really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
149,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replacement transmission torque converter (1 reports)
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problem #1

Dec 022011

Passat GLS 2.0L Tdi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,000 miles

VW tdi passat torque converter problems well documented on the internet, just google, "VW torque converter problems"....then never buy a VW car....their claim for "German Engineering" is a joke. they use the same torque converter for all engine sizes, the W-8 and tdi engines produce too much torque and destroy the torque converter...well engineered my ass.....stay away from VW passsats esp. the diesels

- Michael L., Villa Rica, GA, US