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  1. Passat 2013 TDI AC Smell+Noise problem

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I bought my car about 2 months ago from VW dealer with CPO warranty. 2013 PASSAT TDI SE W SUNROOF AND NAV My car now has 24.500 miles. I bought it at 17100 miles. My AC smelled bad for a while(it still does). And then started making noise. The noise is more like a metal touching something...
  2. Coolant Smell after shut down

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I'm new to VW, just got a CPO 2015 Passat, 1.8T, auto. It has 25k miles and had it for 2 weeks. I noticed from day one, when I shut off the car after driving, I notice a coolant smell coming from the front of the car. I never notice the smell inside the car with the heater on so that's kind of...
  3. Strong smell of gas in cabin 2002 1.8T Tiptronic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I read the looong thread about the recall for the fuel line and heat shield etc. According to the Carfax there aren't any outstanding recalls on my car. Here's what I experienced today: I had the car stored in my storage unit for about 3 or 4 days. I went and got it out today and it started...
  4. Loud engine and exhaust smell

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently I've had a loud ticking noise like a dry CCT click from a cold start. It'll quite down once warm at idle, but driving it'll tick again. Also, there's an exhaust smell coming in the cabin when vents open. I'm thinking an exhaust leak is the culprit. The flex coupling steel mesh is torn...
  5. Burning oil smell in cabin.

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I'm a new member as well as a new VW owner. I have a 2000 Passat 2.8 GLX just rolled over 74,000 miles, and it has a pretty strong burnt oil smell in the cabin when recirculating air is not on. Oil level is fine, no oil drips in the driveway and I can not find the cause. Valve covers...
  6. Passat 2004 burnt smell

    New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am new here. Gotta come clean first, I love my passat but I am not the best mechanic. I searched abit about my WV problems and ended up here. I noticed there was problems with breaks, break light came on and I figured out this was my passat saying time to fill up fluid. Then the car...
  7. 2006 Passat 2.0t gas smell

    B6 Garage
    Let me start off by saying I love the car, but the person I bought it from was a total liar. He said the car was mechanically sound and he never had issues, less than a week after the purchase the check engine light came on resulting in $2500 in repairs from the dealership. Now to the current...
  8. White Smoke + Oil Smell + Oil Pressure light

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, So I recently replace a water pump, because car was overheating. Thread During the replacement, changed head gasket, because I thought it might be bad. Re used head bolts. Now, I get white smoke out of the exhaust when the car warms up a little (60*C of coolant). Doesn't do it when the...
  9. New starter...Chain of events then car won't start. HELP!

    B5 Garage
    I just installed a new starter on my B5.5 1.8T 4motion AWM AT, car wont start, I don't heard the fuel pump like I used to, there are few clicks, one relay for sure and what I think is the safety neutral switch clicking as well, but there is a multitude of angles here or what I consider to be a...
  10. Electrical Burning Smell and Smoke Ideas on locating source?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2000 V6 passat has been laid up a while because I needed to fix motor mounts and Oil Leaks from VCG and a bad CCT. Right before I put it up, I noticed an electrical burning smell and smoke from below the right front air intake (where the plastic intake goes through the top of the grill)...
  11. Gosh awful fuel smell when i turn heat on

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, It's me again with my 1.8T B5.5 AWM. Everytime i turn on the heat the fuel smell comes right in. I must state this fact though, I spilled some fuel on the motor and did not even get to clean up. My thing is how in the hell did it even get through to the cabin? Is there something that...
  12. engine oil burning smell when i break and also can my fuel filter increase my mpg

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hey guys i have a 2005 Passat 1.8T 4MOTION and it has 146000KM on it. Lately i have been taking a smell of engine oil burning when i break, it does not happen often. My Valve cover gasket was changed during the summer. also i have notice a small oil wet spot in the back of the engine. i was...
  13. Passat B5 V6 won't start, smell of fuel

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone. Battled this problem over the past few days on my 2003 B5 ATQ with 153k on the clock. I started the car cold and drove it for like 15 seconds to repark it in the garage. Went to pull it out a few hours later and it would crank, but not fire up. I tested for spark on a plug or two...
  14. 2004 glx 4motion v6 white smoke smell like gas

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 2004 passat glx 4motion v6 it blowing white smoke and it smell like gas and im getting to code one p0264 and the second one is P0302 tried swapping cylinder 2 injecter with number one but im still get the injecter code and misfire on two so l ruled out injecter also changed...
  15. Heater coolant smell issue - Stumped!

    B5 Garage
    Hi everyone, Hoping to get some help/guidance here after doing a ton of searching with nothing specific to my situation for my 03 Passat. I have a strong smell of coolant from my vents. Leaking core, right? That's what I thought, but the symptoms just don't add-up. I had the heater core...
  16. Exhaust smell in the car when ideling

    New Member Introductions
    Ok so when i sit at red light it will smell like i got exhaust leak or something But i font see any leak and the car runs sluggish no check engine is n
  17. Passat cc driver side carpet musty smell

    New Member Introductions
    Hi. I have a 2011 passat cc. I love the car except for a musty smell coming from the drivers side carpet. The carpet never becomes wet, but it looks like there has been a previous spillage, which has left a damp musty smell. I would really appreciate any suggestions to get rid of the smell...
  18. Gas smell

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After a somewhat long drive (not just to the convenience store) I smell gas from the rear of my 2004 1.8T 4 motion, Being completely ignorant of what could be causing it I seem to recall reading something along the lines of a recall related to the fuel system at the rear of the vehicle but I...
  19. New Pads/Rotors - Still Running Hot & Burning Smell.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Last weekend I replaced my front pads & rotors. This weekend I did the rears. My front pistons were both quite rusted, and I don't think I ever got the front left compressed completely. After I replaced them, the left front smoked a bit for the first few rides, then stopped. The right...
  20. 2002 B5.5 smell of fuel inside the cabin

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. Recently I smell fuel from inside the cabin after a few minutes' ride. First, I will take my car to the shop tomorrow so they can check, that much is obvious. But I was wondering if it's anything known. I guess that if it were a leak, my fuel would disappear rather fast, and it's not the...
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