hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,523 miles

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2003 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

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2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #5

May 172005

Passat 6-cyl

  • 32,247 miles


Passat station wagon engine stopped and failed to restart.** answer required***. the problem was diagnosed as a failed fuel pump.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #4

May 172005

Passat 6-cyl

  • 32,247 miles
Concerns regarding engine failure on the Passat station wagon.** answer required*** the vehicle was in motion when the engine stopped and did not restart. The problem was due to fuel pump failure. The consumer would like to be informed of the number of these failures that have occurred while under warranty.

- Corvallis, OR, USA

problem #3

Apr 212005

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
While cruising on a California highway at 65 mph, the vehicle just died; no lights come on, no drivaility problem or noise before the incident. The vehicle could not be restarted. The fuel tank was about half-full. The dealer work order indicated that the fuel pump was replaced.

- Montrose, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 082005

Passat 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 51,814 miles
1. complained to dealership more than once that vehicle stalled, ran rough. Dealer could not find problem, unresolved. 2. engine stopped, died, quit running while vehicle in motion. The only reason I was able to safely pull to the side of the road is the vehicle has a manual transmission, I disengaged the drivetrain, and was able to pull off the road without power. 3. vehicle towed to dealership, determined fuel pump failed. Replaced fuel pump, do not have old part.

- Fairport, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 242004

Passat 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
While driving at low speeds, the vehicle stalled. The dealership informed the consumer that the problem pertained to the engine cylinder. The vehicle stalled at the stop sign 3-4 times. The ignition coil was replaced but the vehicle stalled the next day. The vehicle was towed and the ec module/fuel pump relay was replaced.

- Rockville, MD, USA

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