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#2356 of 2364 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue
Feb 20, 2012 (5:45 pm)
#2357 of 2364 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue
Jan 17, 2011 (10:14 am)
I've seen other posts regarding the excessive oil consumption issue and we have the car in the shop (again) for another check. Our car has ~40K miles and has had this issue since new. We just keep adding oil, 2 quarts at a time when the emergency light goes on.
They have performed oil consumption tests 2x and do not see any issues. However, this issue seems intermittent because we find that driving the car ~2000 miles can burn a few quarts of oil. There's no hint of oil in our driveway.
1) Is there a TSB specifically for the 2.0T oil consumption issue?
2) Has anyone found a fix for this problem (Ex. Remove/replace rings, turbo, PCV valve?)
3) Is there a class-action lawsuit in process for this vintage Passat?
4) Any other advice for taking care of this issue?
Thanks for your help.
#2358 of 2364 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue [adk667]
Jul 28, 2011 (8:43 pm)
I have had the exact same issues, 3 oil test, rings and seal replaced, same issue still, more test and a year later still waiting a response from VW. I use about 3 litres (quarts) of oil between changes and have even run out a couple of times. I love my car but am getting a little frustrated. The latest "wet & dry" test revealed nothing. At one point it was suggested a new engine, but if they all have the same issue what is the point. My car by the way is an 08' Jetta 2.0T. I am going to suggest the new PCV valve someone else suggested and said it made a big difference plus going to 10W40 oil.
#2359 of 2364 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue [whitejettanite]
Jul 31, 2011 (10:08 am)
Ok - here is what I did. I searched through this site and found appx 10 others that complained about the same issue and made copies to make a report. We went to vw and said that there is clearly a design issue here and it is well documented. They ran the oil test, they saw we were burning oil and replaced the engine. Once they removed the engine, they found metal shavings in the transmission and replaced it as well.
We are satisfied with the fix but it took us a while to get there.
PS - they suggested that they might replace the rings/seals but that, for some reason, was an option that they didn't pursue. The car runs great now.
#2360 of 2364 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue [adk667]
Oct 22, 2011 (7:50 pm)
My 2007 Passat 2.0 Turbo engine is burning through oil as well. We are pretty far past warranty at 63,000 miles. Were you still under warranty when VW replaced the engine for you? Did they cover all the expenses? Did you take it to the local VW dealer to get this fixed? It sounds like your perseverance really paid off and I'd like to take a similar approach. Thanks so much for your help!!
#2361 of 2364 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue [passatq]
Dec 06, 2011 (11:02 am)
I have a 2007 Passat as well and it is burning through oil. Was hoping to find out if there was a fix for that? Did VW step up or bow out?
#2363 of 2364 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue [beekertx]
Dec 06, 2011 (12:31 pm)
I believe that our car was under warranty but the key here is that we had a history of bringing the car back to the same dealership for several years with the recurring issue. I suggest gathering the evidence from this site on all of the cars of this vintage that have this issue and bring it in and show the VW dealership all of the similar issues. It is a massive defect in the car and they need to step up. They did in our case and the car is running great 6 months later.
#2364 of 2364 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption Issue [adk667]
Feb 20, 2012 (5:45 pm)
I bought my car as a pre owned certified VW in Sept 2011.
Answering Number 1) I too was told that these cars use a lot of oil. My car did not even make it through an oil consumption test without me having to add 3 quarts of oil at a time! So I took the car in immediately when the car needed the 3rd quart in 2 days and the emissions light came on.
Answering Number 4)I was told it was a broken turbo and that has been replaced and the timing was affected by the lack of oil.
I will let you know if this solves the oil consumption issue....