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VW replaced reliable brake pad wear indicators with a software solution for the 2019 Beetle. The system is supposed to display a warning message when the brake pads are dangerously thin and need to be replaced. It isn’t working. Over 4,000 … continue reading
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 fla … continue reading
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 syste … continue reading
A judge has denied Volkswagen's motion to dismiss a regenerative braking lawsuit for Jetta Hybrid owners. Turns out VW can't stop their cars or litigation – zing!
"Plaintiff Peter Bryan Burra filed the Jetta Hybrid lawsuit alleging th … continue reading
A missing c-clip in some 2011-2016 VW Touaregs and Porsche Cayenne SUVs could allow for some brake pedal mayhem:
"The missing clip can cause the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge. From there, a driver will need to find … continue reading
Remember the good ole days? Baseball on the radio, lemonade at Grandma's house and cars that could make it to their first oil change before getting recalled?
These days it feels like every new car that rolls off the lot needs to roll right … continue reading