10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,169 miles

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problem #14

Nov 042002

Passat

  • miles
Car misfiring towed to dealer. Diagnosed as ignition coil failure. Car has been disabled 30+ days awaiting part. VW and dealer have no idea when replacement part will be available. Dealer indicates a significant number of Passat's have experienced this problem.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #13

Oct 022002

Passat

  • miles
No summary.

- Dewitt, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 012002

Passat

  • miles
While traveling on the highway without prior warning the vehicle will shut down will not restart. Please provide additional information and the dealer is aware of the problem.

- Garfield, NJ, USA

problem #11

Nov 152002

Passat

  • miles
Consumer was unable to start their vehicle. Consumer had vehicle towed to the dealership who indicated that two of four ignition coil had failed.

- Watertown, PA, USA

problem #10

Dec 042002

(reported on)

Passat

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having a problem with ignition coil. Also stated that there is problems with the iginition coils and that one was replaced but she still thinks that the other ones can go bad. Dealer was contacted and stated that they do know about the problem but they will not replaced then until they go bad.

- Tiverton, RI, USA

problem #9

Nov 222002

Passat

  • miles
Rough idle at start-up with no prior symptoms. Dealer can not give accurate expected repair date due to part being on national back order. Many, many other VW and Audi owners with 1.8T engine having same experience.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #8

Nov 112002

Passat

  • miles
There have been 5 separate ignition coil failures within a 1 month period (10/15/02-11/15/02). One of the failures (#3 coil on 11/4) was for the same coil that had just been replaced on 10/15. I beleive that this is a ridiculous number of occurrences, and yet the mfg does not acknowledge a problem. I have filed case # 20380656 with VW.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #7

Apr 032002

Passat

  • miles
No summary.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 012002

Passat

  • miles
VW is refusing to replace remaining coils until they fail at risk for failure at any time.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 162002

Passat

  • miles
Vehicle was purchased new approximately 2 months ago. While driving car began shaking and consumer smelled a burning odor emitting from the steering column. Dealer diagnosed that ignition coil had cracked.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 092002

Passat

  • miles
Dealer replaced remaining original coil only after 3 had failed. Vehicle was towed for all 3 incidents.

- Horsham, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 292002

Passat

  • miles
Ignition coil failure: The car began to run very rough as if affected by bad gas or faulty spark plugs. Check engine light began to flash.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Oct 122002

Passat

  • miles
Consumer noticed problems with the electrical ignition switch system, causing stalling engine. Dealer has been notified. Please provide the ODI# and further information.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002

Passat

  • miles
While driving vehicle was jerking. A warning light illuminated for emission or catalytic converter. Towed to dealer, and dealer replaced ignition coil.

- Washington, DC, USA