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2021 Volkswagen Passat Recall

Item Affected: SUSPENSION: FRONT: WHEEL BEARING Date Announced: 10/14/2021

Description of Recall:

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport, and Passat vehicles. The front wheel bearing bolts may have been incorrectly tightened.

Action Need To Fix It:

Dealers will inspect the tightness of the wheel bearing bolts and replace the bolts, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed November 2, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40R7. FIND YOUR LOCAL Volkswagen Service Center


2017 Volkswagen Passat Recall

Item Affected: UNKNOWN OR OTHER Date Announced: 09/15/2020

Description of Recall:

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Golf R and Atlas, 2017 Golf Alltrack and E-Golf and 2016-2018 Passat 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.

Action Need To Fix It:

Volkswagen will notify owners and will repurchase the vehicles. The recall began October 6, 2020. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01E9. FIND YOUR LOCAL Volkswagen Service Center

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How should I contact Volkswagen about an open recall?

For more information regarding recalls:

  • Volkswagen Recall Hotline: 800-253-2834

If your Volkswagen is not recalled at the moment, that does not mean it won’t be on a Volkswagen safety recall list in the future. More often than not, it takes time for some defects to become public knowledge. Contact a Volkswagen representative for real-time updates regarding Volkswagen recalls, defects and solutions.

  • NHTSA: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

Why should I run a Volkswagen Recall Check?

Running a Volkswagen recall check is a must if you value the safety and convenience of yourself and others. It is also in the interest of third parties to ensure the safety of the car as they can lose money if it is prone to breakdowns and other bad news. Whether you are a buyer or seller, insurer or dealer, or any other individual or agency involved with a new or used car, it is important to get to know about a car you are dealing with.

  1. Check for Volkswagen safety recalls & defects. Based on ISeeCars.Com‘s data, about 13,381,639 Volkswagen vehicles from 1985 to 2016 have been recalled. This translates to a recall rate of 1,805 cars for every 1,000, which is way above the industry average of 1,115.
  2. Check for Volkswagen compliance to federal safety standards. The car buying business is a billion-dollar industry. For most people, however, money doesn’t come as easily as they go. Thus, it is your prerogative to ensure that your investment is wise. A high-priced car must come with high-grade security features. Otherwise, all your savings will go down the drain.
  3. Ensure buyer confidence. Knowing that a car is free from any life-threatening risks and hassles can boost the confidence not just of people directly involved with the car, but also those around it. 
  4. Resolve issues promptly. A Volkswagen safety recall does not always entail immediate danger. However, it is something that you cannot neglect because it may cost you a lot. You would want to know if there is an issue and get the issue resolved as soon as possible. 

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