1996 Volkswagen Passat

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1996 Volkswagen Passat Reliability Rating

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

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems Periodic problems on this vehicle are failure of the Mass Airflow Sensor and the Water Pump (on gasoline engines only). Failure of the Mass Airflow Sensor or the Ignition Switch can cause the vehicle to not start. The cost to repair the Mass Airflow Sensor is estimated at $378.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Water Pump on a 2.0L. engine is estimated at $115.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Water Pump on a 2.8L. engine is estimated at $87.00 for parts and $208.00 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.

Transmission & Driveline

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

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

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

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Ignition Switch. Failure of the Ignition Switch may cause the vehicle to not start. The cost to repair the Ignition Switch is estimated at $34.00 for parts and $136.50 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.

Accessories

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

Overall

4 out of 5 4 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.

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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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