The Eighth Generation Volkswagen Passat (B8), manufactured from 2014 onwards, represents a further evolution of this popular midsize sedan/wagon line. The B8 is characterized by its refined design, advanced technology and improved efficiency. Some common problems still exist in the 8th gen of the B8 Passat and may include:
AdBlue System: Some B8 Passat models equipped with diesel engines may experience issues with the AdBlue system, which is used to reduce emissions. Problems with the AdBlue injector, fluid level sensors or heater elements could lead to warning messages and reduced engine performance.
Transmission Issues: Automatic transmissions in certain B8 Passat models could still experience issues such as jerky shifting, delayed engagement or rough downshifting. Regular transmission servicing by an experienced Volkswagen technician and fluid changes can help maintain proper performance.
Cooling System: While improved from the B7, cooling system issues like coolant leaks and water pump failures could still occur in some B8 Passat models.
Interior Quality: Some owners might report issues with interior materials and components, including trim pieces that may show wear or degradation over time.
If you are the owner of a B8 Passat 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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