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Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons The Problem: Debris may… Read More

Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons The Problem: Debris may… Read More

2016 VW Golf, SportWagen, GTI and Jetta Get Top IIHS Safety Rating

By Matt Schmitz on August 12, 2015

A quartet of Volkswagen vehicles has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest rating, Top Safety Pick Plus. Receiving the honor are the 2016 Golf 4-door, Golf SportWagen, Golf GTI 4-door and Jetta when the cars are equipped with… Read More

2015 Volkswagen Jetta: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 14, 2015

Volkswagen's Jetta got a light update for 2015 with some minor exterior revisions and additional interior trim options. The big news for families is the backseat; the 2015 VW Jetta earned straight-A grades in our Car Seat Check thanks to… Read More

Volkswagen Reveals 2016 Jetta GLI

By Matt Schmitz on June 11, 2015

Volkswagen today unveiled the 2016 Jetta GLI, which returns with a sportier appearance and upgraded features. Essentially the sedan version of the Golf GTI four-door performance hatchback, the Jetta GLI comes with a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine that makes 210… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Volkswagen Sedans and Hatchbacks

By Jen Burklow on February 2, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,660 model-year 2014-15 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between March 28 and Nov. 24, 2014; model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured between April 7 and Nov. 18, 2014; model-year 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks manufactured between July 1 and… Read More

Recall Alert: Nearly 38,000 Volkswagen Cars

By Jennifer Newman on December 31, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Volkswagen is recalling some model-year 2014-15 Jetta sedans manufactured March 28 to Nov. 24, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured April 7 to Nov. 18, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Beetle coupes and convertibles manufactured March 31 to Nov. 27,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta

By Jennifer Geiger on December 30, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 25,000 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between July 11 and Nov. 13, 2014 The Problem: A software glitch could cause the low-beam headlights to turn off when the high-beam headlights are engaged. The light output from… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, Passat

By Matt Schmitz on November 14, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 400 model-year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat sedans manufactured between Sept. 23 and Oct. 9 and equipped with manual front seatback recliners The Problem: The seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement… Read More

The Top 10 Worst Car Redesigns Since 2000

By David Thomas on November 10, 2014

Typically when a car gets redesigned, it gets better. An automaker has likely spent years improving its performance, styling and comfort to make car shoppers take note. A redesigned model can spark sales, and the most successful ones can change… Read More

Recall Alert: 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta, 2012-2013 Beetle

By Matt Schmitz on October 17, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly half a million Volkswagen cars, including more than 400,000 model-year 2011-13 Volkswagen Jetta sedans and nearly 42,000 model-year 2012-13 Beetle hatchbacks and convertibles The Problem: A rear or side-rear collision could damage the rear suspension trailing arms;… Read More