Volkswagen recalls Atlas and Passat vehicles

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The vehicles may suffer reduced braking ability or a loss of control

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 8,416 model year 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and model year 2017-2018 Volkswagen Passat vehicles.

The brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on the vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently, allowing the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torque the bolts as necessary, free of charge.

Additionally brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve, and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge.

For Passat vehicles, dealers will also inspect the parking brake cable for proper connection, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2018.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 46H6.

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