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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2003 Volkswagen Passat AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 082011

Passat Wagon V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


the air conditioner was vary load,we was told at first it needed freeon but turn into major headache

- , Anderson, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 172007

Passat GLX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

Since 11/2006, various VW dealerships have been unable to fix the climate control (a/c and heater) along with the radio, passenger side heated seat, rear passenger side window, Homelink, defroster flap, and dashboard panel lights. I've spent over $8000 to have VW repair the above problems but they have been unable to fix any of them and they are refusing to refund my money! Please help get the word out by continually writing and emailing VW of America, Attention: CEO Stefan Jacoby and filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau, Bureau of Automotive Repair, Attorney General, and NHSTA.

- , Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

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