Recall 16V337000

Certification Label Indicates Incorrect Rear Axle Weight Limit

Recall Details

The federal vehicle certification label has the incorrect rear axle weight limit listed on it, which could result in overloading the vehicle. Dealers will install a corrected label free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The federal vehicle certification label that lists tire pressures and vehicle weight capacity lists an incorrect rear axle weight limit. This could cause vehicle overloading which could cause vehicle damage and an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2016. If you do 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.

Suspension & Steering, May 23, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 23, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Golf R vehicles manufactured March 17, 2016 to March 23, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a Federal Certification Label that lists an incorrect rear axle weight limit. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
The listed weight limit is low enough that the vehicle owner may ignore the weight limits and overload the vehicle and exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2016. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01B5.
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
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