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Volkswagen Passat

Model Year Comparison

Worst Model Year
2002
Worst Category
engine Problems

Here are total complaints by model year for the Volkswagen Passat. Overall the worst problem category is Volkswagen Passat engine problems.

Although the 2003 Volkswagen Passat has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2002 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. The most-reported problem is with the 2002 Volkswagen Passat for oil sludge resulting in engine failure.

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