Unfortunately I cannot say much about the Passat other than it is a 2003 model year with a 1.8l 4 cyl. turbo engine. I have just done a scan and there are a number of fault codes set but fortunately most have to do with the radio (aftermarket) or low voltage (battery had run down due to lack of use. Those that seem valid are for the shift selector, which probably needs to be replaced and for the brake booster, either weak or blown fuse. Obviously it has a 5 speed automatic transmission and I plan to do an oil and filter change. Can anyone tell me what type of transmission fluid VW recommends?