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  1. new Guy, Great Car, strange dealership relationship

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I have a great 2015 Passat, 1.8TSI, with over 75,000 miles. Looking forward to finding information about typical trouble spots coming in my future. Biggest problem now is uncertainty about the dealer hunting for some service they can apply. Latest is "Drive belt needs immediate...
  2. Dealership cut white/grey wire? Why? 2012 Passat 3.6

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi guys, can you help me out. I was replacing my air filter in my 2012 3.6 SE (America version) and noticed the wiring loom below the air box had been cut and a section of the white/grey wire had been cut out? Why would a dealership do this? Was it a recall or bullitin issue? See pictures:
  3. Dealership screwed up my oil change

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I got an email from my local VW dealership offering a free oil change in exchange for a test drive. Since the cost of an oil change on my W8 isn't cheap, I took advantage of the offer. After the oil change, I started noticing a faint burning oil smell but couldn't find a leak anywhere...
  4. need some advice and tips

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sooo im new here and posted some of my situation on the noob tube, to start ill say this I got a 2000 vw passat b5 a month ago and I have never owned a car I enjoyed this much. The luxuary, fuel economy, the look of the car is so nice everyone thats asked the year has been amazed. I have had a...
  5. Dealership wants $759 to replace radio antenna base!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About the only remaining issue with my 2005 GL I got last October is a crackly radio. CDs and my IPod sound great, but the radio reception is awful. My mast had rotted insulation, so I replaced that first. It didn't help, so I took it to the VW dealer in town and they diagnosed it as a bad base...
  6. backup my rns510 before the dealership replaced it

    Mobile Electronics
    I have my '15 Passat TDI SEL into the dealership. They said they need to replace my radio. Is there a way to backup the settings so that i dont have to reload all my nav destinations, presets and etc?
  7. Dealership getting rid of service records

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know if this is a normal thing dealerships do?
  8. Rough Idle / Dealership says everything's fine

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello, I would greatly appreciate any advice in regards of this matter. I recently purchased a 2006 passat 2.0t LUX. It had 132k Miles on it and I literally drove it for a little bit over a month. I moved from Seattle to Boston and had some of my stuff in the car, it was basically 3k miles...
  9. Dealership reports P0155 but no CEL in '02 GLX 2.8L

    B5 Garage
    I'm still a noob to PW, so forgive my inexperience here please. ;-) The local VW dealership is telling me (probably via VAG-COM) that my car reported two codes: * P0155 (o2 sensor heated circuit blah blah blah) * P1522 (camshaft adjustment malfunction We resolved the P1522 peacefully. :-)...
  10. Which Oil Did VW Dealership Put In?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My VW dealer service receipt reads "VW-352-540-SB Syntec Castrol" $6.50 ea. From this receipt I'm trying to figure out if they put in GTX Synblend or Edge Professional Can anyone help me? (I'm filling out a Castrol rebate form and have to choose one.) Thank you for your help.
  11. Air leak? Dealership v. independent mechanic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, Issue is with VW Passat 2005 1.8 engine w/turbo (forgive language, I'm still a car noob). It was having troubles, shaking in idle, engine light on and flashed for a few seconds then has been on steadily. It also sputtered and was making a hissing noise under the hood like air...
  12. 2006 2.0T A/C woes... Any last minute fixes before dealership?

    B6 Garage
    Hey guys... My A/C started to act up a bit last summer. It would intermittently just not work; once you turned it off and on a few times, it would kick on. This summer it's worse, and the symptoms are different. If it's below 80 degrees outside, it will blow cool (not cold) until I come to a...
  13. Tow Hitch - DIY - Reto Fit or Dealership

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Ladies and gents I would like to table the following question: What are the Pro's and Cons's of installing a tow hitch by the following methods: DIY::wrench: Hardware: Where to buy? Installation guides? Electrics: What Type? Bypass relay ? Retro Fit::whistle: Hardware? Where to get...
  14. Heater core woes -- need sanity check before taking to dealership

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I rarely post anymore unless I'm just beating my head against the wall (or if I can offer some help!). The wife's 2001.5 ATQ has been weak on heat this season. I flushed the heater core last year and had great results, but this year I wasn't so fortunate. Here are my steps so far, and...
  15. VW Dealership blew up my engine

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Dealer : VW of Annarbor, 2575 S State St, Annarbor, MI Car : 2006 VW Passat 2.0T Miles : 83,000 Changed VW 50X approved oil every 3000 or 3 mths at VW dealership whichever is earliest : I have receipts to prove I get oil pressure low light, immediately tow it to dealership. They drive the...
  16. 2002 Passat 1.8L 4-cyl overheating issue, got diagnosis from dealership...

    B5 Garage
    Last week, I was on my way to work and noticed my air conditioner stopped blowing cold. I didn't think anything of it until I'm almost to work and the "STOP! Check Coolant!" light was on the dashboard. I noticed my temp gauge was all the way to the right in the red. I made it to work and as...
  17. Good place in MD (DC Metro region)?

    Dealerships and Service
    Anyone have any recommendations for a dealership in MD near the DC metro region? Thanks.
  18. B5.5 Brake Job - DIY or Dealership?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys. I've been recently enlightened by this Forum and have been doing a lot more DIY work on my 2002 Wagon that I've owned since new. The car has been practically getting all the work done by a dealership since then as well. The question is, how difficult is it to replace the brakes on...
  19. Into dealership for oil change, out with 3 problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just too my 1.8 b5.5 waggy into the dealership for a fresh oil change and was highly advised to service the following: -front pads/rotors/brake lines ( brake lines are "blistering") -camshaft adjuster seal leaking -left front CV boot i will be getting a new place with a garage in a month and...
  20. Ready to make an offer on 2010 Passat (certified) at VW Dealership. Pricing?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I’m about ready to pull the trigger on a 2010 Passat (Certified) from a VW dealership. I haven’t bought a car since 2002 (2002 Passat). I’m willing to pay a fair price but don’t want to pay more than I should. Are VW dealers sticking firm to asking price or is there generally some wiggle...