2004 Volkswagen Passat

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2004 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 Water Pump, the In-Tank Fuel Pump, and the Engine Vacuum Hoses. Failure of the Water Pump may cause the engine to stall. Failure of the In-Tank Fuel Pump may prevent the vehicle from starting. Failure of the In-Tank Fuel Pump applies only to the diesel engine with the in-tank pump type fuel system. The cost to replace the Water Pump is estimated at $90.00 for parts and $208.00 for labor on the 4 cylinder engine and $170.00 for parts and $340.00 for labor on the 6 cylinder engine. The cost to replace the In-Tank Fuel Pump is estimated at $300.00 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Engine Vacuum Hoses is estimated at $25.00 for parts and $60.00 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

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of one or both of the Front Outer CV Joint Boots. The cost to repair one of the Front Outer CV Joint Boots is estimated at $52.00 for parts and $117.00 for labor. The cost to repair both Front Outer CV Joint Boots is estimated at $104.00 for parts and $149.50 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

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

Starting & Charging

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

Accessories

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Convenience Central Control Unit. The cost to repair the Convenience Central Control Unit is estimated at $290.00 for parts and $65.00 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.

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.

Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 2002 2003 2004 2005
Engine Significant Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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