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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
58,600 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer claims it is a brake switch on the handbrake (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Volkswagen Passat brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 152011

Passat Wagon V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

i had to buy 4 new tires, because the guy told me since it was all-wheel drive we had to buy them they also found a leakin the pad boot needs to be fixed soon. its really scarey with this car. since 2007, we fix one thing five more come up. thanks

- , Anderson, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 162005

(reported on)

Passat GLS

  • 30,200 miles

The day-time running lights don't come on and the incessant warning chime sounds if the car is driven.

- , Summerville, SC, USA

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