2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Weather Strip Hiss

November 7, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Our 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI has developed an air leak. No, not from a tire or intake, it's coming from the passenger-side rear window or door.

The hissing becomes evident on the highway, just above 60 mph. It's pretty noticeable from the driver's seat. It's not a huge deal, though after only 9,000 miles, it does seem a bit premature. Let's hope the dealer can address this the next time we need to take it in.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 9,200 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Volkswagen Passat in VA is:

$154 per month*
* Explanation