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2012 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

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Most Recent 2012 Volkswagen Passat Recall

On May 11, 2017, Volkswagen recalled 84,262 Volkswagen Passat. Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and direct-shift transmissions (dsg). the vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
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2012 Volkswagen Passat Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 11, 2017

The right side axle boot may develop a leak of the grease that it conceals due to the vehicle's under body heat shield not being lengthy enough to protect it. This can cause a fire hazard if the grease contacts a hot surface under the vehicle.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 4, 2015

The driver's side air bag may not be powered and as a result may not function as designed in an accident. This can cause increased risk of driver injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timeline of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 17, 2014

The low beam headlights may stop working without warning, and reduce driver visibility.

Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Volkswagen recall number is 94G8/7V.

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