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Recall 14V125000

Low Beam Headlight May Fail

Recall Details

The low beam headlights may stop working due to a faulty bulb holder. Dealers will replace the affected bulb holder free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Electrical & Lights, March 17, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 17, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
150,201
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V125000
Component
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Passat vehicles manufactured January 2011 through November 2012. In the affected vehicles, the low beam headlight bulb may become loose and lose electrical contact.
Consequence
A loss of low beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen notified owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. The recall began in May 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagens recall number associated with this campaign is 94G8/7V.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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