Having problems with your 2002 Volkswagen Passat ?
Volkswagen passat 2002 overheats when in traffic/stationary
\015 When I noticed the problem, on my mechanic's advice, we changed the thermostat, and water pump. The radiator is also less than six months old. Still the problem persists. Since my mechanic changed those items, the digital temperature guage just shows (---F) and vehicle still overheats. I am at a complete loss for what to do next and I have lost confidence in the mechanic\015
Your mechanic is not necessarily wrong. What he changed were the easily changed items to stop overheating-things recommended by all mechanics. Since that didn't help, you will have to dig further. What you need to do now is have the engine checked for a head gasket failure.
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