Volkswagen Informative - 2006 Passat Problems
GIATHERSBURG, MARYLAND -- This comment is to everyone who has had or is having problems with their 2006 Passat, please write to NHTSA.dot.gov.
Between 38,000 - 41,000 my camshaft and coolant system were replaced. I am now having oil consumption problems. I have always taken my car to the dealer for all scheduled maintenance, including oil/oil filter changes. Volkswagen of America has admitted that the camshaft lobe was a manufacturer defect, but the bulletin was only issued to the dealership (not the public). No explanation re the coolant system, and as far as the oil consumption problem, they don't think there is a major problem - when I am having to add 2 2/1 quarts of oil between oil changes.
If I knew that I would be having to carry oil around and check my oil at every fill-up I would never have bought this car.