hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,882 miles

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problem #4

May 042014

Passat 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I have had my 2000 VW Passat since 2006 and have had only regular wear and tear unitl about 3 weeks ago. I was driving on 95 in fort lauderdale, fl moving at about 65-70 mph when the engine shut off, power steering was gone and pushing brakes took all I had to try and safely steer and come to a complete stop crossing over 5 lanes of traffic to the break-down lane. Once I was completely stopped I was able to turn the key to the off position and restart the vehicle. Aside from the engine, steering and brakes all other functions were or at least seemed to still be working (ie: Dash lights, radio, windows) the vehicle did this 4 more times while I attempted to drive to the nearest exit and call for assistance. I tested all the fuses and they all were in working order and the next set of symptoms occurred a week later. I was trying to unlock the car with the remote and there was not connection being made between the key and the car, I manually unlocked the doors and put the key in the ignition. The engine didnt start or even attempt to turn over. All dash lights were on as well as the radio, however, I had lost the power windows, locks, trunk, gas lid and all interior light functions. I currently have the vehicle being looked at and hope to give an update when I find out the issue. Updated 12/1/2014

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 222012

Passat 6-cyl

  • 190,000 miles
My 2000 VW Passat gls wagon began exhibiting a flashing/beeping red brake light accompanied by a solid yellow ABS and traction control light to indicate a failure in the ABS system. Also at this time the information hud has "stop, brake fault, service manual" flashing. Upon further research with other owners of this vehicle, it has come to my attention that this failure is fairly common on 1998-2001 Passats, but no action has ever been taken by the manufacturer. I intend to have the ABS module rebuilt and do the removal and installation work myself; the result should be around $220 out of pocket. However, many people who have sought dealership service work for this same problem have spent well in excess of $1,000. Given the apparent failure rate of this module and the fact that it is a core safety feature of the car, it is my opinion that it should be considered for recall (including compensation for those who have already made the repair). Thank you.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 122013

Passat 4-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
Intermittent warning lights appear:ABS, brake, stop, brake fault on dash warning area. Stopped at local repair center, could not duplicate problem on road test.unable to diagnose problem with ABS control module.,must be done only at VW dealership. Drove without warning coming on but happened 3 or so hours later. Have seen numerous complaints regarding this problem..NHTSA id number 10016037 service bulletin noted a warranty repair process for anti-lock brake system(ABS) control module for this year of my Passat and many other years before and after as well as other VW models. Volkswagen said my VIN # was not among the repair campaigns.is this a concern especially for your ABS control that all vehicles be checked and repaired as a safety issue?

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 182011

Passat 4-cyl

  • 125,526 miles
ABS module failed. Lights on dashboard flashing.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA