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Car Recalls

Recalls are issued for cars with safety-related defects or problems

Volkswagen recalls

 

For Models: Volkswagen Tiguan

Electrical & Lights, November 22, 2013

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The fuse holder for the exterior lighting fuse can melt as a result of a problem with the fuse. This can result in partial loss of the exterior lighting, increasing the risk of a crash due to reduced vehicle illumination. Dealers will replace the exterior lighting fuse to correct this concern. 

For Models: Volkswagen Jetta

Drive Train, November 14, 2013

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Certain vehicles produced with the DQ-200 direct-shift transmission are being recalled because the fluid additive used in the transmission could cause corrosion of the internal components. This corrosion can cause an electrical short resulting in a stall like condition. A sudden loss of engine power would increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the transmission oil with a non-corrosive version to correct this concern.

For Models: Volkswagen Beetle

Body, Interior & Misc., November 15, 2012

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On 2012 and 2013 VW Beetles equipped with leather sport seats, if the right front seat were to get wet, the airbag system my not properly detect the presence of a child safety seat installed on that seat. In the event of a crash, this could cause the passenger airbag to deploy with a safety seat installed, which it should not do. This would result in an increased risk of injury to a child secured in the child seat. Volkswagen with replace the control module to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 69i9/W6.

For Models: Volkswagen Beetle

Suspension & Steering, July 13, 2012

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Volkswagen is recalling forty-six Beetle models because some may be equipped with summer tires that fail to comply with federal vehicle safety standards. Improper tires may lead to tire overloading and/or under-inflation, increasing the risk of tire failure and a vehicle crash. Dealers will replace the non-compliant tires to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 44K8/W4.

For Models: Volkswagen Routan

Suspension & Steering, April 4, 2012

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15 vehicles may have been assembled with a right rear hub and bearing assembly that was not fully machined. This could result in decreased durability and premature failure. Failure could result in wheel separation from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the right rear hub and bearing assembly to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 42G3/W2.

For Models: Volkswagen Passat TDI

Engine, April 4, 2012

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Vehicles equipped with a diesel engine may have been assembled with a fuel filer that may not seal correctly. This could result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the diesel fuel filter to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 20R7/W3.

For Models: Audi A3 TDI, Volkswagen Golf TDI, Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Engine, September 30, 2011

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On the 2.0L TDI common rail Diesel engine/clean Diesel engine, fuel injection pulses could coincide with the natural frequency of injector line #2. This resonance creates additional stress on the fuel line. Small cracks could develop in the #2 injector line, resulting in a Diesel fuel leak. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install an improved #2 fuel injector line and install vibration dampers on all of the injector lines to correct this concern. The Volkswagen/Audi recall number is 23J9/V5.

 

For Models: Volkswagen Jetta

Exhaust & Emissions, September 7, 2011

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A stainless steel exhaust tip installed after production may extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed exhaust pipe. It's possible for inadvertent contact to occur, which could cause a burn. Dealers will replace the stainless steel exhaust tip as necessary to correct this concern. The Volkswagen recall number is 26G8/U3.

 

For Models: Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen CC VR6

Suspension & Steering, June 3, 2011

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Four vehicles were equipped with accessory wheels that do not have the proper tire pressure sensors. Drivers will not receive a warning when one or more tires are under inflated, increasing the risk of tire failure. Dealers will replace the affected tire pressure sensors. As of June 1, 2011, all owners of affected vehicles have been notified. The Volkswagen recall number is 44J4/X0.

 

For Models: Volkswagen Jetta

Electrical & Lights, March 25, 2011

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The "converter" box is protected by the same fuse as the horn and anti-theft system alarm. If this fuse were to blow, power would be lost to the "converter" box. As a result, the engine management computer, lights, and wipers would all stop functioning. What all this means is the engine could stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will separate the wiring for the horn and anti-theft system from the power supply to the "converter" box and route the wires to separate fuses. Due to an insufficient quantity of repair kits, this recall is not expected to begin until May, 2011.

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