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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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99V251
Some of these vehicles do not comply with the head injury criterion requirements of FMVSS No. 201, "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact". This could increase the risk of head injury in a crash.
Dealers will remove the trim cover from each of the B pillars and install a new cover. Owner notification is expected to begin during December 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen 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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99V248
The tie rods of the steering assembly are protected on each side by a seal to prevent moisture and dust particles from entering the swivel bearing mechanism. It is possible that some tie rod seals may not seal properly. If moisture and/or dust particles enter the swivel bearing mechanism, the swivel bearing could wear over time, diminishing the steering control of the vehicle.
Dealers will replace the tie rods. Owner notification began Oct. 15, 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987 or Audi at 1-800-822-2834.
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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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00V147
Sulfur in the fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline, causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of the fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could result in a crash.
Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during June 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
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02V136
On certain minivans equipped with child restraint anchorages (tether anchorages) for use in conjunction with child restraints installed in the three rearmost seating positions, the "Safety First" portion of the Owner's Manual delivered with these vehicles incorrectly instructs owners to guide the tether strap underneath the seat's head restraint and to raise the head restraint slightly, if necessary. If the owner follows these instructions, the head restraint could accidentally separate from the seat in the event of a crash and cause injury to any child occupant seated in the tethered child seat.
Owners will be sent a new "Safety First" booklet that will contain corrected use instructions. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began May 24, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact VWoA 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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Fuel system, gasoline


2024-02-13
24V110000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain front-wheel drive 2015-2020 Audi A3 Sedan, 2015-2019 Audi A3 Cabriolet, 2019-2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2018 Golf Sportwagen GP, 2018-2019 Golf Sportwagen A7, 2015-2017 Golf Sportwagen, 2015-2020 Golf GTI, and 2015-2020 Golf A7 vehicles. Due to a problem with a suction jet pump seal inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system and possibly leak out of the charcoal canister.
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 12, 2024. 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 VW: 20UF/Audi: 20YF. Vehicles that were previously recalled under 16V-647 will need to have the new remedy completed.
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2023-11-07
23V750000
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2023-2024 ID.4 vehicles. The interior sunshade for the panoramic glass roof may be insufficiently fire retardant. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 302, "Flammability of Interior Materials."
In a fire, fabric that is not fire retardant may further fuel a fire, increasing the risk of injury.
Dealers will apply flame retardant to the sunshade fabric, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed December 15, 2023. Owners may contact Volkswagen's customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 60G3.
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