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  1. engine suddenly shuts off as if the ignition switch was turned off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got the error codes below, I don't know if they are related to the problem or not. The car starts and runs fine, then the engine suddenly shuts off without any warning. It has only happened twice. Both times today. The first time when the car was in the garage and I had just started it and...
  2. Suddenly realized 3 of 4 emblems on my VW lug bolt covers are missing ....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has to be the heat, right? Who would steal 3? Also, the covers would be far easier to take (and get the emblems along with them). Hard to imagine I didn't notice them until now; if it's the heat, they were probably falling off one at a time. Really weird I didn't notice one or two along the...
  3. Steering wheel in B5.5 Passat suddenly loose?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've noticed a slight looseness in my steering wheel of late and the steering response is still perfect so I don't think its play in the steering rack. Any ideas?
  4. 1999 Keyfob suddenly stopped working ....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    99 GLS. Ok, so key fob has been working fine, no intermittent behavior, or more limited range. Walked out today, pressed unlock, and nothing. I can manually unlock all the doors, and arm/disarm the alarm, so that's good (and seems to indicate the CCM is functioning properly). So, after some...
  5. Fuel, watertemp, MFA suddenly dies

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a Passat B5 1.8T 1998 It all started 3 weeks ago when something smelled burnt, and some smoke came under the steeringwheel I stoped the car, checked, and couldnt find out where it came from. So i countinued to drive. It all was OK until yesterday, when suddenly fuel, watertemp and MFA...
  6. Acceleration pedal suddenly stops.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone! I have a problem with my acceleration pedal for a few months now. When I accelerate ( about 1500 to 2000 rpm) It suddenly stops just like I would take my feet of. If I press it till the end it slowly starts to accelerate ( About 5sec till it works normal) and if I release it and...
  7. 1.8t suddenly missing and low power

    B5 Garage
    Odd behavior. All of a sudden the 1.8t in my B5 is running like crap. It will idle fine most of the time, but every so often the RPMs drop for a second like it might die and then it recovers. Along with that it has problems under load as well. Less power in general and if you feather the gas...
  8. Screen Washers and rear Wipers suddenly not working

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone came across this issue with a 2009 B6 Estate. Just happened out of the blue and I checked fuses etc but everything is intact. Any help or pointers gratefully appreciated. Thanks in anticipation...
  9. The radio suddenly crash

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2004 V6 Passat with 120000 miles, everything is original, recently I found when I turn on the radio(monsoon ,factory) without start the engine the radio works very well and every button work very well, but when I start the engine after 10 sec or few minutes the radio will...
  10. Oil temp suddenly high on 1.8 Awm

    B5 Garage
    My 1.8 awm 5 speed has been running oil temps approaching 240-250 during prolonged or highway driving ever since I did the timing belt and cam adjuster along with the clutch and flywheel and thermostat at 190,000 miles. I never recalled seeing it get above 190 degrees before regardless of...
  11. 2009 CC remote key functions suddenly stopped working

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Here's my situation---my 2009 CC was in a fender bender a few weeks ago with damage to passenger rear quarter panel and bumper. Got it back from the shop yesterday and it looks great and runs great. No issues, everything is functioning. A few hours later, the remote key stops working. Will not...
  12. Next problem - interior fan suddenly not working

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, it's like as soon as one problem is finally fixed ... I mean, the next minute ... the next problem happens. It's been like this for months and I think I'm cursed. :hmmm: So, I just went for an alignment to finally put my new tire adventure to rest, and I noticed after about 5 miles that...
  13. Rear Brakes Suddenly Siezed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    SO my rear brakes suddenly have siezed up , pads look new, my first assumption is my car hit the ground and collapsed the brake lines, no i havent checked yet but will shortly. When i step on my brakes they grind now , the e-brake is fine. rotors must be warped bc at high speeds you can hear...
  14. Car suddenly died on the highway got a PO348 and PO343

    B5 Garage
    Hey guys my V6 with 260,000 miles just died on the highway I ran the code reader and got PO348 and PO343. Does that sound like my timing belt broke or maybe skipped a tooth. Or could it be something simple?
  15. B5 1.8T will stall suddenly, only happens during startup

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, as I was starting up my car this weekend, the idle was very rough and the car died with the battery indicator lit. Car starts perfectly after a few restarts, but stalled again after driving for 2 mins, another restart and it's all smooth then on. Since then, I've replaced a new...
  16. 98 1.8t suddenly rough on acceleration, vibation in engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi. Im a new owner of a 1998 passat i purchased 2 months ago. Everything was fine until I exited the highway the other day. Now I have a noticible lack of power, and a vibration. The vibration only happens under acceleration(very minor at idle), and as soon as I let off gas pedal, it smoothes...
  17. Speedo suddenly about 9 miles/hr. wrong - how?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. 1998 3B5 Passat 1.8T I've always been very satisfied with my precise speedo. But about two weeks ago it was suddenly about 9 mi/hr too slow. And it's been very stubborn about it. I wonder how it could happen and if there is anything I can do about it? As it's quite annoying. I've just...
  18. Gauges suddenly died - speedo, fuel, tach

    B5 Garage
    My daughter called and said her gauges had died suddenly. She has no speeometer, tach and fuel gauge, they are all dead. They died without any warning. Suggestions? She is about to get married and I will be glad when my future son in law will take this problem over. Thanks in advance
  19. 2008 Passat 2.0ti 4-door suddenly stopped

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2008 Passat 2.0t 4-door w/TSI engine. It has 35,000 miles with 12,000 of it coming in the last ten months. I always use 91 premium gas. The car has been running great but last night as I turned a corner the engine stopped. All the lights work and after waiting a minute the engine turned...
  20. Suddenly NO headlights?! Help?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First: 2003 passat wagon, 1.8 t - 86,900 mi So, on the way home from dinner everything seemed normal... until we left the main stretch of downtown. Suddenly I realized that I did not have any seemingly functional head lights! After a moment of freaking out I turned on my highbeams (which worked...
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