Volkswagen Recalls

Depending on the outcome of investigations, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will tell automakers they need to conduct a recall if a safety-related defect exists.

Model Year Recalls Investigations TSBs
Amarok 2012 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0
Beetle 2017 0 0 0
2016 2 0 0
2015 4 0 4
2014 3 0 12
2013 3 0 32
2012 3 0 33
2011 0 0 0
2010 2 0 34
2009 1 0 36
2008 2 0 32
2007 2 0 32
2006 4 0 39
2005 6 0 43
2004 8 1 51
2003 5 1 40
2002 9 5 34
2001 11 5 49
2000 9 8 50
1999 8 8 50
1998 9 8 87
Cabrio 2002 0 0 12
2001 1 0 14
2000 1 1 10
1999 0 1 7
1998 1 1 4
Caddy 2013 0 0 0
CC 2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0
2014 2 3 5
2013 2 3 28
Citi Golf 2009 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0
Crossfox 2011 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0
e-Golf 2016 0 0 0
2015 1 0 1
Eos 2016 0 0 0
2015 0 0 2
2014 1 0 2
2013 2 3 0
2012 2 3 29
2011 1 3 30
2010 1 3 36
2009 1 1 41
2008 0 1 62
2007 0 0 79
Eurovan 2003 0 2 17
2002 0 2 16
2001 1 2 16
2000 0 1 13
Fox 2010 0 0 0
1996 0 0 0
1993 2 0 3
1991 3 0 4
1989 2 1 1
GLI 2013 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0
Golf 2017 0 0 0
2016 2 0 0
2015 6 0 6
2014 2 3 6
2013 2 3 24
2012 3 6 36
2011 3 6 41
2010 2 4 47
2009 0 1 33
2008 0 0 24
2007 0 0 24
2006 3 0 30
2005 4 0 46
2004 6 0 44
2003 5 2 38
2002 7 6 35
2001 9 6 54
2000 8 7 51
1999 7 2 52
1998 1 0 15
Golf GTI 2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0
Golf R 2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0
GTI 2014 1 3 2
2013 1 3 9
2012 1 3 29
2011 1 3 30
2010 1 0 38
2009 1 1 41
2008 1 1 69
2007 1 0 78
2006 2 0 72
2005 1 0 33
2004 1 0 23
2003 1 1 26
2002 2 5 24
2001 2 5 29
2000 3 6 18
Jetta 2017 0 0 0
2016 2 0 0
2015 6 0 4
2014 3 3 20
2013 3 3 45
2012 5 6 57
2011 7 6 63
2010 3 4 62
2009 4 5 62
2008 4 1 74
2007 4 0 92
2006 5 0 94
2005 6 0 86
2004 4 0 50
2003 3 4 46
2002 7 12 49
2001 7 10 50
2000 5 11 48
1999 7 7 54
1998 3 2 18
Jetta Hybrid 2015 0 0 0
2014 1 3 2
2013 1 3 6
Jetta SportWagen 2014 1 0 0
2013 1 0 0
2012 1 0 0
2011 1 0 0
Passat 2017 0 0 0
2016 2 0 0
2015 5 0 6
2014 4 3 23
2013 3 3 38
2012 4 3 53
2010 2 3 33
2009 2 1 41
2008 2 0 67
2007 3 2 95
2006 4 2 96
2005 4 8 28
2004 4 8 42
2003 6 12 46
2002 4 16 52
2001 4 13 40
2000 5 9 29
1999 6 10 33
1998 5 7 41
1997 1 2 16
Polo 2016 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0
2006 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0
2004 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0
2002 0 0 0
2001 0 0 0
2000 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0
1997 0 0 0
Polo GTI 2015 0 0 0
R32 2004 0 0 0
Rabbit 2009 1 0 29
2008 2 0 32
2007 2 0 42
2006 1 0 40
1984 2 0 0
Routan 2014 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0
2012 1 0 17
2011 0 0 21
2010 2 0 23
Scirocco 2012 0 0 0
Tiguan 2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0
2015 2 0 3
2014 2 3 5
2013 2 3 28
Touareg 2017 0 0 0
2016 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0
2014 0 0 3
2013 0 0 16
2012 0 2 24
2011 0 2 24
2010 0 2 27
2009 1 2 29
2008 3 0 28
Touareg Hybrid 2015 1 0 0
2014 1 0 0
2013 1 0 0
2012 2 0 2
2011 2 0 14
Touran 2011 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
Transporter 2014 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0
Vento 2014 0 0 0
2013 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0

Recent Recalls in the News

Leaking Brake Lines in the 2017 Passat

It’s been a bad week for 2017 Volkswagens. First there was a tiny recall for seized up engines in the 2017 Jetta. Now the 2017 Passat is being recalled to replace leaking brake lines.

Engineers traced the brake fluid leaks to end flares of the brake lines that were damaged during manufacturing, causing the seals to be faulty. A low brake fluid warning light will activate when the fluid reaches a certain level.

Details on this recall are still coming in.

Two 2017 Jettas Recalled for Seizing Engines

Whenever a recall is announced, there’s good reason to hold your breath. Especially when you hear Volkswagen is recalling the 2017 Jetta because its 1.4-liter engine can seize up. Well, breath easy friends – because this recall is for two vehicles. Yes, two.

Well breathe easy unless you’re one of the two unlucky ones. Then you should probably breathe fire.

Volkswagen is giving two choices to the two owners (or one owner if they own both Jettas): VW will replace the engine block in the vehicle or buy back the vehicle. However, Volkswagen didn’t say what will be paid for the new Jetta.

And while you’d think this would be the smallest recall in history, Kia says step aside, amateurs.

First Takata, Now Autoliv. More Airbag Recalls for VW.

For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that’s not trying to kill us these days?

We all know about Takata – the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps that are responsible for worldwide panic. Well, not to be outdone we’re now looking at more airbag recalls but this time from a supplier named Autoliv. From CarComplaints.com:

About 5,900 vehicles are affected by front passenger and side head airbags that may not deploy during a crash. In addition, the seat belt pre-tensioners may not activate during a crash if you’re driving a 2017 Audi Q7, A4, A4 allroad or 2018 Audi Q5.

The saddest part? Airbags that don’t deploy may actually be safer than those that do deploy these days.

Volkswagen Recalls Cars that can Lose Control

Volkswagen has a BS problem. Wait … I mean an ABS problem.

Volkswagen engineers found a fault inside the anti-lock brake system control module that can cause the module to fail whenever the electronic stability control or ABS system activates. A driver will notice warning lights for the brakes, the anti-lock braking system and the electronic stability control system.

The issue can lead to a sudden loss of control in the 2009-2010 Jetta, 2009 Jetta SportWagens, Eos, GTI, Rabbit, and the 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6.

Audi Suction Pumps Stop Working

The suction pumps inside of Audi gas tanks aren’t doing their job and could prevent owners from refueling. Well, that sucks.

The problem occurred during manufacturing when seal rings inside the suction pumps were assembled with too much force, damaging the seals that could then allow fuel to leak into the evaporative emissions systems. VW says a driver may notice problems when putting gas in the vehicle, namely fuel nozzles that stop while refueling or fuel that flows back out of the car.

Volkswagen Group announced the recall without any parts available. Owners should expect a couple notices in the mail.