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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,520 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 102007

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,161 miles

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

01/20/07 Passat 3.6 had catastrophic engine failure while driving home. Warning light came on display advise low oil pressure and to immediately stop the car. Mileage on vehicle at time of failure 13,357. Vehicle had to be towed to dealership. Dealership stated that the entire engine would have to be replaced and then later stated that repair could be done. Partial list of repairs is as follows: Remove and replace timing belt, tensioner and sheared bolt that caused engine failure. Check main bearings and replace remove and extract broken.......? cannot make out notes on service ticket. Flush engine block vehicle returned to us within 1 week and has never been right. Constant issues with shifting and continued noise in engine. 09/10/07 check engine light came on and remains on. Low oil pressure message and stop car immediately displayed on readout. Loud clunking and grinding noise in engine again. Appears that same failure as before has opccured again. Mileage is 22,161 dropped vehicle at dealership on 09/11/07 and dealer is trying to figure out what sent wrong and why. I am insisting on new engine replacement or vwoa to buy back the vehicle. Updated 10/03/07.

- Ocoee, FL, USA

problem #2

May 262006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
There are no events leading up to failure. I didn't experience the symptom when I bought the car. The car had 71 miles at the time of purchase. I started experiencing the problem between 200-250 miles. Failure: The vehicle sometimes shakes mildly to violently when the ignition is on and the vehicle is in park or neutral. I serviced the vehicle with Volkswagen and they said this is normal.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

May 262006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
I purchased my VW 3.6 4motion Passat with 71 miles. When the vehicle reached 200 to 250 miles, the engine started shaking when gently applying brakes at slow speeds. I also experience this when the gear is in drive and their is no gas being applied. I have serviced the vehicle with Volkswagen twice and they state that this is normal behavior. I have researched this through a internet forum and discovered that not all owners of the same vehicle type that I have experience this symptom. The shaking topic can be found at the following url. forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2619540.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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