2011-2016 Volkswagen Cars and SUVs: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 250 model-year 2012-16 Volkswagen Eos convertibles, 2012 Passat sedans, 2012-16 CC sedans, 2015 e-Golf electric hatchbacks, 2011-15 Touareg SUVs, 2012-15 Tiguan SUVs, and 2011-16 Golf hatchbacks and 2011-13 GTI hatchbacks

The Problem: Modifications made during an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements, increasing the risk of a crash, fire or injury.

The Fix: Dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or VW will repurchase them, if necessary, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen will begin notifying owners July 13. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. Click here to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership.

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