Great car, but with a major problem
Fuel pump has gone out three times.
My four-motion Passat is a pleasure to drive. It handles extremely well and is excellent in emergency situations. The all-wheel drive system is excellent. My one problem - and it's a big one - is with the fuel delivery system. At 25,000 miles the car died due, according to the dealership, because of a fuel relay failure. This was replaced under warranty. Then at 32,000 miles the car died again. This time - at my expense - the fuel pump was replaced. I now have 59,500 miles on the car and the fuel pump is whining horribly. It sounds like its time for a third failure. This seems to be ridiculous on a modern car with less than 60,000 miles. I am writing today in the hopes that others may share any information they may have regarding this issue. I would purchase another VW if I was sure this would not happen again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2004