2000 Volkswagen Passat from North America
2OOO VW Passats are a pain in the butt
Emissions Workshop light will not go off. Thank goodness I bought an extended warranty which cost $1500.00 but will not cover any emissions problems. Its been in and out of the dealer over 5 times.. SOOOO sick of it. Was told OS sensor went out, but when the battery failed and a new one was installed the check engine light and emissions workshop light went off... Don't BUY 2000 VW Volkswagen they are a pain in the butt. Customer care won't do anything, but say "I'm sorry this is happening to you" but will not offer any solutions! this is so frustrating. AC takes forever to cool as well and the dealer claims they already fixed the problem.
Don't BUY VW!!! ANd someone please let me know of any lawsuits that are going on against VW passats 2000, regarding the Emissions workshop problems. ITs ridiculous how much these cars cost while the manufacturer won't back these problems up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd July, 2005
2nd Mar 2010, 20:17
I have to say, these comments could have been written by me! I had to deal with that infernal Check Engine Light and EMC light for months at a time. When they first went on, I was so panicked because this was a new car and I'd never had a "computerized" car before. So I rushed to the dealer, only to watch them plug some contraption into a space under the steering wheel and cancel out some message in the "electronic" brain of the car. After a few rounds of this over the years, I became desensitized to the warnings, but they were still annoying. EVERY time you get in the car, the flashing light, the ting-ting of the audible warning. GRR!