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Family car made by Volkswagen since 1973.

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What would you estimate needs to be repaired in a bent fender/bumper?

Hit a garage gate pole. Seems that the metal fender is bent quite well, and the bumper clamp area is also broken, hence its dislodged. What would you estimate would need to be repaired/replaced in ...
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Driver side door does not lock all doors

I own a 2000 WV PASSAT B5, and the main problem I am having is that the driver-side door mechanism does not lock all 4 doors. It only locks the driver's side door and does not arm the alarm. But when ...
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Soft brake pedal

I have a 2004 Volkswagen Passat that the brake pedal is really soft (goes to the floor). The driver side caliper piston was replaced (by a shop, not me), idk if that has to do with it or not. There ...
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VW Passat Variant 2016 Diesel engine gets much louder when I turn left/right

My car is running well the only issue I have is that the noise the engine makes gets a lot noisier (but its still the same noise) each time I turn the wheels to left or right. The more I turn them the ...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

When using a Volkswagen Passat 2014 and going backward, I notice that the backup camera turn off when I start gaining speed (over > ~30 km/h). How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off?
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Which fuse is assigned for the 2012 VW Passat Infotainment console?

My battery died, and after the jump start the Infotainment touchscreen (radio, cd, GPS, etc) console won't turn on. I suspect the fuse might be burnt. Which fuse is assigned to the Infotainment ...
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VW Passat B8 - remove low beam bulb - pull, rotate or...?

I'm learning to replace the low beam bulb (H7) on VW Passat B8. The access is under the wheel. I got to the bulb but I'm not sure if I should just pull using the force or do I have to do something ...
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Is it normal to have a slightly open throttle-plate?

Recently I had experienced a Check Engine on 2012 VolksWagen Passat, and the error code was P0106. After quick research I found that I can replace the Map Sensor as well as the PCV Valve. Both ...
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2014 Passat sounds louder than before

I have a 2014 VW Passat 2.5L I bought it used last year. It was super quiet and great to drive when i bought it. It has close to 80000 km on it. The past few months I had i sitting in the garage not ...
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VW Passat B5 1998 Eletronik issues

I noticed some strange behaviour in my Passat for a long time, the thing is: there are several small elecctrical issues that migh have the same source .. I noticed that when I turn on the ignition, ...
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Air distribution map of a 2012 VW Passat?

My 2012 VW Passat has dual AC zones. The passenger side AC is not blowing cold air. The Driver's side does. in my slow debugging routine, I am looking at the Wiring Diagram, but I cannot figure out ...
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Any pro tip to remove a fallen front marker bulb (inside headlight fixture)?

Was replacing the front left marker light on a 2012 VW Passat when the bulb just bumped off and fallen off the holder inside in headlight fixture. Any tips on how to remove the bulb from the fixture ...
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2012 VW Passat dual AC zones partially working

My 2012 VW Passat SEL has dual AC Zones. The driver's side is working fine. Hot and cold air. However, the passenger side AC is blowing what seems to be the outside air (on the really hot days it ...
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volkswagen passat 2002

I have a passat and the previous owner fitted a DEFA alarm system which is pretty useless. It appears to interfere with the central locking and wing mirror electric control. I have removed it and ...
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2003 VW Passat 2.8L motor mount removal

I have a 2003 VW Passat 4motion that had a starter fail. I've confirmed that it's definitely the starter, but getting to it is challenging. I am currently being held up by some sort of electrical ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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VW Passat estate 2008 remote key won't lock doors

I very recently a second hand VW Passat estate which is in really great condition and low millage for a real bargain price. This was because the key fob doesn't remotely lock the doors AND the little ...
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What caused VW Passat brakes to go soft/spongy for the first few minutes of driving, then go back to normal?

Context: I replaced all four pads and rotors on my 2001 VW Passat (~140k miles) about 4 weeks ago, with PowerStop Z23 pads and rotors. During bed-in, I took the car down a steep hill, and got a lot (...
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Rpm problem VW passat

2004 VW passat 1.6 petrol saloon , cant keep rpm constant keeps bouncing up and down about 1 or 2 increments on the rpm gauge only really happens at low rpm not as bad at high rpm and it idles ...
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Error stabilisation control- ESC and engine stopped and wouldn't start again

I drive a 2014 2,0 TDI 4w Passat and until now haven't had any problems with the vehicle. When I drove to work on Friday the vehicle suddenly stoppen in a roundabout and wouldn't start again. Check ...
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Where to find latest map navigation firmware versions for VW?

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL. I believe that the installed navigation is RNS-810. Where can I find information on all the available revisions, when they were released, what was updated on ...
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Oil Pressure Light On a 2015 Passat

After changing my oil recently the oil pressure light came on and I would hear some clunking noises coming from the engine bay. As soon as the light comes on (takes a couple of seconds) I turn the ...
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Do you need to replace a timing chain?

I have a "2012 PASSAT SEL PREMIUM 2.5L Auto" with about 92k miles on it. Around 60k, I have asked my local car mechanic to do the Timing Belt, and he informed me that according to the search he ran ...
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VW Passat CC 2008 engine swap compatibility

I have a 2008 VW Passat CC which the engine has given out. I want to replace the engine but am not sure what engine codes are compatible. The engine code currently on the car is CBA. I have sourced an ...
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2014 VW Passat AC vents randomly moves from front to floor vents

While driving and using the AC on the Main front vent setting, it will randomly blow down on my feet. Sometimes it's a little of both and sometimes it will go back on its own. The get it working ...
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How do I diagnose a 2007 VW Passat 2.0T B6 FSI BPY engine failure?

My 2007 VW Passat 2.0T B6 FSI BPY engine quit running at idle with no prior warning indicators, and no MILs or DTCs subsequently. The starter engages but doesn't turn over the engine.
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2015 VW Passat TSI keyless start doesn't work. Is there a way to reprogram / reset the key myself?

I have changed the remote battery (brand new Sony CR2032, my meter shows a voltage of 3.2V on the battery, so I know it has full charge). The door lock/unlock, and trunk unlock buttons WORK on the ...
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Vw passat 2010 rear deiver side door locking problem

my vw passat rear door handle will not lock when i lock the car. I have hange the door locking mechanism. This has stoped the alarm going off. However i can open the door when the car has been armed. ...
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Why won't my 2002 VW Passat start?

I have a 2002 VW Passat 1.8T that just won't start after I stopped by a 711 for a snack. The key won't start the car anymore! A few odd things I noticed: There is not even a click when the key is ...
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Volkswagen driverside outer C/V boot leaking can it cause other issues?

Took a recently purchased used vehicle to a VW dealership for a checkup/ oil change One of the things they found is a leaking outer C/V boot (driver side front tire) They didn't seem to think repair ...
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VW Passat white smoke coming from exhaust

My VW Passat started giving out white smoke from the exhaust while in motion. One of the hoses of coolant system had swollen up on and was replaced. There is a smell of gas was coming from inside ...
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Volkswagen passat won't start (with video)

Can someone guess what the problem is? Car is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TFSI Here is a link to the video: https://vimeo.com/231681553 Is the battery dead? What about the EPC light? Car is parked ...
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1990 Passat won't start second time

I have 1990 VW passat B3 1.6 liter 53 kw gasoline, single point injection. I had some problems with starting ignition. Also Engine would stop working when I pressed on gas or spontaneously after few ...
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1990 VW passat b3 doesn't start, engine shuts down on gas

I got my passat b3 as a gift from my grandfather for getting drivers license. A week ago, when I was about to go to the city with my passat which previously was just fine, the engine would not start ...
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Can i Use The Same Old Bolts On The Same Cylinder Head? [duplicate]

Car: 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI Would it be a really big problem if I use the old cylinder head bolts or not?
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VW 1.9 TDI after total engine and turbo repair burns oil

I recently bought a used VW Passat diesel 1.9 TDI (1997) model. It used to burn oil so I send it for general maintenance in the motor (pistons springs, valves, turbo). It seems that after the first ...
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Is it normal that a cold engine takes longer to start?

I have a 2014 Passat and recently my battery drained just enough to not start the car. I suspected that it was a combination of short trips + that feature that leaves the lights on when locking the ...
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Why is my 2002 VW Passat battery going dead?

I recently replaced my alternator and battery. I also repaired a faulty cable between the two. Now I'm having the problem of my battery going dead after a few days of it sitting and a lot of my fuses ...
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Passat B6 2009 Fog lights as normal lights

I have VW Passat B6 2009. I am driving lots when it is dark. I have upgraded my H7 bulbs for new ones which claim 130% brightness but for me it's still not enough. Sometimes I see cars with much more ...
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How to Fix Check Engine Light (OBDII code: P0172)

I just saw the check engine light come on on my 2004 VW Passat B5.5 and did a bit of research. Some people said that it would be a faulty oxygen sensor. I was about to order one, but then I read this (...
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One side of 2015 VW passat gets cold air and the other side hot

Good day, I have a 2015 VW Passat. TSI engine 1.8. In the defrost duct on the instrument panel flap adjust motor is down in the open position. This is causing frost on the outside of the windshield....
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2002 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6 Vibration (Drivetrain?) Certain Speeds/Situations

Customer has 2002 VW Passat Wagon 2.8 V6, 97k miles, great shape. Rides really nice, well maintatined. Still, Brooklyn car with some heavy use lately. Customer complaint of vibration, especially ...
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RCD 310 : are steering wheel controls resistant?

I want to change my RCD 310 (VW Passat CC 2011) by Android Device. Everything is working except steering wheel controls. I know that in some number of cars steering wheel control is working with ...
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Coolant Flange - What is it really called?

My antifeeeze keeps leaking out and I was told that I had a hole in my coolant flange, so when I was calling to see how much it would be to get fixed no one knew what I was talking about. I am a woman ...
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White smoke from Passat [closed]

My 2000 VW Passat has no power and faint white smoke. Once I turn off the vehicle, the smoke becomes greater for a minute or two.
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VW Passat diesel fails to start when the engine is warm [closed]

My car will start OK when cold, on the first or second attempt. It will start on the 1st attempt if the engine has been running, and the engine has only been shopped for a few minutes. However if ...
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Trying to figure out if my rotors are bad? [closed]

2002 Volkswagen Passat I'm trying to figure out if my rotors needs to be changed out
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What exactly is an outer CV joint and how can I replace one?

I recently got my 2004 VW Passat B5 a new MOT, but they said that an advisory item that would get worse over time were worn outer CV joints. The car creeks when turning on full left lock, though I ...
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2004 VW Passat B5.5 - Is one of my heated wing mirrors actually broken?

I have been having an issue recently which may or may not be related to this other problem that I have been having regarding the heating element in the left wing mirror on my car. I have that with ...
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Can you identify this part? [closed]

I have just had the cam belt and water pump changed at my local VW dealership on my 2004 VW Passat B5 and on the technical report they were kind enough to point out everything else they wanted to ...
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