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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace mass airflow sensor (1 reports)
2001 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 052013

Passat

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

Mass Airflow sensor in 2001 VW Passat is not cleanable, so it needs to be replaced when it goes bad. I've never had a problem with this in other makes of cars, but for my VW Passat, it seems like I need to replace it every 3 years. VW extended the warranty to 7 years for Mass Airflow to 7 years for new cars, but for existing VW owners, there is nothing we can do about it except replace it every 3 years or so. VW should recall or fix this problem.

- , Media, PA, USA

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