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Recall 06V470000

Volkswagen Recalls 2006-2007 Passat Models Due to Wiper Motor Failure

Recall Details

The wiper motor may fail during heavy rain due to excessive moisture entering the wiper motor. This may cause the wipers to stop working, which can reduce visibility and lead to a crash. Dealers will install a special cover and sealing kit.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 12, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 12, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
57,291
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V470000
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Summary
ON CERTAIN "6" GENERATION PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE WIPER MOTOR MAY FAIL DURING HEAVY RAIN DUE TO EXCESSIVE MOISTURE ENTERING THE WIPER MOTOR. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE WIPERS CAN BECOME INOPERATIVE.
Consequence
THIS COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VISIBILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A SPECIAL COVER AND SEALING KIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 12, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-893-5298.
Notify
VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. P6. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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