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  1. 2.8L 30V appears to have bent valves

    B5 Garage
    I went to start it the other day, it cranked a couple time & I thought it started, but was quiet when I let off the key. Cranked again & it sounded like no compression & starter running fast or starter not engaging.(it was engaging) Checked timing belt, it is on and cams are in time. The odd...
  2. Engine starts and stops immediately and a yellow key light appears on the dash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. Recently, every few starts, my engine starts and immediately stops, and a yellow key light appears on the instrument panel. I tried to change keys and the battery (of the remote control/key), but it didn't help. What can be the problem? Also, I have an aftermarket 'code' device that I...
  3. "STOP please pull over" appears in my dash cluster

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    "STOP pull over" appears in my dash cluster While driving to work this morning the message "STOP pull over" appears in my dash cluster. I immediately pull over and turn everything off. I restarted the car a little while later and everything seems to be ok. Does anybody have any ideas?
  4. "STOP" appears on display at startup

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2001a fabulous Passat v6. 158000 miles. The display shows the word "STOP" at startup that goes off after about 5 seconds and the display goes back to normal. I have checked the owners manual, finding nothing. Any ideas? This forum has been a fabulous find for me. Thanks so much...
  5. "lurching" is gone, but finally a CEL appears - w/cylinder 3 misfire

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car was feeling fine on the highway the last two days, then this morning as accelerating onto the highway onramp I pop a CEL, and this one was flashing. Pull over, and connect the OBDII reader. Principle code is the misfire. Two addition codes I didn't write down popped up. Cleared the...
  6. SAFE mode appears while driving and then goes away...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The car: 2001.5 B5.5 1.8T AWM Tip The Milage: 103,700 The Radio: Single DIN Cassette with 6CD Changer I was driving yesterday and the stock radio decides to shut itself off. I turned it back on by pressing the power button, and it showed SAFE for about a second and then went back to normal. I...
  7. Just passed 100K and first CEL light appears

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My b5.5 1.8 turned 100,450 miles and my first CEL appears. Did a CEL appear when you passed 100K? I wonder if it's programmed to "remind" us of the TB replacement, which I did at 73K. I'll need to check of course but wondered if it happened to others.
  8. ABS problem but now im lost it appears to be shut off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my buddy bought his car with the ABS not working and now hes looking to fix it, it went to the shop for a wheel bearing and they said that the previous owner had the ABS shut off becuase of a problem it had. not sure what the problem is but the shop did replace an ABS ring that was damaged...