Honda City helped make these videos
We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.
Adding engine coolant (also known as antifreeze) to your 2012 Volkswagen Passat is pretty easy. Engine coolant circulates through your engine to keep it cool in the summer but won't freeze in the winter. Make sure to check your engine when it is cold for an accurate reading. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir in your Passat is located and how to add coolant. Be sure to check your owners manual to determine the correct type of fluid to add - for Volkswagens, it will typically be in a section titled Fluid Capacities in the back of your manual. Mix the coolant with distilled water so that you have a combination of 50% coolant and 50% water. Some coolants will come premixed...that is, you don't need to add any water. These coolants will typically say 50/50 or pre-mixed on the front of the coolant bottle.
Removing the coolant reservoir cap on a warm engine could cause the cap to fly off at a high rate of speed and fluid to spray out of the reservoir. Always wear safety goggles when working on your Passat. Promptly wipe up any spilled fluid as it is highly toxic. Animals love its sweet taste, so even a spilling a small amount on your garage floor can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you notice an oily surface in your coolant, immediately have your mechanic inspect your Passat for head gasket leakage
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2012 Volkswagen Passat S 2.5L 5 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)