2013-2014 Volkswagen Idle Issue

14_Volkswagen_Passat_Recall.jpg 2014 Volkswagen Passat | Manufacturer image


The problem: The engine may idle rough and stumble upon acceleration. This may be due to faulty engine control module software maladjusting the valve timing.

Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2014 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat

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Corrective action: Dealers will update the engine control module software.

Warranty info: This service is being performed free of charge under Volkswagen’s limited new-vehicle, powertrain or federal emissions warranty, whichever applies.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 0116-07.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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