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  1. Car Hesitates a low speed, at traffic stops, and jerks violently on highway - 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I have a 1998 VW Passat 1.8 T AEB that is having this new/recurring issue of: • Hesitation at low speed, traffic stops, and starts • Loss of acceleration while getting on highway • Jerks violently on Highway • Intermittent rough idle NO CEL. I don’t know if this related or each issue is...
  2. Check brake pads ... when stuck in traffic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This has happened 3 times so far in the last month or so. If I am stuck in bumper o bumper traffic (as in hardly moving at all .. just inching up over and over), after about 15 minutes I get the nice beep, warning light and "check brake pads" message. The light stays until the car is shut off...
  3. 2004 A/C cycles warm and cool when stopped in traffic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 2004 TDI air conditioning blows good cold air while driving, but in traffic or sitting at a light the airflow cycles between warm and cool. I check the freon charge and it is fine. At idle in my garage the compressor cycles on and off. Clark
  4. 2016 Passat traffic sign recognition

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2016 Passat 3.5SEL so it has the high res camera ( it will steer itself). O also have a Ross-tech interface and latest software. Can I enable the traffic sign recognition like the European versions have?
  5. 2015 1.8 Limited Edition: Stop-and-go traffic and Transmission is jerky

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi all, Searching for some advice for a new 2015 1.8t Limited Edition, automatic 6-speed. In the SF bay area I'm in stop-and-go traffic all day and the delay (starting from a dead stop) is getting tiresome. The car wants to rev for a moment, then the clutch lets out and there's an abrupt...
  6. P0106 in hot weather and now in traffic

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Anyone have a CEL/wrench appear on their 2012 2.5L Passat? The first time this happened was in 105 degree weather in Vegas. The auto tranny started shifting at weird shift points and was quite jerky. I looked up the code and it looks like it has to do with the MAP (or MAF ... not sure what my...
  7. engine stalling just before stop, traffic lights, or home door

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, I've got this problem more or less 10 time since winter 2012/2013 when my IP have been change in warranty... Maybe there is no relation :confused: It happen only when it rain. That's crazy because it happen without you heard any noise before as the car is so quiet, in third with motor...
  8. Engine dies in traffic, intermittently hard to start

    B5 Garage
    Title sums it up. Hard to restart after stall, and intermitently on *warm* starts. Replaced my CTS, as I noticed the gauge was acting funny. Now gauge works great, but I noticed the coolant temp from the ECM always reads ~94C, fluctuates a few degrees, even after extended driving. Can a...
  9. the truth behind the cause of traffic

    Anything Auto
    ever wonder what causes traffic around the world. this video has all the answers. The snail (Rémi GAILLARD)
  10. XM Radio locked back to traffic?

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey guys im posting this on both Vortex and PW I have on 06 passat that i bought used from a used car dealer. When i got it, the XM radio was locked on traffic and thats it, but a few weeks later, i pressed it again, and was able to play the music flip thru channels etc, as if i had the...
  11. XM Radio locked back to traffic?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Please look at the mobile electronics i posted it in there instead of here delete please
  12. New York Traffic Ticket Questions

    Anything Auto
    I'm a pennsylvania driver visiting NY and I got pulled over by a state cop and ticketed for having a GPS on my windshield (welcome to NY). The ticket doesn't even have a dollar amount on it, just a place to plead guilty or not guilty. What is the fine and surcharge for this? I also got a...
  13. Question in traffic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is B5 related... Driving along today and I notice a youngish dude (late 20s) is scoping out my car from inside his white 3-series. He motions over to me (while driving) so I roll down the passenger window and he asks, "where did you get those tail lights?"... Told him and he looked...
  14. You might cause a traffic jam?

    The Black Hole Question: Answer: Bwhahahahaha!
  15. new traffic ticket for me

    Anything Auto
    ok first the violations 1st... 22350 cvc basic speed law 60 in a 40 (i was doing 50 not legal but not as bad) 2nd... 22109cvc stopping suddenly without signaling (how can i do this????:crazy: :crazy: don't get it) 3rd..... 22110(a)cvc must use...
  16. Code P0171 in stop and go traffic, not on highway

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat Wagon, 1.8T, 56,000 miles. Recently my check engine light came on with a P0171 code, indicating the engine is running too lean. I know, this could mean many different things. But what puzzles me, after clearing the code, the light comes only on, if I'm in stop and go...
  17. More roads don't necessarily mean more traffic, study says

    Anything Auto
    Source: Interesting because it certainly contradicts what public transportation advocates are saying about building new roads.
  18. Since this area gets most/more traffic,I have a question for los angeles area people!

    The Showroom
    I know mods are goin to eff with me for this but o well,people know my name,people will click here and read this.... Right now my body guy/friend has flaked on me at the final stage of my body work and I am close to being defeated and selling the wagon,I need some help here people! I need some...
  19. XM Nav Traffic - is it worth it?

    Mobile Electronics
    I live in the burbs near NYC and I get by listening to 1010 wins for traffic reports which are given every 10 mins... but I'm going to install a new navi hu and wondering if I should even bother getting the xm-nav traffic unit. Anyone have? Is it worth it? How accurate is it?
  20. Awesome Video of Audi RS4 vs BMW M5 in Traffic

    Anything Auto
    I had to share this awesome video. You have to check this M5 running through traffic and playing chase with a seriously fast Audi RS4... What immense power and acceleration the RS4 demonstrates in this video.. :Yikes: Great sound too! Crank it up!!! At one point, the M5 is trying to catch...