Specific auto brands and models are known to have certain issues apart from the typical wear and tear. Volkswagen is no exception, which is why it’s important that you are privy to common problems that other owners may have had. Here’s a list of four common Volkswagen problems for the Jetta and Passat that have been reported by several owners.
1. 2013 Jetta Hybrid
The check engine light is known to go on for 2013 Hybrid Jetta models. This has especially been the case for those that are still fairly new with no more than a few thousand miles on the odometer. In any case, bring the vehicle to a VW & Audi service if the light goes on.
2. 2004 Passat
Owners of this model have reported coil failure especially when the vehicle reaches around 75,000 miles. The coil supplies power to the spark plug, and a faulty coil can result in stalling and low engine power.
3. 2006 Jetta
When it reaches around 100,000 miles, the 2006 Jetta’s airbag malfunction light has been known to light up and stay on. This is obviously a serious safety issue, so be sure to have the problem looked at by a VW & Audi Repair shop. Keep in mind that you can be fined if you are pulled over and the police officer notices the airbag light is on. That’s something to consider.
The 2006 Jetta is also known for another problem besides a faulty airbag light. It also reportedly has electrical problems, which also occur at around the 100,000-mile mark.
4. 2000 Passat
The 2000 Passat is known to experience engine failure due to sludge buildup. The problem is usually noticed between the 70,000 and 90,000-mile mark.
Address the Common Volkswagen Problems at Buttera Motors
Just be mindful of the problems listed if you happen to drive one of the mentioned models. If such problems are detected, then immediately bring it to Buttera Motors. Our crew can provide additional tips on how to better care for your German-made automobile. The common Volkswagen problems listed are not a cause for alarm; it just means you should be more observant and only trust VW repair professionals.
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Edited by Justin Vorhees