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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey ya'll, I have searched these forums through and through for answers to a lot of my question, to the point where now I must join and give my story of my Passat. I bought a used 2003 Passat GL 1.8t, FWD, (green) with 119,000 Miles on it for 3,000$. Before I bought it I did all the right...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Just trying to get my first 2 posts in because my car is having some problems. I wanna put the problems out there to the crowd. If anyone is actually reading this, here's my problem: The car: 1.8T 2003 Passat Wagon. 145K (mostly) highway miles. Automatic. Issue: Packed the car up for a long...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son bought a 99 Passat without having it checked out. It has 158Kmiles I think it's a 4cyl. I'm not sure but I guess I can pop the hood to find out. I took it to a VW specialist repair shop($100 labor) to look it over. I noticed the car would jerk when slowing down as if the transmission was...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So here I am again, with another issue with my 2004 1.8t wagon. Last night, the key FOB would not trigger the door unlock, nor trunk unlock. However, the door LOCK triggers fine. So not a FOB battery issue i assume. Got more interesting when I got into the car and noticed that the door...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Some of you may be getting tired of hearing from me about this car... So here we go again : 2004 wagon 1.8t automatic now the dash is insisting that the windshield washer fluid level is low, when it is only at 3/4 or so. I assume the sensor needs replacing?
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello friends! So here is the story, driving to and from work everyday I pass a used car lot and there she is. A navy blue 2001 GLS Passat. I decide one day to stop in and take it for a spin. Needless to say, I fell in love with it. It had everything I was looking for in a car, sleek styling...
  7. New Member Introductions
    My battery died on my B6 2.0T last month (~73K miles), and I called both area VW dealers for a history of work done on my car from 2007-2010 to see if battery was under warranty. It was amazing, seemed as if half the car was replaced -- I just didn't really notice because of work and grad school...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ok so i just recently posted on here about a probable ecu problem but that was a definite fail! lol i just bought a 2001 passat which is in immaculate condition! great from inside and out like no other, bought it from a private sale on craigslist, took it to a mechanic before purchasing who told...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey All, Need some advice and guidance. I got a 2000 B5 Passat GLS sedan. Got about 140,000 miles on it. Over the last month the following problems occurred: Turbo died, Rebuilt ABS- Died, Loss of power when going into turns(ASR exclamation point is blinking, till i am out of a sharp turn)...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We bought a 2002 4 motion wagon last fall with 84K miles on it with cash. In the spring I had the timing belt and associated high millage work done on it. Shortly after the car went to hell. I have had to get a new computer, put in new coils and had error codes for the catalytic converters...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, this is my very first post on here..I have used this site during the past week or so for some very helpful information. Thanks to all. Anyway, I recently purchased a 99 Passat V6 manual transmission. I am having problems with the heat/ac turning off with the ignition and the digital...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    :banghead:Car: 2003 Passat Wagon, 1.8t, auto, fwd, piece of shit all service up to date(Tbelt, turbo, waterpump, coil packs, et. al.) Problems: Sometimes the car does not accelerate form stop when throttle is depressed, most of the time it does. Irradiac idle sometimes and sometimes not...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, So, today I took posession of a 2001 Passat, b5.5 with tiptronic. I had test driven it, and found no problems. But today, I had problems. On the open road, this car is a work of art. But in town, when I go from a stop to acceleration, if I accelerate too quickly there is a hard...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm in NYC. Bought a 03 Passat at a local Honda dealer. Car is great, what I have a problem with is a sunroof (it does not open), my rear passenger seat footwell gets flooded with each rain (car's parked outside). I tried looking for different sources of clogging and I'm almost sure now that...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Dead stock (despite the stripes, navi, and powdercoated wheels) 2007 VW Wolfsberg Passat, purchased brand new in November 2007 -engine's been taken apart 3 times by the dealership, each time Livingston VW in Woodland Hills Ca has had my car for over three weeks, meaning over 9 weeks so far -...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sorry all B5 Friends, But I had the last straw with the b5..> I am pretty sure I got the lemon. I have had nothing but problems... Good luck with all of your passats. I am finally back to a beetle again hopefully its just as reliable as the first time I had one!
  17. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've finally realized I bought a lemon. My 2006 VW Passat has been in the shop 30+ days. At first I took it to a local shop and they were reading a #2 missfire, and they claimed to have changed the ignition coil. Well 2 days later it comes back on. We take it to them, and they get like 9 codes...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm a Massachusetts resident and I bought a used 02 passat almost 2 months ago. It has been in the shop twice for water leakage and will be in again next week for the same exact problem. They told me that the Lemon Law will only apply to things that affect the safety of the car. Are they...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm glad to see It's not in my head. http://www.lemonlaw.com/carcomplaintindex.html The 2007 Projected Car Complaint Ratings MODEL COMPLAINT INDEX RATIO Volkswagen Passat 16,127 Pontiac Solstice 13,424 Volkswagen Jetta 11,268 Mercedes Benz M Class 10,822 Nissan Quest...
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