TSB List for the 1997 Volkswagen Passat

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1997 Passat are official communications between Volkswagen & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
  • POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
  • VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
  • VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW
  • STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
  • SEATS
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:PUMP

    • TSB #092603

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10006830

      ZF VH RECALL OF THE ZF STEERING PUMP, SUPPLIED TO WD'S FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE AUDI A4 PASSAT P/N 8D0 145 156FX INSTEAD OF THE CORRECT ZF P/N 7691 955 276ZW. 2004 AUDI A4 ALSO INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #V171901-2012855

      Date Announced:
      MAR 12, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159016

      Engine Oils Which Meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standards Read More »

    • TSB #TT 10 12 01

      Date Announced:
      SEP 28, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10150856

      Engine replacement tip Read More »

    • TSB #V171404 2012855

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10120329

      Technical Bulletin (Engine Oils Which Meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standard): This document informs of a sample list of products generally available in the North American market that meet the Volkswagen Oil Quality ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #V171701 2012855

      Date Announced:
      JUL 05, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10133344

      17 17 01 July 5, 2017 2012855 Supersedes Technical Bulletin 17-16-02 (V171602) dated April 29, 2016 due to updated oil standards lists to current specifications. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

    • TSB #15 9701

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53616

      TOOTHED BELT RUNS TOWARDS OUTSIDE, WEARS OUT/ JUMPS OFF, AND CRACKS. *AK Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #2015831

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026848

      VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #970213970198

      Date Announced:
      FEB 13, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54133

      CONDITION WITH VEHICLES SHIFTER LEVER VIBRATING/KNOCKING IN 1ST, 2ND, 3RD OR 4TH GEARS. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #9806

      Date Announced:
      AUG 07, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603351

      SUBJECT ON AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID ( ATF ), CHECKING 01 TRANSMISSION. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

    • TSB #34 9703

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53605

      TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #9704109702F

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53606

      DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT

    • TSB #34 9703

      Date Announced:
      APR 11, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53605

      TRANSMISSION POPS OUT OF GEAR/SHIFTER FEELS LIKE IT HAS A DOUBLE DETENT WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND WILL NOT MAINTAIN SHIFT ADJUSTMENT. *AK Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE

    • TSB #9704109702F

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53606

      DIFFICULTIES WITH SHIFT LEVER AND TRANSMISSION IS HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE GEAR. *YC Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #TT 91 19 01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159014

      Alternative method for radio code retrieval. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122956

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    • TSB #561 065 760 A as

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10124454

      Assembly Instructions: Installation of original remote start feature accessory, Volkswagen Passat. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #TT 271002

      Date Announced:
      SEP 14, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157828

      Updated to include model year 2014 thru 2018 applicability. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH

    • TSB #0328

      Date Announced:
      OCT 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004521

      IGNITION SWITCH LIMITED WARRANTY EXTENSION 1996-1997 VEHICLES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #101703

      Date Announced:
      OCT 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004525

      IGNITION SWITCH SPECIAL WARRANTY EXTENSION QUESTION AND ANSWER SHEET TO VOLKSWAGEN OWNERS. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #V941901-2011521

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10158533

      Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. TB updated to include model year 2019 applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #V941501 2011521

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10121257

      Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document Read More »

    • TSB #V941403 2011521

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10120169

      Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue. Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #V941402 2011521

      Date Announced:
      MAR 06, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10124287

      Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): Exterior light assemblies (headlights, taillights, fog lights, turn signals) are vented and may collect moisture on their inner surfaces, depending on humidity and other ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122956

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      MAY 08, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122956

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM:REAR WINDOW

    • TSB #TT 64-14-02

      Date Announced:
      JAN 24, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10122240

      Tech Tips (Heated Rear Window, One or More Lines Inoperative): To detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 V, which will be present after the open in the grid line. Read More »

    STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS

    • TSB #2015831

      Date Announced:
      AUG 28, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026848

      VOLKSWAGEN: EXHAUST HEAT SHIELD, REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES. HEAT SHIELDS ARE TO BE INSPECTED AFTER COMPLETION O ANY TYPE OF REPAIR TO THE UNDERBODY (EXHAUST SYSTEM TRANSMISSION, ETC.), AND IF DAMAGED, REPLACED. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #0101

      Date Announced:
      JUN 12, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #621613

      SUBJECT REGARDING LATCH SYSTEM LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN, INSTALLING / RETROFITTING. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SM 33-2019

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159010

      The part number listed in the document is to be returned if it meets the criteria provided. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 91 19 01

      Date Announced:
      MAR 22, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10159014

      Alternative method for radio code retrieval. Read More »

    • TSB #SM 44-2017 EN

      Date Announced:
      JUN 28, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10155644

      This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward. Read More »

    • TSB #VHW-17-11

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157383

      VAS 6154 Replacement Part Setup Guide Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-22-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128104

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, ... Read More »

    • TSB #V941403 2011521

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10120169

      Technical Bulletin (Exterior Lights, Moisture Accumulation): This document informs of the Condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. The document also informs how to service the issue. Read More »

    • TSB #V001404 2010380

      Date Announced:
      APR 10, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10124348

      Technical Bulletin (Squeaks, Rattles, Noise, Repair Materials): This doucment contains a list of components and applications developed to repair concerns of squeaks, rattles, noise and trim fit conditions. Read More »

    • TSB #PDI - PASSAT TEC

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125848

      Passat Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) - Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #TT 271002

      Date Announced:
      SEP 14, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10157302

      Updated to include model year 2014 thru 2018 applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 200901

      Date Announced:
      AUG 18, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125661

      Update to existing tip for fuel quality checking. Read More »

    • TSB #1-2017 Update

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2017
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128055

      This communication is to update our ProFi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound ProFi requests. Read More »

    • TSB #V691601 2010479

      Date Announced:
      OCT 31, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10126785

      Update model year applicability to include 2017. Read More »

    • TSB #TT 97-12-02

      Date Announced:
      SEP 23, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10127969

      Data Link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. Update model year applicability. Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-29-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 29, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128105

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions. Read More »

    • TSB #Elsa 6-22-15

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10128104

      This document contains the VW Elsa Newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, ElsaPro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, ... Read More »

    • TSB #V941501 2011521

      Date Announced:
      MAR 27, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10121257

      Technical Bulletin: Condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document Read More »

    • TSB #PDI - PASSAT TEC

      Date Announced:
      JUL 17, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125762

      Passat Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) - Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has ... Read More »

    • TSB #PDI - PASSAT TEC

      Date Announced:
      JUN 13, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10125848

      Passat Perfect Delivery Inspection (PDI) - Technician and Detailer Inspections: A checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has ... Read More »

    • TSB #9703249711H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 24, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53651

      DUE TO A PRINTING ERROR, SOME COPIES OF PASSAT WIRING DIAGRAM NO. 38 MAY BE MISSING WIRING DIAGRAM PAGE 38/5. *YC Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #9804

      Date Announced:
      JUN 22, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601872

      SUBJECT ON MAINTENANCE INTERVALS. *YC Read More »

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