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6th Generation Volkswagen Passat Problems

The Passat's 6th generation runs from 2012 to 2017 and has generated 177 complaints on CarComplaints.com. Collectively, this generation has a 15.08 PainRank™ which ranks 51st in reliability out of 56 generations.

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Problem Areas Between the 2012 and 2017 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.

What's Breaking in This Passat Generation?

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Worst Complaints for this Generation

Let's take a look at the most common Passat complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.