hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,181 miles

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problem #11

Jan 152006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
ABS /brake light started coming on at about 112,000 miles. First the problem was intermittent, but now it is constant. The ABS pump seems to function properly. The problem is with the electronic component known as the ebcm. I realize the government doesn't consider this a safety issue, otherwise VW would have been pressured to issue a recall. However, the state of NJ will not allow you to pass inspection with the lights on because they consider it a safety issue, even though in reality it's just like driving in the pre-ABS days. So, the consumer is forced to pay $1500-$2000 to get this problem fixed. Of course VW and Bosch, who made the faulty component, get off the hook and in fact profit this extremely common failure. Who is looking out for the consumer? please help!

- Franklin Park, NJ, USA

problem #10

Oct 252007

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,589 miles
ABS light on and brake light flashing. Big letters saying to stop!

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 222007

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
ABS light and brake fault light comes on and will not go off.

- Mission, KS, USA

problem #8

Oct 102006

Passat 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles
ABS and brake warning light comes on and stays on. Message section displays stop, brake failure message. According to dealership, the ABS module needs to be replaced. Price quoted was $1,000. Apparently, a very common problem with VW and Audi cars. VW owes us a recall.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 022006


  • miles
I have a 2000 Passat gls. It's ABS light is on now with the brake light flashing and the message stop shown on the dashboard.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #6

Jul 202005

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,900 miles
ABS light goes on.

- Chino, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 052005

Passat 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles
2000 Volkswagen Passat ABS module failed. ABS, brake and warning lights constantly illuminated.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #4

Mar 172005

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
Failure of ABS brake module. I paid naples fl VW dealer $100 for diagnostic test for blinking ABS light, brake warning, stop, etc. They said I needed a new module for $1400+... I'm still driving with blinking warning lights and buzzers beeping...

- Lebanon, PA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012005

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Owner of a 2000 Passat 1.8T. Ike hundreds of other people I have a problem on the board appears the message: Stop/break fault/service manual.. ABS and break lights flashed on. Have spent so much money when I go to the dealer and they suggest to replace some parts but at the end the issue stays and not even the dealer can give me explanations or hints of how to fix the problem. I believe there is a problem with the ABS module which costs around $1500 this problem is so common that VW should make this a recall.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 162004

Passat 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,000 miles
ABS contol module failure

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 072003

Passat 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 48,500 miles
Faulty ABS speed sensor.

- San Mateo, CA, USA