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2001 Volkswagen Passat body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 172004


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2001 Passat gls V6. Water collected in the engine due to faulty drainage plugs and ruined the computer. Water also entered into cabin and soaked the rugs. The pollen filter also did not work. Computer and pollen filter were replaced. Also door on front passenger side has become unaligned. Also brakes needed to be totally replaced after 24,000 miles because rotors got warped. Also faulty ignition sensor needed to be replaced because engine light kept coming on. Also cv joints are rippiing and need to be replaced. Don't know why this is happening. Only have 25,000 miles on car and service it regularly.

- Bronxville, NY, USA

problem #1

May 242001


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There was a sudden loud and scraping sound caused by the plastic engine noise shield was dragging on the ground because it had lost the fasteners, the dealer installed new inner fenders and lower cover.

- Methuen, MA, USA

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