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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133344
TSB ID: V171701 2012855

17 17 01 july 5, 2017 2012855 supersedes technical bulletin 17-16-02 (v171602) dated april 29, 2016 due to updated oil standards lists to current specifications. engine oils which meet volkswagen oil quality standards
01/08/18 NHTSA ID: 10126870
TSB ID: V011615 2014815

Update to include additional model year applicability.
01/08/18 NHTSA ID: 10126871
TSB ID: V001605 2033846

Updated to include additional model year applicability.
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125837
TSB ID: TT 21-13-01

Tech tips (equipped with turbocharged engine turbocharger replacement tip): if mechanical damage is found to the turbocharger (e.g. damaged compression wheel, loose or broken shaft), it is not enough to just replace the turbocharger. thi
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125726
TSB ID: V171302 2017813

Technical bulletin (oil consumption measurement): customer states oil consumption is higher than the volkswagen oil consumption standard of up to 0.5 quarts per 600 miles, or 0.5 liters per 1000 km. in order to provide effective lubrica
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124471
TSB ID: V171403 2017813

Technical bulletin (oil consumption measurement): customer states oil consumption is higher than the volkswagen oil consumption standard of up to 0.5 quarts per 600 miles, or 0.5 liters per 1000 km. in order to provide effective lubricati
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12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124302
TSB ID: V011408 2014815

Technical bulletin the use of contaminated gasoline, seasonal fuel changes (summer/winter fuel) or gasoline with a low content of deposit control additives may result in one or more of the following conditions: -excessive accumulation of
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10122618
TSB ID: V001413 2033846

Technical bulletin (fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults): fuel quality impacts the operating performance, efficiency and service life of the engine. the use of poor quality fuels may result in deposit build up on the fuel
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10122244
TSB ID: V001401 2033846

Technical bulletin (fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults): fuel quality impacts the operating performance, efficiency and service life of the engine. the use of poor quality fuels may result in deposit build up on the fuel
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121114
TSB ID: V401601 2043146

Technical bulletin about a customer concern stating that customer observed one or more of the shocks/struts appearing to have an oil leak. document contains examples of strut or shock absorber leak assessments
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121246
TSB ID: V011503 2014815

Discusses the issues associated with using contaiminated gasoline. there are recommendations to use top tier gasoline retailers
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121123
TSB ID: V011602 2014815

Technical tips on what to do if improper gasoline has been added to the vehicle.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121124
TSB ID: V001602 2033846

Fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults a volkswagen approved fuel additive is available to help remove and prevent deposits on fuel injectors and intake valves.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121192
TSB ID: TT 27-13-01

Tech tips: generator charging concern diagnosis tip - one way clutch pulley testing
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120329
TSB ID: V171404 2012855

Technical bulletin (engine oils which meet volkswagen oil quality standard): this document informs of a sample list of products generally available in the north american market that meet the volkswagen oil quality standard
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120325
TSB ID: V261403 2028415

Technical bulletin (secondary air injection system air flow/pressure): this document informs the secondary air pressure sensor may be contaminated by foreign particles during secondary air injection. the production solution for this issue
06/09/16 NHTSA ID: 10070081
TSB ID: TT00-07-89

Summary to be provided on a future date.
06/02/16 NHTSA ID: 10068937
TSB ID: 32LBMX

Summary to be provided on a future date.
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06/02/16 NHTSA ID: 10068938
TSB ID: 42LAXQ

Summary to be provided on a future date.
07/15/14 NHTSA ID: 10055766
TSB ID: 2015153

Update technical diagnosis labor operation in warranty table and intake shaft. *lj
05/07/13 NHTSA ID: 10052040
TSB ID: TB-19-13-01

Volkswagen: it is a normal occurrence for the electric coolant fans to continue to run after the ignition is switched off. *js
01/24/13 NHTSA ID: 10050079
TSB ID: V201203

Volkswagen:evaporative (evap) emission system, diagnostic trouble code diagnosis. revised procedure developed to test evap system without fuel cap. *js
04/13/12 NHTSA ID: 10043602
TSB ID: TB-01-12-04

Volkswagen: gasoline engines have rough idle, have significant loss of power or stalling with reduced performance.
09/14/11 NHTSA ID: 10040960
TSB ID: SB-090111

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. production issues may cause premature wear on the intake camshaft and camshaft follower. malfunction light will illuminate.
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02/09/11 NHTSA ID: 10035104
TSB ID: TB-97-10-07

Volkswagen: gff test plan, ground connection verification. new gff function test for engine will not start or intermittently does not start conditions. engine grounds may not be secure. models new beetle, convertible, jetta, wagon and s
06/27/07 NHTSA ID: 10021963
TSB ID: 2013355

Update programming, mil on, dtc p0011, p000a stored in ecm fault memory.
04/03/07 NHTSA ID: 10021315
TSB ID: 010702

Dtc's p1297 (17705) or p1557 (17965) stored in dtc memory. this may be caused by intake hoses leaking (during boost conditions) due to incorrect torque on clamps or improper placement, worn or torn intake hoses.
03/23/11 Engine NHTSA ID: 10036496
TSB ID: SAC-28F3/P1-REV

Volkswagen: gasoline engine vehicles inspect, and if necessary, replace ignition coils. vehicles affected by this action may have ignition coils that could malfunction under certain conditions. models passat and wagon; golf; gti; jetta a
07/26/10 Engine NHTSA ID: 10033216
TSB ID: SA-28F3

Volkswagen: (revised) vehicles may have ignition coils that could malfunction under certain conditions. if this happens, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) will illuminated to let you know that vehicle may experience some deterioration
07/26/10 Engine NHTSA ID: 10033207
TSB ID: SB-28F3

Volkswagen: vehicles may have ignition coils that could malfunction under certain conditions. if this happens, the malfunction indicator lamp (mil) will illuminated to let you know that the vehicle may experience some deterioration in per
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12/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10125832
TSB ID: TT 37-11-05

Tech tips (measure value block request): if a request has been made for several mvbs from a dsg transmission, the test plan "read measured values for obligation to report" can be selected. this function will retrieve all of the mvbs from t
10/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10120207
TSB ID: TT 32-14-01

Tech tips (torque converter/flywheel/flexplate installation): incorrect torque converter or flywheel/flexplate installation can result in transmission damage. when installing an engine, flywheel or transmission, please follow the installat
06/23/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10107722
TSB ID: TT 13-16-01

Reminder to follow the correct repair procedure of pilot bearing replacement, when removing and re-installing the dsg transmission
09/21/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10041250
TSB ID: TB-35-11-01

Volkswagen: the gear box has a momentarily delay while accelerating.
06/06/11 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10037805
TSB ID: VWP-10-06

Volkswagen: warranty information for th e transmission valve body.
07/26/10 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10033210
TSB ID: SA-24P9

Volkswagen: on some vehicles with 1.9 engine and manual transmission, the electronic control module (ecm) software for the emissions monitoring system can cause affected vehicles to exceed federal and/or california emissions standards. in
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133469
TSB ID: TT001703

Tip for scan tool concerns that may occur duing a test plan
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130748
TSB ID: Quick Reference

Quick reference of vehicle concerns. includes a list of software versions and the technical bulletin numbers that referred to the concerns updated
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128084
TSB ID: Ref. - Reflash U

Quick reference update guide of the vehicles expected upgraded software level. the latest corresponding technical bulletins that address the issues, and concerns that have been had with the vehicles.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127681
TSB ID: Update 02122016

Quick reference of vehicle concerns. includes a list of software versions and the technical bulletin numbers that referred to the concerns updated
01/08/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126861
TSB ID: V871622 2019947

Update to model year applicability.
01/08/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10126869
TSB ID: V191602 2022549

Update model year applicability.
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12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125626
TSB ID: TT 90-11-10

Tech tips (instrument cluster production mode): during pdi, or after installation of a replacement cluster, ?pro? may be displayed in place of the odometer. the high beam indicator may be flashing in the instrument cluster as well. this in
12/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10125747
TSB ID: TT 57-13-04

Tech tips (equipped with immobilizer iii - odis key adaptation tip): this document informs when adapting keys using odis, an error message may be displayed once the test plan directs to cycle the key off. if error is displayed, this does
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124303
TSB ID: V011407 2014603

Technical bulletin this technical bulletin details the general process for carrying out a software version management (svm) software update for any technical bulletin (tsb) / required vehicle update (rvu).
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124367
TSB ID: Reference - Refl

Quick reference update guide: this document informs of the corresponding software/hardware and disc availability to the customer concerns about a vehicle
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124287
TSB ID: V941402 2011521

Technical bulletin (exterior lights, moisture accumulation): exterior light assemblies (headlights, taillights, fog lights, turn signals) are vented and may collect moisture on their inner surfaces, depending on humidity and other climatic
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124289
TSB ID: V871401 2005566

Technical bulletin (hvac, unpleasant odor): unpleasant odor is coming from heating and ventilation system. odor mainly occurs after vehicle has been sitting (unused) at least 5 hours and within 20 to 60 seconds after vehicle is first start
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12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124340
TSB ID: V871402 2005566

Technical bulletin (hvac, unpleasant odor): condensation, which is a normal condition in all a/c systems, can cause a musty odor. if the odor is noticeable in the vehicle when the engine is not turned on, the cause may be mold and mildew i
12/05/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10124479
TSB ID: TT 57-10-11

Tech tips (comfort module (j393) or bcm (j519) replacement): this document informs if a comfort or body control module is replaced during normal diagnosis, make sure the factory mode has been switched off. this can be accomplished by selec
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122240
TSB ID: TT 64-14-02

Tech tips (heated rear window, one or more lines inoperative): to detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 v, which will be present after the open in the grid line. this document informs of how to diagnose t
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123015
TSB ID: V871506 2019947

Technical bulletin (air conditioning, cleaning of the refrigerant circuit (u.s.only)): in cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or compon
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123038
TSB ID: TT 90-11-10

Tech tips (instrument cluster production mode): this document informs the procedure to remove the production mode setting when it is displayed in the instrument cluster.
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122956
TSB ID: TT 64-14-02

Tech tips (heated rear window, one or more lines inoperative): to detect which line(s) is inoperative, utilize a volt meter to check for 0 v, which will be present after the open in the grid line. the check must be performed with the engin
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11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122629
TSB ID: TT 00-14-03

Tech tips (svm update instructions): this document informs when performing svm updates, the scan tool should be hardwired to the vehicle and the bluetooth physically turned off. a hard wired internet connection is also recommended.
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121086
TSB ID: TT 91-16-03

Beetle-coding the replacement instrument cluster
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121121
TSB ID: V191601 2022549

Tech bullentin concerning electric coolant fans that continue to run after ignition is switched off
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121619
TSB ID: V191401 2022549

Technical bulletin (electric coolant fans continue to run after ignition is switched off): this documentation informs it is considered normal operation for the electric coolant fans to continue to run for up to 15 minutes after the ignit
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121536
TSB ID: TT 20-13-01

Tech tips (ecm fault p1250 "fuel level too low" will not clear): this document informs to clear static ecm fault p1250 "fuel level too low", add fuel to vehicle and complete a road test of at least 10 miles. simply adding fuel without co
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121265
TSB ID: V271503 2016076

Technical bulletin: battery, discharged, diagnosis for excessive static current draw
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10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121196
TSB ID: V271501 2011894

Technical bulletin: battery, testing and charging using midtronics vas6161, mcr340v, incharge 940, or grx3000vas charger
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121158
TSB ID: TT 97-14-02ss1

Tech tips damage to data link connector (dlc) from aftermarket devices (cannot communicate with vehicle obd system)
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120272
TSB ID: TT 57-10-11

Tech tips (comfort module (j393) or bcm (j519) replacement): this document informs if a comfort or body control module is replaced during normal diagnosis, make sure the factory mode has been switched off. this can be accomplished by selec
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120316
TSB ID: V871409 2019947

Technical bulletin (air conditioning, cleaning of the refrigerant circuit): in cases where an air conditioning system component (such as a compressor or other system component) has failed and debris from the compressor or component is circ
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120284
TSB ID: Quick Reference

Quick reference update guide: this document informs of the corresponding software/hardware and disc availability to the customer concerns about a vehicle
06/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107621
TSB ID: TT 97-14-02

Tech tip denoting potential for damage of the data link connector when using after market plug in devices or scan tools and subsequent diagnostic direction.
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06/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107206
TSB ID: TT871201_2029561

Direction to perform system reset after component replacment or disconnect of the hvac system control head. no test plan information to address this.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106603
TSB ID: TT871201_2029561

Direction to perform system reset after component replacment or disconnect of the hvac system control head. no test plan information to address this.
06/22/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10072897
TSB ID: TT 26-12-01

Summary to be provided on a future date.
02/12/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10050944
TSB ID: TT-97-12-01

Volkswagen: no terminal 15 power, fault 02403-012. terminal 15 relay activation can be checked in measured value blocks for module that controls relay, and j519 vehicle electrical system control module. measured value block number varies
06/24/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10038665
TSB ID: SB-69-11-01

Volkswagen: air bag light is on with an internal trouble code stored. this could be a wiring problem.
03/16/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10036467
TSB ID: TB-94-10-02

Volkswagen: headlights may intermittently dim slightly at idle. the headlamps or inside lights intermittently dim slightly at idle speed. at idle speed the alternator voltage can fluctuate, as the alternator cannot fully compensate the f
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02/11/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10035204
TSB ID: TB-09-10-02

Volkswagen: headlights may intermittently dim slightly at idle. at idle speed the alternator voltage can fluctuate, as the alternator cannot fully compensate the fluctuations. some electric consumers come on in cycles or have no constant
10/15/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10034069
TSB ID: SA-60A7-S9

Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. inspect, clean and modify sunroof drains for certain volkswagen vehicles and revised maintenance schedule; sunroof drain inspection and cleaning. no models or model
04/11/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10024403
TSB ID: 01 08 07

Airbag monitoring light on, passenger occupant detection system, dtc 02511 014 stored in memory. *nj
01/03/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10020720
TSB ID: 0603

Door windows, may seperate from window regulator clamps.
01/17/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018787
TSB ID: M4

If the interior temperature of an affected vehicle drops below 40 degrees f (4 degrees celsius), the vehicle may not start due to a fault within the instrument cluster that may inadvertently activate the anti-theft (immobilizer) feature.
12/22/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018447
TSB ID: 0508

Immobilizer activated if ambient temperature is below (40 f). *jb
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12/19/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10018219
TSB ID: 0507

Immobilizer activated if ambient temperature is below 4 degrees c (40 degrees f); vehicle cranks but does not start after sitting for long periods or over night; vehicle cannot be started with any of the keys.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128379
TSB ID: VST-16-01

Explaination of cross car distorion when looking through the windshield and how the "effect" in normal.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127969
TSB ID: TT 97-12-02

data link connector pin assignment chart that is applicable to all models. update model year applicability.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128104
TSB ID: Elsa 6-22-15

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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128105
TSB ID: Elsa 6-29-15

This document contains the vw elsa newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127729
TSB ID: Fluid Capacity C

A volkswagen fluid capacity chart which contains the various fluids necessary for a vehicle to run cateorgories include (engine oil, manual transmission, automatic transmission, differential automatic transmission, cooling system, power ste
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128055
TSB ID: 1-2017 Update

This communication is to update our profi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound profi requests.
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126783
TSB ID: V871620 2005566

Update model and model year applicability.
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126899
TSB ID: TT 00-16-02

Reminder for dealers to reference the repair manual and replace all necessary fasteners (bolts, nuts) that cannot be re-used
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126785
TSB ID: V691601 2010479

Update model year applicability to include 2017.
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125635
TSB ID: TT 00-13-02

Tech tips (technician helpline vehicle check sheets): when it becomes necessary to open a vw technician helpline vta case while performing diagnosis for a diesel particulate filter, manual transmission repair, or turbocharger concern, it
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125768
TSB ID: PDI - BEETLE TEC

Beetle perfect delivery inspection (pdi) - technician and detailer inspections: a checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purc
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12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125661
TSB ID: TT 200901

Update to existing tip for fuel quality checking.
12/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124348
TSB ID: V001404 2010380

Technical bulletin (squeaks, rattles, noise, repair materials): this doucment contains a list of components and applications developed to repair concerns of squeaks, rattles, noise and trim fit conditions.
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122157
TSB ID: V641504 2016012

Technical bulletin (window, rear side, inoperative): rear side window inoperative or will not roll up. this document discusses the "fault codes" necessary to diagnosis, and potential remedy of issue. the fault codes for checking warranty
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123011
TSB ID: V921502 2026253

Technical bulletin (windshield wipers streak or smear): windshield or rear window is streaked, has a snakeskin appearance, or the surface feels rough. to avoid unnecessary replacement of wiper blades, the condition and cleanliness of the w
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123013
TSB ID: V871508 2005566

Technical bulletin (hvac, unpleasant odor): unpleasant odor is coming from heating and ventilation system. odor mainly occurs after vehicle has been sitting (unused) at least 5 hours and within 20 to 60 seconds after vehicle is first start
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121169
TSB ID: V501604 2014370

Technical bulletin about paint finish, reducing swirl marks and fine scratches new vehicles (prior to retail delivery) with swirl marks and or fine scratches from polishing or cleaning. the document also have infromation about where to fi
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10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121257
TSB ID: V941501 2011521

Technical bulletin: condensation and or water droplets becomming visible on inside of exterior light lenses issue is discussed in this document
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120169
TSB ID: V941403 2011521

Technical bulletin (exterior lights, moisture accumulation): this document informs of the condensation and or water droplets visible on inside of exterior light lenses. the document also informs how to service the issue.
03/23/11 Other NHTSA ID: 10036493
TSB ID: TB-00-10-06

Volkswagen: child restraint latch guidance fixture; compliance with fmvss 225 (usa only). update to existing technical bulletin. no production change required. all models.
12/29/08 Other NHTSA ID: 10026848
TSB ID: 2015831

Volkswagen: exhaust heat shield, replacement guidelines. heat shields are to be inspected after completion o any type of repair to the underbody (exhaust system transmission, etc.), and if damaged, replaced.
12/22/05 Other NHTSA ID: 10018440
TSB ID: 0501

Door window, separates from window regulator clamps. *jb

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Volkswagen New Beetle TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

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.

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