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Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

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09/16/16 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 jetta vehicles manufactured october 31, 2015, to january 21, 2016, 2016 passat vehicles, equipped with 1.8t engines manufactured november 13, 2015, to december 9, 2015, and 2016 golf vehicles manufactured november 5, 2015, to november 11, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head and result in a fuel leak.

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 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.

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.
03/09/16 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 jetta, beetle, beetle convertible, passat, golf and golf sportwagen vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ecm) software. the recall began march 2016. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. volkswagen's number for this recall is 23r1.

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.
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02/09/15 Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 jetta vehicles manufactured march 28, 2014, to november 24, 2014, 2014-2015 passat vehicles manufactured april 7, 2014, to november 18, 2014, 2015 golf and gti vehicles manufactured july 1, 2014, to november 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 beetle and beetle convertible vehicles 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 recall began february 6, 2015. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. volkswagen's number for this recall is 24bl. note: this recall expands and supersedes recall 14v-809 (volkswagen recall number 24bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.

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.
04/16/14 Volkswagen of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014 jetta, beetle, beetle convertible, and passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8t engine and torque converter automatic transmission. in the affected vehicles, the o-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid.

The leaking transmission fluid 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 is 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.

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.
01/31/11 Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 jetta, new beetle, new beetle convertible, model year 2009 jetta sportwagen and model year 2007-2009 rabbit vehicles equipped with 2.5l engines. the jetta, jetta sportwagen, and rabbit vehicles may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that may chafe against an underhood fuel supply line. the new beetle and the new beetle convertible vehicles may have a fastening clamp on a hydraulic hose of the power steering system that may be located in an improper position which could cause chafing against an underhood fuel supply line.

If chafing occurs, there is the potential for a fuel leak to develop. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the underhood fuel line. additionally, depending on the vehicle model, dealers will either remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir, or inspect the position of the fastening clamp and adjust the related fastening clamp into the correct position. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before january 31, 2011. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen safety recall no. 20i4/u1.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/11/05 On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5l gasoline engine, a fuel supply line clamp located in the engine compartment may not be positioned properly and could cause a fuel leak.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect the position of the engine compartment fuel supply line clamp and, if necessary, replace the clamp. the recall began on july 11, 2005. owners may contact vw at 1-800-822-8987.

Vw recall no. m1. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
02/16/17 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 jetta vehicles equipped with a 1.4l engine. these vehicles have an engine that may seize due to an improper casting of the block.

If the engine seizes, the wheels may suddenly lock up, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will either buy back the vehicle or replace the engine block, free of charge. the recall began february 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for this recall is 10f4.

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.
03/09/16 Engine Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 jetta, beetle, beetle convertible, passat, golf and golf sportwagen vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ecm) software. the recall began march 2016. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. volkswagen's number for this recall is 23r1.

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.
11/30/11 Engine Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 jetta sedan vehicles manufactured from march 18, 2010, through august 22, 2011. some vehicles had a stainless steel exhaust tip installed at the port during importation. these exhaust tips may extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed exhaust pipes. it is possible for inadvertent contact to occur with a person's leg.

If the tailpipe extension is hot during inadvertent contact, a burn could occur.

Dealers will inspect and replace the stainless steel exhaust tips as necessary free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during november 2011. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen's safety recall number is 26g8/u3.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
11/30/11 Engine Volkswagen is recalling certain stainless steel exhaust tips, part number 1k0 071 910 u, sold as accessory equipment for use on model year 2011-2012 jetta sedan vehicles manufactured from march 18, 2010, through august 22, 2011. these exhaust tips may extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed exhaust pipes. it is possible for inadvertent contact to occur with a person's leg.

If the tailpipe extension is hot during inadvertent contact, a burn could occur.

Dealers will inspect and replace the stainless steel exhaust tips as necessary free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during november 2011. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen's safety recall number is 26g9/v4.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
02/08/05 Engine On certain passenger vehicles, the high pressure diesel pumps were produced with an improper fastener, which could allow diesel fuel to escape from the pump.

Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may lead to a fire.

Dealers will replace the diesel pump. the recall began on february 8, 2005. owners should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Vw recall no. vy.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/06/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Volkswagen group of america, inc (volkswagen) is recalling certain 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, the control module within 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.

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.
10/20/09 Transmission and Drivetrain Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2009 and 2010 passenger cars manufactured between september 2008 and august 2009. the wiring harness of a temperature sensor in the direct shift gearbox (dsg) may have connector wires that were insufficiently crimped. with insufficiently crimped connector wires, a temperature sensor has the potential to falsely detect a high gearbox oil temperature, causing the transmission to abruptly shift to neutral. if this happens, the selector lever position indicator within the instrument panel will flash. in addition, the "depress brake pedal" indicator light will be illuminated, alerting the driver to apply the brakes.

The abrupt shift to neutral could lead to a crash without warning.

Volkswagen will reprogram the transmission control module with updated software free of charge. the recall began on october 20, 2009. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Vw recall no.37e3/s7 & audi recall no. 37e5/j7.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/30/09 Transmission and Drivetrain Volkswagen is recalling 25,594 my 2006-2009 jetta 5th generation equipped with 2.01 engine. the fastening screw contact surfaces on the driveshaft cover plate may not have been manufactured to factory specifications. some screws may not have been torqued properly during assembly and could loosen over time, causing a knocking sound when the vehicle is in motion. the driveshaft screws could loosen to the point where the driveshaft detaches from the gearbox.

If the vehicle is moving when this happens, the detached driveshaft could cause damage the gearbox housing. a damage gearbox housing could leak gearbox oil onto the street and create a risk of a vehicle crash for both the driver and other motorists.

Dealers will inspect the driveshaft screws and replace the screws free of charge. the recall began on june 24, 2009. owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen recall no. 40j2/s4.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
02/14/17 Brakes and Traction Control Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 volkswagen jetta a5 sedan, 2009 volkswagen jetta sportwagen, 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.

A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.

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 recall began february 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

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.
03/08/02 Brakes and Traction Control On some passenger vehicles, short circuits can occur within the electronic control unit of the anti-lock braking system (abs).

This can result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the abs control unit. owner notification began march 8, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/07/15 Suspension and Steering Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 jetta vehicles manufactured march 1, 2010, to november 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 beetle vehicles 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.

The reduced durability of the trailing arm may result in its sudden fracture, 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. the recall began april 7, 2015. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.

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.
01/15/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 volkswagen cc, and passat, 2010-2013 eos, 2011-2014 golf, gti, jetta, and tiguan, and 2012-2014 jetta sportwagen vehicles. in the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the 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 frontal air bag.

A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. if the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on january 15, 2016. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

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.
11/20/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 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 affected vehicles are equipped 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 began on november 20, 2015. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswgen's number for this recall is 69l6.

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.
01/22/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 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. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 108. "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

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.

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.
10/31/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." some vehicles may not have had a required cap installed which disables the headlight horizontal aim and some vehicles may contain a cap that disables the vertical aiming screw.

Noncompliance can inhibit proper headlamp aim adjustment for roadway illumination, improperly aimed headlamps could cause reduced road visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect for the presence of a cap in the socket of the low beam horizontal aiming screw and install one if missing, and inspect for the presence of a cap in the socket of the vertical aiming screw and if present, the cap will be removed. the recall will begin on october 31, 2007. owners may contact vw at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen recall no. q8.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/27/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger, wagon, and convertible vehicles equipped with or without cruise control, a brake light switch may malfunction if it was installed incorrectly.

The brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on. failure to provide the proper signal when braking could lead to a crash without warning.

Dealers will install the newly designed brake light switch free of charge. the recall began on april 27, 2007, and will be conducted in several staggered mailings through september 21, 2007. vehicles within the make, model, and model year of this population may be involved in either this recall or 06v-183, but not both. the remedy is the same for each recall. volkswagen dealers will apply the remedy based on the vin number of the vehicle. owners may contact vw at 1-800-822-8987.

Volkswagen recall no. n4.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
07/06/17 Other Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 jetta vehicles. the affected vehicles have vehicle identification number (vin) markings on the body that do not match the vin plate near the windshield. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 cfr part 567, "certification."

The mismatched vins make the vehicle noncompliant with regulatory requirements.

Volkswagen has notified owners and has replaced the vehicles, free of charge. the recall began on july 7, 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for this recall is 06a8.

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.
03/30/17 Other Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 beetle and jetta gli vehicles. the affected 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.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected tire information label, free of charge. the recall began march 30, 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for the recall is 01b9.

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.
03/20/17 Other Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 jetta vehicles. the affected 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.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers install a corrected tire information label, free of charge. the recall began march 30, 2017. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for the recall is 01b8

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.
11/19/14 Other Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 volkswagen jetta and passat vehicles manufactured september 23, 2014, to october 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners. in the affected vehicles, 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.

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.
08/24/07 Other Certain vehicles equipped with 2.5l gasoline engines may have a small plastic tab located on the windshield washer fluid reservoir that may chafe against the underhood fuel supply line.

If this happens, the chafing has the potential to cause a fuel leak over time. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will remove the plastic tab from the windshield washer fluid reservoir and will also inspect and, if necessary, replace the underhood fuel supply line. the recall began on august 24, 2007. owners may contact vw at 1-800-893-5298.

Vw recall no. n8.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Volkswagen Jetta Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.