Reliability of the Volkswagen Passat

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Volkswagen models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Volkswagen Passat.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Volkswagen Passat.

Volkswagen Passat Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
21,8 17,8 13,9 13,1 8,2 6,4 5,8 5,2

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
29,1 24,1 19,1 13,1 11,9 6,5 4,2 5,1

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Source: ADAC

owner  VW Passat owners’ reviews

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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Recent Passat Recalls

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14. 06. 2021

The connections of the 12V positive battery cable and of the battery monitoring system cable to the main fuse box may … .

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10. 04. 2021

The propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure … .

Volkswagen-Passat-2019-steering
19. 02. 2021

Due to a manufacturing error, the belt-pulley securing ring of the steering system may not be fully engaged. As a result, … .

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