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Volkswagen Passat – Common problems

Common problems for the VW Passat

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the VW Passat, for which Volkswagen has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your VW Passat. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your VW Passat have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest Passat’s Issues in the EU

Volkswagen-Passat-2019-recall-brake-pushrod
15 May 2020

The brake pedal pushrod may be defective. As a result, in case of failure of the electromechanical brake booster, the effort … .

Volkswagen-Passat-2015-recall-sunroof
19 July 2019

In the event of a repair, due to an ambiguous indication in the replacement parts catalogue, the adhesive joint between the … .

Volkswagen-Passat-2018-recall-headrest
23 December 2018

The fitting for the headrest may have been incorrectly welded to the backrest. As a consequence, the supportive and protective effect … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest Passat’s Issues in the UK

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