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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Volkswagen Passat cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 232013

Passat 2.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

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

I went to autozone and have a computer print out that reads: Troubleshooting P1296 Coolant Temp Censor, Definition- cooling system malfunction, Explanation- check coolant level, Problem cause- Check CTS and circut. I do not know much about this problem but, the car does not seem to be getting enough power. It seems as if it drags until it warms up completely. It makes a very loud fan noise while this is occurring. The rpms also rev very high while the car is not moving very fast.

- , Emporium, PA, USA

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