Recall Alert: 1999-2005 VW Passat

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Volkswagen is voluntarily recalling Passat sedans and wagons from the 1999-2005 model years due to three problems. All told, 410,000 cars are affected.

All models with gasoline engines and automatic transmissions will have their heat shields inspected because they’re subject to incurring damage, leading to damage to the exhaust system.

In a separate issue, models equipped with the 1.8-liter engine will have their fuel line inspected – and replaced if necessary – because of potential damage. The third problem involves models equipped with 4Motion all-wheel drive. Those vehicles will have their fuel tank ventilation valves inspected for potential damage. 

Owners can go to their local VW dealer as of today if they notice the smell of fuel, but official notices won’t be sent out until May 30. The company says no accidents of injuries have been reported.

By David Thomas | April 7, 2008 | Comments (3)

Comments 

Theresa

We have a 2002 Passat that had its fuel coils fail and replaced in the famous recall. Now, 5 years later, two of the replacement coils failed and all 4 need to be replaced. Have other Passat owners who suffered through the last recall had similar problems?

Richard Van Hoozer

2005 PASSAT 1.8 T MOTOR COMPUTER
BECAME DISFUNCTIONAL AT 23,000 MILES. NEW SOFTWARE WAS INSTALLED
AND THE CAR RAN FINE UNTIL 32,000
MILES; a COIL BECAME DISFUNCTIONAL. tHE COIL WAS REPLACED BY DEALER AND DEALER STATED NO COIL RECALL WAS IN FORCE. HAD A CERTIFIED AUTO TECH
REPLACE THE OTHER THREE COILS. AUTO
HAS BEEN PRFORMING WELL AND HAS 35,500 MILES.

lani

my 2005 vw passat 4mo has stalled for the third time. it's frightening to have this happen on well travelled roads and my fear is being rear ended or it happening on the highway or a bridge etc. i've brought it in to vw each time via tow truck, and the dealership keeps replacing wiring harnesses, fuses, fuel pumps.
what can i do? i don't want this car anymore. it's not safe.

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