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Volkswagen GTI Recalls

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Most Recent Volkswagen GTI Recall

On May 16, 2018, Volkswagen recalled 252 Volkswagen GTI. Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 eos, 2012 passat, 2012-2016 cc, 2015 e-golf, 2011-2015 touareg, 2012-2015 tiguan, and 2011-2016 golf and 2011-2013 gti vehicles. modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
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Volkswagen GTI Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 16, 2018

For affected vehicles which were sold to customers after being used for internal use at Volkswagen, some vehicle modifications were made that prevent them from being compliant for applicable federal regulations. These software and hardware modifications may or may not be able to be repaired. If vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of crash, fire or injury.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2018. 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.

Years Affected:2011, 2012, 2013
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 20, 2016

The control unit that operates the vehicle's anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control may fail to operate when needed while the vehicle is being driven. This could cause loss of vehicle control and an accident.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen or Audi must be performed by a Volkswagen or Audi dealership respectively. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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 or Audi 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.

Year Affected:2009
RepairPal Expert Overview on September 7, 2016

Fuel may leak from within the fuel tank into the evaporative emissions system, and then eventually externally out of the vehicle through an emissions component called a charcoal canister filter element. This would cause a fuel odor and a fire hazard.

Recall repairs on your Audi or Volkswagen must be performed by an Audi or Volkswagen dealership, respectively. Audi and Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 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 Audi or 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.

Years Affected:2015, 2016
RepairPal Expert Overview on October 26, 2015

The power assist for the braking system may fail, causing difficulty and extra effort braking. This could result in an accident.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will send an initial notification of this recall to owners of affected vehicles starting by December 2015, with repairs expected to begin in March 2016. 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.

Years Affected:2015, 2016
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.

Years Affected:2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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