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Recall 14V412000

Stabilizer Link Fasteners Loosen

Recall Details

Loose fasteners on the suspension's stabilizer links can cause handling and steering problems around corners or over rough, uneven surfaces. The stabilizer links keep the vehicle from rolling in these conditions and is an important part of overall road handling. Loose stabilizer links also can cause steering problems and result in unsafe driving conditions. Dealers will replace the front stabilizer links to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The fasteners that secure the stabilizer links to the front suspension may loosen. This could interfere with proper steering of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Volkswagen recall number is 40K9/1W.

Suspension & Steering, July 7, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 7, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V412000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle.
Consequence
A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front stabilizer links, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40K9/1W.
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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