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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 11th, 2017, 07:52   #1
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Default I have a 2014 TDI 6spd Passat need Battery

Went to Costco, they have great interestate batteries, and they said I needed a fitment code 33, except they dont have one of those. Has anyone used another fitment code battery in their Passat? I love the Costco batteries, 30 months full replacement warranty, and they really work great. Any advice please sws@att.net
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Old February 11th, 2017, 08:01   #2
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I wouldnt recommend a different fitment. Vw has 36 month free replacement on their battery, local dealer here is $136 + tax (if u install)
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Old February 11th, 2017, 10:22   #3
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+2 on OEM. Currently 3year/2 year warranty, around $150.
Plenty of threads on the subject, many have regretted going away from OEM battery.

FYI, these cars (all newer cars, in fact) are power hogs. Consensus seems to be 3-4 years, at most.
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yup the load at idle and the heat from regen's take there toll on them fast! This batt is made by Enersys and is as good or better than Optima for half what name brand AGM batt's go for
https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-48AGM...E69D43MTDF47KG
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Went to Costco, they have great interestate batteries, and they said I needed a fitment code 33, except they dont have one of those. Has anyone used another fitment code battery in their Passat? I love the Costco batteries, 30 months full replacement warranty, and they really work great. Any advice please sws@att.net
My car (also a 2014 Passat) was turning over MUCH more before starting (than previous winters) and I assumed it was a battery issue - before replacing, decided to try turning the key and warming up the glow plugs once before starting each morning. Since doing that the car has started normally and I've seen no lingering battery effects.
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