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Recall 14V670000

Driver's Seat Back Falls Back Unexpectedly

Recall Details

The driver's seat back recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, which would result in the seat back unexpectedly falling backwards. Dealers will inspect the assembly of the seat back recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's seat back can move unexpectedly and fall backwards due to a fault with the recliner mechanism. This can result in loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 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 72F1.

Body, Interior & Misc., October 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
393
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V670000
Component
SEATS
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners. In the affected vehicles, the seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback.
Consequence
Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F1.
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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