3rd Generation Volkswagen Passat Problems
The Passat's 3rd generation runs from 1990 to 1997 and has generated 11 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 0.3 PainRank™ which ranks 11th in reliability out of 56 generations.
Shopping for a Volkswagen? This generation is generally a good bet .
Problem Areas Between the 1990 and 1997 Model Years
So what are most of the complaints about? Let's take a look at specific areas that have generated the most complaints. This should give you a good idea about general trouble-spots.