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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,012 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Passat engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 222014

Passat 4-cyl

  • 80,025 miles

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

This is all about VW Passat 2008 2.0T, it was a rainy day on Saturday (Nov-14) engine started misfire and gave flashing engine check light, immediately went to see the VW service to get the feedback, service guy guessed it might caused due to misfire in one or more cylinder and took vehicle back with engine fluid topoff, on the way back home the engine check light came and stayed constant. So on Monday morning went to VW service to get full diagnose, service guy gave P300 and P301 as random misfires and did additional findings saying intake manifold needs de-carb with $1000+ in service charge, I declined the repair and got the vehicle back with cleared code. Now the engine is not running smooth and seems it lost turbo power. Even during freeway take over if I press hard on gas peddle engine light flashes for couple times and there is no faster pick up to do smooth over take, if I choose run vehicle under this condition it may not be safe on roads. I read similar complaints reported here. Planning to take back to service center to see if they got any possible recall updates from VW.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 182013

Passat

  • 40,000 miles
All controls located on the steering wheel went dead, and airbag failure indicator came on. Turning vehicle off and restarting it did not solve the problem. Drivers side airbag seems not to be functional.

- Hudson, WI, USA

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