2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 turbo petrol from North America
Well this one is utter rubbish. One guy with a 2014 Passat near me says the same of his
The car started having fuel problems at 81k, with frequent engine stops, even when on the freeway. The car is dangerous to drive. When the temperature is less than 5C, the car is fine. Otherwise the engine can cut out at any time (usually in a junction or center lane of the freeway).
It's had 4 new high pressure fuel pumps and 2 new low pressure fuel pumps, 1 new camshaft, new fuel pressure regulator, and all engine sensors had to be changed, new engine wiring loom, new relays for something, new key and ignition locks, and the steering column produces numerous faults. The list is endless and mostly not written here.
The car has spent 4 months out of the last 12 in service and is still not fixed. Both my local dealers have now declared "we can't fix this car".
So, I am now going to scrap a beautiful looking car in great physical condition because I don't trust the dealers not to sell it on unfixed and have it kill someone.
Apart from this huge issue, generally the car has proved to be very unreliable, with poor build quality and numerous stupid design faults (such as the water pouring into the trunk when you open it).
In short the car is over engineered junk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th September, 2015
25th Sep 2015, 15:01
Amazing, all the bad reviews for VWs on this site seem to come from the USA. Here in the UK they are known to be reliable cars, despite the recent scandal regarding emissions. I had 2 Passats back in the day (90s models); all were bullet proof reliable and did me over 200,000 miles without serious issue. I dunno, maybe VW really has been cost cutting across the entire model range in the last 15 years or so. But then over here in the UK, the 2000 onward Passat models also have a good reliability record, so who knows, maybe you just got unlucky? Or maybe they are built elsewhere other than Germany for the USA market, in fact I think they are built in Brazil for the USA market, but I could be wrong. But surely they still have quality control in this day and age?