Recalls & Defects For 2017 Volkswagen Passat


Vehicle Report: 2017 Volkswagen Passat


Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:hoses, Lines/Piping, and Fittings

Report Receipt Date: 02/08/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v075000

Summary
Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) 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.

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

Remedy
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.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:disc:caliper

Report Receipt Date: 08/15/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v536000

Summary
Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 volkswagen atlas and 2017-2018 volkswagen passat vehicles. the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts on these vehicles may not have been tightened sufficiently.

Consequence
The loose brake bracket bolts can allow the caliper to move, reducing braking ability or causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake caliper bracket bolt tightness, replacing and re-torque the bolts as necessary, free of charge. additionally brake caliper fasteners, bleeder valve, and brake hose bolts will be checked and torqued to the correct specification, if necessary, free of charge. for passat vehicles, dealers will also inspect the parking brake cable for proper connection, free of charge. the recall began september 14, 2018. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. volkswagen's number for this recall is 46h6.

Notes
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.


Recall Subject: Exterior Lighting:headlights

Report Receipt Date: 05/22/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v389000

Summary
Volkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2020 volkswagen passat and 2018-2019 atlas vehicles. the blocking cap disabling the adjustment of the headlight's horizontal aim may not have been installed. as such, these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

Consequence
Without the blocking cap, the headlight aim can be adjusted out of specification, reducing visibility and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, block the headlight horizontal adjustment, free of charge. the recall began july 16, 2019. owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-253-2834. volkswagen's number for this recall is 94l9.

Notes
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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