Recall 17V070000

Engine Seizes

Recall Details

For 2 units in operation, the engine may seize while driving due to incorrect engine block casting. Volkswagen will either replace the engine block or buy back the vehicle free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine may seize due to incorrect engine block casting. This recall applies to only 2 units in operation. A Seized engine would cause loss of vehicle control increasing risk of a crash.

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 February, 2017. 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 incomplete 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 10F4.

Engine, February 03, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 03, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Jetta vehicles equipped with a 1.4L engine. These vehicles have an engine that may seize due to an improper casting of the block.
If the engine seizes, the wheels may suddenly lock up, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will either buy back the vehicle or replace the engine block, free of charge. The recall began February 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 10F4.
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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