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High fuel efficiency comes with the cost of providing maintenance, because the Volkswagen Passat has to have top quality replacement parts to be driven at maximum mileage. Fuel-efficient cruisers like the ergonomically-designed Volkswagen Passat are intended to be kept in excellent condition so they can continue giving outstanding levels of gas mileage. With notable fuel economy as well as exceptional style, a quality Volkswagen is one-of-a-kind. Steering an automobile from Volkswagen ensures dependability and makes your everyday journey safe, hassle-free and enjoyable. Always trust a genuine Volkswagen to provide excellent reliability and also classic styling. If your Volkswagen Passat Alternator happens to be defective, the battery will not properly recharge and the car's engine will not turn over. The Volkswagen Passat Alternator generates 12-volt electricity from the engine's rotary motion, power that is crucial for recharging your car or truck's battery. You chose a high-performance vehicle to enjoy its outstanding power and performance - support your investment by buying high quality replacement parts and accessories. Sometimes the most frustrating thing about repairing your car or truck is searching for an honest source of reliable parts. Selecting a Volkswagen is a smart choice, now maintaining it in excellent condition is even smarter. Come to www.PartsGeek.com whenever you require high quality automobile parts and get great service and a competitive price year-round.
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When the current-generation Passat was unveiled for the 2012 model year, Volkswagen purists were outraged. The exterior styling of the outgoing Passat was replaced by generic sheet metal. The previously high-quality interior materials were downgraded, and similar cuts were made in the engine bay. Gone was the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and automated clutch transmission shared with the GTI. In its place was an anemic 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. comfort-oriented setup of this Passat placed it squarely in the mainstream. Sales went up, making a healthy contribution to Volkswagen's bottom line. When the time came to refresh VW's second best-selling car in the U.S., the automaker played it safe.
You'd have to be a jewelry appraiser to notice the differences between the 2015 and 2016 models. Exterior changes are mostly limited to a domed hood, revised headlights, LED taillights and chrome window trim. The upgrades are more apparent from behind the wheel. The top trim level now gets full leather seating rather than a leather/simulated suede combo. Several design elements are borrowed from the 2015 Golf, including a revised steering wheel and instrument cluster. Although there's a lot to like about the Passat, it is less than competitive with its rivals.
The Passat's charging system is made up of several components, such as the alternator and battery, that work together to supply all of the vehicle's electrical needs. The alternator generates the amperage and electricity required to meet the vehicle's electrical needs, including keeping the battery charged. It is belt-driven by the engine and produces an alternating current (AC), which is converted internally to 12 volts direct current (DC) by the diode bridge or rectifiers. AC current cannot be stored but is much more efficiently produced, which is why cars no longer use generators but use alternators and convert the electricity to DC.
An alternator does not constantly produce electricity. It cycles on and off as demand goes up and down. The battery buffers it from the electrical demands of the car, and it only works enough to maintain system voltage. At peak efficiency and for longest life, the alternator should be charging no more than about 50% of the time. However, with the demands placed on the system by heat and by extraneous electrical devices, the alternator and battery are stressed even further. These days you are lucky if your alternator tolasts 3-4 years, which is why a prematurely dead battery may actually be caused by a dead alternator.
What are the symptoms of a defective or failing alternator?
A failing alternator will not be able to keep the battery fully charged. Continuously having to jump start the vehicle may be a sign that the alternator may not be charging the battery and is therefore unable to successfully start a vehicle. If you notice any sort of flickering or dimming of the lights, that may be a sign that the alternator is not putting out enough power to keep up with the vehicle's electrical needs. The Battery Light will usually come. on when the computer detects that the system voltage has fallen below a certain requirement.
What is the Volkswagen Passat Alternator replacement cost?
PartsGeek offers a variety of alternators for the Volkswagen Passat that range in price from $117.33 to $258.48.
Alternators available for the following Volkswagen Passat years: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90. This part is also sometimes called Volkswagen Passat Car Alternators. We stock alternator parts for most Volkswagen models including Jetta, Beetle, Super Beetle, Golf, Touareg, Rabbit, Transporter, Vanagon, EuroVan, CC, Rabbit Pickup, Routan, GTI, Tiguan, Cabriolet, R32, Cabrio, Rabbit Convertible, Karmann Ghia, Scirocco, Corrado, Thing, Eos, Phaeton, Campmobile, Passat CC, Quantum, Golf R, Fox, Jetta City, Dasher, 412 and 411.