Brand new Passat(4 weeks old), 1200 miles on it. The f'ing coolant light started flashing this morning on the way to work. The temp never got above the normal 200f, right in the middle of the gauge. But the light never went away. I haven't gotten a chance to check the level yet, but does this car burn coolant!? I find it somewhat ridiculous that I have issues with 1200 miles on the damn car. I haven't noticed any leaks, and I don't smell anything like coolant.