2009 VW Passat Won’t Start

Asked by Nov 29, 2017 at 08:18 PM about the 2009 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

60k miles, premium fuel.
Engine light came on so parked it for a week at home over
thanksgiving. We topped up the oil as it was pretty low. It
did start ok, but I didn’t run it long. Now Push key started
tries to start it but it won’t turn over. Primes but no
Any ideas what’s most likely?

2 Answers


Whatever the stored code is should be able to point you in the right direction but the 3 things that first come to mind are coil pack/ ignition control module, crankshaft position sensor and fuel filter


right , start with the code , get the definition ,, sounds like you took a trip low on oil , engines don't like that and it's letting you know , may be some kind of limp mode . plus being parked for a week power is still "stored " and eventually the batt can go dead .Batts don't like being low

Your Answer:

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Chrisand Edwards
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
521 Great Deals out of 37,825 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Accord
855 Great Deals out of 83,539 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen CC
73 Great Deals out of 2,434 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Camry
883 Great Deals out of 68,182 listings starting at $1,400
Used Audi A4
143 Great Deals out of 7,876 listings starting at $1,600
Used BMW 3 Series
909 Great Deals out of 30,100 listings starting at $1,795
Used Honda Civic
608 Great Deals out of 38,665 listings starting at $940
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
186 Great Deals out of 16,841 listings starting at $3,500
Used Nissan Altima
948 Great Deals out of 49,870 listings starting at $800
Used Volkswagen GTI
116 Great Deals out of 5,399 listings starting at $2,499
Used Hyundai Sonata
543 Great Deals out of 47,692 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Golf
111 Great Deals out of 4,107 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Malibu
670 Great Deals out of 57,009 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford Fusion
768 Great Deals out of 54,578 listings starting at $1,088
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
616 Great Deals out of 23,524 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars for Sale

2018 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 7,127 listings starting at $15,860
2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 1,528 listings starting at $8,500
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 761 listings starting at $8,990
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
100 Great Deals out of 3,309 listings starting at $5,999
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 1,340 listings starting at $6,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.