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  1. Local Octoberfest at VW Dealer near VWoA HQ

    Anything Auto
    Pretty cool outing today. Only two Passats other than mine, one was Polidori's B6 Variant, and the other was a 2.0T CC. Loads of GTIs and GLIs, which, apologies in advance, just don't do anything for me. But after about an hour, a whole slew of classic beetles and other historical VWs arrived...
  2. VR6 rattle in right side of engine - VWoA investigating

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, the dealer has had my car for a week and a half investigating this issue so I was wondering if any of you have had the same thing happen. It's a 2008 VR6 4Motion with 50,000 miles which means that fortunately, it's under warranty. I park in a parking garage at work and just as I...
  3. VWoA Recall: Pollen Filter Seal

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hay guys, I was at VW stealership yesterday when they cheked my VIN and told me there is a VWoA recall on replacing Pollen Filter Seal ('02 1.8T). Would cost me $170. I declined. Has anyone got this recall? If so, what is the issue and how did you deal with it?
  4. Noob VWOA story

    Dealerships and Service
    I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this rant, but anyway, I'm new to this place and have learned quite a bit by reading dozens and dozens of posts on here, but still don't know what to do about my recent issue with VWOA. I was recently given a 2001 B5 V6 Passat GLS 4motion Wagon...
  5. VWoA Presents the ERV

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    VW presents a VA town with their "ERV" read more here... Sorry I'm not good enough to make a link and use the word "click here" work so well...
  6. VWoA President Leaves for Volvo

    Anything Auto
    Stefan Jacoby is leaving VW to try his hand as the new emperor of Volvo. I wonder how well he speaks Chinese.
  7. VWoA water ingress letter

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just now got a letter from VWoA stating the new revised maintenance schedule for sunroof and plenum areas. Now inspection and cleaning is at every 40,000 miles. The packet also contains a reimbursement form for claiming the damage done to car, which includes carpet, tcm, ccm, etc for those who...
  8. Passat Scheduled Maintenance - VWoA recommendations vs reality

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was browsing the VWoA website today and found a nice feature that allows you to see the service schedule for your car: It seems to agree with the schedule I was originally given (PDF here) but it only goes to 100K miles not 105K...
  9. VWoA gave me $500!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have to tip my hat to the VWoA Rep in the Twin Cities. Last Fall I noticed some corrosion on the driver's side door of my 99 GLS. There's no rust anywhere else, so this seemed sort of odd. By Spring, the paint had begun to flake off. I took it to the dealer where I purchased it, and they said...
  10. VWOA August 2009 Sales

    Anything Auto
    Total vehicles sold in the US August 09 24,823 August 08 22,292 Percent change: up 11.4% YTD 2009 142,421 YTD 2008 158,258 Percent change: down 10.0%
  11. Timing Belt Extended Waranty for the 1.8T from VWoA...

    B5 Garage
    I met this guy at a local car show here in WA a few weeks back...he was inquiring about my Passat and Passat engines.... After talking with him I find out his TB broke on him at some ridiculously low mileage (in my eyes that is) I think around the 75k mark... Anyhow I Obviously referred him to...
  12. VWOA now in big trouble??

    Anything Auto
    My local dealer is advertising $3000 off MSRP for any Jetta TDi with a slushbox. I would have tought these cars would be much harder to come by. :crazy: While the price of gas in my area is significantly lower than last year diesel fuel is now less than 20 cents more than premium. :crazy:
  13. VWOA refused to replace defective trunk hinges under warranty

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i'm just beside myself. i'm unable to comprehend the reasoning of VWOA. I purchased the vehicle in Sept 08 under a CPO warranty and from the start the trunk was never easy to open. since the weather turned cold the trunk has become impossible so i took it in to the dealer knowing full well...
  14. Whats up with VWoA dealers charging $489 for an Ignition control module?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About 30 seconds after driving away from the house the engine started missing something awful, turned around and hooked up the OBD, missing on cyl 2. A quick search here resulted in a most probable cause as a faulty ICM or as the repair manual states "Ignition Coil Power Output Stage", the...
  15. VWOA moving to my backyard (VA)

    Anything Auto
    I wonder if they will have a drive-up window for customer service?
  16. Ongoing AC issues - dealer and VWOA not much help

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 GLS 1.8T. I bought it new at the end of April 2003 with 400 miles on the clock. I live in Seattle which is a pretty mild climate and does not require much use of the AC. HOT to us is the few days a year it's in the 90s. Typical summer weather is high 70s to high 80s, so the AC...
  17. Let VWoA know about suspension...

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  18. B5ers - tell VWoA what you think about suspension!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion Please vote, the product planning team is waiting to hear from us!
  19. VWoA requests some info from us....

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I love living in Detroit! This morning, the product planning team from VWoA asked if we could help them sort a package. They are working on the 08 cars right now. Please choose the option you would buy on cars equipped with the 2.0T engine. This is transmission independent. Manuals will remain...
  20. Ok - Annoyed - Venting - Sunroof - VWoA Customer NON-Care

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is long, but well I am ranting, and it's a long story, so I appologize in advance.. Ok, new to these boards, but when I have an experience like I had with a company I share it with others, as that is the only way that seems to make any difference anymore.. get enough people knowing about...