My '99 Passat has 71,000 miles. Last night the timing belt broke. The dealership is telling me the estimate to fix the car is probably $4,000 - $5,000. In the maintenance book it says to replace the timing belt at 80,000 miles. Is this a common problem with the Passat? Could it possibly be under the powertrain warranty? Are there any recalls on the Passat with faulty timing belts? It seems like a fairly big deal if a timing belt breaks before it's schedule replacement. Any help would be greatly appreciated. $4K-$5K to fix the engine is well beyond our means. Thanks!