Attention mechanics- 2016 passat v6 pre purchase advice

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Looking at adding a 2016 passat v6 sel premium to the family. Question is -are their any inherent issues or common problems related to this vehicle and engine/ trans that you daily mechanics are finding? Im looking more for protecting myself from some major design flaw etc, and prevent it before its too late 😁. I like the people here (ross users), and value any input.

Tried the 1.8t and just didnt like the sound of the engine, seemed strung out. The v6 definitely had the umph and seemed more solid built engine trans.
 
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Car from 2016? Issues? Cmon :)

As any VR6 it may have some issues with timing chains at higher mileage. Or did they fix that? Anyhow i would buy that engine anytime. Problem is, in EU there isn't much 3.6 left. If you check mobile.de and but CC 220kw, something like 35 cars are left from initial quantity.
 
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Hi there,

- You may want to look here... NHTSA - Safety Problems & Issues

Check the 'Consumer Complaints, Defect Investigations, Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins' sections for any documented issues.

Since these vehicles are still considered New cars, I would highly recommend to contact your local dealer and find a service technician and ask them.
If you can not get in touch with one of them, contact the warranty clerk and or parts department personal at the dealer they can tell you what they have been seeing or selling/replacing.

They may not tell you anything, but there are a lot of dealers in the USA ;)


Something to remember. . . There are "New car" problems and then there are "not so New car problems"

- Meaning your local dealer maybe able to provided you with what they see now, but as time marches on,
vehicles tend to develop a whole different set of 'new issues' and these are sometimes not seen by the
dealer yet they are a daily repair at your local independent repair facility.

So what is a problem now, may not be a real issue when the vehicle is older....


hope this helps,

drpeter


edit: oh, bye the way .... mechanics are usually not using VCDS, automotive technicians are the skilled ones ;)
 
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ok, some good things to check out here. Thanks. No ill intentions on 'mechanics' slang :rolleyes:

I am assuming like the other VR6 builds, they are high maintenance like 60-80k ( I dont know about if they fixed the timing chain breakdown time). But a lot of power and potential in that thing.
 
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