What Wrong with the Passat Generation 4 (1998—2005)?

It ranks 36th in reliability out of 38 generations.

Most Common Problems

Compare Year-to-Year

Year PainRank™ Problems Most Problematic
2005 22.23 32 engine problems »
2004 19.94 55 engine issues »
2003 40.65 188 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 »