Volkswagen Passat Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (1998 - 2021)

From the model year 1998 to 2021 the Volkswagen Passat has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. However, all of its engines are interference.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Volkswagen Passat Timing Belt Or Chain (1998 - 2021)
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterferenceService Interval
20212.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20202.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20192.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20182.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20183.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20171.8Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20173.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20161.8Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20163.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20151.8Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20152.0L Dieseltiming beltinterference90k miles
20153.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20141.8Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20142.0L Dieseltiming beltinterference90k miles
20142.5Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20143.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20132.0L Dieseltiming beltinterference90k miles
20132.5Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20133.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20122.0L Dieseltiming beltinterference90k miles
20122.5Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20123.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20102.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20092.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20082.0Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20083.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20072.0Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20073.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20062.0Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20063.6Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20051.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20052.0L Dieseltiming beltinterference90k miles
20052.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20041.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20042.0L Dieseltiming beltinterference90k miles
20042.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20044.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20031.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20032.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20034.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20021.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20022.8Ltiming beltinterference90k miles
20024.0Ltiming chaininterferencelifetime
20011.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
20012.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
20001.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
20002.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
19991.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
19992.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
19981.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles
19981.9L Dieseltiming beltinterference60k miles
19982.8Ltiming beltinterference60k miles is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.