10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$130.00
Average Mileage:
170,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace with modified hose design (1 reports)
1996 Volkswagen Passat cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1996 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012007

Passat TDI 1.9L Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 170,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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abrasion on lower radiator hose

VW redesigned this hose with good reason. It had a bend in the wrong location that caused sever abrasion on a ridged aluminum line (A/C I believe). There really was no way around this w/o a hose redesign. This hose, after market price was about $80, dealer was well over $100. This is one single hose!! I found the issue because I was doing a through hose replacement and boy was I feeling lucky! I could have lost my engine if that had gone on the highway. The special coolant is $30/gallon (2007). Check your hose or lose your engine!

- , Riverside, CA, USA

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