The Generation 4 Passat spans the 1998—2005 model years.

It ranks 37th in reliability out of 38 generations.

What Breaks the Most in This Generation?

Compare Year-to-Year

Year PainRank™ Problems Most Problematic
2005 21.38 30 engine problems »
2004 20.58 54 engine issues »
2003 40.93 187 engine complaints »
2002 32.5 111 engine problems »
2001 12.53 38 engine issues »
2000 17.45 38 engine complaints »
1999 3.48 12 electrical problems »
1998 5.08 5 engine issues »