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Volkswagen Passat Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 35 Volkswagen Passat recalls between 1990 and 2016. Learn if your Volkswagen Passat is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 15, 2014

A transmission fluid leak could result in a vehicle fire. 

Volkswagen began notifying owners of affected vehicles beginning April 16, 2014. If you don't receive notification and believe you should have, please contact your Volkswagen dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 38B9/9V.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 17, 2014

The low beam headlights may stop working without warning, and reduce driver visibility.

Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Volkswagen recall number is 94G8/7V.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 5, 2008
RepairPal Expert Overview on June 13, 2008
RepairPal Expert Overview on May 30, 2008

The engine idle could increase without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a high priority recall; the idle speed could increase without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on September 28, 2007
Summary on April 27, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 12, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview on January 12, 2007
Summary on April 10, 2006