Volkswagen has been producing quality, affordable midsize sedans for quite some time. The Passat B7 is one of their more popular models. Originally knows as the NMS, which short for New Midsize Sedan, the B7 is more affordable than its B6 predecessor. Passat drivers are generally pleased with the look and performance of their vehicles, however, some have had issues with the car's window regulators.
If you are experiencing problems with your power windows not operating properly, certain parts, or perhaps the motor itself, may need to be replaced. VW has acknowledged problems with the front door window mechanism. In the past they have redesigned the parts and made them standard in their vehicles the produced thereafter. The regulating clip has been known to fail in other VW models as well. The Jetta and Golf models have also experienced this problem.
Whether you are experiencing this problem due to a faulty part or a more general failure of the motor, you will want to address this issue as this can greatly affect your driving comfort, especially when the weather starts warming up but it's still too soon to run the AC.
If you are a customer who has Volkswagen's carefree maintenance plan, you are either covered for a period of 3 years and 36,000 miles or 2 years and 24,000 miles. If you do not have this plan, or if your carefree maintenance plan has expired, you can still save money by taking your Passat to a local Volkswagen service expert for a diagnosis and repair.
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