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 (3/7/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14E007000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Description: The Gates Corporation (Gates) is recalling certain aftermarket Tru-Flow Water Pumps, part number TFW 41127, sold at certain NAPA Auto Parts and/or installed by automotive service technicians after November 1, 2013 (and manufactured August 2013 through October 2013) that have a black-colored pulley/sprocket or do not have 'US9377' stamped on the water pump housing. These service replacement parts were sold for use in model year 1999-2005 Audi A4, 2000-2006 Audi TT, 1998-2005 Volkswagen Beetle, 1999-2006 Golf, 1999-2008 and 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, and 2000-2005 Volkswagen Passat. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail.

Defect: A failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. The recall began during May 2014. Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911.

2003 Volkswagen Passat (4/7/2008)  

Campaign Number: 08V156000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 Group 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 for sale

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$4,995
$5,595
Price Reduced!

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 128,110 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Kalamazoo, MI
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
  • 37 Days on Lot

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

New Listing
$4,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 138,010 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Medford, OR
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot

2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS

$3,475

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 162,189 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Missoula, MT
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
$7,950

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 64,482 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Kansas City, MO
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
  • 16 Days on Lot
$6,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 124,000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
  • 868 Days on Lot
$2,000
$3,901
Price Reduced!

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GL

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 191,010 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
$3,494

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 158,968 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Machesney Park, IL
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
  • 67 Days on Lot
$3,848

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 133,834 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: New Castle, PA
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
  • 34 Days on Lot
$4,300

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 101,738 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fair Lawn, NJ
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
  • 170 Days on Lot
$2,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 188,788 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Gurnee, IL
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
  • 2 Days on Lot
$2,910
$3,812
Price Reduced!

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 187,127 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Matteson, IL
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
  • 103 Days on Lot
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2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 137,077 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
  • 5 Days on Lot
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2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 135,891 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy
  • 5 Days on Lot
$4,443
$4,453
Price Reduced!

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 139,878 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Bedford, OH
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
  • 74 Days on Lot
$6,995

2003 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT GLX

  • Bodystyle: Wagon
  • Mileage: 98,096 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • MPG: 17 City / 24 Hwy
  • 37 Days on Lot
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