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2012 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV

2012 Volkswagen Passat
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sdn, Mid-Size
21 (Est) mpg city / 32 (Est) mpg hwy
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September 3, 2012, 9:15 am

Andrea A

Question: should'nt there be antifreeze in the reservoir?

When I noticed there was no antifreeze in the reservoir I added some to the reservoir. Two days later some of it it leaked out after driving the kids to school. After checking under the hood there was still some antifreeze in the reservoir so I drove home (less than 1 mile). No warning lights came on and the temp gauge stayed in the middle as it always does. After I got home the rest of the antifreeze leaked out and the reservoir was completely empty again. What could be the problem. I'm afraid to drive it to the mechanic for fear of overheating and damaging the engine. What could be the problem?

September 6, 2012, 10:30 pm

Richard W
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You have a coolant leak some where in the system. Where that is I don't know. You need a pressure test the system.

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