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  1. Car wont start please help!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So last week my battery died and I needed to jump it. Since then the car has started fine and has been fine. Tonight I tried to start my car and nothing happened. I could hear the click but the engine wasnt trying to turn. However it seemed like the car was getting battery. I had someone come...
  2. Pros and Cons of Leasing a Car

    Volkswagen News
    The route to car ownership is filled with many options and leasing can be one for those who do not want to commit to a long-term purchase. Read more >>
  3. Car Maintenance: 10 Things Every Car Owner Should Know – The Short List

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    It’s OK if you’re not an automotive engineer. Of course, if you are, this probably isn’t for you because here are 10 basic things every motorist should be able to do. How many of them are you capable of? Read more >>
  4. Car runs and feels great, but still get a misfire code.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi to all, this is a '09 Passat with a 2.0 TSI I've been solving codes one at time and now I have a misfire and multiple misfires code, however, the car runs, accelerates and feels really good. I did a live check with the VCDS while a friend was driving and I notice that when we stop at red...
  5. Just bought my first car, v6 4motion 2003. its doing 8.4mpg and coolant overflows

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i just bought it as my first car, just had it 2 weeks and its been a nightmare so far. i got it off of facebook for 2k, my brother checked it and it was fine when he drove it. then later that afternoon the coolant started to overflow and it leaked out of the hole in the reservoir. All of it...
  6. Car enthusiast

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    I'm hobby car enthusiast.
  7. Had an offer on my car. What is it worth?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a mover loading a truck across the street approach me asking if my Passat was for sale. I said it would be, but I wanted to do some work before selling. It needs the lower fender harness swapped to get the electric fan to work, a headliner replacement, door cards recovered and the rear...
  8. Climatronic not blowing cold on left side of car

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, am o correct in thinking this is likely a flap motor fault? 2006 3c. If I crank the heat it blows hot on both, but turning down to low gets kind of room temp from the left, icy cold from the right
  9. What is the most painful thing you've ever had to do to your car?

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    Here's mine: Anybody who's ever had to replace ball joints on an older car knows it can be a real pain in the neck. My B5.5's wheel bearing went, so I had to pull the steering knuckle to press out the old bearing and press in the new one, and since I'm doing one side, I might as well do the...
  10. car "shudders" when idling at stop light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 V6 ATQ, GLX 4-Motion, auto trans (tiptronic) I replaced the MAF sensor and the Engine Speed Sensor/Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS) because, while driving, the car would suddenly act as if the ignition was switched off and then quickly back on. That is no longer happening, but now, when...
  11. First time car owner 2015 Passat Wolfsburg

    New Member Introductions
    I love my 2015 Passat! In the Philadelphia area looking for good service mechanic also money saving tips to keep it going. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks guys!:wrench:
  12. 2000 Passat Key Fob Not Working Car won't Start How to Reset ANti Theft Security?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My Key Fob no longer Locks/Unlocks the Car. The Windows DO go up and Down when Key is inserted into cylinder. Ignition will turn and get lights but Will NOT Start....... Fuse 14 is Good.....! What is the procedure to Reset the Anti Theft System....?
  13. Car door won't open from inside handle.

    B5 Garage
    Fateful day last fall (about 7 months ago) my window regulator went. Tired of paying my mechanic for various problems over years with my 2003 Passat, I decided to repair window myself. Followed Utube video and successfully replaced the window regulator. However, about week later I noticed the...
  14. Should I be able to turn off engine and exit car left in neutral?

    Volkswagen Passat B8 Discussion
    My 2017 TSI sounds reminder alarms for most everything but I can turn off engine with the 'push button' while car is in any gear or neutral, I can get out of car with key in pocket, and walk away, but no audible alarm or reminder is given. Why? Defect in ignition maybe?
  15. Car Dying before I can kill it ,No Codes too!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    O.K. usually post on B 5 forum but this is in regards to my 08 Passat 2.0T FSI Lux. automatic/tip, 212K , So I am driving down the road 60 mile commute to work at about 55 minutes into drive doing 75mph, car "flinches" has a micro second stall, just enough to catch my attention but continues...
  16. Drug Stash in my car?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 2003 Passat 2 weeks ago. I removed the trunk liner looking for the source of water leaks (yep, the roof drain pipe was not connected to it's grommet). Anyway, I noticed this bag wedged between the trunk and back seat frame. I couldn't easily pull it out. is this some kind of...
  17. First time 4motion on snow.. horrible car!

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    Hi everyone, I am new to the site but not new to passats, I have owned passats exclusively since 2000... ALL OF THEM FWD!!! last year I almost accidentally (was not advertised as 4wd) bought a 4motion wagon... I have been extremely satisfied with the handling of FWD for as long as I have owned...
  18. Top 10 Best Car Seat Covers

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    For some, seat covers aren’t the most stylish accessory you can add to your vehicle, but they have a lot of value in keeping your interior in top notch shape. Some seat covers do have fancy patterns and colors that spice up your interior, but their main purpose is to keep your car’s seats clean...
  19. 2 Car seats in Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    While I see no real issue getting 2 carseats (not boosters) in the rear of a B5.5 if they go behind the passengers, anyone have any luck finding a way to get 2 seats in and still fit a 3rd passenger? I suspect not, but wanted to double check. Trying to prolong keeping the B5.5 as long as...