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Tenneco recalls Beck/Arnley master cylinders

Brake fluid may leak or the cylinder may come apart

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Tenneco Automotive is recalling 38 Beck/Arnley Master Cylinders, part number 072-9831, sold as aftermarket or replacement parts for model year 2004-2018 Volkswagen Jettas and model year 2012-2019 Volkswagen Beetles.

The fluid seal crimp on the master cylinder may be insufficient, causing brake fluid to leak or the cylinder to come apart.

A brake fluid leak can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Beck/Arnley will notify the distributors that sold the master cylinders and work with them to notify the end users. Affected master cylinders will be exchanged for a new master cylinder (part number 072-9990) free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 26, 2020.

Owners may contact Tenneco customer service at (800) 625-9319.

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