Vehicles Affected: Approximately 92,000 model-year 2015-16 Volkswagen Jetta sedans, Beetle hatchbacks, Beetle convertibles, Passat sedans, Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks, and Golf SportWagen wagons
The Problem: The camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will make the necessary repairs for free once the automaker has determined a remedy.
What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen will send owners an interim notification by Dec. 22 and a second notification when the remedy plan has been finalized, likely in March 2016. Owners can call the automaker at 800-822-8987, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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