Automatic Transmission Problems of Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat owners have reported 78 problems associated with automatic transmission (under the power train category).
#1 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat
The VIN of this vehicle was 1VWBP7A3XC_. The vehicle is a 2012 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle would hesitate before accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer advised the contact that the failure was common, but there was nothing that could be done to fix the problem. The dealer test drove another vehicle of the same year and model and the failure also occurred in the test vehicle. The contact stated that the failure would only occur intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 10 and the current mileage was 3,500. Updated 04/19/lj. It was Monday, January 2, 2012 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
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#2 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Check engine (mil) light turned on, car all of a sudden idles at a higher rpm while we were driving!!! vehicle was taken into the dealership. Car is only under warranty for 36,000 miles or 3 years! dealership ran diagnostic, came up with: code p0123 (throttle high input), p0299 (turbo under boost), p0456 (evap leak), p1098 (intake turning valve short to b+), code p2004 (intake runner stuck), code p3237 (intake runner basic settings). Dealer recommended intake runner motor replacement & replacement of turbo & n80 valve, also cv boot needs replacement. Total cost of repairs over $1200!!! we always take care of our vehicles and have them serviced at the dealership. Vehicle has also had defective interior parts. Interior trim (all switches - lock, window & radio are bubbling and chipping). Door panel trim (rubber is peeling). Shift knob - metallic piece on shift knob, peeled and dug into skin and caused injury. Carbon fiber dash is peeling apart. Contacted vw of America, per their customer service rep, they are unable to make any repairs due to the age and mileage of the vehicle. Car is a 2006 - 67,000 miles. Less than 5 years old. I would have never purchased a Volkswagen had I known they were not reliable vehicles. Unknowledgable sales reps, or just after customers to make a buck. Selling people unreliable vehicles and Volkswagen clearly does not take care of their customers nor do they care about customer loyalty or safety. This automatic transmission issue occurred Jul. 20, 2011.
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#3 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2010 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WVWXK7AN5A_. I purchased a 2010 vw Passat wagon with dsg in Dec. '09. Since the beginning I noticed a strange quivering/shutter as it gears down from 2nd to 1st gear. I took it in at 1500 miles and a service coordinator told me it was "normal". It progressively got worse and became a vibrating clunk when gearing down. It also started lurching forward when stopped as I took my foot off the brake. I couldn't accept that the car was engineered to act this way. I took it back at 4,000 miles and they drove it and agreed there was an issue and duplicated it during a drive. They reset the electronic settings to factory and told me it was fixed. I drove it off the lot and immediately felt the same problem. I took it back and they said they had to consult with vw for a further fix. They got with vw and concluded the transmission needed a replacement front clutch pack. So the parts are on order. I have no confidence this will fix it since I have newly learned about all of the dsg issues in previous models with same transmission that seem to have no fix. It is extremely frustrating to pay $32k for a car that is broken from the beginning. Vw needs their feet held to the fire just as Toyota is with their quality problems. At least Toyota has stepped up to the plate to address their with finality. It was Jan. 15, 2010 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
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#4 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved is a 2010 Volkswagen Passat. Vehicle identification number (VIN): WVWJK7AN7A_. Test drove new vw Passat (2010) not understanding the dsg type of transmission, first drive from a red light had the car jerking a little. Thought this was unusual but accepted the car for the performance. After reading about the dsg and double clutch transmission being a smooth transmission. I knew I had an issue with the trans. (very jerky starts from a dead stop after engine got warm) I thought the "auto hold" switch was stuck in the on position. Vw confirmed no problem with that switch. (the rough starts felt like a beginner on a manual drive transmission on a steep hill. ). 1st round of complainants, vw replaced "clutch pack" but symptoms would not go away . After many frustrating days hoping the symptom would go away, I pushed vw to fix or buy back the car. Finally had vw consultant (an outside mechanic working the regional area) test and approve the "mechatronic unit " swap out for it was at fault. Vw replaced at 3254 miles. Waiting see how long this will last as many blogs have stated this is a growing trend. This problem occurred on May 20, 2010.
#5 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2010 Volkswagen Passat
The car was a 2010 Volkswagen Passat. I purchased 2010 vw Passat in June 2010. The car started to jump on acceleration from stop, auto hold button did not work, and car was rolling back on mild slope. I took car to the vw dealership. I was told that it is not safe to drive the car. I had to wait for 2 weeks since the part was coming from germany. They replaced the mechatronic unit and autohold button. The car is not jumping now but I have a feeling the problem is coming back since it does not go smoothly from stop to drive sometimes. Autohold button is working. If the autohold button is not on, a car is still rolling back on a mild slope so you have to move your foot quickly from brake to gas and pray there is no car behind you. 2010 vw Passat performs very well after you reach 60 miles and over but below that speed, it takes times to pick up a speed. Sometimes, the gas pedal hits the floor and a car is still not picking up the speed. Driving in a sport mode does not help, since the traffic is on stop and go. This automatic transmission issue occurred Sunday, June 6, 2010.
#6 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of the car is WVWFU73C27_. The car will idle at 900-1000 rpm when coming to a complete stop. Brake must be held heavily and if released, car will lunge forward without driver engaging accelerator. This occurs intermittently after car has sat in the hot sun. Temperatures are not above normal for the area this summer. Took car to dealer (mileage 38,000). Problem replicated for dealer and service dept contacted vw of America (vwa) for assistance. Vwa contends that operation is within normal specs and that car is commanding the higher idle speed to bump up alternator output. Vwa states this is due to high summer temps although summer temps for the area are average this year. We and dealer are not satisfied with answer but vwa refuses to investigate further and closed the issue. Dealer reports another car of same make experiencing the same problem. This problem occurred on July 10, 2010.
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#7 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
There is an unsafe prolonged hesitation when depressing the accelerator pedal on the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3. 6 liter 4 motion. When depressing the accelerator pedal, nothing happens until you've depressed the pedal approx. 3/4 to an inch of pedal travel, then all of a sudden, the car lurches and accelerates at what feels like half to full throttle. It is a random hesitation, yet occurs at probably 30% of the time. It is most noticeable when starting from a stop, yet will happen on the highway, if accelerating to pass. This is a very dangerous malfunction. If this abrupt acceleration occurs in snowy or icy conditions, it could cause a loss of control. I have experienced several times, when I expected my car to move forward when I depressed the gas pedal, only to have it hesitate and nearly cause an accident. This car has a drive by wire accelerator, which I believe is a fairly recent design change. We have another car with the same type of system which does not do this. I have read 2 new car reviews that have mentioned this problem with this particular model. After taking delivery, I called to tell the service department of this problem. After trying to convince me that this was "normal", they took my car in to try to resolve the problem. It was there for 10 days, during which time 2 engineers came out from Volkswagen to look at the car. They agreed that there was something amiss, and felt that they needed a software update installed. There was not one available, and I was told on March 30th that it would be ready within 30 days. It has now been 3 months since then, and multiple phone calls later, a fix is still not ready. I have been told that it is ready, but waiting government approval, and then told that nothing is ready. No one at Volkswagen customer service has been able to give me an estimated time when my car can be repaired. There is really no "incident" to report, other than an unsafe malfunction which needs to be corrected. It was Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2006 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#8 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
VIN of the vehicle was WVWCU73C36_. 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3. 6l fwd automatic. Hesitation from a slow roll. When slowing but not stopping the car completely the car hesitated when the throttlewas applied. When throttle inputwas realized the car lurch ed forward unexpectedly. This appeared to be a combination of engine / transmission issue but may be more related to the transmission not being in the correct gear. Volkswagen issued a programming update for the ecu in oct 2006, which reduced, but did not eliminate the problem. The incident date really did not apply as this was a constant problem. It was Tuesday, June 20, 2006 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#9 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is WVWDU73C96_. 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3. 6l hesitated from a slow rolling. When slowing but not stopping the car completely, the car hesitated when the throttle was applied. When throttle input was realized the car may lurched forward unexpectedly. This appeared to be a combination engine / transmission issue, but may be more related to the transmission not being in the correct gear. Volkswagen issued a programming update for the ecu in October 2006 , which reduced, but did not eliminate the problem. The incident date really did not n apply as this was a constant problem. This issue happened on June 20, 2006.
#10 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Hard shift in 6 speed vw Passat2006 when you come to a stop from high speed 50-60)mph. It feels like sledge hammer hits the car. Vw says they don't have an answer for it and they are working on it. I don't feel safe driving it. Please help. It was Fri., Jun. 8, 2007 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#11 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this Passat is WVWAU73C86_. My 2006 Passat 3. 6 has shifting problems when down shifting from 2nd to 1st. . Car sounds like sledge hammer hitting under hood when down shifting. . This has happened 6 times now when coming to a stop from high speeds. . This will cause car to push forward when problems starts. . Could cause accident. It was 09/17/2007 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#12 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volkswagen Passat is WVWAU73C86_. My 2006 Passat 3. 6 has problems when pressing gas pedal. . Vehicle seems to have a delay when pushing peddle. . You can push pedal down 1/4 way before vehicle even jumps rpm's. . Vehicle will then just jump forward. . This has caused me to almost get into 3 or 4 accidents because I have pulled out and car just sits there then will just take off. . Vehicle was at dealership and had update done but this didn't help my problem. . Update caused me to now have same problem but also have shifting problem. . This problem occurred on Aug. 22, 2007.
#13 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. I bought a car brand new and ever since 1700 miles it's been having electrical problems. First it started with windows not wanting to roll up, they'd roll down first then up. My radio was stuck on loud and would not turn off or down or change radio stations. The parking brake (electrical) engaged on me while I was driving on the freeway, a hose came undone at 18k miles on the freeway and caused heavy convulsing. The steering wheel lock randomly had "errors", the airbag has "errors", the transmission downshifted very rough which made me jolt in the car and started making my neck sore. For every incident my car has been to the dealer to be fixed, they fix the problem and a new one happens a week later. I am a valet and other vw owners say the same things happen to their cars. So I know I have a legit complaint here. This automatic transmission problem happened on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
#14 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. I have a 2006 vw Passat 3. 6l. During the summer months or during hot days I turn on my a/c to high. When I do this occasionally, my cars engine will race and the rpm's will shoot up from about 600 to around 900-1000. This idle raise causes the car to surge forward thus making me the driver have to really push hard on the brake to stop the vehicle from moving forward. I understand that is what brakes are for, but I have almost been in 3 or 4 minor fender benders because of this. I am conscious of this on a daily basis in phoenix. I know others are having this problem and there is a recall out for some of the newer Passat vehicles, but none for my 2006. I must stress this happens all the time when the a/c is on high and during the hotter times of the year. This issue happened on May 1, 2008.
#15 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. The owner has a 2006 Volkswagen jetta. When idling on an incline, the vehicle lunges backwards several feet. The only way to stop the vehicle from rolling backwards is to apply excessive pressure to the accelerator pedal to offset the steady decline. The dealer stated that this was a common failure due to a potential design flaw with the combination manual and automatic transmission. A permanent remedy has not yet been discovered. The contact called the manufacturer and was referred to NHTSA. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 4 and current mileage was 40,000. It was Tue., May. 13, 2008 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#16 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. While driving approximately 30 to 35 mph on normal road conditions; proceeding from a traffic signal with pressure applied to the accelerator pedal there was no power. There were several attempts before the vehicle was able to resume normal operation. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 8,742. Updated 3/8/10 the consumer stated the vehicle would hesitate and then stall. The ignition was replaced as well. This automatic transmission issue occurred 10/13/2008.
#17 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. When braking or idle, my 2006 vw Passat (3. 6l) will idle at an increased rpm (just less than 1000, typically it is at 600-700 when running correctly). This will make the car difficult to brake and hold stopped and has almost resulted in a accident numerous times. The car will continue to idle at this higher rpm until you begin driving again and the problem will likely occur at the next traffic light. The only solution for when this happens is to put the car in neutral. It is very difficult to hold down the brake pedal under this increased engine idle and makes it difficult to bring the car to a stop. The problem seems to be extremely frequent when under hot temperatures or when the ac is being run. This has been ongoing for years but they have been unable to fix it. There are other reports of this happening from other drivers. This problem occurred on Jul. 12, 2010.
#18 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Volkswagen Passat. Vw, 2006 Passat, now has a "steering column defect" warning, and the car doesn't start. The car has 60,000 miles on it, and this started just after the 50,000 mile warranty expired. The car also stalls at high speed when this light comes on without warning, and can cause a serious accident. The car also has a problem with downshifting when on the highway, and slams into low gear as though the car hit something. The dealer cannot find the problem when the car is put on the diagnostic computer. I have read many other complaints on the internet about these same issues with the 2006 Passat, and found that the fix for the steering column alone costs between $1400 and $2000. Because this appears to be a factory defect, and it is a safety issue, I wanted to report it as such. Although there hasn't been an accident caused in my case, the potential for disaster is huge. I'm afraid to drive the car, because this is a recurring problem, and can happen at any time. This automatic transmission issue occurred Monday, April 5, 2010.
#19 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved was a 2005 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of the problem Passat is WVWAD63B65_. I currently lease a 2005 vw Passat. Warranty offered: 5 yr/ 50,000 mile. Approx. Nov 7, 2008 vehicle dashboard began to register "stop oil press low". Immediately pulled into closest gas station and purchased a synthetic oil for vw thinking this would solve the problem. On Nov 17, 2008 dashboard lit up again with same message and immediately brought vehicle into vista vw, pompano bch, florida. Was instructed that issue was possibly due to faulty oil pressure dip stick cylinder and need of oil change. (cylinder replaced and oil change completed) prior oil change was completed at vista vw pompano beach. Vw mechanic placed a clear oil change maint. Sticker with incorrect mileage due at next oil change. Oil change should have occurred at 38,000 miles vs. 45,000. Vista vw stated I would need to pay for a diagnostic test to be completed (approx $166. 00) as well as an hourly charge for labor (approx. $110 p/hr) not including any and all repair to be paid for upon completion. This due to warranty expired. Brought vehicle in at 792 miles over 50,000. Due to the expense that I would have incurred it was not feasible for me to go ahead and perform this diagnostic test hence causing me to leave no further choice but to decline service. I attempted to trade my Passat in early and release a new vehicle and was unsuccessful in doing so. Approximately 1 month later I was at gunther vw coconut creek and informed finance mgr that I now have an engine light on. I was told to try and drive the vehicle back home and see if the light goes out. That maybe it's a faulty sensor. Upon arrival at my residence the vehicle completely shut down and engine failed. The following day I had the vehicle towed to a mechanic. My mechanic stated that the approx. Cost for repair would be anywhere between $8,000 - $10,000. I immediately began research and found there is a lawsuit from the consumers of vw Passats in regard to this exact same mechanical issue & vw will not comply with this issue. It was Friday, November 7, 2008 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
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#20 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this vehicle was WVWVD63B44_. I have a 2004 vw Passat with a safety issue in transmission. When accelerating from a stop or low speed the car hesitates and then jumps. The problem is most severe in reverse gear. The dealership has no resolution. After changing multiple parts the problem still occurs. I have talked with other 2004 Passat and touareg owners and they have the same complaint, so it appears to be affecting more than a single vehicle. Can the NHTSA do somthing to help vw owners by forcing vw to acknowledge this issue and find a resolution before someone gets hurt. Right now their dealers and engineers do not have a fix!. The failure date was 02/10/04.
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#21 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWYH63B84_. I have a 2004 vw Passat with a safety issue in the transmission. When I accelerate at slow speeds it hesitates before taking off and then bam, it's like some one hit you in the back of the car and the car jumps in gear. It does not happen all the time. But the transmission seems real slow going into first gear and it does with a clunk. It was Wed., Apr. 7, 2004 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#22 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. 2004 Passat with 4wd, car jumps forward when coming to a halt, clearly a safety hazard but NHTSA seems unwilling to accept the complaint. I have entered it three times without it showing up on the list. I guess campaign money talks louder than consumers. The failure date was Saturday, Apr. 10, 2004.
#23 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The VIN of this Passat is WVWTH63B64_. When the vehicle was being slowed down the gears would slam into place. Also when trying to accelerate, the vehicle didnt respond immediately. This problem has occurred at least thirty times since buying the vehicle in March. The dealer is aware of the problem and vw America is working on a solution. This problem occurred on Mar. 31, 2004.
#24 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volkswagen Passat is WVWRH63B64_. I bought the car new in October 2003, I noticed intermittent jerking of the transmisssion especially when slowing, accelerating slightly and then coming to a stop. The jerking is surprising and uncomfortable, but has not yet caused an accident. I had the car into the dealer for 9 days in March. They were able to reproduce the problem ,but had no way to fix it. I have been told it was a software problem and that a fix would be available: first in may, then in June, and now still no fix. It was March 1, 2004 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#25 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was WVWYH63B84_. My transmission on a 2004 Passat wagon all wheel drive (v6) engine slips and startles me very frequently. When the vehicle is slowed down it bucks violently as if I was rear ended by another vehicle. So far, volkswagon gave me a replacement car (since it was a brand new car). However, the replacement car is doing the very same thing. This problem is potentially dangerous because it feels as if you're being rear ended. Also, it creates a potential danger on the roads. Volkswagon originally said it was the all wheel drive (but this is simply not the case). Now, they're saying the transmission needs to be "flashed"? I will be filing a lemon law complaint against the company. I fear that many other vehicles have the same problem and they're being ignored or swept under the carpet. I would really hope that someone in your organization would investigate this complaint and will bring this potentially serious problem to the attention of volkswagon. At at minimum perhaps, they should recall these vehicles and send out a notice to owners of this vehicle type. Please plead my cause with vigor and determination. Sincerely, david deboskey. The failure date was Feb. 22, 2004.
#26 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWYH63B34_. I own a 2004 vw Passat wagon v-6 and there is a problem with the transmission. The car bucks/jumps when decelerating into lower or accelerating into higher gear. It causes jerking of the vehicle at times. Dealer checked the car on two different occasions but claimed that it found nothing wrong when a systems checked was run. Dealer was unable to replicate the problem on a test ride. Contacted vw to no avail. The failure date was Jul. 3, 2004.
#27 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The VIN of this vehicle is WVWPD63B44_. When slowing down at traffic light car hesitated and then jerked foward, as if I had been hit from behind. It was enough to make my back and neck sore. I touched the accelerator pedal to give the car some gas and the engine freely revved, even thought the transmission indicated it was in 'drive'. The car has developed a hesitation to accelrate before the incident, and after. The car has also been showing signs of excessive fuel consumption. It was Tuesday, September 28, 2004 when this automatic transmission issue happened.
#28 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. Automatic transmission lurched on down shift when coming to a stop. While driving at any speed momentary hesitation particularly in an intersection. The dealership has inspected on several times and could not duplicate or correct the problem. Please provide further information. Dealership corrected the problem with vehicle and consumer wished to rescind report from complaint database. This automatic transmission issue occurred August 4, 2004.
#29 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car involved is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. While driving on the highway between 60-70 mph vehicle will down shift. When sitting in traffic vehicle will surge forward. Consumer was very concerned. Contacted the manufacturer. When driving 65 the vehicle will upshift or downshift on its own. This issue happened on Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2004.
#30 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle was a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. Just about evrery time I drive my car there seems to be a lurching in the transmission when I start driving and when I start to slow down(5-15mph). The dealer(cooley Mazda, vw in east greenbush,NY) said there was no problem, but after checking with your site I found out I wasn't alone. Any help would be great. It was Saturday, October 9, 2004 when this automatic transmission issue occurred.
#31 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. : the contact stated while driving various speeds, the automatic transmission had a sluggish response while shifting gears. Additionally, while driving uphill, the vehicle operated at a reduced speed. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was alerted. This automatic transmission issue occurred Dec. 5, 2006.
#32 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
The car is a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. My car, a 2004 vw Passat glx automatic, has had a transmission problem since the day I bought it, when the salesperson told me it just needed to adjust to my driving style. Months later, it was clear that it wasn't adjusting to my driving style. I took it in and it was "fixed. " about may or June of 2006, it began to experience problems again, e. G. , slamming, surging, delayed engagement, etc. I gave it some time, hoping it would "readjust," then took it in November of 2006, when the problems had become more acute. In a 4-5 minute test drive within a mile of the dealer, the most worrisome malfunctions could not be repeated. The service manager at the time said the minor issues were normal, and that I would have to "write a letter" to get the problem addressed. On Saturday, 2/3/07, a transmission surge propelled my car over a speed bump and into the concrete, causing what I presumed was an oil leak. This transmission issue presents obvious hazards to people, in addition to property. As of today (2/6/07), the dealer is requesting that I pay approximately $900 to fix the oil pan so they can drive the car and address the transmission malfunction. This issue happened on Saturday, February 3, 2007.
#33 - Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Volkswagen Passat
- the contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Passat. The contact stated that the heating seat malfunctioned. The heating coil burned a hole in the seat, and burned the contact's leg. The driver's front seat had a silver dollar size hole in it, with a wire sticking out of the seat. The vehicle's seat began smoking and she turned off the car immediately. The contact planned to take the vehicle to the dealer on 02-09-07. Also, the contact had a recurring problem with the transmission. The contact stated that usually when driving at 55 mph on the highway, and as she began braking the car jerked or threw the contact as if someone haad rear ended her. The contact stated that this happened at least once a week. She had taken the car to the dealer because they were not driving on the highway they were not able to duplicate the failure. In both instances neither weather nor speed were factors. The failure date was 01/07/07.
Other Power Train related problems of Volkswagen Passat:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Automatic Transmission problems||78|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||32|
|Power Train problems||32|
|Constant Velocity Joint problems||19|
|Axle Assembly problems||9|
|Manual Transmission problems||8|
|Transmission Failure problems||6|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||5|
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||4|
|Transmission Stuck In Gear problems||4|
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||3|
|Axle Shaft problems||3|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||3|
|Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch problems||2|