILL PURSUE THIS TO THE FULLEST!
#3266 of 3342 CAMSHAFT AND HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP
Jul 20, 2011 (7:20 am)
VW IS COVERING THE CAMSHAFT AND HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP UNDER AN EXTENSION OF THE WARRANTY,UP TO 120,000 MILES.. My VW is 2006 passat 2.0 t and it has been stalling out... They claim this is the part that is making it stall.. At current time this part is on "national back order"! Wont have my car fixed until sometime the week of July 25th.. I left it wth dealership July 14th... The part is on back order due to all of the cars having same issue as mine... Doesnt that tell vw there is something majorly wrong with this year of vw? MY CAR WAS FIXED 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO THIS ISSUE , DUE TO STALLING OUT... IT'S STALLING AGAIN BUT IT IS SOMETHING COMPLETLEY DIFF, BUT RELATED TO THE FUEL SYSTEM! I spoke with a case manager with VW and basicallY she said that all of these issues are MY PROBLEM!
#3267 of 3342 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS... A RIPP OFF?!
Jul 20, 2011 (7:31 am)
My 06 passat 2.0 t has had minor to a really MAJOR ISSUE! Stalling out with out warning! How is it that each dealership, can come up with completely different diagnostics on your car? I called the VW manufacturer and made a complaint due to all of my problems, major concern being car stalls out in middle of interstate! and the case manager I spoke with said that "Maybe" my car had all of these problems due to it having 105,500 miles on it... Maybe?! So we consumers are paying for "maybe's"... These "maybe's" are hundreds of dollars and its ashame VW cant made more accurate findings... Dont these diagnostic machines cost thousands of dollars and they come up with all of these CODES THAT EQUAL MAYBE! I am one P- - - -D! off consumer and wished I would of never bought this piece of JuNK! I know that there are dozens of people who have bought the 2006 vw passat (2.0t) and have also stallec out with out warning.. I have printed off page after page of complaints and yet VW thinks its ok to keep people in this car... Media attention needed!
#3268 of 3342 Stalled out Again, Cant wait to Rid This Piece of Junk!!
Aug 21, 2011 (3:32 pm)
Although I feel in love with this car first sight, I have so realized over the 3 years of owning that its a Piece of Junk that I would literally have to find a part time job just to cover dealership cost. The first time it put me down was due to Bad Cam. I took the car over to the VW dealership who before diagnosing my car they decided to call me on my job to inform me that I needed to replace the battery first which would cost a total of $269.00. The service Department said they couldnt go any futher until they do so. I then called my brother law who works at an Audi Dealership who informed me that although the battery may have been weak they would never call a customer and inform them of such until the check has been performed. He told me that of course they have parts around to assist with that. So I was very upset with that, and it became a very escalated situation. I ended up having it out with the service manager who told me that he wasnt sure why the service man called in that manner. By this time I was done with them and sent my mate up to the Service Department to deal with the them. They had my car parked and begin to explained to him the issues with the camshaft and that its wasnt bad but getting there. So they crunk up the car to let him here it. I called the next day and advised them not to service my car that I would have someone pick it up and take to an Independent Import Service Center. So I came the next day to pick it up and the care wouldnt say anything. The service man then turned his head and walked away. So I had to pay 80 to have my car towed.. The next day Camshaft was replaced, high pressure fuel pump, timing belt, and new fluids but the car wouldnt crank. So the service man begin checking for other thangs...Well come to find out the VW Service Center had removed my EPC fuse so the car wouldnt start. Talking about Pissed...Geesh Its one thing to have a piece of junk and not be able to trust the Service Men!! So Im driving down the road 8 months later and the car stalls out...would not crank back up! So I must admit I lOVE MY PIECE OF JUNK SO MUCH I HAVE DECIDED TO GET RID OF IT! I still have a year left to pay ..and cant stand the throught of purchasing a new vehicle right now with Extra Payments!! But its GOTTA GO..
#3269 of 3342 2000 V6 temp sensor/electrical failure? HELP!
Aug 26, 2011 (10:44 am)
I recently changed the temp sensor and now there isn't any power to the car. When I first put in the temp sensor the clip popped out and I lost all the coolant, the area around the sensor smoked a bit. Once I replaced the clip the car started up fine, it just isn't getting power? It will drive, just really shitty, and I have to slam down hard on the brakes? Someone said maybe I knocked a hose loose and the engine is pulling air from somewhere it shouldn't? I seriously need some help here!
#3270 of 3342 Rust Warranty
Sep 04, 2011 (5:28 am)
I have a 2005 Passat (bought new 9/21/04), and a large rust bubble has developed right at the top of BOTH front wheel wells. It seems like road salt (NH) has been sitting between the plastic wheel well liner and the metal fender. It is not rock damage as it seems to start on the inside lip and has recently worked through to the outside. Metal is punky and the paint has bubbled (I would not have seem it if the paint had not bubbled in that area).
Has anybody had experience with the 12 year rust warranty? Will they repair the damage now, or does it need to "perforate" first; which gives me 5 more years to wait and see?? My experience with VW dealers has been bad (I have used 4 different dealers to resolve warranty and recall issues, each closing shop and leaving me to find another dealer and get to know another set of service people).