5th Generation (2006—2010) Passat Problems

Passat owners with a 2006—2010 model year have the most problems with the engine (35%), electrical (11%), and the fuel system (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Car Wouldn\'t Start 11 complaints at an average of 76,664 miles in the 2006 Volkswagen Passat.
  2. Timing Chain Failure 3 complaints at an average of 97,567 miles in the 2007 Volkswagen Passat.
  3. Injectors Failure 2 complaints at an average of 43,412 miles in the 2007 Volkswagen Passat.

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 34 4 218 17.08
2009 20 4 210 10.15
2008 27 4 193 16.52
2007 28 6 188 22.14
2006 103 6 202 33.9

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