The 6th generation of the Passat has a cumulative PainRank™ of 15.26. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2012–2017 Passat model years have sent in 187 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (18%) followed by the engine (11%) and the electrical (10%).