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Stalls immediately after starting.

Hello, Recently my GLS 6spd. with 39k smoothly stalls less than 1 sec. after releasing the starter. I pop the key out and try again. After 1 to 3 tries, it starts normally. It's a leased car with turn in in 8mos. so unless it quits altogether, I'll live with it. Taking an intermittant problem to a dealer is too often a waste of time. Thanks, Dan

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    My friend has the same problem with her 2006 Passat. We are trying to figure out was is causing this.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I have this same problem with my 2006 VW Passat 2.0L T w/30k miles. Seems worse if the weather is colder or it sits outside...

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    I have the same problem, 2006 VW Passat 2.0t. It started a few weeks ago. I went to start the car and received a steering wheel lock failure. I jiggled the steering wheel, heard a mechanical click, then started the car. I had no problems for the next few days, then randomly it would start and stall out immediately. This time there were no warning lights or informational messages on the console. After a few attempts, it started with no problem. It seems to be completely random and will happen whether the engine is warm or cold, doesn't matter if it is in the garage or outside. Once started, it runs perfectly fine.

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You almost have to treat these 2.0T vw's like a diesel, mine does the same start stall game. I find that if you just put the key in and let it go through its system checks it somehow makes this problem stop. I always jump in and justy fire the car right up, then it started doing the stalling problem. i started putting the key in the dash the whole way without starting it, letting the yellow steering wheel light go out and let it quit doing all its dings and whatnot. then start it and havnt had the problem since

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I had this same problem with my 2006 Passat 2.0L T w/24K miles (actually would take as many as 12 times to start) - it's currently at the dealer and they are replacing the entire steering column - glad it's under warranty.

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