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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2002 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 222013

Passat LS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

In cold weather, the gas sprays out of the tank line while filling when it gets about 1/2 full. It is messy, scary, inconvenient, and dangerous. I smell like gas the rest of the day. In warm weather its not a problem, but it happened once last year (which I thought was a fluke) and now all winter when its cold I cannot fill it more than halfway. Even when I don't when I pull out the fuel nozzle I hear air escaping.

- , Knoxville, TN, USA

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