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  1. Probably not the place to post this, but my thread just went POOF!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone experienced their thread disappearing? My overheating thread is completely gone???
  2. Went to the Audi factory in Ingolstadt last week

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    A few folks might be interested, so I'll post some photos from the museum in the coming days. We had a turbo diesel A6 wagon rental, driven by a vendor's German sales Engineer who invited me. The guy likes to drive fast, one day reaching 137 mph, a couple of days later, on a nice, long slight...
  3. Brake pedal went to floor on a very cold night

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Maybe I am crazy? I started the car last night. It was 25 degF, and the wind was pretty whippy. I started the car, put it in reverse and was backing out of a parking space heading toward a big stone wall when I pressed on the pedal and it went to the floor!! I immediately pulled the...
  4. Alarm Randomly Went Off

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I searched the forum but I am not sure I have the same issues I have read or not. My car is in the garage and my alarm just went off. I thought maybe the cats had gotten my keys and pressed the alarm by accident but they weren't moved. I went out to my car and unlocked it and opened and shut...
  5. Still love my Passat but went with a upgrade

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I found a 2013 A6 Prestige and it is awesome. I'm taking Passat of the road for a while and get it ready for my 15yr old to "barrow" next year after he starts driving. After 160k miles with few problems I think it's worth keeping.
  6. First, Car Didn't Start; Then, Tranny Went into Single-Gear Mode. Help!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    A new issue with my ever-problematic 2008 2.0T wagon: - For past few months, I have noted that when starting, starter motor sometimes is slow as if battery is low. Releasing fob, then pushing again, starter motor acts normally and car starts right up. - Today, wife was stranded in grocery...
  7. Timing belt went?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So earlier Sunday, I was on my way to work and as soon as I got off the highway and stopped at the light, my engine stopped. I tried turning it on but just the Crank was turning but not my timing belt. I got it towed to my house and cant figure out the problem! Is it my timing belt or could it...
  8. My FCP Euro Control Arm Kit Experience- What went wrong?

    B5 Garage
    Apologies in advance for the length of this post. Tl;Dr: New FCP Euro lower aft control arm fell out of steering knuckle after exiting freeway – knuckle sleeve still attached to arm, secured by the nut. WTF? The cause? It looks like the self locking nut supplied with the arm is too narrow and...
  9. Went through a HUGE puddle, now a/c clutch doesn't engage, pressure reads zero

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok. So the ac seemed to be working ok. Then, I went through a HUGE puddle several weeks ago. After that, the ac quit working. The a/c clutch does not seem to engage, the a/c fan works, the light comes on, and the air blows hot when I move the dial to hot. The relay clicks on the panel when the...
  10. Clip on camshaft sensor went FLYING! Where can I find a replacement?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was putting on the clip for the camshaft position sensor (right in front -- the sensor that's at the end of the injector harness) and the clip went FLYING somewhere and I can't find it!!!!! Where can I buy replacement ones? I can't find them on ECS. I have been looking for an hour and I...
  11. Went to a dealer to "take a look" then...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    ... I'm a passat owner again. Here it is! My wife and I took delivery yesterday. Traded-in the A6 S-Line :( for a '15 Passat Comfortline Sport Package :) 2 by collantes_CC, on Flickr 4 by collantes_CC, on Flickr 1 by collantes_CC, on Flickr 3 by collantes_CC, on Flickr To my surprise, it...
  12. ABS Went out-who else

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sooooo My ABS module went out and its annoying becuase my cluster beeps at me every time i turn on the car. and it flashes "STOP".... :thumbdown: I know this is a common problem with b5's. Years 98-2001 mainly, but has anyone else on here delt with it. as in, removed and had it rebuilt or...
  13. Oil pressure warning light went off twice in two drives, then no more

    B5 Garage
    I just wanted to get the groups insight here. I have a 99 1.8t Passat wagon that has 105K on the car, but the engine was rebuilt about 20K ago by the VW mechanic that sold the car to me. (he lives a fair bit from me) It has received full synthetic oil changes every 5K; and most recently with 5w...
  14. Hit Some Potholes -- Check Engine Light Went On?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The city streets are in pretty bad shape after this winter. I drove over a pretty rough patch, and then the check engine light went on. It's still coming on today after sitting all night. I'm hoping that there is an connection -- seems like a bit of a coincedence. And and easy fix such as to...
  15. 3/8/14 54 Degrees Today, Went for a Drive..

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    It's common knowledge that the entire Northeast took a beating this winter. Between the Bone Chilling cold and incessant snow, we hardly had a decent day to take drive, much less, even clean off the Passat properly. Well, When i saw that it would be 50 degrees on Saturday, :bowdown: I decided to...
  16. Navigation went crazy today...

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I have a 2013 TDI SEL and the navigation has never worked that well. But today my nav shut off and so did the stereo and the only way to get it back was to restart the car a FEW times. Has anyone heard of this before and if not any ideas?
  17. I think my CEL went bad

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ummm so... Is it possible for the CEL to just give out and not turn on? Either that or my car just fixed its own SAIP problem.... Should I worry? The code was P0411.. I'll get it read tomorrow to see if it is there still
  18. Things that went wrong with my '99 Passat V6 5 Speed Manual 322,000 miles

    New Member Introductions
    So, the 99 Passat with 322,000 miles does have its problems... Both passenger side windows will not stay up.. and are taped with Black Duct Tape (matching the metallic black paint). And the ABS crapped out also last September (the ABS Lights blinks continuously). And the tachometer sometimes...
  19. All my speakers stopped working! And they all went at once! :(

    Mobile Electronics
    So one morning my B6 1.9tdi didn't start, Then after half hour it finally started but all my speakers seem to have blown! They still produce sound but if you turn the volume up / have any bass what so ever makes them go crackly. Has this ever happened to anyone? And does anyone know if I'm...
  20. How do you get into the car if the battery went dead?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I usually leave everything 'locked' when I leave the car---an '06 Passat AWD-----. I don't know that I left it locked last evening----This morning the battery was completely dead but the doors opened manually. But I had to enter the trunk through the back seat to get the trunk open so I...