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.
I have a ticking noise coming from the passenger side mid to rear of car. Did a search here and only came up with 2 threads. Its not coming from the front of the car. Its constant to. Not just start up . I have seen someone said its something to do with def pump/relay/etc. It almost sounds like an exhaust leak to me. But a new car wouldn't have that. I had it in the dealer 2 weeks ago to have the oil changed and I forgot to ask them about it. And they didn't say anything was wrong. Its very noticeable, so I can't believe they would have ignored it? Thanks in advance.
You might have found my thread. Your description is exactly what I posted about. I have heard it on other cars. Mine is just shy of 40k miles. I think its just another noise made by the car. I don't worry about it anymore.