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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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do I need a vw mechanic for changig tires?
or can it be any type of car mechanic?
Asked by Zarbang M December 3, 2014, 7:23 am 1 reply
Coolant loss and overheat after 20 Minutes of driving
my car is normal for the first 20 minutes then the coolant level start getting low and over-pressure occurs in the coolant system so the coolant tank valve opens and throw some coo...
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Control Arm Bushings
I have a 2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon with 134,000 miles. I was recently told that my top and bottom control arm bushings are broken. I understand that it will impact the quality ...
Asked by Jonathan H November 23, 2014, 5:25 pm 1 reply
New Alternator too hot?
Hello, My sister's Passat recently experienced a problem where it would shut down and give a "alternator workshop" warning light on the dash after running the car. So I had it to...
Asked by Alex B November 23, 2014, 9:38 am 0 reply
Inspect light comes on the message board
Right when I start my car for about 5 seconds the inspect light comes on and was just wondering how to turn it off or what should I inspect?
Asked by Peter R November 4, 2014, 10:20 am 1 reply
my car wont start
i ran the code and it came up p0011. i dont wanna buy the part if its not the right one. i came up to a stop sign and the gas stopped working then the break went so i threw it in p...
Asked by Erin H November 3, 2014, 8:00 am 1 reply
Question about 40000 Mile Maintenance
Hi, I have a question regarding routine maintenance. I recently purchased a used car from a dealer which had over 35000 miles on it. I know that service should be performed at 4000...
Asked by Dana A November 5, 2014, 4:49 pm 0 reply
Clutch engagement
I have a 99 VW Passat 1.8 manual. My clutch pedal was on the floor and I changed the clutch master cylinder. I replaced brake reservoir with new fluid and bled the clutch master/...
Asked by Tyrone M November 3, 2014, 2:52 pm 0 reply
Need exhuast for 2014 volkswagon passat se 2.5L
would another year exhuast fit this car? cant find a cat back exhuast. i cant do any cutting and wielding
Asked by Matt F October 29, 2014, 9:12 am 0 reply
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