• Apr 2, 2009
Volkswagen has two unrelated recalls underway, both for issues that pose safety risks. All 5,000 2008 R32s are being called home to replace a valve in the evaporative system. Left unchanged, the fuel tank vent valve may creep open when ambient temperatures are high, and driving conditions are just right. The misbehaving valve could lead to fuel winding up in the evaporative emissions system, possibly even getting into the charcoal canister, which could lead to driveability issues. The fix is a new valve, available at the VW dealer, free of charge.

The other recall involves nearly 6,000 CC models. A misrouted wiring harness related to the right front seat's seatbelt buckle could lead to wire damage. If the harness suffers damage, it will disable the passenger's airbag, while also lighting a warning lamp in the dash cluster. With a disabled airbag, crashes are potentially more injurious, so buyers are encouraged to head to the dealer, where they'll look for the problem and replace whatever parts are needed. Thanks for the tip, Oliver.

[Source: usrecallnews]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      There was a time when the phrase "German Engineering" meant something.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "German Engineering"...Great when it works
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh yes, because VW has been known for their great electronics...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Still does, one issue as a result of CA emissions crap is hardly up there with the 335's overheating issue or the other recalls we read about on here. Though, true to form I must say (coil packs, brake light switch, it's always something like this).

        People experiencing the hiccup that lead to this recall will be happy, if not a little annoyed it took exaclty one year for vw to solve it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Too bad they weren't recalling those R32's to let owners opt into a six speed manual ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just get OVER it already....:~) FYI....I see my local dealer has a red R32 still on his lot - new.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i think the recall should be to remove that goofy looking reflector lining in the car. BOY is that ugly
      • 5 Years Ago
      To bad they weren't recalling those boring looking cars to destroy them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The R32 isn't really a boring car.. . Its pretty damn fun.
        • 5 Years Ago
        the_MVP_X,

        You're a hater.
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1

        I guess the CC with a stirpped wire could also catch fire if a na[kin or sth falls there. and we know many americans eat in their cars so chances are you might see one of these smoking in the parking lot
        • 5 Years Ago
        blah blah and ur and idiot, if I don't like this cars, what's your problem? twip
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't be so quick to judge here. I can tell you from first-hand experience that GM has had EXACTLY the same issues but opted to NOT recall the cars. I'm more likely to respect an automaker who isn't afraid of some bad press, and does the right thing for the customer.
      • 5 Years Ago

      If Volkswagen recalls 5000 cars they open a topic and the butch of looser jumps in start flaming...
      There was no topic about the 1.35million car recall from Toyota from early 2009 (Yaris, Belta, Ractis ... one reason pyrotechnic seat belt tensioner set car on fire !!!!)...

      sometimes this side is good to laugh ...

        • 5 Years Ago
        This is a site,not a side.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "A misrouted wiring harness related to the right front seat's seatbelt buckle could lead to wire damage. If the harness suffers damage, it will disable the passenger's airbag"

      Brings new meaning to the term "Drivers Wanted".
        • 5 Years Ago
        ... dead or alive
      • 5 Years Ago
      My R32 falls outside the VIN range (or so VW corporate says), so my fingers are crossed that I don't go down in a blaze of glory some hot summer day here in the DC area.

      One way to find out, I guess.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not in the VIN range? All 5000 were recalled.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah... I'm going to dig into this a bit deeper.

        Autoblog's headline says "all 5,000 2008 R32", the website linked in the article (US Recall News) says "5,000 year 2008 R32 (5th generation) vehicles", and Volkswagen corporate told me "5,000 vehicles, some of which are 2008 R32s, are being recalled."

        The local dealer's service dude said, "I don't even see a recall notice of any kind." Fu_king jerks... hate those guys anyway.

        So, somebody's lying to me, and I'll blame VW first.

        Dammit... does no one tell the truth anymore?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did VW swith to Lucas electronics? ;)
        • 5 Years Ago
        ..sWitch....we need an edit button
      • 5 Years Ago
      "With a disabled airbag, crashes are potentially more injurious..."
        • 5 Years Ago
        injurious
        A adjective
        1 evil, harmful, injurious
        tending to cause great harm

        2 deleterious, hurtful, injurious
        harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ahhh...reminds me of an 8 year old Plymouth minivan I had that had. There was a rubber cap on part of the filling ling to the gas tank that was rotting and, after driving for a few miles, pressure would build up and drip gas on the pavement.

      Took me a few days to figure out, and $2 to fix (end cap and hose clamp ;)
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