An improperly adjusted or improperly operating inhibitor switch (range switch) may result in a vehicle that will not start or crank on an intermittent basis. In addition, the following codes may be present: P0705 – Range switch sensor circuit; P0707 – Range switch – open circuit; P0706 – Range switch range/performance; and P0708 – Range switch – short circuit or multiple inputs.
The rear pads and rotors will typically wear out faster than the front brakes. The Volkswagens of this generation have electronic brake distribution, and under normal stopping conditions, the system will use the rear brakes more than the front. This prevents nosedive and makes for a more pleasant braking event.
Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX, 2.8L Complaint: The customer says the vehicle will not start. Cause: Confirmed the customer’s complaint and found the vehicle did not start. Connected a scan tool and found the following codes: • 17978 – Engine Start Blocked by Immobilizer; • 18034 – Powertrain Data Bus: Missing Message from TCU; •