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  1. Rust repair.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, Is removing the bumper enough to reach the other side of the metal? I want to sand the area back and front and apply coating. 2003, B 5.5
  2. what has been your experience with rust warranty

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So, I just realized there is a 12 year corrosion warranty. Stupid me started some sanding and touchup paint on the front fender at the top of the wheel well on my wifes 06 wagon last year. was way overdue for a wash so I washed it and found many places rusting. door seams.. around the light...
  3. Preventing Window Regulator cable rust?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any one got any ideas? About eight months ago I had to replace the drivers door window regulator as the cable had rusted to the point of snapping. The new one just did the same thing. Do i need to be putting any grease on this thing? I have a tube of white lithium I could smear on there. But...
  4. rust warranty on 05 wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    it it covered ? i have a small patch of surface rust that started on the tail gate of my wagon just under the window ( about the size of a quarter but growing ) . i thought i heard of a 12 year rust warranty somewhere .
  5. Chassis Rust issue

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. I'm new to this forum and looking for some suggestion. My fiancé has a 2000 Passat 4-Motion. She is the original owner. The Passat has been in New England it's entire life and as you might expect the under carriage has severe rust issues. She has been told the car is no longer safe to...
  6. rust warrenty

    New Member Introductions
    hey everyone just letting you know that VW has a 12 year unlimited mile rust warranty on all cars no matter who the current owner is. :thumbup::thumbup::lol:
  7. Rust on brake disc (rotors)

    B5 Garage
    I have barely drive this Passat in last 10 months (first heat core leak) and then not at all in last 5 months (water pump leak). Now I am almost done with water pump. The rotors have thick layer of rust over its surface. Should I ignore the rust and just start driving and hope the brake pad...
  8. Rust in peace. '02 1.8t

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, well, my little green veedub has finally gone to the giant car lot in the sky. ( at least for me ) 379k miles was a good life for the little thing. Pretty much a blown headgasket and suspected warped head did it in. And I'm not putting any more money into it, when the cost of...
  9. Engine rust removal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It looks like someone has been driving my new to me Passat for a long time without the belly splash guard. The lower engine block has become somewhat rusty and ugly. Nothing serious, and nowhere nearly as bad as my old explorer was. ( I do intend on getting a splash guard if/when I can find...
  10. Anybody know the best way to get rid of this?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So theres a bit of rust beginning on some parts of my car. One being on the pillar of the passenger window, and the second being right beneath my license plate on the trunk lid. I have a feeling the piece thats damaged on the window can be replaced, can someone confirm and direct me where i...
  11. Rust prone areas in salty/damp climates

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all! I'm a new owner of a 2010 Passat Wagon. VW has an excellent body and paint warranty and panel rust perforation is covered for 12 years. How many of you will let rust spots alone until they rot out the metal? If you're an enthusiast I would say none. I have seen a few potential rust...
  12. Rust Spotting: 98 VW Passat. What direction do I need to take?

    Wax On, Wax Off
    So the car is a 1998 VW Passat with approx 222k miles on the body. All paint and panels are original to the car, including the bumpers. I've painted the rub strips with Plastidip as you can see. So I'm wondering exactly what direction I'm going to need to go with some rust spots that have...
  13. rust on outer edge of rotor face normal?

    B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 V6 Passat GLX 4Motion. I brought it to garage to have exhaust work done. And the garage owner who seems like a slippery guy called me over to look at the brakes as the front wheels were off. He pointed out that on the faces of the rotors on all 4 wheels, the outer 1/4" has a layer...
  14. Rust around hood latch

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just read a thread on tdiclub where the OP was going to attempt to get his hood replaced under the corrosion warranty, because of rust quite like the first bit of rust I have pictured here (which is, of course, on my car). So I'm wondering if any of you have any experience with anything like...
  15. Exterior B pillar rust

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi everyone, first post to the main forum! I just got my Passat last week, taking over my dad's payments, so I got a pretty good deal. The only real out-of-the-ordinary problem with it is the rust on the exterior driver's side rear B pillar, where it's actually got a small perforation...
  16. Rust repair panel for 95 facelift 3A5 ?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    My trusted 95 Facelift Variant has rusted a bit under the floor here on Denmarks salty winter roads. The floor has a reinforcement up front, right beneath the drivers feet. This reinforcement has two plastic plugs and the rust is around these. Is there a rust repair panel available for this area...
  17. Rust by trunk opener

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I've been recently very annoyed by the obvious poor design of the rear trunk release. My trunk lid is starting to rust like crazy because water would get trapped under the lip, and rust the thing out. Would this be covered by the rust warranty? Any ideas how expensive this would be to get fixed...
  18. Dealing with the rust under the trunk badge

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have recently debaged my wagon, partially to deal with rust growing beneath the rear VW emblem. Now I am stuck as to how to deal with the rust. i have grinded, and polished off the rust to bare metal, and then sprayed on a primer. I let that dry for a day, and then when I go to apply the...
  19. Rust on Rotor, is it normal?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Is it normal for the rotor to start rusting after 5 months? I bought a pair of rear rotors 5 months ago. When bleeding the brakes today I saw significant rust on both the rotors. Here are a couple of pics: Here's my thread of 5 months ago...