What Passat Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 35 4 239 16.64
2009 21 4 224 10.58
2008 27 4 213 16.48
2007 28 6 197 22.1
2006 103 6 212 33.84

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