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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 July 11th, 2013, 10:43   #1
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Default 2013 Passat tdi se Ticking noise

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.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:53   #2
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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.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 15:04   #3
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if its constant in low gear only (1st-2nd) it could be the door latch. They replaced ours as it was locking and unlocking on its own, behind the driver.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 16:55   #4
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The car is sitting idling. I only hear it outside or with the windows down. 5000 miles on the car.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 18:56   #5
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My wife called it a cricket, I've had the sound site day one and I assume it's the Ad Blue doing its thing
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