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Family car made by Volkswagen since 1973.

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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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'98 Passat Locked when FOB batteries changed, how do you unlock it?

My friend owns a '98 VW Passat 2.0 Turbo. He changed the batteries in the key FOB and now the vehicle is locked by the security system. Using the key will not unlock any of the doors or trunk. What ...
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Cam Belt vs Belt Drive vs Serpentine Belt vs Fan Belt vs V Belt vs Timing Belt

I have a 2004 VW Passat B5 and having started to learn a bit more about engine theory, I was wondering how many belts I have and what names each of the belts have. So, I have a two part question: ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 What and Where is the Locking Wheel Nut?

I was asked recently where I keep the "locking wheel nut" on my car. What is this? What does it do? How can I find it on my car? Do I even have/need one?
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Blipping the Throttle [duplicate]

I have a 2004 VW Passat with a manual transmission. I have heard that "blipping" the throttle can be a good thing to do in order to achieve smoother downshifts whilst driving. What does this mean? How ...
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How To Pump Up Car Tires (finding the optimal PSI for your tires)

I have noticed that all the tires on my VW Passat B5 have "44 PSI" written on them except the spare that has "51 PSI". This seems incredibly high to me so when I filled them up recently at the petrol ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 How To Choose New Wheels

I am thinking about getting some new alloy wheels for my car. How do I find out what rim sizes or specifications are compatible with my car? Or any car for that matter? I found these stats on wheel-...
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2004 VW Passat B5 Peculiar Engine Noise

Recently I have noticed that whilst driving there is a very high pitched whining coming from the front of the car. On closer visual inspection with the engine running I opened the bonnet to try to ...
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VW Passat B5 EPC Light on Dashboard

There is a yellow light on my dash that says 'EPC'. I have no idea what this could mean on my car as I haven't noticed any difference in the way it drives, nor are there any unusual sounds other than ...
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2004 VW Passat B5 Cigarette Lighter Broken - Common Problem

The problem I have been having with my VW Passat was that my cigarette lighter was not working in the car. It is the only one in the main part of the car (there is another one in the boot) and it ...
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VW Passat B5 Rear Door Central Locking Issue - Door Lock Actuator Replacement

My 2004 VW Passat has an issue where the nearside rear door will not always open when the corresponding button is pressed on the car key. When the other doors are unlocked, the faulty door makes an ...
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2000 Vw passat 1.8l oil is in radiator

I have a 2000 VW Passat GLS 1.8l and it has oil in the radiator reservoir. and my Oil light says oil compression low. i flushed the radiator and found oil in it again, (the radiator overflow) it ...
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Strange loud noise coming out of my VW passat 2008 fsi

I hear this whining noise coming out of my car. I don't know if it's the belt or the fan. It's reduces when I accelerate.the noise doesn't stop until I turn of the engine or accelerate.
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Is it reasonable to charge the customer $1000+ to assemble the top of the engine?

I recently have an engine overheat issue and see my previous post for details: How long does items in the engine last in general for standard size cars? This is an interesting follow up on that at ...
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How long does items in the engine last in general for standard size cars?

I have a volkswagon passat wagon. It just reach 70000M and it is 2007 model. I recently check the engine at the dealership. Now they asked me to replace all the following items to fix engine overheat ...
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VW Passat 2.8 4motion b5 - Lack of Acceleration

Driving home car is working normally, driving at a constant speed then out of the blue heard a small thud then a rumble, after that the car had a problem where the acceleration was weak. Approaching ...