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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,579 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

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2004 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 252010


  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. While driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle would not restart and it was towed to an independent mechanic where he was informed that the fuel pump failed and was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 60,000.

- Ardsley, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 062008


  • 52,663 miles
Our 2004 Volkswagen Passat fuel pump failed at around 52,000 miles which caused our car to stop dead in the road. Luckily it wasn't on a high traffic road. Since there was a fuel pump recall in 2003 for Passats, how do I know that one of those fuel pumps did not end up in our car? when we had the dealership replace the fuel pump, the first one they put in was defective. I asked the dealership for the original part, which I have. The part number is 8E0 906 087E. Please advise. Thank you.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 252008


  • 65,000 miles
While stopped at light, car stalled and would not start. Fuel pump failed. Dealer replaced fuel pump to fix problem. Very similar to 07V375000 but for 2004 model Passat.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 102007

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,500 miles


No real warning--my wife was driving our Passat and the engine stalled. Attempts at restarting the vehicle failed. I am thankful that my wife was in a parking lot instead of a busy highway. The vehicle was towed to the nearest dealership where they informed me that the fuel pump was at fault. I had to pay over $500 for replacement of the fuel pump. What's more frustrating is that a recall was apparently ordered for this same problem on 2003 model year Passats (see NHTSA campaign id number 07V375000).

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 152007

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,310 miles
While driving at approx 70 mph on the interstate the car stalled our and would not start. It was determined that the fuel pump had gone out. The car had 58K miles. This happened just three weeks after an engine coil had to be replaced. I no longer own a VW.

- Greeneville, TN, USA

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problem #1

Jul 212006

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60 mph the vehicle stalled and had to be pushed off the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who determined the fuel pump needed to be replaced.

- Plainfield, IL, USA

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