US NHTSA Recalls: Volkswagen Passat Vehicles

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of fifty-four (54) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed?

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Volkswagen Golf, Jetta & Passat Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Volkswagen recalls various Polo, Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf Cabriolet, Jetta, Passat and Caddy Vehicles due to sudden power loss hazard. ACCC:

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports this recall applies to Polo, Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf Cabriolet, Jetta, Passat and Caddy vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2012.

According to the ACCC, certain Volkswagen Vehicles with the 7 speed direct shift gearbox (“DSG”) can experience electrolysis in the gearbox control unit. If this occurs, it can lead to a short circuit and blow the gearbox fuse. If the fuse blows, the clutch will open and there will be total loss of power to the wheels. This may pose a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.


ACCC PRA number: 2013/13626
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2118
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