2013 Volkswagen Passat Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    16V171000
    Recall Date
    03/24/2016
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Passat vehicles equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.

    Consequence

    An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What Owners Should Do

    Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3.

  • Recall Number
    16V078000
    Recall Date
    02/10/2016
    Component
    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

    Consequence

    In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

    What Owners Should Do

    Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

  • Recall Number
    15V483000
    Recall Date
    08/04/2015
    Component
    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
    Summary

    Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

    Consequence

    A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

  • Recall Number
    14V125000
    Recall Date
    03/17/2014
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
    Summary

    VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA (VOLKSWAGEN) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 PASSAT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JANUARY 2011 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHT BULB MAY BECOME LOOSE AND LOSE ELECTRICAL CONTACT.

    Consequence

    A LOSS OF LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS MAY REDUCE THE DRIVER'S VISIBILITY AND INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BULB HOLDER, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MAY 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987. VOLKSWAGENS RECALL NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CAMPAIGN IS 94G8/7V.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.