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19May
vw_ms2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat diesels recalled: 84,000 U.S. vehicles affected

2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat diesels recalled: 84,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Car Connection – May 19, 2017


2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat diesels recalled: 84,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Volkswagen is recalling more than 84,000 Passat diesels from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years, but surprisingly, the recall has nothing to do with the cars’ emissions systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the Passat’s heat shields might not do the one job they’re designed to do: protect the underbody from heat.

NHTSA’s defect report shows that the Passat’s heat shield may not be long enough to guard the car’s right half-shaft grease boot. As a result, the boot may leak grease, and if that grease comes in contact with a hot surface–like, say, the exhaust system or the diesel particulate filter–it could catch fire. Not good.

The recall affects 2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat diesels that came equipped with direct-shift transmissions. NHTSA says that 84,262 such vehicles are registered in the U.S…

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17May
vw_msVolkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

Volkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

iTech Post – May 17, 2017


Volkswagen Recalls Almost 300,000 Cars Due To Potentially Hazardous Faulty Fuel Pump

Volkswagen is in deep trouble once more after it was forced to recall almost 300,000 cars in the United States. The latest recall follows the one from 2016 in which more than 280,000 Volkswagen cars had to be dealt with accordingly due to faulty fuel pumps. This time, the troubled car manufacturer is recalling Audis and Porsches.

According to The Drive, Volkswagen is recalling an estimated 292,000 cars including 240,500 Audis and around 51,500 Porsches, also due to potentially hazardous fuel pump issues. The vehicles involved in the new recall are Audi Q5 made from July 2012 to March 2017 as well as Q7 manufactured from May 2012 to July 2015. Porsche Macan S and Macan Turbo cars made between 2015 and 2017 along with the 2017 Macan are also involved. Porsche GTS models from 2017 were also fitted with the defective fuel pumps and had to be recalled.

Once a recalled vehicle is taken back to dealers, it will undergo repairs in which a film will be applied to the flanges. The said film will prevent fuel from spilling out of the pumps. Those that already exhibit cracking will be replaced completely…

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17Mar
vw_ms2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for fuel leak, fire risk

2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for fuel leak, fire risk

The Car Connection – March 17, 2017


2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for fuel leak, fire risk

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 21,000 Touareg crossovers from the 2007 to 2010 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles could pose a fire risk.

The Touareg’s problem is rooted in its fuel filter flange, which was manufactured in Germany by Continental Automotive. NHTSA reports that the flange can crack–either due to aging, oxidation, or other material stresses–and that, in turn, can allow fuel to leak out. Any time there’s a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source, there’s an increased risk of fire.

Sound a little familiar? It should: Volkswagen’s upscale sibling, Audi, recalled more than 143,000 crossovers for the same problem last October.

Today’s recall affects 20,908 Touareg vehicles registered in the U.S. Owners of those vehicles should receive recall notices from Volkswagen by mail in May. At that time, they’ll be able to take their Touaregs to Volkswagen dealers, who will inspect the fuel filter flange and either replace it (if cracks are found) or install a protective cover on the fuel filter to prevent cracks from forming due to oxidation…

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13Mar
vw_msVolkswagen recalls model year 2017 Beetles and Jetta GLIs

Volkswagen recalls model year 2017 Beetles and Jetta GLIs

Consumer Affairs – March 13, 2017


Volkswagen recalls model year 2017 Beetles and Jetta GLIs

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…

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15Feb
vw_ms2017 Volkswagen Passat recalled over brake fluid leak

2017 Volkswagen Passat recalled over brake fluid leak

The Car Connection – February 15, 2017


2017 Volkswagen Passat recalled over brake fluid leak

Volkswagen has announced a recall of more than 1,000 Passat vehicles from the 2017 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may be losing brake fluid, which could reduce their braking power over time.

The issue is rooted in brake-line components supplied by Sanoh America Inc., based in Scottsboro, Alabama. A NHTSA defect reports says that some brake lines provided by Sanoh may not have been properly manufactured and therefore might not be adequately sealed.

The good news is that the leaks are slow. Because the vehicles are so new, it’s unlikely that any have experienced serious problems yet. (Volkswagen discovered the issue via routine internal tests.)…

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1Feb
vw_msVolkswagen: Faces Problems, 600,000 Vehicles Recalled

Volkswagen: Faces Problems, 600,000 Vehicles Recalled

Eastern Daily News – February 1, 2017


Volkswagen: Faces Problems, 600,000 Vehicles Recalled

Around 600,000 vehicles that were manufactured by Volkswagen Group are going to be recalled in the United States. Once again, Volkswagen has major issues with their vehicles. This time they will recall a little less than 600,000 vehicles only in the United States of America. Two separate issues are the main reason for this action. Some Audi models have been having issues with their coolant pump. Other vehicles are having problems with airbag ruptures. The company issued statements explaining their actions. In the next few paragraphs, we are going to list all the models that potentially have problems with the coolant pump because you may find yourself in danger. In order to prevent an issue, report the issue to your dealership to find out the next step…

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1Feb
vw_msVW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

VW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

NPR – February 1, 2017


VW Offers Buyback Or Cash To U.S. Diesel Owners In Latest Settlement Deal

In the second large consumer settlement related to its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen says it will pay around $1.2 billion to help people who bought its vehicles with the larger 3.0-liter diesel engine. The plan includes a buyback as well as a repair program.

The settlement could be approved by May, after hearings this month. The plan would cover nearly 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles that contain what U.S. regulators have called a cheating mechanism, which misreports the amount of toxins the cars normally emit during emissions testing.

All of the vehicle owners in question would get cash payments. Reporting from Berlin, NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says those “who opt for fixes will get between $7,000 and $16,000 as well as an additional $500 if the fix hurts their car’s performance.” Owners who participate in a buyback will get $7,500 on top of their vehicle’s value, Soraya says…

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7Jan
vw_msVolkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

WearTV ABC 3 – January 7, 2017


Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems.
The recall covers 135,683 vehicles, including certain 2009-10 Volkswagen Jetta A5 sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. In them, the control unit for the antilock brake system may fail when the system or the auto’s electronic stability control are activated…

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