Volkswagen Golf Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (29)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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02V244
Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage Systems." Child seat anchorages installed in the vehicle's rear seats must be identified by markings, and their location and use described in the owner's manual. The anchorages in these vehicles were not marked or described as required by the standard.
Owners will be provided with a supplement for the Owner's Manual and also a set of four guidance fixtures intended for use in conjunction with child seats equipped with rigid or semi-rigid lower anchorage attachments. Also enclosed will be four decals, together with installation instructions and a template for attaching the decals to the lower seat backs. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 15, 2002. Owners should contact VWoA at 1-800-822-8987.
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99V022
The sound absorbing mat attached to the inside of the B-pillar side trim panel may have been improperly installed. Surface and edges of the mat could have been damaged during the assembly process. The mat could ignite when exposed to the exhaust gas of the seat belt pre-tensioner in the event the pre-tensioner is triggered in a crash, resulting in a fire.
Dealers will remove the matting materials from inside the B-pillar on both sides of the vehicle. Owner notification began Feb. 9, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-877-270-4178.
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02V031
On these passenger vehicles, short circuits within the Electronic Control Unit of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) can result in a fire.
Dealers will replace the ABS control unit. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during late-February 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
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00V280
On certain passenger vehicles, one of two brackets used to bolt the front suspension control arm in the front of the vehicle to the body structure may have been inadequately welded. The control arm could gradually loosen and ultimately separate from its bracket in normal driving which could cause the vehicle to be difficult to control or result in loss of control.
Dealers will inspect the bracket and if the welding is insufficient, will replace the control arm. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began during September 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact VWoA at 1-800-822-8987.
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2021-05-04
21V321000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Touareg GP, Tiguan, Golf A6, E-Golf GP, CCF, 2016-2017 Passat GP, 2018-2019 Golf R GP, and 2018 Atlas vehicles. These internal-use vehicles were sold without confirmation that they were built to all applicable regulatory requirements and may have been modified prior to sale. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of various Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Vehicles that do not meet all regulatory requirements may have an increased risk of injury, crash, or fire.
Volkswagen will repurchase the vehicles. Owner notification letters were mailed May 20, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01F1.
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Back over prevention: sensing system: camera


2020-11-17
20V716000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas Cross Sport, Tiguan LWB, Jetta NF, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Atlas FL and Arteon vehicles. The rear view camera could malfunction during an ignition cycle, leading to a black screen or infotainment system freeze. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."
A black or frozen rear view image reduces the driver's visibility when reversing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the infotainment system software, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 91BB/91BC.
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Equipment: Other: Labels


2020-06-23
20V372000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling two 2018 Golf GTI vehicles. The VIN printed on the Federal Certification label may not match the actual VIN on the vehicle. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."
If the stamped vehicle identification number (VIN) does not match the VIN on the Vehicle Certification Label, owners may be unable to tell if their vehicle is under an important safety recall, possibly exposing them to an increased risk of a crash, fire or injury.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a correct certification label, free of charge. This recall began July 9, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01E7.
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Wheels


2019-12-10
19V879000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Jetta GLI, Golf Alltrack, and Golf GTI vehicles. The front wheel bearings may have been improperly machined, potentially causing excessive stress on the wheel, wheel bolts, or wheel bearings.
The excessive stress can cause steering, traction or other stability issues or breakage relating to the front wheels, and increase the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the wheel bearing assemblies, wheels, and wheel bolts, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40P1. Note: The affected owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until the repairs have been made.
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Air bags


2019-12-04
19V862000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2015 Passat, 2011-2014 Golf A6, and 2011-2013 Audi A3 diesel vehicles, thought to have been previously repaired under one of the Takata air bag recalls. The driver's side air bag inflator may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 69R6, 69Q8, 69Q9, and 69Y5.
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Steering: Column locking: Anti-theft device


2019-08-21
19V615000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."
Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than "Park" increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall began November 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.
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