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Do 2006 volkswagon passats have frequent charcoal

Do 2006 volkswagen passats have frequent charcoal canister (fuel system) problems?

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I am a technical consultant for automotive engine management systems and I can confidently say no, it is not common.

Do you have a fault code?

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