Common Repairs on the B7 VW Passat

Volkswagen produces the Passat B7 or NMS (New Midsize Sedans) in North America. Some common problems with these vehicles include the following.

In-Cabin Rattling Noises: Perhaps nothing is so annoying as a mystery rattle coming from somewhere inside the cabin of your car. These various rattles can be hard to identify and locate. Some minor noises may be easy to fix or to deaden yourself. They may also be a sign of more serious problems.

Window Regulators: Some Passat owners have experienced issues with the power windows not performing correctly. Failure of the window regulators to lower the window can be aggravating and could potentially be a safety concern in an emergency situation.

Steering Drifting: Drifting while driving is not just a hassle, but it is a serious safety issue. The driver of a vehicle should never have to overcompensate on the steering wheel to keep the car from veering to the left or right on its own. A steering wheel realignment could be the easy fix or it may require a more extensive repair.

DSG issues: The gearbox on a Passat with relatively low miles should not be causing owners any problems, but if it does it may need to be repaired or replaced.

Non-Functioning Door Handles: A frustrating problem for some Passat owners is when the exterior door handles fail to work properly. This issue may be a result of first pulling on the handle while the door is locked and may correct itself on the next attempt. A more serious issue with the door handle should not be ruled out.

If you are the owner of a VW midsize sedan and are experiencing any of the problems outlined in the list above, it is recommended that you take your vehicle into an independent VW repair specialist for diagnosis and repair.

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