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  1. The car caught on fire!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I had a bad experience today. The turbo outlet hose popped off while I was on the road going down hill. I let the car run like that for maybe 15 seconds while I coasted to a safe spot and shut the engine down. I opened the hood to take a peek and my catalytic converter was glowing red hot. It...
  2. WTB - Front A6/S6 or Passat Seats; Mine caught fire.

    WTB/WTT Section
    Well, it happened today. I was driving to work and i smelled that lovely burning smell. Realized my seat caught fire under my arse. Left side of the bolster decided to light a hole right through the leather about the size of a nickle or a small cigar. So i'm now on the search for some S6...
  3. long time no post - caught a pic mid-quack

    The Showroom
    Hadn't been around lately, this is as-is unwashed, needs paint, bags of $, miracles, & more. Was just happy to get the duck mid-quack.
  4. Passat caught on fire, so here's some stuff for sale!

    Parts For Sale
    :( 3 spoke leather steering wheel, no air bag, $20 (gli wheel sold) Ecs rear fog light kit, $7 Black b5.5 molding, free you pay shipping B5.5 wood radio surround with climatronic cover, $50 Awe boost gauge, blue color matches perfect, honks sometimes but doesn't affect...
  5. 99 Passat AEB 1.8t heat shield caught on fire is there still a recall active

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok guys so I am sure this has been talked about alot in the past but I could not find any 2013 threads so I have had my passat for a few years and it has spent most of its time sitting I just installed a new engine and tranny and drove it home and when I pulled in I saw smoke at first I was...
  6. these rear lights caught my attention

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
  7. Horn / fan - wires caught by fan?

    B5 Garage
    '98 Passat B5 1.8T Got a few things fixed using this forum, so thanks for them - and now... The smaller electric cooling fan wires were found dangling down under the front bumper as though they got into the main fan... so far I haven't located where these cut/frayed wires go to. Suspect I...
  8. Passat Chirping Caught on Tape!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finally had a chance to record the chirping of the car. Passat is about 175,xxx B5.5. As far as I know, it could be the tensioner that's making the noise. When it first happened I just sprayed with W40 which I got yelled at by one of you guys. So...
  9. tune+dealership question? Has one ever caught you?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Has a dealership ever caught you with a tune? I haev REVO on my car, nothing is wrong but just curious if its on the stock tune they would really catch you or not? Thanks.
  10. Ugh! Got caught in a police chase.

    Anything Auto
    On the way home from work I found myself in the midst of a police chase. I just got off the freeway onto the city streets and I start to hear sirens. From another ramp of merging traffic, I see cop cars coming. They're three blocks behind me and I'm rolling up to a red light. The car directly...
  11. Got caught by Google streetview van!

    The Showroom
  12. My 98 B5 Waggie caught on fire.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm heading to work today and I start to smell something burning. Im thinking its coming from outside until I start to see gray smoke coming from the vents which quickly turns to black. SHIAT.......plastic is burning now so I pull over and before I can even pull the keys out flames are...
  13. My seat (and my butt) caught fire.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yes I know of the recall and supposedly my dealer did this a few months back. I felt the seat get really hot a few days ago but unlike my normal self I never looked at the seat. Found this today when I went to get loose change that fell out of my pocket today. Calling the dealer tomorrow after I...
  14. My car caught fire....FIRE I SAID!

    B5 Garage
  15. F1 boss caught in Nazi sex scandal

    Anything Auto
    F1 boss caught in Nazi sex scandal Oh boy. (Wasn't sure if it's AA or OT, but it mostly has to do with a racing governing body so ...I flipped a coin.)
  16. heated seat caught on fire!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I picked up my wife's passat from the dealer yesterday, it was there for an oil change, valve cover gasket and cam seals. She drove it to work after I picked up the car and complained on a very strong odor of something burning , I tought it was probably some spilled oil burning and it 's gonna...
  17. The ONLY Beetle I'd ever be caught dead driving!

    Anything Auto
    And it's available for the low discount price of $63,900 :Yikes: . Enjoy.
  18. ICM - caught off guard

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    '99 passat 5 speed 69K miles Well, after leaving the gym for my 5 minute ride home, my CEL light started to blink and the car ran rough, but ran. Then after about a mile the CEL was solid and it was really rough running. At this point I thought it would be best to drive right to my mechanic...
  19. Caught Dealership in Lie

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I took the car to the dealership to have the brake light switch replaced. It was stuck in the on position. I called dealership about four hours later; they said the car was headed in to be serviced in next half hour. I drove the loaner over to the dealer to wait. Sat outside and...
  20. 8 Year Old Iranian Boy Caught Stealing Bread

    The Black Hole
    8 Year Old Iranian Boy Caught Stealing Bread ... :nervous: Haven't seen anything on snopes yet, seems ligit.