Tire Pressure Monitoring System Problems of Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat owners have reported 5 problems related to tire pressure monitoring system (under the tire 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   Tire Pressure Monitoring System problem of the 2013 Volkswagen Passat 1
Failure Date: 07/13/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle is equipped with hankook optimo h426 tires, size 215/55r17 (na). The contact stated that the tire pressure monitoring system indicator illuminated and there was a bubble in the sidewall of the front driver side tire. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate tire and vehicle failure mileage was 19,727.

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car image   Tire Pressure Monitoring System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat 2
Failure Date: 10/30/2012

We purchased our 2007 Passat 3. 6l 4-motion wagon and had issues with the airbags from day 1 (literally), and had the dealership replace the sensors under both seats within the first three days. Within a month, we began having issues with the tire pressure monitoring system. New tires fixed the tpms issue for about a week, then we began having issues again. A year after we bought the car, my wife had an accident (rear-ended someone), and the airbag did not deploy. We had to have the entire front-end repaired - $10,237 worth of repairs. After the repairs were completed, there was so much external noise than there was before the accident. Over the next 8 months, we began having issues with the check engine light coming on (and staying on). When the car shut off one day, right in the middle of (busy) traffic, I took it back to the repair shop to have them look at it. They took our 2007 Passat to the vw dealership, which made a blanket statement that none of the existing issues were related to the wreck. Therefore, the repair shop would not do anything more to fix the car, and since the car was no longer under warranty, the dealership would not cover the repairs either. On October 29, 2012, 14 months after the accident, the check engine light came on again, as it had many times before. However, on October 30, 2012, the engine died completely. We've since discovered that the bearings are completely gone and were told it will cost us $7,000 to replace the engine. But that still doesn't include repairs to the previously existing issues with the tpsm or the airbag.

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car image   Tire Pressure Monitoring System problem of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat 3
Failure Date: 08/08/2010

2007 Volkswagen Passat 4motion. Low tire pressure warning. This car has been in two dealers service centers to have this issue resolved over the last two years. A month ago it was repaired and lasted one block. I have asked the dealer and the manufacturer to contact me to get this resolved. I have not recieved any contact from either. I feel that since this is a federal mandate it should have been repaired under the manufacturers warranty. It was not.

car image   Tire Pressure Monitoring System problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 4
Failure Date: 02/15/2010

I am a phd computer scientist and my vw's computer control module spontaneously changed its setting. A vw dealer technician documented the change, and reset the parameter to factory settings. I replaced all 4 tires on my car at costco. When I started my car, the "low tire pressure" warning light lit. I reported this to the costco employee who had done the work. He checked the factory settings by the driver's door, and made sure all tires were set to that pressure, 35 lbs. The warning light went on every time I drove. I scheduled a regular service appointment with a vw dealer. The technical found that the control unit's setting had changed to 100101 from 100100. He reset the parameter, and the start-up warning stopped.

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car image   Tire Pressure Monitoring System problem of the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 5
Failure Date: 04/13/2007

¿07/19/2006: purchased a brand new 2006 Volkswagen Passat 04/13/2007: radio will not eject cd- the stereo system had to be replaced due to faulty radio 12/06/2007: car will not start called tow company, upon arrival checked battery and it was not the problem; tow company could not get the car to start; car was towed to lasher Volkswagen 12/14/2007: car will not start again, same issue as before on 12/06/2007; called the tow company and had it towed to lasher dealership; after numerous calls back and forth, vw dealership and manufacturer cannot figure out the problem nor have they fixed the vehicle yet 01/12/picked up the vehicle from lasher vw seemed to work okay 01/14/while driving home from work, door locks began to unlock and lock by themselves and while driving on the freeway; also, suddenly light indicators (blinkers) did not work, high beams did not work, windshield wipers did not work, steering wheel indicator light came on, tire pressure light came on, cruise control light came on; this was an extremely dangerous situation 01/17/while driving to berkeley, on the freeway, the blinkers stopped working, and could not get the windshield wipers to work; locks began to lock and unlock while driving; telephone call again, to lasher vw to express great concern and worried about being stranded; was told to bring it in on Friday 01/1/08 at 7:30 am; once we arrived in berkeley, we parked the car and turned off the ignition the radio was still on and the headlights did not shut off; we started up the car again and the same thing happened; when locking the car with the alarm, the doors locked but the alarm did not turn on; lights remained on for about 20 minutes, fearing that the battery would run low and we would be stranded 08/05/took the car to elk grove vw and told that warranty will not cover any of the repairs 10/24/09-12/14/the car has not been able to start since 10/23/09 and sitting in our garage & now at neillo vw.

Other Common Tire related problems of Volkswagen Passat

Problem Category Number of Problems
Tire problems
Tire Blowout problems
Tire Sidewall problems
Tire Tread/belt problems
Tire Pressure Monitoring System problems
Tire Valve problems
Tire Bubble problems
Spare Tire problems
Tire Bulge problems

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