The Volkswagen B6 Passat, 2005-2010, offered in sedan, wagon and coupe body styles, was noticed for its balance between sophistication and affordability. Many owners enjoy this VW as an ideal large family car. There are, however, a few common problems with this German vehicle. These include the following:
Cam Follower Flaw: Some owners have complained of what feels like a “fuel cut” when they press the gas. The Passat is sluggish and doesn’t respond quickly. This could be an indication of cam follower issues (which were part of a recall) or another malfunction, such as spark plug or coil pack failures.
Steering Column Failures: Certain drivers have reported error messages regarding the steering in the Passat. Sometimes the car won’t start until the driver holds the wheel in one direction and jiggles the key. In other cases, the handling will be unresponsive. All could be related to steering column failures.
Injector Problems in 2.0 Diesels: If your B6 is a 2.0 diesel and it dies suddenly while you are driving, the issue could be faulty injectors. Due to the associated safety hazards, this is one of the more serious issues reported by Passat owners.
Key Fob Problem: Owners have reported having difficulties locking and/or unlocking their doors. Sometimes it takes multiple attempts. This could be attributed to age, but in many cases it even happens in newer Passats.
e-Brake Parking Failure: Drivers might be unable to engage the parking brake, particularly in cold weather. This is one of the most frequent issues in the Passat.
To resolve these common problems, contact a nearby German auto repair shop. They will be able to troubleshoot and successfully repair these issues. They are passionate about German imports and will be happy to help you with your Volkswagen.
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