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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 April 4th, 2015, 15:59   #1
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Exclamation 2015 Passat owners: check your oil level - incorrect spec in manual!

2015 Passat owners please check your oil level and report it back here .

I have a call into VW customer care. The engineers are checking into it. Previous VW's have had recalls for improper dipstick length, and of coarse the manuals have been known to be wrong.

I changed my oil at 10,000 miles and found in the manual it only holds about 4.5 quarts (4.3 liters). With this amount of oil it only shows up on very bottom of dipstick.

At about 5000 miles I checked the oil to find I had to add 3/4 qt to get it to the top of the hash marks. I checked for leaks and found none. This tells me that it was low upon delivery to the garage.

Thanks for your time.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 17:20   #2
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I can't speak for VW but at Subaru the oil level is verified twice. Once before the engine is started to verify it has oil and again before the vehicle is ran on the dyno. We build the 4 cylinder in house and import the 6 bangers from Japan. But with the longshoreman that has been going on out on the west coast we have had to fly in the H6 engines dry and do the oil fills manually. I wonder if VW has done the same leading to some inconsistent oil levels. We have been having the same issues.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 17:38   #3
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it is really no surprise that the observant folks here are having problems with this, directly form the VWoA site. As far as I know all three vehicles use the same engine but they specify three different quantities. go figure.

for the passat (4.2qt),

http://www.vw.com/models/passat/trims/2015/tdi-se-trim/

for the golf (6.6qt),

http://www.vw.com/models/golf/trims/...s-4-door-trim/

for the jetta (4.5qt),

http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/trims/2015/tdi-s-trim/
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Old April 4th, 2015, 19:18   #4
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Same engine, but may use a different oil pan which could change total capacity. But it shouldn't be by much.

However, that significantly higher number for the Golf is suspect.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 19:31   #5
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I just did my first oil change on the 2015 Passat 6M a few days ago. Added 5 liters of oil and the level only comes up to the bottom third of the crosshatched area of the dipstick.
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Old April 4th, 2015, 20:35   #6
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Posted this in another thread, but it bears reposting here. As with any info, please confirm this with your dealer.

Spoke with shop foreman at Stohlman VW. He says there HAS been some conflicting info re: oil capacity between the various car models, with the same EA 288 engine.

BOTTOM LINE: OIL CAPACITY ON 2015 NMS PASSAT with the EA288 engine: 5.8quarts. This info comes from a VAG document dated Nov. 11, 2014.

As with anything posted on the internet, including this post, any 2015 owner should phone their dealer and ask for clarification.
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Posted this in another thread, but it bears reposting here. As with any info, please confirm this with your dealer.

Spoke with shop foreman at Stohlman VW. He says there HAS been some conflicting info re: oil capacity between the various car models, with the same EA 288 engine.

BOTTOM LINE: OIL CAPACITY ON 2015 NMS PASSAT with the EA288 engine: 5.8quarts. This info comes from a VAG document dated Nov. 11, 2014.

As with anything posted on the internet, including this post, any 2015 owner should phone their dealer and ask for clarification.
Thanks for this important information. It gives you pause to think that the "super efficient" engineers of VW have missed something this important. If I was the CEO of VW I would have a very direct meeting with my Quality Control guy and find out who is reviewing manuals and what the flow of information is.
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Hey my cousin bought a new 2015 jetta a few months ago and found out there is a dipstick recall for in correct measurements. The dealership had to over or underfill until the new dip stick came in... I'll text him tomorrow and find out his user name and tell him about this thread since he's a member here...
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2015 Passat owners please check your oil level and report it back here .
I have a call into VW customer care. The engineers are checking into it. Previous VW's have had recalls for improper dipstick length, and of coarse the manuals have been known to be wrong.
I changed my oil at 10,000 miles and found in the manual it only holds about 4.5 quarts (4.3 liters). With this amount of oil it only shows up on very bottom of dipstick.
At about 5000 miles I checked the oil to find I had to add 3/4 qt to get it to the top of the hash marks. I checked for leaks and found none. This tells me that it was low upon delivery to the garage.
Thanks for your time.
Any updates on the correct amount?
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jimbo1mcm: Why don't you phone your dealer and ask them?

Regardless what I posted above, each owner needs to take on the responsibility of learning the information directly from their servicing dealership. Unless the information is confirmed by several (qualified VW )sources, the info itself could be considered suspect.
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jimbo1mcm: Why don't you phone your dealer and ask them?

Regardless what I posted above, each owner needs to take on the responsibility of learning the information directly from their servicing dealership. Unless the information is confirmed by several (qualified VW )sources, the info itself could be considered suspect.
I guess I need to see the VAG document. Dealers make a lot of mistakes.
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Your dealer should HAVE the document!!!
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Just called my dealer and spoke to a tech in service. He says he just adds 4 quarts and checks the dipstick. Now I don't believe he has had any 2015's with the EA288 engine. I told him about the VAG document and he is going to check on it and get back to me tomorrow.
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Old April 7th, 2015, 15:59   #14
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Reference # 150250114

Dear Mr. Brady,

I tried giving you a call and Iím sorry we were unable to get in contact.

After speaking with our specialist team, I have more information regarding your CCís oil capacity. The oil capacity is 4.2 quarts and it should not exceed 4.5 quarts. Additionally, itís recommended to use the markings on the oil dipstick to prevent any chances of overfilling your VW with oil.

We hope you have many fun miles behind the wheel of your VW! Should you have any other questions or concerns in the future, please feel welcome to email me back or give us a call at 800-822-8987.

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Old April 7th, 2015, 16:00   #15
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Reference # 150250114

Hello Mr. Brady,

I apologize; my last email should have said Passat, not CC.

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