Last post on Sep 27, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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Volkswagen Passat, Transmission, Sedan, Wagon
#32 of 36 sluggish at low speeds?
Feb 13, 2008 (10:53 am)
I have a 2003 Passat and I've noticed that it seems a little sluggish lately. At lower speeds when I try to accelerate it seems a bit unresponsive and has to rev quite high before it shifts gears. I don't notice it at higher speeds. It's not a dramatic problem, but when I get in the wife's jetta it's like night and day; it's way more responsive. A different car I know...
It is due for an oil change, and I'm taking it in on Friday, but I was wondering if that or a dirty oil filter could make that much of a difference, or does it sound like it might be more of a transmission issue? It has 45k miles--could a trans flush be on the horizon, or am I barking up the wrong tree?
Thanks in advance,
#33 of 36 Re: Passat 3.6 Hesitation [bvigersky]
Sep 28, 2008 (9:50 am)
I just read your message. I have an automatic 2004 Passat and it has always had an occassional accelaration hesitation at take off since I first bought it (new). What fix do I need to ask about?
#34 of 36 Re: Passat 3.6 Hesitation [rlo1016]
Sep 28, 2008 (3:36 pm)
After complaining several times, the service manager finally told me that there was a recall and a new chip was put in which has eliminated the problem.
#35 of 36 acceleration stutter after oil change
Oct 16, 2008 (5:37 am)
I recently had the oil changed on my 04 GLS wagon (Valvoline Syntec). Since then, upon accelerating from a stopped position, there is a very noticeable stutter. Can anyone think of any possible causes? Sloppy oil change; poor fitting of the oil filter; topping off of any fluids incorrectly? I'd like to bring the issue up with the mechanic; however, I'd like to be somewhat educated and offer a few suggestions. Thanks in advance for any insight.
Sep 27, 2009 (4:41 pm)
i have 2003 passat that hesitatation i dont have any warrantee on it i bought used .i have 106000 miles tell me what to doooooooooo