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  1. Drive Belt Needs to Replace...From Stealer

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Long story short, Volkswagen of Hayward called me for special offer on oil change and other free inspection crap. After the service, the tech came up to me and told that my drive belt that pretty much run the steering wheel and AC is old and a bit crack. So they quoted me $140 for already...
  2. hole through head leaking? stealer says so

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So, I took my car to the stealer as it is so infamously called because i have an oil leak that is causing the smell of burnt oil and i can see it towards the front passenger side of the engine. They told me there is a factory drilled hole in the head that is leaking and that they would fix it...
  3. Stealer not using OEM filter???

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had my oil changed at the stealership and noticed that they installed a Penzoil filter and not a VW filter. I recently went back and looked at the previous service history (I am the owner since late Dec.) from purchase to now - all of which was done at the stealership - and the invoices...
  4. HELP: Stealer wants $7000+ to fix water leak 2001.5 Passat!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife and I are in total shock! We got back from a short vacation 2 weeks ago to find our 2001.5 Passat would start, then immediately shut off after one sec. Yellow "immobilizer" idiot light with picture of a key was lit and a code "DEF" displayed on odom. Noticed wet carpeting on front...
  5. News from my Stealer...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    so about a week and a half ago as some of you know i hit a rather deep dip in the road at about 50mph and totally broke the oil pan. I realized that there was no way i could do the replacement myself, so i was forced to take it to VW. so first off (today is wed.) they wont have my car ready till...
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