8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 122002

(reported on)

Passat

  • 73,500 miles

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

Suddenly, without warning for no apparent reason the car will not start. The starter cranks, there is plently of juice, the engine malfunction light flickers and makes a clicking noise, but the engine does not turn over at all. This car runs perfectly 95% of the time but 5 or 6 times in the past year I had this starting problem. Once the car had to be towed, it couldn't even be jump started! The other times the car eventually started in anywhere from 5 to 90 minutes. The dealer can't diagnose the problem and VW America has no idea either! I'm thinking about selling the car if a solution can't be found.

- , Blairstown, NJ, USA

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