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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$700.00
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced water pump (1 reports)
2004 Volkswagen Passat cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2004 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 212012

Passat GLS 1.8t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

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

Driving the car when the dash starts flashing STOP STOP STOP. I was able to limp it to a nearby shop who fixed it same day. Shop owner said he sees these fail a lot and that the pump is made with plastic parts. He showed me the cracked pump when I came to pick it up saying "see, plastic! It's cheap. I replaced it with a metal one."

- , Seattle, WA, USA

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