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VW recalls model year 2017-2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles

The vehicles may have the wrong front driver airbag

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,768 model year 2017-2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles.

The front driver air bag installed on the vehicles may not be intended for use in vehicles sold in the U.S.

In the event of a crash, the incorrect airbags may not protect the driver as intended, increasing the risk of injury.

What to do

VW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel and front driver air bag module, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2018.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69V2.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,768 model year 2017-2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles.The front driver air bag installed on the vehicles may not...

Volkswagen recalls Tiguan LWB vehicles

The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,509 model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles.

The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the back-up lights are not bright enough, other drivers may not see the vehicle reversing, or the driver may back into an obstacle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected inner taillight assemblies, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in December 2017.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94J9.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,509 model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles.The back-up lights in the taillight ass...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2004-2007 Touaregs

The fuel filter flange may crack, allowing fuel to leak

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 73,941 model year 2004-2007 Touaregs.

The gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel filter flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel filter flange for cracks, replacing the flange if cracks are found. If no cracks are found, a protective cover will be installed onto the filter flange. These repairs will be performed free of charge.

Parts are not currently available, but owners will be notified of the recall beginning November 19, 2017. A second notice will be sent when remedy parts become available.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20Ai.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 73,941 model year 2004-2007 Touaregs.The gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel filter flange that may crack, a...

Volkswagen recalls certain 2012-2014 Passats

The vehicle could leak grease

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 84,262 model year certain 2012-2014 Passats, equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Transmissions.

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.

If the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter, it could increase the risk of fire.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23W5.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 84,262 model year certain 2012-2014 Passats, equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Transmissions.The v...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2016-2017 CCs

Incorrect front seat head restraints may have been installed

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 23 model year 2016-2017 CCs.

Incorrect front seat head restraints (rests) may have been installed, possibly resulting in the seat occupant's head being inadequately restrained in the event of a crash.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints."

If the seat occupant's head is inadequately restrained in the event of a crash, there is an increased risk of injury.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seat head restraints, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2017.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72G5.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 23 model year 2016-2017 CCs.Incorrect front seat head restraints (rests) may have been installed, possibly res...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2007-2010 Touaregs

The fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 20,908 model year 2007-2010 Touaregs.

The fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel filter flange if cracks are found. A protective cover will be applied to the fuel filter to prevent oxidization cracks from forming. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2017.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 20Z4.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 20,908 model year 2007-2010 Touaregs.The fuel filter flange may crack and allow fuel to leak out.A fuel le...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2017 Beetles and Jetta GLIs

The tire information label contains incorrect information

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 797 model year 2017 Beetles and Jetta GLIs.

The recalled vehicles have incorrect information on the tire information label, possibly causing the operator to overload the vehicle.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Overloading the vehicle may affect vehicle handling or result in tire damage, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected tire information label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2017.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 01B9.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 797 model year 2017 Beetles and Jetta GLIs.The recalled vehicles have incorrect information on the tire inform...

Model year 2017 Jettas recalled

The tire information label contains incorrect information

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 4,875 model year 2017 Jettas.

The vehicle's tire information label has incorrect information, possibly causing the operator to overload the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

Overloading the vehicle may affect vehicle handling or result in tire damage, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers install a corrected tire information label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2017.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for the recall is 01B8.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 4,875 model year 2017 Jettas.The vehicle's tire information label has incorrect information, possibly causing...

VW recalls some 2017 Passats for potential brake problem

The company says that brake fluid may leak from affected models

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2017 Passat vehicles. Brake fluid may leak slowly from the some of the brake line connections, resulting in a low brake fluid level.

A low brake fluid level may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected brake lines, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47N3.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling certain 2017 Passat vehicles. Brake fluid may leak slowly from the some of the brake line connections, resul...

Volkswagen recalls various VW and Audi vehicles

The vehicles have seat belt and airbag issues

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling total of 5,901 vehicles with seat belt and airbag issues. Included are model year 2017 Audi A7, A4, A6, Volkswagen Golf and Tiguan vehicles and 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf vehicles in which the driver and passenger front airbags or head airbags may not deploy properly.

Additionally, VW is recalling model year 2017 Audi Q7, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad, and 2018 Audi Q5 vehicles because the seat belt pretensioners may not activate properly.

What to do

Volkswagen and Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected airbags and seat belt pretensioners, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling total of 5,901 vehicles with seat belt and airbag issues. Included are model year 2017 Audi A7, A4, A6, Volkswagen...

Volkswagen recalls various vehicles with braking issue

The Antilock Brake System control unit may fail

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 135,683 model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagens, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles.

The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control module software to improve the module's self-testing abilities. Any module that fails the new diagnostic test will be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 135,683 model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagens, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and A...

Model year 2012-2013 Audi A6s and A7s recalled

The fuel hose in the engine compartment may degrade and leak fuel

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 28,249 model year 2012-2013 Audi A6s andA7s.

The vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may degrade and leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

What to do

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the under hood fuel pump and fuel hose, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. VW's number for this recall is 24BZ.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 28,249 model year 2012-2013 Audi A6s andA7s.The vehicles have a fuel hose in the engine compartment that may d...

VW recalls Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedans and A3 Cabriolets

Fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions system

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 110,042 model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles.

A problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank may allow fuel to flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.

As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. An interim notice will be sent to owners by early November and a second notice will be sent when parts are available.

Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298, Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 20Y6 and 20Y5.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 110,042 model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles.A...

Volkswagen recalls Audi Q5s and Q7s

The fuel cap flange on the affected vehicles may crack

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 143,214 model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5s, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7s equipped with gasoline engines.

The fuel cap flange on the affected vehicles may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

What to do

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will clean the pump flange and install a butyl rubber band to protect the pump, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Interim notices will sent in early November 2016. A second notice will be sent when parts are available.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20W9.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 143,214 model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5s, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7s equipped with gasoline engines.The fuel cap flan...

Volkswagen recalls vehicles with lighting issue

The side marker lights may be inoperative under certain conditions

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 79,895 model year 2016 TT roadsters, A3 cabriolets, A3 sedans and A3 e-trons; 2016-2017 TT coupes; 2017 A4 sedans and Q7s; and 2015-2017 Q3s.

The vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights.

As such, they fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97CB.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 79,895 model year 2016 TT roadsters, A3 cabriolets, A3 sedans and A3 e-trons; 2016-2017 TT coupes; 2017 A4 sedans...

Model year 2010-2013 Audi A8s recalled

Coolant may enter the engine control module causing a loss of power or an engine stall

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 9,102 model year 2010-2013 Audi A8s manufactured May 15, 2010, to May 14, 2012.

The vehicles have a coolant valve that may leak, allowing coolant to enter the engine control module causing a loss of power or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

 

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the coolant valve and inspect for coolant that has leaked through the electrical connector, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2016.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 9,102 model year 2010-2013 Audi A8s manufactured May 15, 2010, to May 14, 2012.The vehicles have a coolant val...

Volkswagen recalls CC, Golf R, Tiguan and e-Golf vehicles

The rear child door locks may disengage, allowing a child to open a rear door

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,658 2016 CC vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016, to February 3, 2016; Golf R and Tiguan vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015, to January 28, 2016; and e-Golf vehicles manufactured November 25, 2015, to January 11, 2016.

 

Vibrations, such as those created by opening and closing a vehicle door, may cause the rear child door locks to disengage, allowing a child to open a rear door while inside the vehicle.

 

An unrestrained child who unexpectedly opens a door may fall from the vehicle increasing the risk of injury.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the child lock(s), free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 58C9.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,658 2016 CC vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016, to February 3, 2016; Golf R and Tiguan vehicles manufactured...

Audi A8 and S8 vehicles recalled

The sunroof glass may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 536 model year 2007-2009 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles.

 

The sunroof glass on the recalled vehicles may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame. As a result, the sunroof glass may detach from the car while driving.

 

If the glass detaches from the sunroof frame it could be come a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install additional adhesive between the sunroof glass and frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016.

 

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60C3.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 536 model year 2007-2009 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles. The sunroof glass on the recalled vehicles may not be pr...

VW recalls Jettas, Passats and Golfs

The fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head, resulting in a fuel leak

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 55 model year 2016 Jettas manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016, 2016, Passats, equipped with 1.8T engines manufactured November 13, 2015, to December 9, 2015, and 2016 Golfs manufactured November 5, 2015, to November 11, 2015.

 

The vehicle's fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head and produce a fuel leak. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cylinder heads, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 15F7.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 55 model year 2016 Jettas manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016, 2016, Passats, equipped with 1.8T en...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2016 Golf R vehicles

The Federal Certification Label may list an incorrect rear axle weight limit

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 11 model year 2016 Golf R vehicles manufactured March 17, 2016 to March 23, 2016.

 

The recalled vehicles may be equipped with a Federal Certification Label that lists an incorrect rear axle weight limit. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

 

The listed weight limit is low enough that the vehicle owner may ignore the weight limits and overload the vehicle and exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected certification label, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in June 2016. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01B5.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 11 model year 2016 Golf R vehicles manufactured March 17, 2016 to March 23, 2016. The recalled vehicles ma...

BMW is recalling vehicles with a front driveshaft universal joint issue

The universal joint could fail, increasing the risk of a crash

BMW of North America is recalling 21,493 model year 2011 X5 xDrive 35i, xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M vehicles manufactured April 5, 2010, to November 20, 2010; 2011 X5 xDrive35d diesel vehicles manufactured April 7, 2010, to November 20, 2010; and 2011 X6 Active Hybrid vehicles manufactured April 15, 2010, to November 17, 2010.

 

The recalled vehicles have a front driveshaft universal joint that may not seal out water and debris from getting in and damaging the joint, which could lead to its failure.

 

If the front universal joint fails, the front wheels would not be driven, affecting vehicle traction. Additionally, continued driving of the vehicle with a broken front universal joint may damage other components. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 1, 2016.

 

Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

 

 

BMW of North America is recalling 21,493 model year 2011 X5 xDrive 35i, xDrive50i, X5 M, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i, and X6 M vehicles manufactured April 5...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2016 Touregs

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System may be improperly calibrated

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 366 model year 2016 Touregs manufactured July 7, 2015, to March 3, 2016.

 

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the Safety Certification labels are incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

 

If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2016. Volkwagen's number for this recall is 44M9.

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 366 model year 2016 Touregs manufactured July 7, 2015, to March 3, 2016. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Syst...

Volkswagen recalls Passats equipped with TDI engines

An electrical short can cause electrical connectors of an underbody sensor to overheat

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,000 model year 2012-2014 Passats equipped with TDI engines.

 

Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.

 

An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3.

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,000 model year 2012-2014 Passats equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2015-2016 e-Golf vehicles

The vehicle's electric drive motor may shut down unexpectedly

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,561 model year 2015-2016 e-Golf vehicles manufactured May 21, 2014, to March 1, 2016.

 

Oversensitive diagnostics for the high-voltage battery management system may falsely detect an electrical surge resulting in the vehicle's electric drive motor shutting down unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will update the battery management software, free of charge. The recall began March 15, 2016.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 93B4.

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,561 model year 2015-2016 e-Golf vehicles manufactured May 21, 2014, to March 1, 2016. Oversensitive diag...

Volkswagen recalls model year 2011-2016 Touaregs

The brake pedal pivot pin could move, causing the pedal to dislodge

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 46,700 model year 2011-2016 Touaregs.

 

The brake pedal pivot pin may be missing a circlip, allowing the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge.

 

If the brake pedal dislodges, the driver may not be able to apply the brakes, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake pedal assembly to verify the presence of the circlip and install any missing circlips, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 46G4.

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 46,700 model year 2011-2016 Touaregs. The brake pedal pivot pin may be missing a circlip, allowing the piv...

Volkswagen recalls Beetle Convertibles

The tie placard may have incorrect sidewall height ratio information

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 325 model year 2016 Beetle Convertibles manufactured June 18, 2015, to November 9, 2015 and equipped with 18-inch wheels.

 

The recalled vehicles may have incorrect sidewall height ratio information on the tire placard. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."

 

If the tires are replaced using a smaller diameter tire, it can cause incorrect readings of the speedometer, which could increase the risk of a crash.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected tire placard, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01B3.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 325 model year 2016 Beetle Convertibles manufactured June 18, 2015, to November 9, 2015 and equipped with 18-inch ...

VW recalls Touareg Hybrids

The hybrid battery tray may not drain water sufficiently

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 825 model year 2011-2015 Touareg Hybrids manufactured March 20, 2010, to April 11, 2015.

 

The hybrid battery tray may not drain water sufficiently. If water collects in the hybrid battery tray, it may cause an electrical short in the high voltage battery increasing the risk of a fire.

 

What to do

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a fitted drain valve to allow water to drain properly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late February 2016.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this 53B8.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 825 model year 2011-2015 Touareg Hybrids manufactured March 20, 2010, to April 11, 2015. The hybrid batter...

Audi A6, A7 vehicles recalled

The front passenger air bags may malfunction not deploy in a crash

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 21,074 model year 2012-2013 Audi A6 vehicles manufactured March 28, 2011, to March 25, 2013, and 2012-2013 Audi A7 vehicles manufactured January 25, 2011, to March 19, 2013.

 

In vehicles with heated and cooled seats, the Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS), used to enable the front passenger air bags, may malfunction and prevent the passenger-side air bags from deploying in a crash.

 

An air bag that does not deploy as intended increases the risk of occupant injury in a crash.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will install a PODS system repair kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.

 

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74D1.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 21,074 model year 2012-2013 Audi A6 vehicles manufactured March 28, 2011, to March 25, 2013, and 2012-2013 Audi A7...

Volkswagen recalls Audi A3 Cabriolets

The driver or front passenger side air bag may not deploy properly

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 904 model year 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolets manufactured June 5, 2014, to April 1, 2015.

 

The recalled vehicles have a driver or front passenger seat whose cover may be incorrectly stitched, preventing the side air bag from properly deploying in the event of a crash.

 

Improper side air bag deployment may increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's and/or front passenger's seatback cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2016.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 74C9.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 904 model year 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolets manufactured June 5, 2014, to April 1, 2015. The recalled vehicles ...

VW recalls various vehicles with braking issue

The vehicle could suffer a loss of brake assist

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,867 model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf/GTI and Golf SportWagen vehicles.

 

The camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

This could lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increase the risk of a crash.

 

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. Volkswagen will send owners an interim notification by December 22, 2015, and a second notification when a remedy plan has been completed -- currently expected to be in March 2016.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 91,867 model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf/GTI and Golf SportWagen vehicles. Th...

Volkswagen recalls Jettas, Golfs and E-Golfs

The Passenger Occupant Detection System may have been manufactured improperly

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 993 model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to November 28, 2014; Golf vehicles manufactured April 2, 2014, to December 3, 2014; and E-Golf vehicles manufactured July 26, 2014, to October 18, 2014.

 

The vehicles are equipped with a Passenger Occupant Detection System (PODS) that may have been manufactured improperly. As a result, the front passenger seat occupant may be improperly classified or may not be detected.

 

In the event of a crash, if the front passenger seat occupant is incorrectly classified or non-detected, the passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PODS control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in November 2015.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69L6.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 993 model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured September 8, 2014, to November 28, 2014; Golf vehicles manufacture...

Engineers explain how clean diesel technology should work

And why it might not -- yet

Plenty of consumers are outraged that Volkswagen systematically cheated on emissions tests, but few understand how and why they did it.

The BBC reports the software installed in the vehicles was able to detect when they were being tested and altered performance during those brief periods so that the vehicles didn't give off as much toxic NOx, the main pollutant in diesel exhaust.

Why, exactly, did VW think it had to go to such lengths to bypass the emissions standards? And how is a diesel engine different from one powered by gasoline?

Researchers at Empa’s Laboratory of Automotive Powertrain Technologies explain that gasoline engines employ a three-way catalytic converter that breaks down more than 98% of NOx in the exhaust. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on diesel engines.

Power plant technology

In order to meet the same pollution standards as gasoline engines, diesel engines use a method originally developed for the denitrification of power plant exhaust gases. The first system was put on trucks; it has only recently migrated to cars.

This system uses a technology bearing the tradename “AdBlue” to convert the NOx into harmless nitrogen via various chemical reactions in a special SCR (selective reduction) catalyst that has been optimized for NOx reduction.

And here's where VW may have run into trouble. According to Empa director Christian Bach, SCR systems are considerably more complex than a conventional three-way catalytic converter in gasoline engines. Here's how VW describes its SCR system on its website.

Little margin for error

AdBlue is carried in a separate tank in the car and needs to be topped off every now and again, usually while the vehicle is being serviced. The AdBlue dosage needs to be set precisely to the amount of NOx emitted by the engine.

If the dosage is too low, it doesn't reduce Nox emissions enough to meet the standard. Too high a dosage and the result is undesirable ammonia emissions. In short, diesel SCR systems can yield unpredictable results.

As an added complication, Bach says at temperatures below 200 degrees C (392 degrees F), AdBlue tends to form residues that eventually clog up the SCR catalyst. That means the systems must be adjusted specifically to the various engine types and expected load change – i.e. drivability – and optimized, which is a complex, and thus expensive, process.

Is there a better way? While some are ready to write off “clean diesel” technology, Bach and his team of researchers are in pursuit of one that might work better. For example, two doctoral students on Bach’s team are experimenting with AdBlue injection procedures using laser-based measuring techniques.

“The better we understand these technologies in detail, the more cleanly diesel vehicles will run on the streets,” Bach said.

Plenty of consumers are outraged that Volkswagen systematically cheated on emissions tests, but few understand how and why they did it.The BBC reports ...

Volkswagen recalls various vehicles with possible airbag issue

A loss of electrical connection to the driver's front airbag is possible

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 420,000 model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan; 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta; 2011-2014 Golf and GTI; and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles.

 

Debris may contaminate the vehicles' air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's front air bag. This would prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 420,000 model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan; 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta; 2011-2014 Golf and GTI; a...

Volkswagen recalls Audi SQ5s

The vehicles could experience a loss of power steering assist

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,625 model year 2014-2015 Audi SQ5s manufactured May 22, 2013, to April 14, 2015.

 

The electric power steering assist system could shut down in cold temperatures due to a steering motor sensor fault. A loss of power steering assist would require extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the power steering control module software, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin July 28, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 48M1.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 5,625 model year 2014-2015 Audi SQ5s manufactured May 22, 2013, to April 14, 2015. The electric power steering a...

Volkswagen recalls Passats with braking issue

The brake line at the left rear wheel area may not have been properly tightened

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 62 model year 2015 Passat manufactured May 18, 2015, to May 21, 2015.

 

The brake line at the left rear wheel area may not have been properly tightened. As a result, it may leak brake fluid, causing a reduction in braking performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of crash.

 

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the brake line fitting, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47M3.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 62 model year 2015 Passat manufactured May 18, 2015, to May 21, 2015. The brake line at the left rear wheel area...

Volkswagen recalls Tiguans

The vehicles may be missing the required tire pressure information

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 2,957 model year 2015 Tiguans manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 20, 2015.

 

The recalled vehicles may be equipped with Certification labels that are missing the required tire pressure information and may state incorrect weight and loading information. If the labels have incorrect weight and loading information, the operator may overload the vehicle which could cause vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will correct the information on the certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2015.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01A5.

 

 

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 2,957 model year 2015 Tiguans manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 20, 2015. The recalled vehicles may be equ...

Volkswagen recalls Golf, GTI, and Audi A3 vehicles

The fuel pump could fail

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 6,204 model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Audi A3 vehicles.

 

Improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing. If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle will not start, or if the engine is running, it will stop and the vehicle will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any affected fuel pumps, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

 

Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi at 1-800-253-2834.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 6,204 model year 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Audi A3 vehicles. Improper nickel plating of components within t...

Audi Q3 vehicles recalled

The sunroof may continue to close instead of stopping when the vehicle is turned off

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,646 model year 2015 Audi Q3 vehicles manufactured April 4, 2014, to November 5, 2014.

 

If the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, the sunroof may continue to close instead of stopping. If a vehicle occupant is in the sunroof's path, there is an increased risk of injury.

 

Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the sunroof control module software, free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2015.

 

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60C1.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,646 model year 2015 Audi Q3 vehicles manufactured April 4, 2014, to November 5, 2014. If the vehicle is turned...

Volkswagen recalls Routans

The vehicles have an electrical defect

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 20,676 model year 2009 Routan vehicles manufactured June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and 2010 Routan vehicles manufactured October 1, 2009, to August 11, 2010.

 

The vehicles have a defect that can affect the safe operation of the airbag system.

 

If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including -- but not limited to -- air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

 

Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

 

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch and key fobs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2015 for 2009 Routan vehicles, and in August 2015 for 2010 Routan vehicles. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 28H1.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 20,676 model year 2009 Routan vehicles manufactured June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and 2010 Routan vehicles manu...

Volkswagen recalls Touaregs and Audis

The fuel injection system may leak

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 26,008 model year 2011-2012 Audi S4, S5, Q7, 2012 Audi A6, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, and 2012-2013 Audi A7 vehicles.

The vehicles' fuel injection may leak, and the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails and corresponding seals, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 10, 2015.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 24AP for Audi customers and 24BK for Volkswagen customers.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 26,008 model year 2011-2012 Audi S4, S5, Q7, 2012 Audi A6, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid, and 2012-2013 Audi A7 vehicl...

Volkswagen recalls vehicles with fuel rail sealing cap issues

Fuel could leak into the engine compartment

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 37,979 model year 2014-2015 Jettas manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014; 2014-2015 Passats manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014; 2015 Golfs and GTIs manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014; and 2014-2015 Beetles and Beetle Convertibles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014.

A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24Bi.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 37,979 model year 2014-2015 Jettas manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014; 2014-2015 Passats manufactur...

Volkswagen recalls Jetta with headlight issue

The light output from the headlights may be insufficient

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 25,007 model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014.

Due to incorrect software within the headlight control module, the low beam headlights may turn off when high beam lights are turned on. As a result, the light output from the headlights may be insufficient. Insufficient headlight output may increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the headlight control module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2015.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 57F6.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 25,007 model year 2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured July 11, 2014, to November 13, 2014. Due to incorrect softwar...

Volkswagen recalls Beetles

The glass sunroofs may break

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 7,062 model year 2013-2015 Beetles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014.

The glass sunroofs may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole, injuring occupants with falling glass. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof, free of charge. VW intends start its recall campaign on or about December 19, 2014.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60B9.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 7,062 model year 2013-2015 Beetles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014. The glass sunroofs may break whe...

Volkswagen recalls Jettas and Beetles

The durability of rear trailing arms involved in a crash may be reduced

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 442,000 model year 2011-2013 Jettas manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013.

The durability of the rear trailing arms may be reduced in vehicles whose rear trailing arms have been previously deformed, such as a result of a rear or side-rear impact crash. This could result in the sudden fracture of the trailing, possibly causing loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a sheet metal inlay on the rear axle trailing arms designed to prevent a sudden loss of control in the event of trailing arm sudden fracture, free of charge.

Owners will be mailed an interim notification in November 2014 and will be mailed a second letter when remedy parts are available.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 442,000 model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle...

Volkswagen recalls Jettas and Passats

The driver's seatback may move unexpectedly

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 393 model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners.

The seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback. Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F1.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 393 model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and ...

Audi A4s, S4s and Allroads recalled

The front air bags may not deploy properly

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 101,938 model year 2013-2015 Audi A4 and S4 vehicles manufactured February 16, 2012, to October 21, 2014, and 2013-2015 Audi Allroad vehicles manufactured March 12, 2012, to October 21, 2014.

Due to an improper algorithm in the air bag control module, if a crash necessitates deployment of the side air bags, a second impact to the front of the vehicle may not command the front air bags to also deploy. Improper air bag deployment could increase the risk of occupant injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and Audi dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 11, 2014.

Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69K5.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 101,938 model year 2013-2015 Audi A4 and S4 vehicles manufactured February 16, 2012, to October 21, 2014, and 2013...

Volkswagen recalls Audi Q7s

Engine oil could leak into the brake booster

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,814 model year 2013 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, to November 29, 2012 and equipped with a 3.0L TDI engine.

A check valve in the engine of the vehicles may become contaminated with plastic debris and allow engine oil to leak into the brake booster. That could cause the brake booster diaphragm to rupture resulting in a loss of power braking assist, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace a vacuum line, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect the brake booster system for oil contamination and, if oil contamination is present, additional components will be replaced, free of charge.

The recall began on September 24, 2014.

Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47L8.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,814 model year 2013 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, to November 29, 2012 and equipped with a 3.0L TD...

VW recalls Tiguans to fix fuel system problem

Bubbles may form in the fuel system, which could cause stalling

Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Tiguan vehicles manufactured from July 2007 to June 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain conditions bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2014.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24AV/2W.

Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Tiguan vehicles manufactured from July 2007 to June 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain condi...

Volkswagen recalls Routans

The ignition switch may move out of the run position, turning off the engine

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 18,526 model year 2009 Routan vehicles.

Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including, but not limited to air bags, power steering and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

This defect also can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in August.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1- 800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 28G1/U8.  

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 18,526 model year 2009 Routan vehicles. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switc...

Volkswagen recalls Golf and GTI vehicles

A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 2,001 model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014.

The stabilizer link fasteners in the affected vehicles may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front stabilizer links, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2014.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40K9/1W.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 2,001 model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014. The stabilizer link ...

Volkswagen recalls vehicles with transmission problems

The O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid

Volkswagen of America is recalling 26,452 model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission.

The O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission in the affected vehicles may leak fluid which could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin on April 16, 2014.

Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V.

Volkswagen of America is recalling 26,452 model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque con...

Headlight problem triggers recall of Volkswagen Passats

The low beam headlight bulb may become loose and lose electrical contact

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 150,201 model year 2012-2013 Passat vehicles manufactured January 2011, through November 2012.

The low beam headlight bulb in the affected vehicles may become loose and lose electrical contact.

A loss of low beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014.

Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen’s recall number associated with this campaign is 94G8/7V.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 150,201 model year 2012-2013 Passat vehicles manufactured January 2011, through November 2012. The low beam head...

Volkswagen recalls Jetta Hybrids

Internal components of the gearbox may corrode

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,837 model year 2013-2014 Jetta Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 2012, through October 2013, and equipped with a DQ-200 direct-shift gearbox.

Due to gearbox fluid additives, internal components of the gearbox may corrode. The deposits from this corrosion may cause an electrical short and result in a stall-like condition. This sudden loss of power while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the gearbox oil with a non-corrosive version, free of charge. The recall began on December 6, 2013.

Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 34F6/4V.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,837 model year 2013-2014 Jetta Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 2012, through October 2013, and equipped wit...

Volkswagen recalls Tiguans

The holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 62,155 model year 2009-2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007, through June 2011.

Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt. If the holder melts, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. Reduced vehicle illumination diminishes the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013.

Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97Z9/2V.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 62,155 model year 2009-2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007, through June 2011. Due to a problem with th...

Volkswagen recalls Audi A8 and S8 vehicles

The sunroof glass panel that may shatter

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,120 model year 2013-2014 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles equipped with a standard sunroof, manufactured March 12, 2013, through July 15, 2013.

These vehicles are equipped with a standard sunroof glass panel that may shatter. Should the sunroof's glass break while the vehicle is in use, the falling glass could injure the driver or passengers. It could also distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sunroof glass panel, free of charge. The recall began on October 21, 2013.

Owners may contact Audi of America at 1-800-822-2834. Volkwagen's number for this campaign is 60B6/1L.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 1,120 model year 2013-2014 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles equipped with a standard sunroof, manufactured March 12, 2013, ...

Audi S6 and S7 vehicles recalled

The vehicles' fuel line may leak

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,594 model year 2013-2014 Audi S6 and S7 vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines.

Due to manufacturing tolerance issues, a fuel line may leak fuel. In the presence of an ignition source, a leak may result in a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line, free of charge. The safety recall is planned to begin in late October 2013.

Owners may contact Audi of America at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this campaign is 20U6/L8.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 3,594 model year 2013-2014 Audi S6 and S7 vehicles equipped with 4.0L engines. Due to manufacturing tolerance is...

VW Sales Up 34% in the U.S.

The company is racing to pass Toyota and GM and take the No. 1 world title

2013 Golf TDI
Volkswagen has been tearing up the track the last few years, racing to become the world's largest automaker by 2018. It may just get there. 

The company reported today that it delivered 3.26 million vehicles worldwide from January through July, a 10.4 percent increase over the comparable period a year ago.

In the U.S., VW delivered 245,700 new cars and SUVs, a 34 percent increase.

“The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has grown global deliveries further despite the continued difficult market situation, above all in Western Europe,” Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg.

More efficient

VW is also hard at work trying to wring more economies out of its design and manufacturing process. It's planning to reap massive savings from its new MQB architecture, which makes it possible to develop new models much faster and more cheaply.

One of the first models to benefit from the new shared architecture is the Golf. The seventh-generation Golf will lose 220 pounds and reduce its fuel consumption by 23 percent, VW said yesterday.

Most of the weight reduction comes from using stronger steel. Since the steel is stronger, it doesn't take as much of it, thus reducing the weight. The new Audi A3, which shares the same platform, has shaved 176 pounds. 

The new Golf is scheduled to be unveiled September 4. It won't be coming to the United States until at least late 2013, however.

 

 



Volkswagen has been tearing up the track the last few years, racing to become the world's largest automaker. It may just get there. The company repo...

VW's American Blitzkrieg Topples Foes

Volkswagen's new Tennessee plant races to keep up with sales

Some new numbers from German automaker Volkswagen are showing how a number of initiatives are paying off big for the VW brand in the U.S. This month, the company released sales figures showing an increase of over 40% for the first quarter of the year -- the best first quarter for Volkswagen in over three decades.  It also represents a staggering 31 consecutive months of growing sales, with six straight months of monthly gains over 30%.

Of the March sales total of over 36,000 units, VW estimates that over 23% of that volume was for “clean diesel” TDI VW models utilizing the power of diesel fuel to give drivers more mpg.

Consumers have been turning towards more fuel-efficient vehicles lately, partially a response to high gas prices, but also a response to a few models years where domestic and foreign automakers are competing, not through brawn or bells and whistles, but through new engineering to save vehicle owners money at the pump.

High-efficiency diesel engines are grabbing a lot of the fuel-thrifty market, holding their own against the hybrid and the electric plug-in, both of which are still making significant but somewhat plodding advances into the market.

Volkswagen’s huge sales are a sign that diesel will continue to be a popular choice for many American drivers who don’t want to drive a battery-powered or battery-assisted engine without giving up the torque they've come to love. 

American approach

The spike in sales for VW is a continuation of a very positive trend for a manufacturer that has invested in an “American approach,” opening a huge plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee that employs over 2,000 workers.

Since its inauguration last year, the Tennessee facility has cranked out over 10,000 Passat vehicles, which are aimed at the American consumer in a deliberate way. The Passat, a top IIHS safety pick with estimated city/highway mpg of 21/32 on the base model, is a vehicle that VW says is made “specifically for the North American consumer.”

A recent press release providing VW’s gleaming numbers shows execs marveling at how the 2011 year sales total for the Passat, around 10,000, is already rivaled by the March 2012 sales alone. These great leaps in volume should make 2012 a great year for VW, a company that made a calculated play to source some of its new production stateside.

"Volkswagen is clearly committed to the US market," said Volkswagen Group of America exec Jonathan Browning in an April press release, "During the worst recession in the past century we never wavered with our investment of a billion dollars to create this world class facility.”

Along with producing  impressive volumes, the plant has garnered a prime Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for its building design, a win for VW’s sustainability rating. VW execs cited an “ultra-clean paint shop” and other features of a plan to really control the environmental impact of local operations.

With its plans neatly in place, Volkswagen seems poised to deliver more of the company’s products to an American audience looking to save at the pump. 

The horizon looks bright for Volkswagen and its new base of operations in Chattanooga, Tennessee...

VW Fuming Over Obama's Preference for Hybrids, Electrics

German automaker's turbodiesels already come close to 50 mpg

2012 VW Passat TDI

Volkswagen is fuming over the Obama Administration's proposal to double auto fuel efficiency, saying the plan unfairly values hybrid and all-electric cars over clean diesel, a technology VW has pioneered.

VW, Europe's largest automaker and the fastest-growing automaker in the United States, already offers turbodiesel cars, station wagons and SUVs that routinely get nearly 50 miles per gallon on the highway.

"A lot of good work has been done, but there is room and a need for some improvements to keep a level playing field for all automakers to attain the challenging new goals," said Jonathan Browning, chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America.

VW saw its sales grow 40 percent in October and has estimated that about 22 percent of its U.S. sales are turbodiesels.  The German automaker's recent restyling and resizing of its cars to meet American tastes, has catapulted its standing with U.S. consumers.

A ConsumerAffairs.com analysis of more than 93,000 postings on Twitter, Facebook and other blogs and social media finds net consumer sentiment for VW staying firmly in positive territory for the last 12 months and vaulting to roughly 80 percent in the last month.

Blue line shows net sentiment

Eco cars 

No less an authority than non-profit Consumer Reports recently tested all of the mass-produced “Eco Cars” and named the Volkswagen Jetta TDI the winner.  The turbodiesel Jetta Sportwagen got 49 mpg on the highway and 36 overall ini CR's tests.  Other cars tested included the Ford Fiesta, Mazda2 and the Honda CR-Z, which performed so poorly that CR said it could not recommend it.

Consumer "likes" during the year don't single out turbodiesel's mpg performance but do take note of efficiency, performance and positive findings by reviews like those quoted above. 

 

 

Volkswagen is one of the few major automakers that did not sign onto an agreement that underpinned the Obama proposal to boost efficiency targets to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, a target VW already approaches today with its clean-burning turbodiesel engines.

Big pickups

Besides overlooking the benefits of diesel, VW said the Obama plan unfairly favors the biggest pickups -- a staple of U.S. automakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.

Japanese manufacturers currently dominate the hybrid market.  GM makes the Chevy Volt, which so far is not setting the world on fire.  

European manufacturers have long favored diesel engines, which deliver superior mileage and relatively low emissions. 

Volkswagen's mid-size Passat TDI, which gets 43 mpg on the highway and is one of the brand's top sellers in the U.S., is built in Chattanooga, Tenn., the automaker noted.

Couldn't be better

Traditional consumer groups generally fell over themselves to praise the plan.

“The new standards could not be coming at a better time for consumers. This year, consumers are on track to spend a record $2,900 on gasoline per household. The average American family simply cannot afford to keep throwing good money after bad fueling up gas-guzzlers,” said Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research for the Consumer Federation of America.

“Once fully implemented, the new 54.5 MPG standard will save households $6,000 per car over the vehicle’s lifetime, while spurring automotive innovation that will create better choices for consumers. Americans love their cars, and they’ll love them even more when they go farther on a tank of gas,” Cooper added.

2012 VW Passat TDIVolkswagen is fuming over the Obama Administration's proposal to double auto fuel efficiency, saying the plan unfairl...

Volkswagen Recalling VW, Audi Models to Fix Diesel Engines

Defect in fuel injection system could cause a fire

Volkswagen says that it will recall more than 168,000 VW and Audi models with diesel engines.

There is a defect in the fuel injection system that could cause fuel leaks, possibly creating fire hazards, the company said.

The recall affects certain 2009-12 Jetta mid-sized sedans and wagons, and some 2010-12 Golf compacts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Some 2010-12 Audi A3 models also are affected, NHTSA said on its Web site.

Models subject to the recall have 2.0-liter diesel engines, NHTSA said.

VW, in documents filed with U.S. regulators, said cracks can develop in the fuel injection system and cause fuel to leak, possibly causing fires.

VW said it is unaware of any fires, accidents or injuries caused by the problem.

On certain VW diesel engines, a vibration caused by the fuel injectors can generate stress that eventually can lead to cracks in the injector fuel lines, VW said in documents filed with NHTSA.

VW will replace a fuel injector line in some models and install dampers to reduce vibration in all affected vehicles, NHTSA said. Both services will be provided free, VW said.

Volkswagen says that it will recall more than 168,000 VW and Audi models with diesel engines.There is a defect in the fuel injection system that could ca...

VW Recalls 2003 Audi A4 and A6

Volkswagen of American is recalling 34,358 of the 2003 model year Audi A4 and Audi A6 sedans

Volkswagen of American is recalling 34,358 of the 2003 model year Audi A4 and Audi A6 sedans equipped with 1.8 liter turbo, 1.8 liter V6 or 3.0 liter engin...

VW Minivan Returning to U.S.

Under all the sheet metal the VW minivan will be a Chrysler

The Volkswagen minivan is returning to America.

The new minivan is going to look like a Volkswagen and the horn will sound like a Volkswagen but under all the sheet metal the VW minivan will be a Chrysler.

VW's most important contribution to the new minivan will be design and styling. The company will not be involved in the engineering design other than to have some limited input in the characteristics VW is looking for.

VW has promised that the new minivan isn't just going to be a Chrysler minivan with a Volkswagen badge on it.

Chrysler will build the minivan for VW for the U.S. market starting with the 2008 model year.

 

VW Minivan Returning to U.S....

Audi A4 and A6, Volkswagen Passat Recalled for Fuel Pump Problem

January 27, 2006
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling 74,000 2003 Audi A4, A6 and Volkswagen Passat sports sedans because of a problem with electrical components in the fuel pump.

Vehicles equipped with the 1.8 liter turbo charger, 2.8 liter V6 or 3.0 liter engines may suffer a fuel pump failure than can shut off the fuel supply to the engine.

Dealers will install a new fuel pump free of charge after the recall begins in March of 2006. Owners can contact Volkswagen at 1-800-222-8987 or audi at 1-800-822-2834.

Consumer may also contact NHTSA 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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VW Recalls Golf, GTI, Jetta Models

December 24, 2004
Volkswagen is recalling 369,284 cars for various defects, including leaking fuel pumps and defective hazard light switches, the National Highway Transportation Agency (NHTSA) said.

VW is recalling 300,000 Golf, GTI and Jetta cars from 2000-2002 model years because the hazard switch and flasher system function may degrade over time due to high electrical current load from turn-signal bulbs, according ot NhTSA.

VW, Europe's biggest automaker, is also recalling 19,284 Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Passat cars from 2004-2005 model years because a leaking diesel fuel pump could lead to a fire. The high pressure diesel pumps were produced with an improper fastener, which could allow diesel fuel to escape from the pump.

Also, Volkswagen said it is checking as many as 447,000 cars made between 2001 and 2003, including the Golf, GTI and Jetta models, for possible airbag problems after officials came up with 107 cases in which side-door airbags may have deployed improperly.



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VW, Audi Recall to Replace Coils

Volkswagen and Audi will recall more than half a million vehicles

Volkswagen and Audi will recall more than half a million vehicles to replace a defective ignition coil that leaves the cars prone to sudden power losses an...