Top 5 Failures of 2006-2011 VW Passats

Today we are doing a little bit of a modified “How VW Parts Fail” video. We are going to be looking at the top 5 failures on B6 Passats. Now these are not the only failures of the 2006-2011 Passats. There are plenty of other things that fail. So if I didn’t mention something in the video, that does not mean it was not an issue. Please let me know what you guys think of this style of video. A ton of you asked me for something like this. I want to do videos on more models if you guys are into it.

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3 replies
  1. Pavel
    Pavel says:

    Hello, thank you for your tips and videos. I would like to ask about your opinion on following problem. I own Passat B6 (2006, 180 000 km) diesel 110 kW. Board computer is showing common fuel consumption (at about 6 or 6.5 liters). I measure (full tank to full tank) always a lot more (sometimes 10 liters!). I am driving slowly out of town. It seems not to be appropriate. I recognized mix of black and white smoke. White during idling and black (o lot of) during full throttle.
    Thank you.


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