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7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
88,509 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2002 Volkswagen Passat electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 132010

Passat 1.8t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

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

The information display part in the center can only be read either when it's really cold or at night. It still lights up the words, but the back light doesn't come on during the day or after driving it for very long.

Usually you can only read the part that displays your mileage, etc and part of the gear indicator.

- , Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 222010

Passat GLS 1.8T

  • Manual transmission
  • 147,500 miles

I have done some research on this issue..looks like I need to replace the CCM. BUT I can't even find where it is. I've tried to troubleshoot it myself, but no luck. I really don't want to take it to the expensive shop!

Now, this past week not only are my dash lights out..now my car is flashing an airbag fault....this car is starting to nickel and dime me!

- , Kingsville, MO, USA

problem #1

Apr 222009

Passat 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,026 miles

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it happen like this... i was going 70 miles per hour and the battery light came on and the lights in the dashboard keep going on and off the speedometer when all a way off i could not see how fast i was going and it said stop the car i stopped and turn it off and turn it back on the check engine light cam on and the car would not move. i sent it to the shop and they said it's an electronically related problem. But the alternator is not working it doesn`t charge the battery and i don't know what to do with this thing the dashboard keeps going crazy

- , Monroe, NY, USA

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