2003 Passat Rough Idle and not accelerating?

Asked by Jun 12, 2017 at 09:44 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just purchased a 2003 Passat 3.0 runs rough and after it warms up it almost
sounds like a diesel. Also when you try to accelerate it starts to knoick if it
doesn't die altogether...

1 Answer

10,535

if this has the 3.0 engine I would try checking all the crank case hoses one is likely cracked or broken. I would regardless replace these asap tho since they are likely due to crack or are cloged if they are the orignal hoses for the car.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,360
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,280
  • #3
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
602 Great Deals out of 34,792 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
1,041 Great Deals out of 58,767 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Camry
932 Great Deals out of 81,452 listings starting at $1,395
Used BMW 3 Series
1,089 Great Deals out of 33,465 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
284 Great Deals out of 11,973 listings starting at $199
Used Nissan Altima
1,000 Great Deals out of 78,291 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
766 Great Deals out of 69,788 listings starting at $1,499
Used Hyundai Sonata
721 Great Deals out of 50,708 listings starting at $500
Used Volkswagen GTI
144 Great Deals out of 8,174 listings starting at $2,100
Used Volkswagen Golf
103 Great Deals out of 4,887 listings starting at $2,250
Used Volkswagen Touareg
68 Great Deals out of 2,510 listings starting at $2,992
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
722 Great Deals out of 28,281 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 7,483 listings starting at $12,994
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,394 listings starting at $9,991
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,733 listings starting at $8,799
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 2,094 listings starting at $6,499
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 1,840 listings starting at $5,950

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.