hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,350 miles

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2007 Volkswagen Passat fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102015

Passat 6-cyl

  • 111,700 miles


On Saturday Jan 10, 2014, while cruising at approx 45 mph driving straight, on a dry and clear day, the ecp dash light came on with no warning and the power of the car diminished significantly slowing down immediately and acceleration was extremely slow making it unable to maintain traffic-flow speed and driving uphills was even worse, slowing down and not able to maintain speed until over the hill.(Virginia hilly roads). I took car to the local VW dealer, terry VW lynchburg, va who told me that the 2 timing chains and all associated parts would need to be replaced with an estimate of $3536. I mentioned to them about the issue relating to the 3.6 engine in this make/model/year having a repeated problem with the oil pump bolt that holds these together working loose and that VW had recognized this issue and replaced the "oil pump bolt" with a new model bolt on the assembly line after this same issue had occurred repeatedly with other owners of this same 3.6 engine. Same issue recorded multiple times in vwvortex.com, passatworld.com, carcomplaints.com, volkswagendefect.com, arfc.org, and others. I contacted VW of America who denied this problem existed and that they would not assist in the repair whatsoever. Since this is not an isolated issue and VW is not ignorant of it, and it causes the car to slow down immediately without notice, this could have been a serious issue had I been on a hi-speed highway and/or in congested traffic, VW needs to recall these vehicles with this engine and replace these items as this is not a normal failure item on most vehicles with is low of mileage.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182012


  • 63,000 miles
Over the last few months, starting in March, we have had increasing problems with our 2007 vs Passat wagon. When stopped at a stop light, or stalled in heavy traffic, the engine suddenly just cuts out and dies. The car will restart again, but this can happen repeatedly. Also, while driving, the car will suddenly begin to lose power and start to de-accelerate for a few seconds before pressure on the gas pedal reconnects to the engine. It's terrifying. We have taken the car in to numerous service providers (all authorized VW) and they are unable to detect a problem on the VW plug in computer analyzer or see anything wrong on visual inspection.

- New York, NY, USA

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