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#4477567 - 08/02/17 04:14 PM Problem with 2013 VW Passat
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Registered: 01/26/06
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Car dies in traffic and battery light comes on but restarts..... German mechanic says he can't find any codes, can't replicate the problem and that the battery and alternator are fine... could it be that the battery has a short? I'm thinking she should replace it anyway it's probably 5 years.
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#4477572 - 08/02/17 04:21 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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If the battery is 5 years old, I'd go ahead and replace it. Report back when and if it gets fixed and what the culprit was. Far too many of these threads never have the OP come back and tell the fix.
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#4477573 - 08/02/17 04:22 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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I dont know about your car but the battery light comes on in mine when the car stalls. Not because the battery is bad but because the ignition is on and the car is off.
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#4477581 - 08/02/17 04:38 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: skyactiv]
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
.........Report back when and if it gets fixed and what the culprit was. Far too many of these threads never have the OP come back and tell the fix.


Agreed 100%. Inconsiderate in my opinion!
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#4477585 - 08/02/17 04:47 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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Just battery light, and it doesn't start back up for 10-15 seconds, like its dead. No power. Not like stalling and all of the lights are on.
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#4477605 - 08/02/17 05:12 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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The oil light should also come on whenever key on engine not running, unless of course it has a gauge.

Sounds like a main circuit is being lost. Start the engine and go around and bang on all the fuse / relay boxes.


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#4477632 - 08/02/17 05:47 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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#4477640 - 08/02/17 06:00 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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Which engine/transmission?
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#4477644 - 08/02/17 06:11 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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cam or crank position sensors, replace both they are a common fault but will not create codes

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#4477709 - 08/02/17 07:37 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: fcjeep]
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Registered: 02/06/14
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: fcjeep
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
.........Report back when and if it gets fixed and what the culprit was. Far too many of these threads never have the OP come back and tell the fix.


Agreed 100%. Inconsiderate in my opinion!


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#4477713 - 08/02/17 07:39 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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Registered: 06/08/17
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Loc: NY
It's a VW. Ask any owner why they traded theirs in... electrical issues always.

Try the new battery. Check the grounds for corrosion. If neither, trade and never get anoter VW/Audi product again. Unless it's on lease.

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#4477753 - 08/02/17 08:21 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: DdDd]
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Originally Posted By: DdDd
It's a VW. Ask any owner why they traded theirs in... electrical issues always.

Try the new battery. Check the grounds for corrosion. If neither, trade and never get anoter VW/Audi product again. Unless it's on lease.


hehe...so true. What is it with the Germans and poor electronics....

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#4477806 - 08/02/17 09:22 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: philipp10]
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Registered: 02/06/14
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Originally Posted By: philipp10
Originally Posted By: DdDd
It's a VW. Ask any owner why they traded theirs in... electrical issues always.

Try the new battery. Check the grounds for corrosion. If neither, trade and never get anoter VW/Audi product again. Unless it's on lease.


hehe...so true. What is it with the Germans and poor electronics....


My bmw has been far more reliable electrically than any car ive owned
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#4477879 - 08/02/17 11:25 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: montero1]
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We'll try the battery and see how that works, Thanks. It seems to happen only once every couple weeks while sitting in traffic on a 30 mile each way commute, that is 85% highway.
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#4477881 - 08/02/17 11:30 PM Re: Problem with 2013 VW Passat [Re: Lolvoguy]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: Lolvoguy
Originally Posted By: philipp10
Originally Posted By: DdDd
It's a VW. Ask any owner why they traded theirs in... electrical issues always.

Try the new battery. Check the grounds for corrosion. If neither, trade and never get anoter VW/Audi product again. Unless it's on lease.


hehe...so true. What is it with the Germans and poor electronics....


My bmw has been far more reliable electrically than any car ive owned
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crackmeup Your BMW is so old it's practically a Flinstone-mobile
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