Originally Posted by db
1) Could have a dead spot in the alternator...probally unlikely but this has happened to me in the past on other cars.
2) Since you smelled fuel...could be fuel related...clogged injectors, bad injectors or fuel pump itself.
Since your from Australia I don't know if you have the ability to get the car scanned at a dealer but sounds like it may need some professional attention. Best of luck and welcome to
Thank you both for the quick reply.
I bought the car and supposed to be servicing it in the VW dealership which supposed to be proffessional service workshop, so I should be fine.
As to the lights, I got nothing special when starting hot, and the car usually behave perfectly hot and cold.
What I realy wanted to know is if the problem is common to Passats or not...