The Passat belching white smoke

This Monday, my mom donned a chauffeur cap. Taking my grandma, brother and me to various things we had to do throughout the day.

She drove me to the dealership to have the Passat looked at. It’s not happy. I just received a note in the mail from VW that my model can fall prey to “oil sludge.”

I hope it’s that simple.

It’s performing like a dog. RPMs jump at idle. White smoke at startup. Coolant leaking I think. Not pretty.