2006 Volkswagen PASSAT Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

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2006 Volkswagen PASSAT Service Brakes, Hydraulic Power Assist Vacuum Recall

 NHTSA Recall #46860
NHTSA Compaign #06V472000
MFG Compaign #P7
 ManufacturerVOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelPASSAT
 Model Year2006
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
 Date of notification12/01/07
 Begin date of manufacuring01/05/05
 End date of manufacturing30/04/06
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received12/12/06
 Report created12/12/06
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units58800
 Defect summaryCertain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2. 0l engine with 147 kw may have a vacuum line that may fracture and become disconnected at low ambient temperatures.
 Consequence summaryIf this happens, the brake power assist can become inoperative, and the driver will experience increased effort to apply the brakes possibly increasing vehicle stopping distance. This could lead to a crash without warning.
 Corrective actionDealers will install the newly designed vacuum line. The recall began on january 12, 2007. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298.
 Recall notesVolkswagen recall no. P7. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration? S vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
  • 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.
  • What is Failure?

    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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