Volkswagen Passat Reliability

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Saloon 1.6 TDI SE Business 4dr Change edition

How reliable is this car?

This used VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Saloon (1.6 TDI SE Business 4dr) reliability data tells you when many of the car's parts commonly need replacement, either through problems and faults or just general wear and tear or regular servicing. All of the major parts are covered - everything from brake pads and tyres to gearboxes and engines.

If you're buying a used VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT you should check the mileage, then use the graphs below to make sure that either the work in question has been completed, or to factor forthcoming replacements into your budget.

This used VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT reliability data comes from CAP Derwent, a scheme which pools all of the vehicle information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms. They aggregate millions of repair jobs across their fleets, allowing them to predict when parts will need to be replaced.

We use the same information to tell you when you’re likely to have to change a wide range of components on the used VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. We use the same 'tipping point' as the fleet providers - so if 75% of cars have had the work done or part changed by a certain mileage, we count that as the point where you’re likely to have to do the same yourself. And if this doesn’t arrive before 100,000 miles, we’ll tell you.

There will always be some variation, based upon the types of driver and roads each car has been subjected to - but with thousands of cars in the system, our predictions are a great guide to what you should look out for when you’re buying a used car.


This VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT is better than class average for bulbs.


This VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT is worse than class average for wiper blades.


This VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT is better than class average for brakes pads.


This VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT is better than class average for fuel filter.


This VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT is better than class average for brake fluid.


This VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT is better than class average for pollen filters.

0 miles50k miles100,000 miles
When will this part typically need replacing?
Air Conditioning - Service/Re-gas

85k class average: 74k

Brake Calipers

Work not common below 100k miles

Brake Fluid

60k class average: 53k

Brakes Discs

75k class average: 65k

Brakes Pads

60k class average: 56k

Bulbs

70k class average: 50k

Cambelt

90k class average: 30k

Clutch

Work not common below 100k miles

DPF Filters

Work not common below 100k miles

Electrics

Work not common below 100k miles

Engine Repair

Work not common below 100k miles

Flywheel

Work not common below 100k miles

Fuel Filter

45k class average: 43k

Fuel System

Work not common below 100k miles

Gearbox replace

Work not common below 100k miles

Lights

Work not common below 100k miles

Pollen Filters

40k class average: 38k

Shock Absorbers

Work not common below 100k miles

Suspension

Work not common below 100k miles

Turbo Repairs

Work not common below 100k miles

Water Pumps

Work not common below 100k miles

Wheel Bearings

Work not common below 100k miles

Wiper Blades

40k class average: 43k