2016 Volkswagen GOLF Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

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2016 Volkswagen GOLF Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

 NHTSA Recall #118505
NHTSA Compaign #15V705000
MFG Compaign #23R1
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelGOLF
 Model Year2016
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
 Date of notification09/03/16
 Begin date of manufacuring20/11/14
 End date of manufacturing17/07/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/10/15
 Report created26/10/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units91867
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 jetta, beetle, beetle convertible, passat, golf and golf sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.
 Consequence summaryIf the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ecm) software. The recall began march 2016. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23r1.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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