There are 169 owner complaints spread out over 6 years, but the most belong to the 2013.
This generation ranks 38th in reliability out of 43 overall Volkswagen generations.
This generation has been recalled 22 times. It's also part of 9 investigations and has 404 TSBs.
- AC / heater heater doesn't work in the 2012 Passat at 17325 miles
- engine turbocharger failed in the 2012 Passat at 82000 miles
- transmission vibrating and gears slippage in the 2012 Passat at 40767 miles
- AC / heater A/C blowing hot air in the 2013 Passat at 54055 miles
- steering whining, whirring noise when steering in the 2014 Passat at 60000 miles
- electrical fluid migration into electrical system in the 2013 Passat at 60000 miles