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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 15:01   #46
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103200 miles over 4 1/2 years on mine with no problems, even through this past cold and long winter. Only has to last me 7 more days and then it's VW's problem
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Old February 18th, 2017, 13:43   #47
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Just sold my 4 year old Passat ( came with an AGM battery from factory) It was still perfect when i sold it.
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Old February 18th, 2017, 19:29   #48
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Do European models VWs come OEM with AGM battery?
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Old February 19th, 2017, 04:05   #49
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Yeah, mainly due to the stop start system euro cars have. Lately some of the cheaper model cars are fitted with EFB batteries.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 04:37   #50
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Original battery from when I bought the car March 2012. No issues, still cranks hard in -30C weather.

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Old February 19th, 2017, 05:11   #51
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Purchased my TDI 11/1/13
Buyback was 2/17/17

Original battery, but......I used a Frost Heater at home and sometimes at work for winter time. Those 2 wicked cold winters were tough. If I left my car at work for 3,4 or longer days and had to start it without being plugged in, it struggled if below 30 degrees. Day to day, not so much. Worried at times, I carried this just in case. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I would have changed it out this Summer had I kept it. Would have been about 4yrs at that point. Just to be safe.
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 13:51   #52
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3.5 years so far, no problems
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 07:25   #53
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Original battery in the Passat. Even drew it flat twice after leaving key in the ignition after shut down and the bluetooth kept connected to the phone over night and left the fog lights on over night. Battery tender had a workout bringing the battery back the second time, took almost 2 days to get it above 13V.

May look into swapping the jettas battery with the passat when the jetta goes back, as its only a year and half old.
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 16:05   #54
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3.5 years and 112k miles, still the original. No issues or hiccups.
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 17:22   #55
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...until it stops working...HAHA!
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Old February 28th, 2017, 13:56   #56
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3 years and 60k - died and the electrical system freaked out... thankfully AAA came to replace
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