Volkswagen Passat Forum banner


  1. Turbo Failure for 1.8T passat - Brings immediately the PowerTrain down?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLS with 139,000 miles and just did timing belt, water pump and Engine Speed sensor, I would like to know: 1- If the turbo fails; does it means the car cannot be driven back home and need to tow it? 2- What are the signs of a Turbo that is going to be in trouble and what...
  2. Ignition coil - not covered under powertrain warranty

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Does this sound right? They are replacing the intake manifold under warranty and said I had a bad coil. They also suggested replacing the plugs (2009 Passat Wago, 2.0 turbo with 57k miles). They want to charge me $356 to do the plugs and coil. I called another dealership and the parts are...
  3. Did the 10/100 powertrain warranty change in '01.5 or '02?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Topic says it all...I've heard it both ways. I'd love to know before I put a call into the dealer. They've been known to lie on stuff like this (either intentionally or through ignorance). TIA
  4. CEL - P0411 B5 V6 - Is it covered under powertrain warranty? Picture of problem area

    B5 Garage
    I am the original owner of a 1999 VW Passat V6 with 80k miles on it. Powertrain is still covered under the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. The car has just had its 80k service done at an indy garage. Yesterday, I got a check engine light on - no warning or any other sign of problem. Took...
  5. Covered under powertrain warranty?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My '99 V6 is still under the 100k powertrain warranty time period. I purchased it new. All service except for the few warranty repairs Its had are handled myself. My dealer is an hour and a half away, so dealer service requires a day off from work. Recently I began noticing a burning oil...
  6. powertrain waterpump- should the timing belt be done

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys, My friend has her 03 passat 1.8t in for her 50,000 service. They said the water pump will need to be changed and it is covered under warranty. They also told her usually the timing belt is changed too but it doesnt have to be done until 80,000. They are charging $500 to do the...
  7. Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) - Powertrain Listing Link

    B5 Garage
    I am sure all of the old hands know where these codes can be found, but I thought this was a helpful link to have on my browser. It is the DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) listing. I have not yet purchased a VAGCOM and a Bentley Manual so this was interesting reading for a Friday evening...
  8. Powertrain Warranty- covers oil cooler, but nothing else?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Need some facts on this one everyone. I have a 2001.5 Passat so it came with 100k VW Powertrain warranty. The car was diagnosed today and it it was the oil cooler which failed which caused oil and coolant to mix. The dealer stated this very clearly and said the oil cooler was covered under...
  9. Buh-bye Powertrain Warranty! Nice havin' ya for the last 100K miles!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    We were driving home from a birthday party last night when the conversation turned to: Wife: "Does that say 100,005 miles?" Me: "Uh, yeah, I guess it does, doesn't it." Wife: "Wow." Me: "Yup. Buh-bye Powertrain Warranty! At least we have the Rust & Corrosion coverage for another 4 years or...
  10. Chrysler announces lifetime powertrain warranty...

    Anything Auto
    Interesting, but desperate. And considering how long most people keep new cars, it seems like quite the deal for Chrysler. Too bad resale value will plummet faster than my hairline. Source:
  11. Extended Powertrain Warranty Recommendations

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Anyone got recommendations for powertrain extended warranties? I'm curious how they work and how much they cost.
  12. Coolan Leak and Powertrain Warranty question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a coolant leak near the lower right corner of the raditor and the oil cooler. Its a small leak but I have lost an inch of coolant from the reservior. The car has 84k miles on it. The dealer said this is not covered by the powertrain warranty. The only coolant leak they cover is the water...
  13. 10yr Powertrain Warranty Question - Timing Belt 'Check' vs 'Replace' on 2000 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The maintenance booket that came with my 2000 1.8t (ATW) only says that I need to "CHECK Timing Belt and Timing Belt Tensioning Roller" at 40k miles and REPLACE them at 105k miles. However.....on VW's website for the 2000 and 2001 model year Passats it says to REPLACE the Timing Belt Tensioner...
  14. What exactly is the POWERTRAIN?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The POWERTRAIN has a longer warranty than the engine ....not exactly sure what is the timing on this POWERTRAIN warrany. But, what exactly is the POWERTRAIN? How long is this warranty? Is the timing belt part of the POWERTRAIN? Thank you!
  15. Orginal Owner '01.5, GLX Passat V6 Powertrain Warranty ?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got a warranty question on cam tensioner seals front and back..on the v6. Are these covered under the 100k powertrain warranty. I've noticed awhile back a leak by the front corner of the engine that would constantly seap around a pwr steering line that run along side the cam tensioner...
  16. ABS unit part of the 10/100k powertrain warranty?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wondering, as since 2 days ago, I have been getting the "ABS + BRAKE" warning costantly. I think it may be the ABS control module that died. But I can not be sure until I take it in to have dealer code it. Anybody know if ABS is part of the powertrain warranty? Because I am well within...
  17. Is this under powertrain warranty?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I think my thermostat may be stuck open. Today I went for a long drive at lunch. Car never warmed much past halfway between cold and 190. Came to a stop and let it idle for a few minutes and it immediatley came up to 190. Drove the few miles back to work, and it stayed at 190. It was 38...
  18. What exactly is included in the powertrain warranty?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know the powertrain refers to all the moving parts that make your car run: the engine, transmission, etc. Not mechanically savvy, so... is the throttle body included?
  19. Powertrain Warranty questions...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 Passat 1.8t with a 24,000 mile after market Powertrain Warranty. Recently went to an auto shop who said I needed 2 repairs done: 1. Replacement of a leaky vacuum hose 2. A valve cover gasket replacement The question I have is: are either of these repairs covered under my...
  20. Before powertrain warranty expires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am the second owner of my 2001.5 GLX 4motion. It is CPO and the powertrain warranty expires at 50k...i have 49k. I will be scheduling maintenance at stealership to make sure everything that can be cover under this warranty is checked before it ends. Any advice on what to ask them to verify...