2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Recalls & Reliability
There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLINGRecall Date: 05/22/2008
Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.
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The Passat Wagon comes with a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Volkswagen also supports the Passat with free roadside assistance for four years, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and 12-year/unlimited distance corrosion protection.
Volkswagen has a problematic reliability record, but VW is trying to change this image. CNET reports, "The car feels well built, as if VW is seeking to combat past quality problems by overbuilding hinges and hatches. The hood and doors all close with a satisfying solidity, while plastic interior hatches and drawers also feel like they're in it for the long haul." However, regardless of VW's achievements in producing such a solid vehicle, most reviewers are still skeptical. notes, "Reliability's the question mark. The previous Passat shows up as the very worst among family cars in Consumer Reports magazine's predicted reliability chart. The '07 is a new design. That can be good, or it can be otherwise."
Warranty information last updated: 2/17/09