1991 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - Reliability

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GL Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1991 Volkswagen Passat Wagon by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine Control Module (ECM), the Distributor, the Fuel PrePump and the Ignition Module, and an occasional problem is failure of the Idle Stabilizer Valve. Failures of ECM and the Fuel Distributor apply to the 2.0L engine only. Failure of the Distributor or the Ignition Module will prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the ECM is estimated at $495.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Distributor is estimated at $320.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Fuel PrePump is estimated at $88.65 for parts and $52.00 for labor.The cost to repair the Ignition Module is estimated at $177.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor.The cost to repair the Idle Stabilizer Valve is estimated at $245.25 for parts and $45.50 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Transmission Control Module (TCM). Failure of the TCM applies to (Automatic Transmission vehicles) only.

The cost to repair the TCM is estimated at $411.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Blower Resistor Pack.

The cost to repair the Blower Resistor Pack is estimated at $25.70 for parts and $45.50 for labor.This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-3 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant may be possible, at an average cost of about $200.00-$700.00 parts and labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Starting & Charging An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Neutral Safety Switch. This failure may prevent the vehicle from starting.

The cost to repair the Neutral Safety Switch is estimated at $114.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Accessories An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Instrument Panel (IP) Voltage Stabilizer.

The cost to repair the IP Voltage Stabilizer is estimated at $13.25 for parts and $45.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 3 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Volkswagen Passat Wagon by Identifix

  1991 1992 1993 1994
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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