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No Power Lock Or Power Windows But Dash Lights Come On
I have a 1999 Volkswagen Passat it started one morning then I shut it off and went to leave and it would not crank over. Dash lights come on but no power to the windows or power lock. Charged the ...
Stop! Oil Pressure Low
Our 2004 VW passat keeps saying STOP! Oil pressure low! We've had this looked at multiple times and the mechanics can't find any reason for the cause of this. They have replaced a few things and i...
Have 2.5 Engine In 2013 Passat I Just Bought And Similar Light Of Above But...
Have 2.5 engine in 2013 Passat I just bought and similar light of above but manual says "may be" low fluid; finding appearance of brake fluid reservoir cap, I realized that a basic of regular mainte...
09 Passat Tsi
White smoke with gas smell, very rough idle, ECP light has come on. I am aware that I need a pcv valve and coil pack. But I don't believe this is the cause of this problem. Thoughts?
Car Wont Start Just Clicking Sound
Last week the car broke down just as getting off hiway.after it wouldn't start so i jumped it git jt home thought it was battery brought new one.drove it for 4 hours again broke down the abs lite ...
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Volkswagen Passat Overview
Although the Volkswagen Passat was introduced by the German automaker in 1973, it was initially known in North America by other names, including the Dasher and the Quantum. It wasn't until 1990 that the car was officially dubbed the Passat, which is a name derived from the German word for "trade wind." By that time, the Passat had grown from a compact into a mid-size family car, and would be offered over the following years as both a four-door sedan and a wagon.
The 1990 version of the Passat, available in a single trim level called the GL, was powered by a 2.0-liter, 134-hp 4-cylinder engine. The Passat came with a minimal list of standard features, including air conditioning, a rear-window defroster, power disc brakes, a tilt steering wheel, bucket seats, and 14-inch wheels. Options included power windows, power door locks, leather seats, a sunroof, and anti-lock brakes.
In the years that followed, the Passat would receive a number of makeovers, and would continue to be stretched and widened. Engines would also receive bumps in horsepower, and the list of standard features would continue to grow as Volkswagen borrowed elements from the Audi (which was owned by the automaker) and dropped them into the Passat.
The 2007 Volkswagen Passat has come a long way from that first model in 1973. The base engine is now a fuel-efficient 200-hp 4-cylinder, while a 3.6-liter, 280-hp V6 is also available. The list of the car's technical innovations includes electronic braking assistance, which provides acoustic signals to help you park in tight spaces, and a hydraulic brake assist system that stops the car quicker in an emergency.
Inside, the innovations are just as cool, and include an electronic parking brake operated by a button on the dash, and an integrated umbrella holder in the driver's-side door. Such options as 12-way power seats, a DVD navigation system, and a Dynaudio premium 600-watt audio system are also available, making the Passat a truly competitive and innovative mid-size family car.