really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,500 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

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2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 222016


  • miles


Bad ignition coils and misfires. Cam follower and camshaft wear problems. Diverter valve (dv) failure. High pressure fuel pump (hpfp). Carbon build up and cold start misfires. Intake manifold runner control (imrc) motor. Timing chain, chain adjuster and tensioner. VW and Audi fuel pump control module. PCV valve failure.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012016


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. While driving various speeds, the vehicle decelerated. In addition, while the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle was not functioning. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the high pressure fuel pump needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Betlsville, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 312014


  • 73,500 miles
Driving 65 on the freeway in heavy rain, car made horrible sound and lost acceleration power. Almost involved in accident, however managed to pull to shoulder when the car then filled with a gas smell. Called for assistance and was towed 100 miles back to my mechanic. Upon inspection, mechanic discovered that the catalytic converter disconnected at the turbo flange. He also stated that he had fixed the exact same problem in my exact vehicle make/model the week prior. Contacted VW to see if this was covered under the 80K miles emissions warranty, only to discover that in California the warranty only goes to 70K miles. The entire catalytic converter was replaced to the tune of $1,150. The mechanic stated that the replacement catalytic converter from VW was much more sturdy than the original installed, indicating that VW is aware of the issue. Additionally, he stated it was odd that a car dealership stocks that part as it is not too common to replace the catalytic converter under 100K miles.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 042013

Passat 4-cyl Diesel

  • 84,500 miles


My car seems like its looses power or don't want to go at any speed when I need to speedup and when I put it in park position the RPM needle keeps going up or down I took it to my mechanic he check for any codes and came out that coil #1 and #3 were bad.

- Porterville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 172012


  • 229,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated the fuel tank was leaking on top near the vent. After parking the vehicle she noticed liquid on the ground and a fuel smell near the side of the vehicle. There was a recall NHTSA campaign id number: 08V156000: Fuel system, gasoline: Delivery related to the failure. The vehicle was repaired under the recall in 2008 where the dealer installed additional underbody heat shields to cover the damaged areas and flash the engine with a precautionary software update. Approximately two months ago there was fuel odor again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated they repaired the recall previously. The manufacturer stated they will not repair the failure again and offered no additional assistance. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 229,000.

- Cleveland, VA, USA

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problem #1

Aug 082012

Passat 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Fuel pump failure while driving. While driving down the highway the fuel pump cut off completely causing complete loss of power. Also cut out while pulling out in front of a vehicle nearly causing an accident.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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