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  1. VW dealer doesn't know answer re: Passat 2003 W8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an '03 Passat W8 that I've had for 7 years. It has had the usual issues, but this time I need what seems to be a Cylinder #3 fuel injector. The VW dealer mechanic doesn't know if the intake manifold needs to be removed to replace #3. Do you know? Also, while I'm at it, I would...
  2. Rigth Front Brake Pulsating after the (failed) Alignment by the VW Dealer.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Front Right Brake Pulsating after the (failed) Alignment by the VW Dealer. So, I took my car to a VW dealer in South Georgia for alignment after I replaced the control arms. I pulled out of the dealership and noticed a sound reminiscent of a bad strut coming from the front right. I also noticed...
  3. Trans service shock at VW dealer

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Took my grandsons 2009 Passat Komfort to the dealer for a trans service yesterday since we didn't have the time to do it our selves. Before leaving the car, I asked about the details of what they will be doing. I was told they just drain the fluid and replace it with new fluid. I asked, "what...
  4. Looking for good VW Dealer near Seattle or in suburbs of Washington

    Dealerships and Service
    Hello Passat Owners I own two B6 Passat and recently moved to Redmond, a seattle suburb. I am looking for a good and affordable VW shop to take both my cars regularly for oil changes and regular maintenance repairs. Can you recommend me some good VW shops in the area? Thanks Prakash
  5. 50,000 mile service. Dealer wants to change trans fluid

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi, I'm coming up on 50,000 miles on my 2012 Passat 5-speed MT. I've been doing the regular 10k service intervals at the dealer (only had the car for two years, bought it used directly from another person), but now the dealer is telling me that the trans fluid should be changed at the 50k...
  6. Dealer programmable features

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    2015 Passat, any one have a list of the things that are programmable from the dealer like rolling locks, DRLs, etc...?
  7. Is the dealer full of it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    They are telling me my sway bar, upper control arms, and both motor mounts need to be replaced. They also said that I need a power steering fluid flush and an alignment. For all of this they want to charge me $4,670 dollars plus tax. My step dad was going to take it into his shop sometime soon...
  8. Looking for a source (non dealer) for the drivers side door lock cover

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I had to use the emergency key and when I re attached the lock cover, it apparently didn't clip on properly and was lost. Can someone direct me to a source for this item? Thanks Captain Sparky
  9. Trusted 2nd hand VW parts dealer in Republic of Ireland or N.Ireland.....

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I need to replace the turbo on my 2011 tdi estate. A brand new one from shipped from VW is silly money so I'm more interested in sourcing a reconditioned one for my local specialist to fit. (They will only order direct from VW, although they are happy to fit a used turbo as long as I source it)...
  10. Passat AC repair, new from dealer or rebuilt compressor from 3rd party shop?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My 08 Passat 2.0T AC works intermittently. On Highway it can be middle of 50s to 70F. On local road it can be 80s, 90s or even above 100 F. I am in Florida. Last year a shop check it with pressure gauge and told me they found nothing wrong with AC. One VW dealer told me (AC control?) valve was...
  11. 07 3.6 dealer found faults P310B Low Fuel Presure and P030 Cat Eff any thoughts?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The dealer advised that I needed to replace fuel pump and module. Last year they replaced the fuel pressure sensor because of high idle when stopped, this did not fix the high idle issue. The car still runs and the CAT is a DEC only 3 months old. Any thoughts, car has 130K? Thanks, Steve::D
  12. WTF dealer? You didn't replace the serp when doing a t-belt?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently had the local dealer do my rear coolant flange, and while it was in there, a t-belt job (the existing one had 76k on it.) They had a better price than the couple local indy's I called. (The t-belt parts prices were inflated, but everything else was reasonable, at worst... the entire...
  13. Did what dealer told me but it's still NO GOOD!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    2009 Passat Komfort Tfsi. 160,000 Symptoms in order: Misfire. Changed coils and plugs. Car ran great for 300 miles. 2 weeks later: Battery died, jumped, died again 2 hours later and when started ran rough and lights came on. Trailered to dealer was told "bad battery, bad cooling fan, and...
  14. Love it when I stick it to a VW Dealer! Great story.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    No exaggerations, true story. My PCV valve has been making a super loud, humming noise for about 4 months. I finally got sick of it and did some online research. Basically came to the conclusion that I needed to redo my entire emission / crankcase ventilation system. My assumption was that...
  15. My dealer is encouraging engine mods?!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I brought my car in to my local VW dealership the other day to start the process for the rust warranty. I was helped by an awesome guy named James. As we're going over my car looking for other areas of rust, he opens my hood and almost instantly notices the vacuum T fitting that goes to my...
  16. 2010 CC SPORT 2.0T (CBFA) Dies 4 hours after purchasing from Dealer

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Plugged in scan tool for a PO321 and 322. Car is immaculate inside and out. 78K. VW Service records don't indicate any trouble. I have about 48 more hours to rescind. Red Flag?
  17. abs module from the non dealer parts store?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    has anyone used these? Cardone Remanufactured 12-12200 - ABS Control Module | O'Reilly Auto Parts i need a module, but i dont want to trust the junk yard. the one i have has been worked on by someone, badly, so it wont be accepted by the rebuilders.
  18. recalls are still active, call your dealer.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so i went in to my dealer yesterday for some recall work, right rear wheel liner campaign. they had to order the part so it wasnt completed. but the repairmen said this is a common open recall issued in 2003 and it affects all B5 passats. the wheel liner is too thin and if the tire bursts it...
  19. Went to a dealer to "take a look" then...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    ... I'm a passat owner again. Here it is! My wife and I took delivery yesterday. Traded-in the A6 S-Line :( for a '15 Passat Comfortline Sport Package :) 2 by collantes_CC, on Flickr 4 by collantes_CC, on Flickr 1 by collantes_CC, on Flickr 3 by collantes_CC, on Flickr To my surprise, it...
  20. dealer stating that the rear of my B7 rides lower then the front?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Short part of the story I got a new 2014 SEL TSI in MAY with 300 miles on it (they drove it from IL to KY for delivery) First week I though it looked like the rear was sitting way low and the front was point up more because of it (like an old town car) I did have some tools in the back so...