Originally Posted by RedRocket
This week I met a guy with a 90,000 mile A4 2.0t that had an oil pump failure. $ 8500 later. Sure, it's just one instance, I don't know if it's a regular thing.
I've also read about an oil pump failure once on the Passat list. I think its actually a bolt in the chain drive system for the oil pump that fails (they had an issue with the same thing on VR6 motors), but of course that is still a ridiculous failure.