Fuel Injector Problems of Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat owners have reported 9 problems related to fuel injector (under the gasoline fuel system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volkswagen Passat based on all problems reported for the Passat.

car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 1
Failure Date: 09/30/2010

Started vehicle in normal fasion, noticed large amount of vibration from engine compartment, check engine light came on. Upon acceleration, vehicle hesitates drasticaly. Took to vw service center and they ran diagnostics. 3 fault codes - po300 multiple cylinder misfire detected, po304 cylinder 4 misfire detected, p3073 throttle transfer pump electrical malfunction in circuit. Vw service center swapped ignition coils and plugs - duplicated faults. They wanted to put in new injectors, exhaust lifters, exhaust rockers and fuel pump control module for $1800. 00 - and since they were already in there, they wanted to replace timing belt, tensioner, and water pump for another $340. 00 I was told that if I don't mind the bad performance/hesitation then it won't hurt the engine any more then it already is. This is a 2006 vw Passat 2. 0t lux with 80,000 miles. Crazy that all these problem occur just after the 75,000 wanantee was up.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2002 Volkswagen Passat 2
Failure Date: 08/11/2009

I put gasoline in my car. I began smelling gasoline and noticed the fuel meter hadn't registered the increase in fuel. I was stopped at a stop light at this point. I heard a big boom and then people around me were shouting at me to "get out of the car". I looked to the right and noticed flames shooting up the right side of the car. I jumped out of the drivers seat to safety. A good samaritan was able to grab a fire extinguisher from a near by business; and another person came running out of a nearby business with another and the were able to extinguish the fire. The flames were primarily under the vehicle and toward the passenger side. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene. Made sure fire was completely out; then pushed car to safety. A tow truck was called, as my car was completely un-drivable (all the belts, hoses were melted, including the brake cable). The tow truck driver (also a mechanic) told me that the fuel injector had exploded. He then said it was a defect; a manufacturer issue.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3
Failure Date: 04/01/2006

My vehicle went into the shop (star motor) April 1, 2008 for an engine light indicator. I was told the fuel pump and cam shaft were bad. They were replaced and I got my car back on April 16, 2008. On may 17, the light came back on and I had to take it back to the shop. They replaced the coils (not sure what these are). On may 18, 2008, the engine light came back on and I had to take it back to the shop. They informed me that the cylinder head needed to be replaced because the compression was not good in cylinder #'s 1 and 3. They decided to flush the turbo/injector system and time the vehicle. I got the car back (not sure of the date). On may 5, 2008, the engine light came back on and I had to take it back in. When put on the computer, I was told that the light indicated and read a cam shaft/misfire 3. Months earlier, when the engine light first came on, we called in to star motor and my husband was told that "as long as the light wasn't flashing, it was okay. " I told this to star motor on may 18, 2008, and gail told me that is correct. That is what they have been told at the home office. Obviously, that is not the case. As soon as the engine light started flashing, we called and set up an appointment within 3 weeks. The flashing was very intermittent (flashed maybe once or twice a day). My car is still not fixed and star motor does not appear to know what the true problem is. I was told that the Volkswagen home office discussed my car in a classroom setting and they are merely able to guess what the problem is. This is a high end car; 2006 Volkswagen Passat, and these types of problems should not be occurring; fuel pump, cam shaft (twice), etc. Star is trying to work with us. They have even given us loaners to drive, but Volkswagen is not willing to help at all. I have been doing research online and have found that these types of problems are far reaching and not simply ours.

car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2003 Volkswagen Passat 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2004

2003 Volkswagen Passat w6 2. 8l car will not start or fails to run properly due to ignition misfire or excessive fuel flooding engine. Volkswagen will not repair. Car has been seviced with the best synthetic lubricants and has had extremely good care. The dealership told us the reason the car would not run was because the oil needed changing due to it being loaded with gasoline. The oil had been checked 3 days prior to the incidents and was at satisfactory levels and clean. The car had 6700 miles on the synthetic oil change and was not due for a 3rd oil change. The car has 11813 miles on it. The recommended oil change interval by the dealer was 10000 miles on the synthetic oil. If the car is failing to run and has allows severe gasoline contamination of the oil there are major problems. There seems to be many complaints regarding the reliability of these cars available through other web sites. The engine failing to maintain operation or misfiring while on the highway or if it fails to operate in an unsafe environment proves this vehicle to be a failure in engineering, and reliability.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat 5
Failure Date: 10/22/2003

When the vehicle stopped at a stop sign or a traffic light, it stalled. The problem was diagnosed as a secondary air injector valve. The vehicle experienced a rough idle. The valve was replaced, but the vehicle still idled rough. The check engine light was intermittent prior to repair.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat 6
Failure Date: 06/15/2003

Apparently the fuel injectors in my 2000 vw Passat wagon 4motion are defective. The car has 63,000 miles. Starting and idling problems led to the discovery of excess carbon build-up in the valves and the failure of the combination valve. This valve cost me about $400 to replace. Vw says the fuel injectors should be replaced because they are a certain color (of manufacture), implying they are defective. Replacing them will cost me about $600, or about $1000 for everything.

car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 2000 Volkswagen Passat 7
Failure Date: 03/28/2003

Our Volkswagen dealer (martens Volkswagen) was initially contacted for service when an engine light came on my 2000 Passat GLS wagon that said "emissions workshop". They said they couldn't take a look at the car for about two weeks because it wasn't a serious problem and we should just keep driving it. After a few more days of driving the car, we smelled gasoline fumes coming from the engine compartment (while driving, not while starting). We then insisted that martens look at the problem immediately. The mechanic said that all four fuel injectors were leaking fuel through the side of the injectors into the engine compartment and needed replacing. He claimed that something in the gasoline was melting the seals. The car has only 33,421 miles on it. It has had regular service at Volkswagen dealers and was only filled up with 93 octane gasoline bought in the us as required by Volkswagen. In addition we have never used any fuel additives. I believe that these fuel injectors are defective and there may be many other people who are also being told to continue to drive with the engine light on who may in fact have gasoline leaking into the engine compartment due to leaking injectors. Therefore we recommend that NHTSA investigate if a safety recall is needed to prevent engine fires that might result from defective fuel injectors in this model Volkswagen.

car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 1996 Volkswagen Passat 8
Failure Date: 02/13/1997

Engine stalls suddenly and without warning.

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car image   Fuel Injector problem of the 1998 Volkswagen Passat 9

The engine started vibrating and the engine light came on, consumer found out that the fuel injector coil needed to be replaced. Nlm.

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