2007 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Feels good but not reliable

2007 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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2.0T Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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Feels good but not reliable
By lfouts on


2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


I have 20,000 miles on my 07 Passat 2.0T. Last week it quit operating while on the freeway. Felt like it was out of gas and unresponsive to gas pedal. Had plenty of gas. Coasted to shoulder and it resumed operating. Then there was a loud noise that was not from the engine. Towed it to the dealer. They checked it out and found nothing wrong. It drove perfectly again. The technician gently told me that perhaps I hit the brake and the gas at the same time and the computer, for safety, favored the brake and went into a low power mode. Sounded possible the way tech explained it. I don't trust the car now. Anyone else had this problem?

Best Features

Drives great, solid feel, good gas mileage.

Worst Features

Front seat cushion too narrow. A/C emits a terrible smell that dealer says is common and cannot be fixed.
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