2003 Volkswagen PassatVIN: WVWPD63BX3P390796

Vehicle Overview

Year:
2003
Make:
Volkswagen
Model:
Passat
Trim Package:
GLS 1.8T
VIN:
WVWPD63BX3P390796
Transmission Type:
N/A
Engine Compressor Type:
TURBOCHARGER
Engine Fuel Type:
premium unleaded (recommended)
Tier Five - Vehicle Market Perception:
N/A
Doors:
4
Vehicle Style:
Sedan
Vehicle Type:
Car
Primary Body Type:
Car
Engine Cylinder:
4
Engine Size:
1.8
Vehicle Size:
Midsize

Vital Stats

Engine 2l 4 cylinders
1.8l 4 cylinders
Transmission N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
front wheel drive
Seating 4
5
MPG 22 City / 31 HWY
19 City / 28 HWY
Invoice Price $38,911
N/A

Vehicle Specifications

Use In New:
N
Use In Price Promise:
N
Workflowstatus:
Published
Use In Future:
N
Use In Pre Production:
N
Use In Used:
Y
Front Air Conditioning Zones:
single
Front Air Conditioning:
air conditioning
Rear Heat:
rear ventilation ducts
Air Filtration:
interior air filtration
Rear Brake Width:
0.39
Front Brake Width:
0.98
Rear Brake Type:
disc
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution:
electronic brakeforce distribution
Front Brake Diameter:
11.34
Front Brake Type:
ventilated disc
Antilock Braking System:
4-wheel ABS
Rear Brake Diameter:
9.6
Nhtsa Side Driver Rating:
4 stars
Nhtsa Frontal Passenger Rating:
5 stars
Bumper Bash:
Good
Nhtsa Rollover Rating:
4 stars
Nhtsa Side Rear Passenger Rating:
4 stars
Iihs Rear Crash Protection/head Restraint Ratings:
Poor
Iihs Moderate Overlap Front Test Results:
Good
Nhtsa Frontal Driver Rating:
5 stars
Iihs Side Impact Test Results:
Not Tested
1st Row Vanity Mirrors:
dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Side Mirror Adjustment:
power
Exterior Mirror Adjustment:
power
Heated Exterior Mirrors:
heated
Heated Passenger Side Mirror:
heated
Tow Hooks:
front and rear
Steering Wheel Adjustments:
tilt and telescopic
Child Safety Locks:
child safety locks
Child Seat Anchors:
child seat anchors
External Temperature Gauge:
external temperature display
Low Fuel Level Indicator:
low fuel level
Tachometer:
tachometer
Trip Computer:
trip computer
Clock:
clock
Folding 2nd Row:
split folding
2nd Row Seat Type:
40-60 split bench
Adjustable 2nd Row Headrests:
height adjustable headrests
Number Of 2nd Row Headrests:
3
2nd Row Center Armrest:
folding with storage
Cargo Area Power Outlet:
12V
Power Outlet(s):
12V
Seatbelt Pretensioners:
front and rear
Seatbelt Force Limiters:
front and rear
2nd Row Center Seatbelt:
3-point belt
Independent Suspension:
four-wheel
Rear Suspension Type:
torsion beam
Front Suspension Type:
multi-link
Delivery Charge:
575
1st Row Seat Type:
bucket
Adjustable Seat Headrest:
multi-adjustable headrests
1st Row Upholstery:
velour
Number Of 1st Row Headrests:
2
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place:
15
Max Cargo Capacity:
15
Traction Control:
traction control
Epa Class:
Midsize Cars
Style End Date:
09-Sep-2099
Trim Level:
GLS 1.8T
Tmv Category:
Premium Midsize
Vehicle Size Class:
Midsize
Primary Body Type:
Car
Style Start Date:
17-Jun-2002
Where Built:
Germany
Vehicle Style:
Sedan
Estimate Tmv:
N
Power Steering:
power steering
Driven Wheels:
front wheel drive
Number Of Doors:
4
Cargo Tie Downs:
cargo tie downs
Seatback Storage:
front seatback storage
Door Pockets Location:
front
Cupholders Location:
front and rear
Center Console:
front console with storage
Overall Width Without Mirrors:
68.7
Wheelbase:
106.4
Overall Length:
185.2
Minimum Ground Clearance:
5.8
Overall Height:
57.6
Rear Track:
59.6
Front Track:
59.6
Passenger Seat Adjustable Lumbar:
manual adjustable lumbar support
Head Airbags:
front and rear
Side Airbags:
dual front
Passenger Airbag:
Standard
Depowered Airbags:
Standard
Front Fog Lights:
front fog/driving lights
Daytime Running Lights:
daytime running lights
1st Row Seating Capacity:
2
2nd Row Seating Capacity:
3
Aerodynamic Drag (cd):
0.27
Ege Highway Mpg:
28
Epa City Mpg:
19
Turning Diameter:
37.4
Epa Highway Mpg:
28
Fuel Capacity:
16.4
Ege City Mpg:
19
Driver Seat Adjustable Lumbar:
manual adjustable lumbar support
Remote Window Operation:
remote window operation
One Touch Windows:
2
Power Windows:
power windows
Rear Defogger:
rear defogger
Intermittent Front Wipers:
variable intermittent
Emergency Trunk Release:
interior trunk release
Remote Trunk Release:
remote trunk release
Passenger Seat: Multi Level Heating:
200284648, 200284651
Stability Control:
200284646
Seat Material: Leather:
200284651
Driver's Seat: Multi Level Heating:
200284648, 200284651
Monsoon Speakers:
200284649
Tmvu Feature Description:
Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Premium Unleaded Fuel Recommended, Front Adjustable Headrests, Rear Adjustable Headrests, Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars, Power Glass Sunroof, Daytime Running Lights, Carpeted Floor Mats, Front Floor Mats, Front Fog/Driving Lights, One-Touch Power Window(s), Manual Passenger Seat Lumbar Adjustment, Front 12V Power Outlet, Cargo Area Light, CD Changer Controller, Front Center Console with Storage, 5 Passenger Seating, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Folding Rear Center Armrest, 15 Inch Alloy Wheels, Remote Power Door Locks, Four-Wheel Independent Suspension, Seatbelt Pretensioners, Power Exterior Mirrors, Rear Disc Brakes, Seatbelt Force Limiters, Front Ventilated Disc Brakes, Torsion Beam Rear Suspension, Rear Center 3-Point Belt, Power Steering, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Illuminated Vanity Mirror(s), One-Touch Power Sunroof, Heated Exterior Mirrors, Manual Driver's Seat Lumbar Adjustment, Air Conditioning, 1.8L Turbocharged I4 DOHC 20V FI Engine, Air Filtration, Multi-Function Remote, Rear Split Bench Seat, Front Side Airbags, Rear Ventilation Ducts, Driver and Passenger Front Airbags, Front Bucket Seats, Front and Rear Head Airbags, Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel, All Season Tires, Front Wheel Drive, Seatback Storage, Remote Trunk Release, Retained Accessory Power, Tow Hooks, Fullsize Matching Spare Tire, H-Speed Rated Tires, Interior Mounted Spare Tire, Cargo Tie Downs, Split-Folding Second Row Seat, Multi-Link Front Suspension, AM/FM/Cassette/CD Audio System, Velour Seating, Reading Lights, Rear Floor Mats, Engine Immobilizer, Anti-Theft Alarm System, Wheel Locks, Cupholders, Rear Defogger, Door Pockets, Remote Window Operation, Cruise Control, Audio Security System, Child Seat Anchors, Emergency Trunk Release, 4-Wheel ABS, Child Safety Locks, Clock, Antenna, Traction Control, Low Fuel Level Indicator, External Temperature Display, Trip Computer, Tachometer
Spare Wheel Rim Type:
steel
Spare Tire Size:
fullsize matching
Spare Tire Mount Location:
inside
One Touch Power Sunroof:
one-touch power sunroof
Sunroof:
power glass
2nd Row Leg Room:
35.3
2nd Row Shoulder Room:
54.6
2nd Row Head Room:
37.3
1st Row Leg Room:
41.5
1st Row Head Room:
37.8
1st Row Shoulder Room:
55.8
Engine Immobilizer:
engine immobilizer
Power Door Locks:
remote keyless power door locks
Anti Theft Alarm System:
remote anti-theft alarm system
Cruise Control:
cruise control
Floor Mats:
floor mats
2nd Row Floor Mats:
rear floor mats
Cargo Area Light:
trunk light
Reading Lights:
front and rear reading lights
Retained Accessory Power:
retained accessory power
Floor Mat Material:
carpet
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Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
PASSAT
Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Manufacturing Begin Date:
1997-04-01
Manufacturing End Date:
2002-08-31
Recalled Component ID:
WK
Recall Number:
02V026000
Organization:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Recall Date:
2003-06-13
Component Description:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Component Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA,INC
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
487284
Notification Date:
2002-01-26
Initiator:
ODI
Report Date:
2002-01-25
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK FILLER NECK CAN SUFFER ABRASION DAMAGE IF THE REAR TIRE GOES FLAT AND THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN UNTIL THE TIRE DISINTEGRATES.

Consequence Summary:

FUEL LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL FIT PASSAT VEHICLES WITH A NEW WHEEL HOUSE LINER THAT WILL BETTER PROTECT THE CAR'S FILLER NECK. JETTA VEHICLES WILL BE FITTED WITH A DIFFERENT METAL SHIELD DESIGNED TO ENHANCE ABRASION PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF TIRE DISINTEGRATION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 13, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

Notes:

ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
PASSAT
Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufacturing Begin Date:
2002-09-01
Manufacturing End Date:
2003-03-31
Recalled Component ID:
M7 & JL
Recall Number:
06V017000
Organization:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Recall Date:
2006-04-10
Component Description:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Component Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
74000
Notification Date:
2006-01-25
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2006-01-23
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM SEPTEMBER 2002 - MARCH 2003, EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L TURBO, 2.8L V6, OR 3.0L ENGINES, A CHANGE IN THE ELECTRICAL MOTOR COMPONENTS IN THE FUEL PUMP CAN LEAD TO AN INOPERATIVE FUEL PUMP AND, ULTIMATELY, STOPPAGE OF FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE CAUSING IT TO STALL.

Consequence Summary:

IF FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE IS INTERRUPTED, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING AND THUS PRESENT A POTENTIAL RISK OF CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-222-8987 OR AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

Notes:

VW RECALL NO. M7 AND AUDI RECALL NO. JL.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
PASSAT
Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufacturing Begin Date:
2002-04-01
Manufacturing End Date:
2005-04-30
Recalled Component ID:
N4
Recall Number:
07V063000
Organization:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Recall Date:
2007-04-27
Component Description:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Component Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
1002000
Notification Date:
2007-02-21
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2007-02-20
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER, WAGON, AND CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH OR WITHOUT CRUISE CONTROL, A BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION IF IT WAS INSTALLED INCORRECTLY.

Consequence Summary:

THE BRAKE LIGHTS COULD BECOME INOPERATIVE, OR REMAIN ON. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PROPER SIGNAL WHEN BRAKING COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL THE NEWLY DESIGNED BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 27, 2007, AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN SEVERAL STAGGERED MAILINGS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 21, 2007. VEHICLES WITHIN THE MAKE, MODEL, AND MODEL YEAR OF THIS POPULATION MAY BE INVOLVED IN EITHER THIS RECALL OR 06V-183, BUT NOT BOTH. THE REMEDY IS THE SAME FOR EACH RECALL. VOLKSWAGEN DEALERS WILL APPLY THE REMEDY BASED ON THE VIN NUMBER OF THE VEHICLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-822-8987.

Notes:

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. N4.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
PASSAT
Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufacturing Begin Date:
2002-08-01
Manufacturing End Date:
2003-04-30
Recalled Component ID:
M7 JL
Recall Number:
07V375000
Organization:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Recall Date:
2007-09-28
Component Description:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Component Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
34358
Notification Date:
2007-08-22
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2007-08-28
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.8L TURBO, 2.8L V6, OR 3.0L ENGINES, A CHANGE IN THE ELECTRICAL MOTOR COMPONENTS IN THE FUEL PUMP CAN LEAD TO AN INOPERATIVE FUEL PUMP AND, ULTIMATELY, STOPPAGE OF FUEL SUPPLY TO THE ENGINE CAUSING IT TO STALL.

Consequence Summary:

IF FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE IS INTERRUPTED, THE VEHICLE COULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING AND THUS PRESENT A POTENTIAL RISK OF CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL NEW FUEL PUMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 28, 20007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-222-8987 OR AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834. THIS RECALL IS A SUPPLEMENT TO A PREVIOUS CAMPAIGN (PLEASE SEE 06V017).

Notes:

VW RECALL NO. M7 AND AUDI RECALL NO. JL.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
PASSAT
Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Manufacturing Begin Date:
1999-06-01
Manufacturing End Date:
2005-05-31
Recalled Component ID:
26E5/R5
Recall Number:
08V156000
Organization:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Recall Date:
2008-06-13
Component Description:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
Component Manufacturer:
VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Code:
V
Potential Units Affected:
412000
Notification Date:
2008-04-07
Initiator:
ODI
Report Date:
2008-04-07
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 412,000 MY 1999-2005 PASSAT (5TH GENERATION) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND PRODUCED AFTER JUNE 14, 1999. THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELD THAT CAN BECOME DAMAGED. IN ADDITION, AFFECTED VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC OR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY HAVE A FUEL LINE (1.8T ENGINES ONLY) OR FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE (4MOTION/ALL WHEEL DRIVE ONLY) THAT CAN LEAK DUE TO FRACTURE.

Consequence Summary:

A HEAT SHIELD THAT MAY CONTACT THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE FIRE. IN ADDITION, A FUEL LEAK FROM A FUEL LINE OR FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, CAN LEAD TO A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL ADDITIONAL UNDERBODY HEAT SHIELDS ON VEHICLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS TO COVER THE POSSIBLY DAMAGED AREAS AND FLASH ALL 1.8T ENGINES WITH A PRECAUTIONARY SOFTWARE UPDATE. DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT AND ADJUST THE FUEL LINE ROUTING ON 1.8T VEHICLES AND THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE ON 4MOTION/ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES, AND REPLACE COMPONENTS IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 13, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

Notes:

VWOA RECALL NO. 26E5/R5.CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall Subject:

All Products Associated with this Service Bulletin

Model:
PASSAT
Make:
VOLKSWAGEN
Year:
2003
Manufacturer:
The Gates Corporation
Manufacturing Begin Date:
N/A
Manufacturing End Date:
N/A
Recalled Component ID:
Recall Number:
14E007000
Organization:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Recall Date:
2014-05-01
Component Description:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Component Manufacturer:
The Gates Corporation
Code:
E
Potential Units Affected:
50
Notification Date:
2014-03-12
Initiator:
MFR
Report Date:
2014-03-07
Part Number:
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Number:

Details

Defect Summary:

The Gates Corporation (Gates) is recalling certain aftermarket Tru-Flow Water Pumps, part number TFW 41127, sold at certain NAPA Auto Parts and/or installed by automotive service technicians after November 1, 2013 (and manufactured August 2013 through October 2013) that have a black-colored pulley/sprocket or do not have 'US9377' stamped on the water pump housing. These service replacement parts were sold for use in model year 1999-2005 Audi A4, 2000-2006 Audi TT, 1998-2005 Volkswagen Beetle, 1999-2006 Golf, 1999-2008 and 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, and 2000-2005 Volkswagen Passat. In the affected water pumps, the pulley or sprocket that turns the timing belt may develop microfractures causing the timing belt to fail.

Consequence Summary:

A failure of the timing belt may cause the engine to shut down, potentially increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Summary:

Gates will notify owners, and dealers will replace the water pump, free of charge. The recall began during May 2014. Owners may contact The Gates Corporation at 1-303-744-1911.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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