2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT VIN: WVWAD63B65P009695

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VIN WVWAD63B65P009695 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Passat

Model Year

2005

Plant City

MOSEL

Series

GLS

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1781

Displacement (CI)

108.683288232

Displacement (L)

1.781000

Engine Power (kW)

126.7690

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

170

Other Engine Info

50-St./Can. BIN 8/BIN 8 emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 5ADXV01.8342

Engine Manufacturer

VolksWagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WVWAD63B65P009695

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11440781
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVWCE63B65E****

Summary of Complaint

Approximately back in June 2021, I noticed the smell of diesel fuel coming from the rear of the vehicle, noticed hours and days after the vehicle was parked. The smell is partially present from the interior in the trunk area, but mostly evident when standing near the vicinity of the fuel tank when outside of the vehicle. After driving the vehicle, I occasionally notice small puddles of diesel fuel (as evidenced by the oily texture and smell) coming from below the fuel tank. On occasion, I can also spot actual drops of diesel fuel on the lower car frame from underneath the vicinity of the fuel pump. These puddles usually evaporate or dissipate within an hour or two after appearing. Given that these puddles only appear after driving, and not after extended periods of the vehicle sitting in my driveway, I suspect that there is a leak in the fuel pump. A more recent VCDS scan of the ECU on 29 October 2021 results in a Gateway and Dashboard fault code in the fuel pump, which may or may not be related to the fuel pump leak. The fault code is 00476, relating to the fuel pump control module, indicating "no communication"; the code is marked as "static". This fault code may not be related to the underlying fuel leak, but since it relates to the fuel pump, I thought it would be worth mentioning. Last but not least, a recall notice was issued on the diesel fuel pump assembly that impacted the make and model of my vehicle, issued in December 2004, just a couple months before the manufacture date of my vehicle (February 2005). As a result of this cut-off date, my vehicle's VIN number was not included in the official recall notice (NHTSA # 04V586000); see: https://www.vindecoderz.com/EN/Volkswagen/PASSAT/2005/fuel%20system,%20diesel/recall/04V586000. Due to the commonality of my vehicle's components with the 2004 Volkswagen Passat TDI and close temporal proximity to the recall notice, I highly suspect that my vehicle's fuel pump is impacted by this latent recall.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 04, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11258665
Consumer Location: BOUNTIFUL, UT
VIN: WVWYU63BX5E****

Summary of Complaint

2005 VW PASSAT WAGON, 4 MOTION, 128,000 MILES, W/ INTENSE ODOR OF GAS IN THE CABIN OF THE CAR; AFTER DRIVING 15 MILES TO WORK, I DEVELOPED A HEADACHE AND ILLNESS SYMPTOMS WHICH LASTED FOR 2 -3 DAYS. CAR WAS TOWED TO LOCAL VW DEALER. I CONTACTED VW OF AMERICA, WHO AGREED TO DIAGNOSTICS. LARGE FUEL TANK FRACTURE CONFIRMED. AFTER MANY DISCUSSIONS WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE AT VW OF AMERICA, THEY REFUSED TO COVER REPAIRS, THOUGH THEY DID CONFIRM THAT THIS FAILURE WAS THE SAME FAILURE WHICH HAD LED TO A PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN OF THE FUEL TANK/SYSTEM, BUT SINCE MY CAR HAD ALREADY BEEN REPAIRED (2015) W/ A SUPERSEDED PART AND IT WAS PAST THE 12 MONTH WARRANTY PERIOD, I DID NOT QUALIFY, NOR WOULD THEY OFFER GOODWILL SERVICE. THEY DID ACKNOWLEDGE, HOWEVER, THAT IT WAS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE AND THE CAR SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN. I VERBALIZED IN MANY CONVERSATIONS THE SAFETY CONCERN THIS POSED NOT ONLY FOR MYSELF AND MY FAMILY BUT FOR OTHERS WHO HAD THE POTENTIAL TO FACE THE SAME SITUATION. I ASKED WHAT PROCESS VW HAD FOR DOCUMENTING AND REPORTING THESE CONSUMER SAFETY CONCERNS OF SUCH A SERIOUS NATURE AND WAS TOLD THAT IT IS REPORTED INTERNALLY BUT THERE WAS NO ONE I COULD SPEAK WITH TO DISCUSS FURTHER ANY ASPECT OF THE CASE, NOR WOULD VW REPORT THIS TO NHTSA, AS IT HAD BEEN REPORTED UNDER THE PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN. I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THIS REPEATED FAILURE SHOULD BE REPORTED AND THEREFORE AM DOCUMENTING HERE. THE CAR HAS NOW BEEN TOWED TO MY HOME WHERE IT SITS IN MY DRIVEWAY D/T THE FUMES BEING AT A TOXIC LEVEL WHEN THE CAR IS IN THE CLOSED GARAGE. THE CABIN OF THE CAR ALSO REMAINS WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF GAS FUMES. I HAVE ASKED FOR WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION FROM VW OF AMERICA RELATED TO MY CASE, BUT AS OF YET HAVE NOT BEEN PROVIDED WITH SUCH.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11231766
Consumer Location: ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
VIN: WVWBD63B35P****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2005 PASSAT HAS DEVELOPED A FUEL LEAK UNDER THE TANK. MY VEHICLE LOOKS LIKE NEW AND ONLY HAS 72000 MILES ON IT. THIS LEAK/SMELL OCCURS AFTER WHEN THE CAR IS MOVING AS WELL AS WHEN THE CAR IS SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY. SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS TO ME AND I'VE READ MANY COMPLAINTS DESCRIBING THIS EXACT SCENARIO. WHY IS VW NOT FORCED TO RECALL AND INSPECT FOR THIS SITUATION.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203992
Consumer Location: BERWYN HEIGHTS, MD
VIN: WVWTU63BX5E****

Summary of Complaint

I COMPLETELY FILLED THE FUEL TANK OF MY CAR IN THE MORNING ON 4/22/2019. I THEN DROVE HOME AND PARKED THE CAR IN MY DRIVEWAY (SO IT WAS STATIONARY AT THIS TIME). THAT AFTERNOON I SMELLED A STRONG ODOR OF GASOLINE AND SAW A PUDDLE ON THE GROUND UNDERNEATH THE CAR BY THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR WHEEL. I THOUGHT THAT MAYBE I OVERFILLED THE FUEL TANK SO I WAITED TO SEE IF THE ISSUE WOULD GO AWAY AFTER I DROVE A BIT. ON 4/23/2019 I STILL SMELLED GASOLINE AND SAW A PUDDLE UNDER THE CAR AFTER PARKING. I DETERMINED THE FUEL WAS ONLY LEAKING WHILE THE CAR WAS IN MOTION AND IT BECAME APPARENT THERE WAS A LARGER ISSUE. ON 4/24/2019 I TOOK THE CAR TO A MECHANIC TO DIAGNOSIS WHERE THE LEAK WAS COMING FROM. THE MECHANIC COULD SMELL GAS AND FOUND FUEL RESIDUE, BUT NOTHING FRESH. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT I FILL THE FUEL TANK AND RETURN TO SEE IF A LEAK COULD BE FOUND. SO ON 4/26/2019 I COMPLETELY FILLED THE FUEL TANK AND RETURNED TO THE MECHANIC. AND THEY FOUND THAT FUEL IS LEAKING FROM THE SEAM OF THE FUEL TANK.

Components: ENGINE

February 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180103
Consumer Location: TORRANCE, CA
VIN: WVWCD63B65E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE ENGINE BEGAN TO OVERHEAT AND DRAIN THE COOLANT. THE FAILURE OCCURRED MULTIPLE TIMES AND THE CONTACT HAD TO CONTINUOUSLY REPLACE THE COOLANT OVER A COUPLE OF WEEKS. THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

January 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11170184
Consumer Location: GARDENA, CA
VIN: WVWRH63B64P****

Summary of Complaint

INERTIA REEL WILL NOT PAYOUT WEBBING. CAR WAS IN A SCHOOL PARKING LOT, CAR WAS LEVEL

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

April 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11092000
Consumer Location: MUSKEGON, MI
VIN: WVWAD63B85E****

Summary of Complaint

OVER HEATED AND TIMING BELT

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11088378
Consumer Location: BAYTOWN, TX
VIN: WVWAD63B45E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE OR DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CONTACT NOTICED A FUEL ODOR INSIDE THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, THE CHECK ENGINE AND ANTI-SLIP REGULATOR WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT CALLED MOMENTUM VOLKSWAGEN OF CLEAR LAKE AT (844) 894-5461 (15100 GULF FWY, HOUSTON, TX 77034) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V156000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,628.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10871277
Consumer Location: GLADSTONE, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I DECIDED TO CHANGE THE OIL MYSELF IN MY CAR, SINCE I WANTED TO SAVE MONEY AND I KNEW WHAT I WAS DOING. INSTEAD OF DRAINING THE OIL, I ACCIDENTALLY DRAINED THE TRANSMISSION FLUID. I DIDN'T FIGURE OUT THAT IT WAS TRANSMISSION FLUID BECAUSE IT LOOKED LIKE OIL! SO, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED AFTER; I DROVE HOME (NOT KNOWING THERE WAS NO TRANNY FLUID IN IT) AND I NOTICED THAT THE CAR WANTED TO TAKE OFF BY ITSELF. IT KEPT DOING TIS TWO OR THREE MORE TIMES WHEN IT BECAME STUCK IN 4TH GEAR. I MANAGED TO SAFELY GET HOME, AND FIGURED OUT WHAT HAPPENED. I AM REPORTING THIS BECAUSE THIS IS A DESIGN FLAW!!! THE TRANSMISSION FLUID DRAIN HOLE IS WHERE THE ENGINE OIL DRAIN HOLE SHOULD BE! LUCKILY, AFTER I PUT FRESH TRANNY FLUID IN IT, THE CAR WAS FINE. I WONDER HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE THIS HAPPENED TO.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10862284
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CAR HAD INTERMITTENT STARTING ISSUES FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS. ENGINE CRANKS BUT DOES NOT TURN OVER. WILL EVENTUALLY RESTART ANYWHERE FROM 15MIN - 5 HRS LATER. LENGTH SEEMS TO BE DEPENDENT ON HOW LONG WAS DRIVEN BEFORE TURNING OFF. CODE SAID THE CPS WAS FAULTY. REPLACED IT. BUT STILL HAVING RANDOM PROBLEMS AND CODE STILL SAYS CPS IS FAULTY. CANNOT GET IT FIXED BECAUSE CAN'T RECREATE PROBLEM AT MECHANICS. CAR DOES NOT DIE WHEN DRIVING. THERE DOES SEEM TO BE FLUCTUATIONS IN SPEED WHILE DRIVING. AND DOES SEEM TO BE WORSE IN RAINY WEATHER. CAR DOESN'T RUN HOT. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE THE SAME PROBS? HOW DID YOU FIX?

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 26, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10839433
Consumer Location: TEANECK, NJ
VIN: WVWAD63B95P****

Summary of Complaint

CAR WAS STARTED AT 9:30AM AT HOME- LAST DRIVEN NIGHT BEFORE LOCALLY. CAR WAS DRIVEN @ 1 MILE, PARKED, ENGINE TURNED OFF, DOORS LOCKED AND LEFT IN PARKING LOT. AT 9:49 THE LOCAL POLICE CALLED ME TO ALERT ME THAT MY CAR WAS ON FIRE. THERE IS FOOTAGE OF THE FIRE ON YOUTUBE. HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=IQBNDFDJPAG THE ENGINE IGNITED FOR UNKNOWN REASON. THIS CAR IN UN-REPAIRABLE, THERE IS NO INSURANCE CLAIM. RECEIPTS FOR WORK PERFORMED ON THIS VEHICLE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE AND RECENT REPAIR DOCUMENTATION IS AVAILABLE. CAR PURCHASE BILL OF SALE, RECEIPT FOR TITLE AND REGISTRATION AND COST FOR INSURING THIS VEHICLE SINCE TIME OF PURCHASE ARE ALL AVAILABLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10817201
Consumer Location: EUREKA, CA
VIN: WVWAD63BX5P****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS THE 4 TH TIME I HAVE HAD THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON ALONG WITH MISFIRE ISSUES. EACH TIME COSTING ME AT LEAST 2000.00 TO CORRECT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. HAVE CHANGED OIL PUMP, PLUGS, INJECTORS JUST TO NAME A FEW. I LOVE MY CAR BUT THIS HAS BEEN A MONEY PIT FROM DAY ONE. VW NEEDS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ISSUES. OIL SLUDGE, IS A BIG PROBLEM TOO. I JUST HAD THE TIMING BELT REPLACED WITH INJECTORS AND A NEW GASKET SET UP AND RAN GOOD FOR TWO MONTHS AND NOW I'M BACK IN THE SAME POSITION OF NEEDING THE SAME REPAIRS ONCE AGAIN. CAR WAS DRIVING BEGAN TO SHUTTER TRYING TO STALL. HELP!

Components: SEATS

December 19, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10811662
Consumer Location: OWENTON, KY
VIN: WVWCD63B15E****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH, THE SEAT HEATER BURNED A HOLE IN THE PASSENGER SEAT AND THE PASSENGER'S COAT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000. UPDATED 02/23/16*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. UPDATED 03/30/16.*JB

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10705983
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: WVWAD63B55E****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING HOME FROM WORK AND SMELL GAS COMEING FROM VENT INSIDE CAB NEXT DAY DROVE IT AGAIN AND STILL SMELL GAS EVEN ON OUTSIDE OF DRIVERSIDE. *TR

Components: STEERING ENGINE

September 16, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10641279
Consumer Location: LONGVIEW, TX
VIN: WVWME63B65E****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE ENGINE MADE UNUSUAL NOISE AND STOPPED RUNNING. STEERING AND BRAKES BECAME VERY DIFFICULT. COULD NOT RESTART ENGINE AND HEARD LOUD BANGING FROM ENGINE WHEN STARTER WAS TURNING ENGINE. HAD TO HAVE VEHICLE PUSHED OUT OF ROADWAY. INSPECTION OF ENGINE REVEALED THAT THE CRANKSHAFT HAD BROKEN. *TR

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