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    Report: VW issues NA Golf and GTI stop-sale over steering issue
    2014-07-09

    Volkswagen is issuing a stop-sale and recall for the 2015 GTI and Golf because of a problem with the front stabilizer link fasteners. The stop-sale covers 705 vehicles at US dealers, and, according to Automotive News an additional 108 cars in Canada. Company spokesperson Jeannine Ginivan also told Autoblog that it's recalling 2,001 examples in the US and ...

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    Recalls: VW announces recall of 26,000 2014 models with 1.8T engines
    2014-04-22

    Volkswagen has followed up on a stop-sale order from earlier this month, announcing a voluntarily recall of 26,400 vehicles that are powered by the brand's 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new mill replaced the despised 2.5-liter five-cylinder in the Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Beetle Convertible last year. Weirdly, though, of the 26,452 ...

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    Report: Total auto recalls already on record pace in 2014
    2014-04-08

    If you've noticed that there have been more recalls than usual this year, you may be on to something. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US market is on pace to break a record for recalls. In 2013, 22 million cars were recalled. We're only a third of the way through 2014, though, and we've already halved ...

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    Recalls: VW recalling 150K Passats over headlight concerns
    2014-03-18

    Volkswagen is recalling 150,201 Passat sedans over potential headlight malfunctions. All of the affected vehicles are from the 2012 and 2013 model years. According to the automaker, if the sedan's hood is "closed roughly (or dropped from a certain height)," the force can cause the low-beam headlight bulbs to lose electrical contact. Volkswagen says that ...

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    Recalls: VW recalling Tiguan, Jetta Hybrid over electrical and gearbox woes
    2013-12-13

    When it rains, it pours. Volkswagen, which is still reeling from a 2.6-million-unit global recall last month has just announced that another 65,992 US-spec models need to report in for repairs as part of two separate recalls. The bigger recall, which covers 62,155 units, belongs to 2009 to 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossovers built between July 2007 ...

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    Recalls: VW recalling 2.64M vehicles worldwide over engine, light issues
    2013-11-14

    Volkswagen is staging a massive, worldwide recall that's already grown from 1.68 million to 2.64 million vehicles and covers three different issues across a number of vehicles. We already reported on 61,000 Tiguans getting recalled over lighting issues - that was just in the US. Globally, however, VW will be recalling 800,000 Tiguans, according to ...

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    Report: VW investigating Golf water leak discovered by car magazine
    2013-09-07

    Volkswagen is in a spat with German magazine Auto Bild over claims that its new, seventh-generation Golf may already need a recall. The German weekly reports that new Golfs can leak water into front-passenger footwells due to a faulty drainage tube in their air conditioning systems. And while the fix itself doesn't sound too terrible, because Volkswagen ...

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    Recalls: VW recalls 2012-2013 Beetle models with leather seats over airbags
    2012-11-20

    Volkswagen is recalling 2,471 Beetle models over faulty occupant control modules in the front passenger seat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, if the seat in certain 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles gets wet, the module may malfunction and may not detect the presence of a child restraint. If that happens, the airbag will ...

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    Report: Volkswagen recalling small number of 2012 Beetle models over tire issue
    2012-07-23

    Volkswagen is recalling a few 2012 Beetles for wearing the wrong tires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the summer tires "fail to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards." The out-of-season shoes "may lead to the tires being over-loaded and/or under-inflated, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash," the NHTSA recall ...

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    Official: VW and Audi recall nearly 170,000 TDI diesel models
    2011-10-06

    Volkswagen has officially announced a recall of 168,275 Jetta TDI and Golf TDI models as well as certain Audi A3 TDI vehicles after a recent stop sale. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from the fuel line that feeds injector number two. Over time, the resonance from the injector could cause the line to ...

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    Report: Stop-sale issued for Volkswagen Jetta and Golf TDI diesel models, recall imminent?
    2011-10-05

    According to a post by TDI Club, Volkswagen has issued a stop-sale on all 2009-2012 Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen and Golf TDI vehicles equipped with the company's 2.0-liter TDI turbo-diesel engine pending a voluntary safety recall. It's unclear whether or not the 2012 Passat will also be impacted. In a written communication attributed to Volkswagen, the ...

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    Recalls: 2011-2012 VW Jetta models recalled over.... excessively long exhaust?!
    2011-09-12

    German automaker Volkwagen is recalling 30,294 of its 2011-2012 model year Jetta sedans for tailpipe finishers that extend beyond the vehicle's rear bumper. On certain Jettas, stainless steel exhaust tips – sold at the point-of-purchase and installed at port during importation – may extend beyond the original length of the factory-installed ...

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    2011 Volkswagen Jetta recalled for wiring issue
    2011-03-28

    Volkswagen is recalling 71,043 of its 2011 model year Jetta sedans for a wiring problem with the horn and anti-theft alarm system. The automaker has long been chastised for problems with wiring and electronics in its vehicles, and though we're told that VW is working to improve quality in this area, some gremlins continue to crop up. No accidents or ...

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    Volkswagen recalling 12,612 Routans for same ignition problem as Chrysler minivans
    2011-03-11

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Volkswagen is recalling 12,612 Routan minivans for an ignition fault. The recall covers 2010 model year vehicles manufactured between October 2009 and June 2010, and NHTSA says that the vehicles' ignitions may inadvertently switch between "run" and "accessory," effectively shutting off the ...

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    Bizarre recall mandates 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle models be replaced with... older cars?!
    2011-01-31

    Government safety regulations are put in place to, you know, actually keep us safer. But sometimes, it seems the loopholes are big enough to drive a truck through. Okay, maybe not a truck, but definitely a Volkswagen New Beetle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that the certain examples of the aging Volkswagen Bug (both ...

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    Volkswagen recalling nearly 380,000 cars over fire risk
    2010-12-15

    Volkswagen AG has just issued a recall of nearly 380,000 cars due to the potential for fuel leaks which could lead to a fire. According to The Detroit News, A total of 266,936 Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf and Rabbit models from the 2007 to 2009 model years are affected, as well as an additional 110,350 New Beetle models (both hardtop and ...

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    Report: NHTSA reopens probe into VW Passat engine fires
    2010-08-04

    The fifth-generation (1996-2005) Volkswagen Passat was always a bit of a problem child for the German automakers and its vehicle owners. While it was both handsome and a pleasure to drive, it was afflicted by numerous mechanical maladies, including engine sludge and an issue with a heat shield that could contact the exhaust system and potentially trigger ...

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    VW recalls nearly 16,000 Routan minivans on heels of Chrysler callback for same
    2010-06-16

    2009 Volkswagen Routan – Click above for high-res image gallery Chrysler recently announced the recall of 285,000 2008 and 2009 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans because of an improperly routed wiring harness in the sliding doors. If you were thinking that your Volkswagen Routan, which is almost completely identical to the ...

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    Consumer Reports sees what happens when your floor mat sticks
    2009-10-15

    In the wake of Toyota's huge floor mat recall, theorists have come up with several survival strategies designed to overcome a throttle that's stuck wide-open. Putting some of these theories to the test – and debunking several myths in the process – is the team over at Consumer Reports. With a large test track and a fleet of vehicles at their ...

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    (Over) Active Aero: VW recalling Touareg over spoilers that might take flight
    2009-07-10

    With products like its now-defunct Corrado sports coupe, Volkswagen has proven that they understand the benefits of active aerodynamics – but a new recall in conjunction with the National HIghway Traffic Safety Administration centers on the potential for some completely unintentional and undesired active aero with the company's products. According to ...

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