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  1. Passat B5 wagon in the news; not necessarily a good thing

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So maybe you've see pictures of the apparently nice Passat wagon, owned by the guy whom the court kicked out of his parent's house in New York. The story I read implies that he has other Passats in storage, so he's perhaps a PassatWorld B5 forum member?
  2. FOB hack news

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did anyone see the news on VW FOB hack (including our generation) of cars? :icon_eek: Is this old news? Another blow for VW owners: millions at risk for key hack - CBS News
  3. News

    New Member Introductions
    Just purchased a 2001 Passat! From NC
  4. Bad news.... How screwed am I?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Rear ended someone today. Drive able but the radiator is damaged and leaking
  5. Passat 1.8 Reliability in News

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    10 Cars That Will Last For Over 250,000 Miles - Gleems
  6. Upcoming Holiday News

    CARiD.com
    Hi folks! In anticipation of the holiday season, we are ramping up our products and deals! We’ve expanded our existing departments and also added all new product lines to make sure CARiD has everything you need for an automotive-lover’s holiday. Read on for details. I. Special Offer: Audio &...
  7. Got bad news today on my 98 1.8T...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been around these boards forever and still come here lurking for DIY advice all the time. My wife called me yesterday to say the old Passat was giving her some trouble. Stuttering and making some rattling noise. I immediately thought that this was another bout of bad coil disease...
  8. Good news I found the leak. Bad news I found the leak

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I posted before about what looked like Carmel dripping from the car. Now I know that my radiator has a leak. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  9. CTS pops out of flange...spouting coolant everywhere. News coverage at 11

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has this ever happened to anyone? Driving down the road the other night my car starts smoking like a mother...low coolant light comes on. Get it home after putting in a little water, and see it is spilling out from the back of the block. Notice that my coolant temp sensor is just hanging...
  10. Good News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Remember last week when I said my car died and it was beyond repair and the mechanic said I needed a valve job or a new engine and you guys said that was crazy and I should take my car somewhere else and I did. I brought my car to Langan VW in Vernon Ct. Well they called me today and told me...
  11. Braking News - New Rotors w/ Pics

    The Showroom
    So it was time to replace my rotors as you can see from the first 2 pictures. Beleive it or not as bad as they look there was no pulsing or anything :icon_eek: I was debating a few different options, I have the OEM A8 upgrade and I was thinking of going with ECS 2 piece rotors. Then I saw there...
  12. Concept Cars - the Latest news and photos

    Anything Auto
    AutoGuide.com has just launched a new section on its redesigned site dedicated to those wild and wacky concept cars. Along with plenty of photos, there's the latest news on new concept cars as well as up-to-date stories on if and when they'll make it to production. Click here for the latest...
  13. Have a light beige B5 interior and want the B5.5 center console? Good news...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have seen that many people with beige interiors upgrading to a B5.5 center console complain that the B5.5 beige does not match (too yellow), so they go with a black center console. 1998-2001 Passats with beige interior have a "light beige" interior. From 2001.5-2004, the B5.5 had a beige...
  14. Sold the B5!! =( bad news... good news

    The Showroom
    Hey guys, Been awhile since I posted due to the fact that I sold the B5 this June. Was set to deploy to Afghanistan this Aug so I had to let her go. But due to unforeseen circumstances my mission got cancelled (assuming budget cuts?). Anywho, I sold her to a fellow dubber who sold his MKIV...
  15. Bad news gets worse!

    B5 Garage
    5.5 GLX V6 4Motion 2001. Took it in to an indepenent mech. to do a simple output shaft seal on front final drive and transfercase. The bolt holding the flange(?) that must be removed to access the seal is supposed to be tightened 25 newtons. Long story short... a Snap On tool used to remove...
  16. No noise would be good news

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 passat V6 130k just with in the last couple days ive aquired a noise in my steering column. It only "rubs" when i turn left. At speeds above 30 it almost sounds like something is rattling along with the rubbing in the steering column...any others with similar stories? Where to...
  17. The Bad News Part Out

    Parts For Sale
    Well as many of you know i been working on my sedan for the past year. Last week I received bad news about my father's health. Today, I find out that my family and I will have a 90k bill for surgery and treatment. With that said, it is time for me to part out my baby, my project and put all...
  18. Good news for people that are used to bad news (VW issues)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    As we all know, when you work on your own cars, you lose flesh and patience. Hard-to-reach places and parts are a curse to 6', 200lb guys, but the scraped-up hands and forearms are badges of honor. Since buying my first VW three weeks ago, an '01 B5, I have had the "No-heat Blues", two...
  19. 4awd passat 2012

    Anything Auto
    2012 vw will bring a new 4awd cross-variant passat. based on what i found in germany: http://www.online-kfz.com/auto/vw-volkswagen/2011.2.17-vw-allradgetriebener-cross-passat-arbeit.html they are going charge about 1500€ for it.
  20. Some bad news about my Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was on my way back to school today when my Passat and I had a slight accident. It was raining and I was coming around a corner and lost control. I fishtailed and slid sideways down the road before regaining traction. However, I regained traction and drove straight into the side of a hill...
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