CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.
What Owners Say
"Android Auto - sometimes doesn't automatically pair when I connect USB. So if using for navigation, I have to retry a few times, or just unplug and put in my lap or in the seat next to me. I assume this is an Android thing that will be corrected in upcoming versions and/or hardware in newer vehicles."Anonymous, TN (2018 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
"Starting ~6 mos into ownership, display would occasionally crash or not start, especially in hot or cold temperatures. This was especially problematic when relying on the backup camera. At times seemed to occur with a hard brake or turn, which made me suspect a wiring connection. However, dealer replaced the head unit. Problem persisted. They reset the entire system a month ago, and it hasn't happened since."Anonymous, TN (2018 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
"It's only happened twice since we purchased the vehicle in April, 2019. Attemping to sync the android phone to the music bluetooth and the screen goes black. Nothing, not even the radio will work. It usually comes back on after about 5-10 minutes."Anonymous, OK (2018 Volkswagen Passat Unsure Unsure)
"It went blank for 36 hours then resolved itself! Happened once."Anonymous, NM (2018 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
"intermittent ability to set cruise control"Richard F., SC (2018 Volkswagen Passat SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)