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.