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|Tenneco automotive (tenneco) is recalling certain beck/arnley master cylinders, part number 072-9831, sold as aftermarket or replacement parts for 2004-2018 volkswagen jetta, and 2012-2019 volkswagen beetle vehicles. The fluid seal crimp on the master cylinder may be insufficient, causing brake fluid to leak or the cylinder to come apart.
|If there is a brake fluid leak, it can reduce braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
|Beck/arnley will notify the distributors that sold the master cylinders and will work with the distributors to notify the end users. Affected master cylinders will be exchanged for a new master cylinder (part number 072-9990), free of charge. The recall began october 30, 2020. Owners may contact tenneco customer service at 1-800-625-9319.
|Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).