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  1. Random shutdown.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Driving home from work this evening, car throws a temper tantrum and shuts down less than 10 miles down the road. Details: I've turned 3500+ miles CEL/MIL free with only engine related codes showing O2 sensor 2 heater and I believe same sensor high signal. Other than that it's door module this...
  2. Random beeps/locks hours after shutdown

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hey I searched for this everywhere and couldn't find an answer. I have a 2012 Passat s and minutes, or hours because it's random, after shutting the car off and locking the doors with the key, it makes the beeping sound and all the day time running lights light up and quickly off again. This is...
  3. random intermittent misfire

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok - I think I've noticed the pattern finally (even though it's "random"). I always get the misfire only on cyl. 4 after filling my gas tank. This only started after I had my VCG and other seals replaced by an Indy shop last year. No other codes stored than the misfire code. Here is what's...
  4. Random loss of RPMs

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, For the past two days, my 2002 1.8t Passat will all of a sudden lose RPMs, and then come back a couple seconds later. I checked the drains under the battery, and they were all clear I removed the carpeting and checked the TCM and CCM. The TCM had some droplets of water on it...
  5. random stalling

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 passat 1.8t auto. 156344 miles it started something new. randomly hard to start sometimes started ok ran ok. day 1 i was idling and the car engine light came on.. I was like ok. maybe its a oxy sensor. shut the car off went inside came out the car was hard to start the esp and...
  6. Random Start

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey everyone I just made an account here after a few weeks of viewing the site. I recently bought a 99 VW Passat Wagon 1.8 off of craigslist for a work car. I got a killer deal on it and have had some confusing issues with the car since i got it. I bought the car for $500. The owner said the car...
  7. Random startup problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello I got a 1.8t and sometimes when I start it up, after I have driven a while it has problems starting, it cranks quite a long time and after that it starts but the EPC light is on, if I then shut it down and try again it starts normally, what could be the problem?
  8. random misfire when going high speeds

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2000 4motion and i recently got it up and running after a mechanic tore it down doing a tb job but couldn't assemble it. so i sent it to a professional and he assembled it at its running very smoothly and better than ever(although theres some little things that need replacement). After...
  9. random multiple misfire 2.8 awd

    B5 Garage
    2000 2.8 v6 awd, just replaced passenger side cat converter, both o2 sensors, and new cat back exhaust. New air filter also while air box was out. Check engine light for emissions and everything went away for 120 miles Then the emissions workshop light came on and the check engine light...
  10. FS: Bunch of random B5 4mo wagon parts - lights, interior, bumper, etc

    Parts For Sale
    We sold the wagon... and I have a bunch of stuff taking up space that i want to clear out. $100 Pair of wagon tail lights. Painted Colorado red metallic, but light shines thru. $30 One stock wagon tail light. Pass. Side i believe (need to find where i put it) $10 pair of clear corners. lens...
  11. B5.5 rear center console power outlet not working, random plug?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So when I got the car it didn't work but I didn't mind it since I don't usually haul passengers around. Well lately I've just been trying to button the stupid minor things up and this happens to be one of them. I checked the fuse and its OK. I tore the power outlet out to take a look and I found...
  12. random flashing abs and brake light?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was cruising and heard the warning chime along with seeing the abs and brake light on together then off. Few days later was driving and same thing happend 2 more times. Now just as I went outside for break and got in car then put key in ignition. And turnt the key to on with loo ut starting...
  13. EVAP leak, high RPM in idle and random missfire B5.5 V6 2.8L. Please help!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Passat lovers! I bought my 2002 passat a year ago and it's a great car, but since I bought it, it had a check engine light on. I had my OBDII scanner with me when I bought the car and it only showed a misfire on one of the cylinders. I had a leak on a valve cover gaskets and oil dripped on...
  14. overboost and random bucking/jerking @ 3k rpm

    B5 Garage
    ok to start off this thread is a word of warning and possible fix for someone who has the same issue. my car is a 1999 Passat 1.8t tiptronic wagon all stock except for a k0mpresd stage 1 tune(Ian). my issues consisted of random bucking/jerking/hiccup at 3-4k rpm and overboost to 18-20psi rough...
  15. 05 Passat 1.8t System Lean/ Random Misfires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What direction does part 25 need to face? OR What direction should air be able to pass through it? I noticed that my dipstick line (the yellow pipe) is split in three, I ordered a new one. It spews oil everywhere could this cause my misfires? Error codes P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
  16. Random weird electrical problems

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So saturday I picked up a 99 Passat 1.8T GLS. When I got home I was looking under the car and kept hearing something unlocking or trying to open, and would do it about every 5 seconds. As I walked around the car, it was the trunk opening. So I opened it and shut it down and it done it again. It...
  17. FS: B5 1.8 ATW Totaled - ECU, SAIP, Random parts

    Parts For Sale
    My 1.8t B5 Passat was totaled at the beginning of February :cry: (SEE HERE)and I replaced it with a 2010 Jetta Sportwagen :barmy: :germanflag: I have a few parts I was able to get from the car or hiding in my garage and need to sell because 1) i dont need them and 2) to fund some enhancements...
  18. Random Car Alarm ...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been trying to figure out why my car alarm goes off randomly, now, since it's been cold out (-20's)... my battery is dead and wondering if it's due to the cold or the alarm going off while everyone is sleeping. The question: I suspect the neighborhood cats messing around in the vehicle...
  19. Random misfire

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2005 1.8t,120,000miles has random misfire (codes are P0300-random misfire p0301,2,3,4 cyl specific misfire). This misfire only happens at idle; except cold engine start. Also only happens occasionally, I can go a day with no misfire or it will happen multiple times. if i rev the engine up while...
  20. FS: Random Used B5 Parts for practically FREE

    Parts For Sale
    I have a bunch of left over parts from my 1999 Wagon. All parts are used, but in good working order. Shipping will be [shipping cost] + [PayPal fees (I'm not making any money here)] + [gas (if not USPS.)] Price is shipping estimate. Stock headlights (Cloudy) $20 <> Fuel door release motor...
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