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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 December 7th, 2018, 02:43   #1
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I saw a used 2015 Passat for sale recently. I'm assuming this car required emissions upgrade. How can I tell if they were done? There's no indication on the Carfax.

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Old December 7th, 2018, 06:20   #2
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I believe the updates required stickers to be placed under hood once they were completed. But there is also a web site from VW where you can input the VIN and receive that information. Donít have it handy but you could likely find it with Google.


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Old December 7th, 2018, 07:37   #3
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dealer is best for verifying phase 2 has been performed, VW website was mainly for cash payments.

Also if you can get the car on lift, it'd be real easy to see that pipe cut in with the second O2 sensor.
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Old December 7th, 2018, 17:22   #4
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Call a dealer with the vin, ask if it has open recalls. It takes time for paperwork to process through vw and carfax.
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Old December 7th, 2018, 20:30   #5
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Quote:
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I believe the updates required stickers to be placed under hood once they were completed.

+1.

Open the hood, look for the emissions stickers. They're silver, about 3x4", and on the hood itself, mine are near the windshield. One for each phase for 2015s EA288 engine.
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Old December 7th, 2018, 20:58   #6
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https://www.vwdiesellookup.com/
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Old December 9th, 2018, 15:51   #7
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The vwdiesellookup shows a partial modification for this car.
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Old December 9th, 2018, 22:18   #8
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cool, then you just need to get phase 2, new exhaust and warrenty
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