Volkswagen Passat Maintenance Schedule

The Volkswagen Passat is a reliable midsize sedan that gives you and your family peace of mind. However, to keep your vehicle running well for many years and miles, it needs to get regular service.

To help you know when your car needs to get looked at, our team at Port Charlotte Volkswagen wrote this Volkswagen Passat maintenance schedule. Read through it below, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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10,000 Miles

When your vehicle has been driven its first 10,000 miles, it’ll need to get the following work completed…

  • Change the engine oil and oil filter.
  • Check the brake pads for thickness and brake disc condition (front and rear).
  • Reset the service interval display (if applicable).
  • Check the sunroof water drains for clearance and clean, if necessary.

20,000 Miles

After 20,000 miles, the Passat will get a more extensive inspection with the above-mentioned items, plus…

  • Check the automatic headlight control (if equipped).
  • Check the battery.
  • Check the brake fluid level.
  • Check the coolant level.
  • Check the engine and engine compartment components (from above and below) for leaks and damage. Also, check the transmission, final drive, and drive shaft boots.
  • Check the front and rear lights, headlights (adjust, if necessary), turn signals, cornering, and hazard lights.
  • Check the headlight washing system (if equipped).
  • Check the horn.
  • Check the second battery (if applicable).
  • Test drive the Passat and check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, handling, and parking brake.
  • Calibrate the tire pressure monitoring system to correct tire pressure settings.
  • Check the tire pressure.
  • Check the tire repair kit for damage and prior use.
  • Check the condition and wear pattern of tires, and record tread depth.
  • Check the windshield wiper/washer system.
  • Bring the wiper blades into service position and check for damage.

40,000 Miles

At the 40,000-mile mark, you’ll get the aforementioned service completed, along with…

  • Replace the dust and pollen filter.
  • Replace the spark plugs (every four years).
  • Check automatic headlight control (if equipped).
  • Visually inspect the ball joints, wheel bearings, axles, coupling rods, tie rod ends, and stabilizer bushings for damage and play.
  • Visually inspect the body’s interior and exterior for corrosion.
  • Visually inspect the brake system for leaks and damage.
  • Check the exhaust system for damage and leaks.
  • Inspect the front and rear coil springs and shock absorbers.
  • Check the interior lighting and glove box lights, cigarette lighter/power outlets, luggage compartment, and all warning lights.
  • Check the condition of ribbed V-belt (if applicable).
  • Check the second battery (if applicable).
  • Check, clean, and lubricate the sunroof and panoramic sunroof (if applicable).
  • Visually inspect the underbody protection, underbody trim panels, wire routing, and plugs for damage.
  • Visually inspect the windshield for damage.

80,000 & 150,000 Miles

After 40,000 miles, there aren’t too many new checks that need to be done. When you’ve reached 80,000 miles in the Passat, you’ll get everything in the previous checks completed, plus change the fluid and filter in the DSG (non-automatic) transmission.

If your VW Passat reaches 150,000 miles, you’ve done an excellent job at keeping up with the necessary maintenance. At this point, you’ll simply follow the 10,000-mile schedule, plus check the timing belt.

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If your Volkswagen Passat needs service, schedule an appointment at Port Charlotte Volkswagen. Our certified technicians will work hard to get you back on the roads of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and North Port as soon as possible.

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