My invoice states that they used 45 G-052-167-S0 engine oil, which according to my research is: Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel 5W-40. Mike Sutton: Its relaxed and soothing demeanor makes for a comfortable commuter car. For the record, the Passat's rear-seat leg room measures 42. Dinamica contains no leather - it's made from polyurethane fibers and recycled polyester. Months in Fleet: 10 months Current Mileage: 30,701 miles Average Fuel Economy: 39 mpg Fuel Tank Size: 18. Its procedure will only work on a locked car. The intercooler is an air-water unit instead of air-air intercooler.
Once off warranty, that's a whole other story. The Passat took the top spot in a against sales darlings like the , , , and. We added a quart and never had another problem. The Adblue light came on, what do I do? The climate control is a welcome addition. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Don't put your hand inside the handle when pressing the button.
Compare the 2013 version side by side with its 2012 predecessor. In many ways, the Passat plays to the elements of American culture that seem to often fascinate Germans: 60-mile commutes, cross-country vacations, and garages big enough to swallow Suburbans. . Diesel fuel foams much more than gas and the tank shape is such that if there's lots of foam, the fuel filler will click off sooner than normal. Then show it to the service manager and insist they replace the oil in your car with the correct fluid. You want believe it, but couple others asked me me to pay deposit before they will even start searching for a car I wanted!!!! But it's also earned excellent safety scores, and adds a rearview camera on some models this year, addressing a real dearth of useful safety technology.
What is the coming home feature on the Passat? Recall Date 2015-08-04 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. A noise could be many things but the Adblue system calibrates itself on cold starts. From the November 2014 Issue of Car and Driver Family sedans from Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, and Toyota have all earned their places in our culture, but has always struggled to assimilate. Between its arrival in 1974 as the Dasher and its sixth-generation redesign in 2012, the Passat was at times too small, too unreliable, and too expensive. That said, the Passat's roof arcs downward right over the rear headrests, and very tall passengers will make contact with the headliner, even in cars without the optional sunroof. Although the engine is rated for the same power as the Jetta-Golf engines, the turbo is slightly smaller which brings on the power slightly lower.
One distinct area of improvement the Passat's engineers need to focus on is wind and road noise. You have the option to expand the trunk even farther by folding the rear seatbacks jointly, or just folding one side or the other. The Passat's big cabin is louder than it needs to be; to be fair, the Sonata can present a fair amount of engine noise, but the Passat's wind ruffles over the mirrors, and over the B-pillar, of all places, stood out as unusual in the class. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump control module, free of charge. Press the desired memory button and shift into reverse. Volkswagen will notify owners again once parts are available.
A six-foot adult can ride behind another six-foot adult and cross leg over knee, there's so much leg room, and still have a couple of inches of space left to spare. You get ample seating and massive legroom for five, combined with a very flexible cargo space at a reasonable price. The armrest of the Euro Passat is flush with the area underneath it. Up front, the Passat sports cloth seats on base models. No, it's Dinamica, a high quality brand of microfiber that looks like suede.
It's about the same between the wheels, but about three inches longer overall. Recall Date 2016-02-10 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The seatback releases on most Passats are pull-type knobs mounted inside the trunk, where they seem to make better sense, just as you'll find when loading up a Sonata. This is not a recall and they will not replace it unless you have error codes for the exhaust flap. Up front, the driver has access to in-door storage bins with bottleholders, two cupholders in the center console area and an open bin under the radio that held my phone and garage door opener. What's that faint clicking noise under the car on cold starts? Above the shoulder line, the Passat wears nicer, more tightly grained plastics; the harder, open-textured stuff lives below.
But if we were to judge a vehicle's price based on its appearance alone, which ones look more expensive than they actually are? How It Drives The Passat is easy to cruise around in, whether your daily driving adventures take you on a morning highway commute or on quick in-town jaunts throughout the day. With 16-inch wheels and hydraulic steering, the five-cylinder Passat sounds pedestrian but has the nuanced feel--a taut ride without too much stiffness--that distinguishes it from the still-learning Korean brands. As a side note, the North American Passat is also be sold in China with Chinese spec equipment at a higher market level. The current powertrain is flair-free, and doesn't hit the fuel-economy bests earned by other four-cylinder competitors. In some cases, the Passat's more ordinary features can't be had on certain models. Interruption of electrical power to the fuel pump control module may cause the fuel pump to fail.
Families needing even more space may want to turn their attention to the Hyundai Sonata and its 16. Customers, and especially families, have come to expect flexibility in their vehicles, and the Passat delivers in this department. Top speed is pegged at 118 mph. New for 2013 The Volkswagen Passat was introduced for model-year 2012, and carries over with few changes for 2013. You can use these numbers with to calculate the engine rpm at any given speed and wheel size.
It's advertised as pill-free which means it should wear better than Alcantara fake-suede. An additional small storage area keeps unruly small items like change and lip gloss contained. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. Laws vary but generally speaking, if they refuse a warranty claim on the engine or exhaust system claiming the fault was caused by biodiesel, you would have to fight them and prove that it wasn't caused by bad fuel. This is true - the suspension has been retuned in response to complaints on the last Passat that it was too hard. The only real draw here is the diesel. It's a bluntly appealing place to work, even if it's only roughly the equal of the cabin in a Fusion or an Altima or a Legacy, and nothing like the outgoing Passat's tightly grained, rich-feeling environment.