1993 Volkswagen Passat

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1993 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine Control Module (ECM), the Fuel Distributor and the Fuel Pump. Failures of the ECM and the Fuel Distributor apply to the 2.0L engine only. Failure of the Fuel Distributor or Fuel Pump will prevent the vehicle from starting. The cost to repair the ECM is estimated at $592.50 for parts and $26.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Fuel Distributor is estimated at $746.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Fuel Pump is estimated at $237.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Transmission Control Module (TCM). Failure of the TCM applies to (Automatic Transmission vehicles) only. The cost to repair the TCM is estimated at $411.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Blower Resistor Pack.The cost to repair the Blower Resistor Pack is estimated at $25.70 for parts and $45.50 for labor.This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-3 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant may be possible, at an average cost of about $200.00-$700.00 parts and labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Neutral Safety Switch and the Anti-Theft Alarm Module. Either one of these failures will prevent the vehicle from starting.The cost to repair the Neutral Safety Switch is estimated at $114.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Anti-Theft Alarm Module is estimated at $191.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Instrument Panel (IP) Voltage Stabilizer. The cost to repair the IP Voltage Stabilizer is estimated at $13.25 for parts and $45.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

When considering this vehicle for purchase, be sure to check the following:

  • Fuel Distributor
  • ECM
Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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