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  1. Takata Air Bag Recall Australia

    New Member Introductions
    I bought a 2010 Passat Diesel wagon in Melbourne and have recently shipped it back to NZ when we came hoe as we were very happy with its performance. Shortly after arriving here we received a notification of the Takata airbag recall in Australia. We contacted both VW Australia and VW NZ and...
  2. Emissions recall

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Just got a letter from VW today for my 2014 Passat. "In cooperation with the US EPA and California Air Resources Board we are informing you of our decision to conduct an emissions service action on certain 2013-2017 model year VW vehicles. The issue is ECM software may cause unintended system...
  3. Volkswagen recall for brake system update

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Who knows which models are affected for this recall? Volkswagen recalls 766,000 VW cars worldwide for brake system update | Reuters Well I found this link that may help someone is they are affected for any recall, just enter your VIN number and scroll down to look up for your recall if any...
  4. Recall Battle

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, does anyone where I might find a link to the source that alerted everyone of the 2008 recall for the heat shield and fuel line/fuel ventilator valve? I am currently battling with VW on this issue as they say my heat shield was repaired but they aren't obligated to do the fuel line work...
  5. New member, due to Takata air bags, stereo/nav & lock actuator issues

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I joined hoping to find "real" information on the airbag recall. I have a 2013 Passat SEL, had issues with the drivers door lock actuator, no big deal... more of a P.I.A. Then the stereo/nav system would just power off by itself (including MMI portion). Had to fight with the...
  6. Lease-end Purchase and Takata Airbag Recall

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I had a very odd experience at lease-end with my 2013 Passat SE. The lease is ending at the end of this month, and I decided to purchase the car. I had financing lined up and everything all set at the VW dealer where I initially leased the car, but on the day I was scheduled to sign the papers...
  7. 2015-2016 1.8t Camshaft Shear & Brake Loss Recall

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist...
  8. Those Sneaky Germans! All 2015 and 16 Clean Diesels Recall

    Anything Auto
    Those sneaky Germans installed software in all 2015 and 16 Clean Diesels that can detect when an emissions test is being done and turn on emissions controls to pass the test. Other than those times the Clean Diesel cars ain't so clean! VW has also stopped selling all Clean Diesel cars in the US...
  9. The Latest Recall info...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    VW Recalls | Service Campaigns | Volkswagen Just type in your VIN and hit the submit button..it will come back and say: there is no fix yet, but mine is scheduled in on Sat. the 26th.....so the fix must be in..lol.. S.E.
  10. fuel tank leak help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. I hope someone can provide some advice, or else help me determine if I'm SOL. I have a 2004 passat 1.8T 4 motion. I am the original owner. Recently, i've noticed that there was a gas smell around my car after when I fill up, including in the cabin, and it would remain until after i...
  11. Fauly recall repair?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was walking by our 2005 1.8t 4motion wagon this morning and got a strong fuel smell. I did not see anything on the ground under the car and the smell was strongest near the driver side rear door. I am aware of the recall (08V156000) for the roll over valve on these and called VW to see if they...
  12. Does your Passat have a recall or an outstanding TSB?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I got a "404 not found" message when I used an older link to the V-W Website... So..I dug around and came up with this: Volkswagen Recall Services by Vehicle Identification Number Just type your VIN into the box and hit return. A FYI.. S.E.
  13. Gates recall please read (1.8L)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 Volkswagen Passat Recall Item Affected: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE Date Announced: 03/12/2014 Description of Recall: The Gates Corporation (Gates) is recalling certain aftermarket Tru-Flow Water Pumps, part number TFW 41127, sold at certain NAPA Auto Parts and/or installed by...
  14. Recall Notice:

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I received a letter from VW today per a headlight issue that has been discussed earlier in other threads. Myself, I have never had an issue with the bulb connector, but I am glad that VW is preemptive with replacing the item. Also, I did get a CEL last month, which was also covered under a...
  15. Dealer says I need to replace whole engine!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all. Hope someone can help me to understand this diagnosis. I have been told, after several repair jobs in a row, that I now need an entire new engine, and my engine has in fact died. I have a 2006 Passsat 2.0 T. Here is what the slip from the dealer reads: "90335 Check engine light on...
  16. 99 Passat AEB 1.8t heat shield caught on fire is there still a recall active

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok guys so I am sure this has been talked about alot in the past but I could not find any 2013 threads so I have had my passat for a few years and it has spent most of its time sitting I just installed a new engine and tranny and drove it home and when I pulled in I saw smoke at first I was...
  17. Heat shield recall still active?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently purchased an '03 Passat gls and while searching this site I found some information on the heatshield recall. I punched in my vin # on the given site link on the thread and it was still listed as being a recall that hadn't been done on the vehicle. Most of the discussion on this was...
  18. 2003 Passat Recall End date (please help)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have found a list of recalls for my 2003 VW passat. My question is: Is there an end date for these recalls? Can I still go to the dealer and demand that fixes all the recalls or not?! The recalls are several years old. Here is a link for the list of recalls. 2003 Volkswagen Passat Recalls...
  19. 20% down fuel economy and power down after injector recall

    B6 Garage
    Ive joined up to rack some brains as im having Issues with my passat 2.0tdi after having the injectors changed under the recall. In a nut shell fuel economy has gone down 20 % aprox and power delievy feels flat would be the best way to describe it, doesnt have the kick it had before. I do a lot...
  20. Headlight Wiring is Exposed (Recall Issue?)

    B6 Garage
    Hey all, I have a 2006 Passat non-HID and I did an HID conversion recently. While installing, I saw that the coating on the wiring has completely cracked and fallen off all the way through the headlight. The result is exposed wiring and a flickering passenger light that most of the time won't...
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