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Volkswagen recalls Passat TDI for wire sealing problem

A improperly assembled seal for a sensor can lead to fires in the 2012-2014 Passat TDI, and VW is recalling them to fix the problem.

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A VW will help you keep control of your terrible children, apparently

VW is employing an interesting sales pitch for the long-distance driving range from the Passat TDI: owning one keeps your poorly behaved kids out of convenience stores.

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VW gets sketchy with next Euro Passat

The schism that separates the European-market Volkswagen Passat and its American-built cousin is evidently only set to widen, as renderings have officially been released showing off the next-generation Euro-market Passat sedan, and it looks quite different than our larger, less costly family sedan. That's especially true up front, where it wears an aggressive scowl thanks to a chrome

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VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel en route to new Lower 48 mpg record

Here's the thing: it takes a lot of practice to drive like a true hypermiler. The 2013 VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel with a manual transmission, for example, has an EPA estimated 31 city/43 highway mile per gallon rating. Hypermiler Wayne Gerdes thinks the car is good for at least 68 mpg.