Safety Ratings
2003 Volkswagen Passat
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Number of Recalls5
Number of Complaints562
Number of Investigations6
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Volkswagen Passat vehicles

2003 Volkswagen Passat (4/7/2008)  

Campaign Number: 08V156000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 412,000 MY 1999-2005 PASSAT (5TH GENERATION) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND PRODUCED AFTER JUNE 14, 1999. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELD THAT CAN BECOME DAMAGED. IN ADDITION, AFFECTED VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY HAVE A FUEL LINE (1.8T ENGINES ONLY) OR FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE (4MOTION/ALL WHEEL DRIVE ONLY) THAT CAN LEAK DUE TO FRACTURE.

Defect: A HEAT SHIELD THAT MAY CONTACT THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE. IN ADDITION, A FUEL LEAK FROM A FUEL LINE OR FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CAN LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL ADDITIONAL UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELDS ON VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS TO COVER THE POSSIBLY DAMAGED AREAS AND FLASH ALL 1.8T ENGINES WITH A PRECAUTIONARY SOFTWARE UPDATE. DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT AND ADJUST THE FUEL LINE ROUTING ON 1.8T VEHICLES AND THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE ON 4MOTION/ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES, AND REPLACE COMPONENTS IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

2003 Volkswagen Passat (8/28/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V375000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L TURBO, 2.8L V6, OR 3.0L ENGINES, A CHANGE IN THE ELECTRICAL MOTOR COMPONENTS IN THE FUEL PUMP CAN LEAD TO AN INOPERATIVE FUEL PUMP AND, ULTIMATELY, STOPPAGE OF FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE CAUSING IT TO STALL.

Defect: IF FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE IS INTERRUPTED, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING AND THUS PRESENT A POTENTIAL RISK OF CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 28, 20007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-222-8987 OR AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. THIS RECALL IS A SUPPLEMENT TO A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN (PLEASE SEE 06V017).

2003 Volkswagen Passat (2/20/2007)  

Campaign Number: 07V063000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

Defect: THE BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR REMAIN ON. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PROPER SIGNAL WHEN BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 27, 2007, AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN SEVERAL STAGGERED MAILINGS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 21, 2007. VEHICLES WITHIN THE MAKE, MODEL, AND MODEL YEAR OF THIS POPULATION MAY BE INVOLVED IN EITHER THIS RECALL OR 06V-183, BUT NOT BOTH. THE REMEDY IS THE SAME FOR EACH RECALL. VOLKSWAGEN DEALERS WILL APPLY THE REMEDY BASED ON THE VIN NUMBER OF THE VEHICLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

2003 Volkswagen Passat (1/23/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06V017000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 2002 - MARCH 2003, EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L TURBO, 2.8L V6, OR 3.0L ENGINES, A CHANGE IN THE ELECTRICAL MOTOR COMPONENTS IN THE FUEL PUMP CAN LEAD TO AN INOPERATIVE FUEL PUMP AND, ULTIMATELY, STOPPAGE OF FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE CAUSING IT TO STALL.

Defect: IF FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE IS INTERRUPTED, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING AND THUS PRESENT A POTENTIAL RISK OF CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-222-8987 OR AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

2003 Volkswagen Passat (1/25/2002)  

Campaign Number: 02V026000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Manufacturer: Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Description: ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER NECK CAN SUFFER ABRASION DAMAGE IF THE REAR TIRE GOES FLAT AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN UNTIL THE TIRE DISINTEGRATES.

Defect: FUEL LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL FIT PASSAT VEHICLES WITH A NEW WHEEL HOUSE LINER THAT WILL BETTER PROTECT THE CAR'S FILLER NECK. JETTA VEHICLES WILL BE FITTED WITH A DIFFERENT METAL SHIELD DESIGNED TO ENHANCE ABRASION PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF TIRE DISINTEGRATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 13, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT for sale

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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$7,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 109520 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Billings, MT
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$6,900

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 100734 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Boulder, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

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2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 260140 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Marietta, GA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$4,427

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 145285 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat W8

$7,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT W8

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 90841 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$8,990

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Fenton, MI
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$9,997

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 131396 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$9,989

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 3372 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Peoria, IL
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GL

$4,991

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 211130 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Langhorne, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat W8

$4,492
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2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT W8

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 127967 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Littleton, CO
  • MPG: 16 City / 23 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$6,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 124000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$8,500

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 119917 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$6,000

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 109956 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Sandy, UT
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX

$5,500

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 125887 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$4,689

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 207081 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hillsboro, OR
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
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