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Recall 15V373000

Left Rear Brake Line Leaks

Recall Details

The brake line to the left rear wheel may have been left loose during manufacturing. Dealers will tighten the brake line fitting free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake line to the left rear wheel of the vehicle may have been left loose and may leak. This can result in loss or weakening of brake function.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Volkswagen vehicle must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in June 2015. 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 dealers below. 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.

Brakes, June 15, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 15, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
62
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V373000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Passat vehicles manufactured May 18, 2015, to May 21, 2015. The affected vehicles have a brake line at the left rear wheel area that may not have been properly tightened.
Consequence
If the brake line was not properly tightened, it may leak brake fluid, causing a reduction in braking performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the brake line fitting, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47M3.
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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